2018 Charity Event

Thank you so much for attending our 5th Annual Small Voices, Big Heroes Charity Event on Oct 11, 2018 from 5:00-7:30pm at the Radisson in Downtown Lansing. Scroll down to check out the items we had for bid and our amazing sponsors! Check back soon for photos and updates on the event!




Schedule of Events

5:00 p.m.: Silent Auction Opens

5:50 p.m.: Live Auction begins

6:30 p.m.: Special remarks from Sister Survivors Larissa Boyce, Trinea Gonczar & Jessica Smith. Our community has suffered greatly as Larry Nassar, America's most prolific sexual offender was brought to justice. Listen as these powerful women share why they believe in Small Talk.

6:40 p.m.: Fund-a-Need

6:50 p.m.: Silent Auction begins closing by section, listen to announcements

7:30 p.m.: Check out opens




Join our growing list of Sponsors!

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Hero Titling Sponsorship 20,000 and above:

Jackson National Life Insurance Company


Bravery 5,000 and above


Michigan State University Federal Credit Union

Michigan State University Police Department

Therapy Today



Courage 2,500 and above

Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC Attorneys

Friedland Industries, INC

Judicial Services Group, Ltd.

Universal Fire & Casualty Insurance Company


Strength 1,000 and above

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices/Buffington Real Estate Group

Christine Jodoin, RN


Gene F. Turnwald, P.C.

Grand Traverse Pie Company

Grewal Law Firm, PLLC

Grubaugh Orthodontics

Hayhoe Asphalt

Horizon Bank

John Lazet

Kevin and Sharon McGraw


MSU Veterinary Medical Center

Simplified Tax and Accounting

Sinas Dramis Law Firm

White Law, PLLC

Friend of Small Talk, $250 and above

Abood Law Firm

Barb Bryum

Baryames Cleaners

Brendan Watson

Lansing BWL

Carol Siemon
Caudill Thornquist Group

CBRE Martin

Cherry Creek Mortgage Group

Chief Delamarter

Dart Bank

Debora Rountree

Doggy Daycare and Spa

Doug and Angela Lloyd

Fraser Trebilcock

George Brookover, P.C.

Gloria and Sonny Kovnot

Gud Marketing

Inverve Marketing

John Dewane

Jungle Jane Promotions

Dr. Karen Holt

Law Office of Edward Zeineh

Liberty Coin

MACNLOW Associates

Maner Costerisan

Michigan Education Trust

Mike Nichols

Preuss Pets​

​​Sam Davis

The Sellari Family​

Thomas and Cheri DeClercq

Two Men and a Truck​


Young's Turf Farms


2018 Dessert Sponsor

Sam's Club Eastwood


Check out our list of items!

Live Auction


1.iPad (6th generation) 128 GB Wi-Fi
Released in 2018, this iPad is everything you love about Apple. So versatile, it’s your notepad, camera, and everything in between. This 6th generation iPad is Wi-fi, 128GB and is space gray in color. Generously donated by Frank and Pattie Reynolds.
2.Detroit Red Wings Hockey Tickets
Cheer on the Red Wings with these amazing seats on the glass at the Little Caesars Arena! 4 tickets to the Vancouver Canucks vs. Detroit Red Wings on November 6, 2018, Section 117, Row 4, with a parking pass. Generously donated by Tom and Ann Emmerich.
3.Getaway to the Fabulous Grand Hotel on Mackinaw Island
Visit Mackinaw Island in GRAND style! 1 room for 2 persons, for 2 nights between May 3 and June 30, or August 11 to October 27, 2019. Dinner on arrival day, breakfast and dinner on the second day, and breakfast on departure day for 2 persons. Excludes transportation, lunches, alcohol, recreation and incidentals.
4.Custom framed Magic Johnson Los Angeles Lakers Jersey
Bring on the Magic! A framed Magic Johnson autographed Los Angeles Lakers Basketball Jersey with a certificate of authenticity. Generously donated by Barry Merrill with framing by Absolute Gallery.
5.Lugnuts Suite
Take your friends out to the ball game in style! This experience includes 20 tickets, with catering included, to a mutually-agreed-upon game for the 2019 season in the Jackson Suite. Big Lug may even make a surprise appearance for you and your guests. Go Nuts! Generously donated by Jackson National Life Insurance Company.
6.Custom framed William Shatner Star Trek Uniform Shirt
Boldy go and bid high on this limited edition William Shatner autographed Star Trek uniform shirt with a certificate of authenticity. Generously donated by Barry Merrill with framing by Absolute Gallery.
7. MSU Football Tickets in the Huntington Club

Enjoy Spartan Football from the luxurious and spacious Huntington Club, including a host of amenities for the ultimate game day experience. Cheer on the Spartans in comfort and style with 2 tickets to the Purdue vs. MSU game on October 27, 2018 in the Huntington Club, section C7, seats 11 and 12 plus a parking pass. Generously donated by April Clobes.

8.Draymond Green and Tom Izzo Autographed MSU Basketball
A star on the court at MSU and now for the Golden State Warriors, Draymond Green brought excitement every time he stepped foot on the court at Breslin! Green was named the NBA Defensive Player of the Year, becoming the first player in Warriors history to earn the award but he still bleeds green and white! Generously donated by Draymond Green and Tom Izzo.
9.Chicago Bulls Tickets and Dinner at Ruth Chris Steak House
Head to the Windy City with 2 tickets to the December 8, 2018 Boston Celtics vs. Chicago Bulls at the United Center, Section 116, Row 6, Seat 6 and 7. This experience includes an after the game meet with players, including Denzel Valentine and access to the family lounge before and after the game. While you are in Chicago, enjoy dinner at Ruth Chris Steak House with a $150 gift card! Generously donated by Denzel Valentine, Carlton Valentine and Ruth Chris
10.MSU Football Tickets
GO GREEN! Head to Spartan Stadium for the most sought-after game of the year. Root for your favorite team with 2 tickets to the Michigan vs. MSU game October 20, 2018 in Section 22, Row 31, Seats 7-8 plus a parking pass. Get ready to tailgate! Generously donated by Barry Merrill.

