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City Employees Celebrate Season of Giving with Donation to Clawson Food Pantry

The city's Casual Day marks a generous donation to the local charitable organization.

Though it's not Casual Friday yet, you might notice Clawson employees dressed a little more loosely Thursday, if you're wandering around City Hall.

According to Mayor Penny Luebs, during the first and second pay periods of each month, $2.50 is deducted from the paychecks of each of the 18 city employees for a Casual Day donation.

You may be wondering why employees need to pay to wear their blue jeans every once in a while.

Every year since 1997, the deducted money has gone toward a charity chosen by those employees participating in Casual Day. This year's recipient is the Clawson Food Pantry, to which nearly $1,000 has been donated so far.

Take a look at the list at the benefiting charities from the past 16 years.

1997: Judson Center - $845

1998: Gilda's Club - $1,100

1999: Haven - $927

2000: WOMC Fundraiser for Children’s Hospital - $1000

2001: Clawson Skateboard Park - $1,250

2002: Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan - $1,185

2003: Clawson Historical Museum - $2,332.50

2004: Adopt a Soldier Project - $1,005

2005: Goodfellows - $955

2006: A private family in need - $1,000

2007: Clawson United Methodist Church Layettes Program - $1,025

2008: Goodfellows - $1,015

2009: Haven - $1,050

2010: Friends of the Library - $985

2011: Madison Brewster Benefit - Undisclosed

2012: Clawson Food Pantry - $997.50

If you would like to make a contribution of your own to the Clawson Food Pantry this year, call Grace Apostolic Church at 248-307-0850 for more information or to set up a delivery.

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