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.