St. Joe’s Workshop is the website of the re-employment ministry at St. Anastasia Roman Catholic Church in Troy, Michigan. The ministry is an effort to help those who are in need of work. Information to help your job search includes: prayers and Christian reflections, job listings, educational opportunities, financial management resources, and job search tips.

St. Anastasia
4571 John R Rd
Troy, MI 48085

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Sr Discounts

by KHouseman on July 29, 2012

Dunkin Donuts�gives�free coffee�to people�over 55. If you’re paying for a cup every day, you might want to start getting it for free. (more…)

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Women’s scholarships

by KHouseman on April 21, 2012

I have an opportunity I’d like to share with your distribution list. The Troy Women’s Charitable Association, which I am a member, is offering scholarships to women returning to school for training. The scholarship information can be found at . The scholarship recipients are selected based on need and community service. The application requires an essay. There will be several $500 scholarships awarded.

Anyone with further questions can contact me directly.

Diane Claeys

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Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program – $10,000 each

by KHouseman on February 16, 2012

Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program – Top winners receive $10,000 each

Now is the time to nominate great volunteers, ages 6 to 18 (more…)

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M.I.T. Game-Changer: Free Online Education For All

by KHouseman on January 22, 2012

For Wall Street Occupiers or other decriers of the “social injustice” of college tuition, here’s a curveball bound to scramble your worldview: a totally free college education regardless of your academic performance or background. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) will announce on Monday that they intend to launch an online learning initiative called M.I.T.x,which will offer the online teaching of M.I.T. courses free of charge to anyone in the world. (more…)

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by KHouseman on January 10, 2012

Funded Extended Benefits Extended Through March 10

Congress has approved a two-month extension for federally-funded unemployment benefits. As of result of the new legislation, the Extended Benefit (EB) program in Michigan will expire with the week ending March 10, 2012. Additionally, the EUC program will cease accepting applications beginning as of that same date. (more…)

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Free Thanksgiving Dinner

by KHouseman on November 9, 2011

We are hosting our 3rd annual Feed the Hungry event, a free Turkey dinner for those in need. Please see the attached Flyer, any help you can give us to get the word out to people would be greatly appreciated. The Event is Monday, November 21, 2011 from 4pm to 9pm at the Ram’s Horn on Rochester Road and Hamlin only.

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Free food for Vets

by KHouseman on November 3, 2011

Applebee’s – free meal Friday, Nov. 11, 2011


Chili’s – free meal, Friday, Nov. 11.


Golden Corral – Free meal, Monday Nov. 14, 2011


McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants free lunch or dinner, Sunday Nov 13, 2011.


Outback Steakhouse – A week of Free Bloomin’ Onions and Cokes Monday Nov. 7 – Friday Nov. 11.


Uno Chicago Grill, Friday, Nov. 11.

Uno’s is offering a free entree or individual pizza with a purchase of an entree or pizza of equal or greater value.


Hooters – Free Meal, Friday, Nov. 11.


Krispy Kreme – Free doughnut. Available only at participating Krispy Kreme stores. Offer available to all active-duty, retirees & veterans on Friday November 11th. Be sure to call ahead to verify your local Krispy Kreme is participating.

Subway – Free Six Inch Sub. Select Subway locations offer a FREE six inch sub to military veterans on Veteran’s Day. However, Subway restaurants are franchises, so this offer may not be available everywhere. Please call ahead.

Texas Roadhouse – free meal, Friday, Nov. 11. Offer varies by location; our local Texas Roadhouse is offering a free meal from opening until 4pm. Other locations may vary in offer, hours, or availability. Call ahead to your local restaurant for more information.

T.G.I. Friday’s – Buy one get one free Nov 11-14. At participating locations for anyone with an old or current military ID. November 11-14.

Colonial Williamsburg Free Admission for Veterans, Active Military and their immediate family. Nov.11th thru Nov. 13th


National Park Service would not charge entrance fees for Veteran’s Day weekend – November 11-13, 2011


Bed and Breakfast for Vets

In the third year of the program, B&Bs for Vets has organized over 485 (and counting) participating Bed and Breakfasts and Inns across the US and Canada which will be offering veterans a free night’s stay on November 10th


FREE Washes on Veterans Day in 2010.


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 This is a course that is free to unemployed or under-employed persons and military veterans that are interested in developing technical writing skills, with a goal of competing for writing jobs in the defense sector …

 Macomb Community College is offering a course in non-credit Technical Writing class funded through the Defense Grant.  The class will run on April 5th, 7th, 12th, and 14th from 8:00 A.M. until 4:30 P.M. and will be held at the MTEC in Warren.  A synopsis is attached.  If you have anyone who is interested please send their name and contact information to Ann Michaeli at or by phone at 586-498-4110.

 Alicia Beck

Project/Department Assistant

Oakland Schools – Human Resources

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by KHouseman on February 12, 2011
John D. Quagliotto
Agency Owner
Integrity Solutions Agency, LLC
Allstate Insurance
2456 Metropolitan Parkway
Sterling Heights, MI 48310
16 Mile Rd.& Dequindre on NE corner of the shopping plaza with Target & Lowe’s 

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Community Events – Double up on Food Bucks

by KHouseman on October 24, 2010

Bridge Card purchases at local farmers’ markets gets TWICE as many fresh fruits and veggies! When you shop at Detroit Eastern Market, Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market, East Warren Avenue Farmers’ Market, Peaches & Greens Store and Mobile Food Truck, or the Wayne State University Farmers’ Markets, the money you spend using your Bridge Card is matched dollar-for-dollar with “Double Up Food Bucks” bonus tokens, which can be used to buy fresh Michigan-grown produce. You could receive up to $20 in tokens each time you shop at participating farmers’ markets now through October. Information at Double at Up Food Bucks website Sponsored by the Fair Food Network.

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