11.MSU Football Tickets
GO WHITE! Finish your Turkey and then go to last game of the year. Enjoy these 4 tickets to the Rutgers vs. MSU game on November 24, 2018 in Section 8, Row 14, Seats 5-8 plus a parking pass. Generously donated by Barry Merrill.
12.JK Builders $1,000 certificate
Let JK Builders, a Holt based company serving mid-Michigan, make your home remodel dreams come true! Have you been dreaming of a new kitchen, bathroom or deck? Or Is it time to transform your game room and have JK Builders build you a custom shuffle board. What are you waiting for, you deserve this re-model or custom woodworking certificate. No minimum purchase. Generously donated by JK Builders. 

13. New Year’s Eve Celebration Dinner at Troppo
Ring in the New Year with this Four-Course Tasting Dinner and Midnight Champagne Toast for up to 6 guests at Troppo Italian Kitchen! Excludes beverage service, alcohol, and gratuity. Generously donated by Kris and Jennifer Elliott.


Silent Auction

Family & Home – Blue section

101. 2 Michigan adirondack chairs from Leslie High School and Lee Stineman

102. Collection of Hero Dog books by Maria Goodavage

103. Book titled War Dogs: Tales of Canine Heroism, History, and Love autographed by author Rebecca Frankel

104. Book titled War Dogs: Tales of Canine Heroism, History, and Love autographed by author Rebecca Frankel

105. Impression 5 admission passes for 4 people

106. Bagpipes and Irish story telling with Terry Carroll

107. Preuss Pets Birthday Party

108. Lamp from House to Home

109. House to Home $250 gift card

110. Legoland Discovery Center of Michigan 2 single day passes

111. SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium 2 single day passes

112. Choose Pittsburgh Marriott North or Courtyard Pittsburgh Marriott for a 1 night stay

113. 4 Andy Warhol Museum admission passes

114. Potter Park 2 adult family basic membership

115. American Girl Doll

116. Marriott Columbus Airport 1 night stay including breakfast for 2

117. Franklin Park Conservatory 2 adult and 2 children general admission passes

118. Ohio University Inn and Conference Center 1 night stay

119. Center of Science and Industry 2 general admission passes

120. Delhi Township Fire Department birthday party

121. N.I.E.S.A. birthday party

122. Deputy for a Day by Sheriff Scott Wriggelsworth (ages 7-12)

123. Autumn maple syrup gift basket

124. Autumn maple syrup gift basket

125. Autumn maple syrup gift basket

126. Autumn maple syrup gift basket

127. Abram's Planetarium family membership

128. Delta Dental gift basket

129. Sea Glass Fine Arts Photography $545 gift certificate

130. OtterBox $90 gift certificate

131. Bronze sculpture titled Sleeping Fawn, mini by Roger Smith, Wildlife Artist

132. Bonsai Tree from The Flower Market

133. Celebrate the Great Lakes with original lithograph by Michigan artist

134. Cugino's 14 inch 2-item pizza and (2) District 5 VIP passes

135. Firefly Farm tour with 3 pony rides

136. (4) Tickets to a Christmas Story from 313 Presents

137. Planet X Events 1/2 day basic bounce house rental

138. Black Charcoal Grill 22 inch from Byrum Ace Hardware

139. Michigan flag and US flag flown over Capitol Dome sponsored by Rep. Tom Cochran

140. Chipotle dinner for 4 gift card

141. One-of-a-kind mosaic table crafted by Mary Flores

142. Handmade Country Stitches quilt

143. Fall wreath by Extra Hands

144. Marvel Universe Live at Little Caesar's Arena, 4 tickets choose your date

145. Chapelure Coffee Shop and Bakery $50 gift card

146. Chapelure Coffee Shop and Bakery $50 gift card

147. Y2W2 Consulting, Linda Gardner, 1 hour hand reflexology appointment

148. Goldfish Swim School, Golden Birthday Party package

149. Michigan State University Veterinary Medical Center tour and gift basket

150. Cari Wilbur Photography, Child(ren) Portrait Session includes 2 hour session and 10 digital files

151. Handmade blue pinwheel quilt by Beth Donaldson

152. Harlem Quartet CDs: Take the A Train, Visionary, Live from Merkin Hall

153. Spartan Hall of Fame Cafe certificate for 4 adult dinners, 2 appetizers and non-alcoholic drinks.

154. Market Street Inn of Mackinac Island, 1 night stay in a queen room, plus 2 tickets to the butterfly house and insect world. Valid May, Sept, Oct, Sunday-Thursday.

155. Maru $50 gift card

156. Diamond necklace, 5 stone, 14 k white gold pendant with white gold chain from Guiseppe Stella


Food & Fun – White section

201. Greater Lansing Ballet Company, 2 tickets of any price level to the Nutcracker for 12/15/18 at 7p or 12/16/18 at 3p at Waverly HS Theatre

202. Chicago Marriot Northwest 2 weekend nights stay, Deluxe room including daily breakfast buffet

203. FanFest Chicago Walker Stalker Con 4 general passes

204. Grand Traverse Pie Company, Pie for a year certificate

205. Horrocks Farm Market Wine and treats gift basket from The Kronzek Firm

206. Radisson Lansing at the Capitol 1 night stay including dinner for 2

207. Shinola watch. The Gomelsky 36mm.

208. Shinola watch. The Runwell 36mm.

209. Wharton Center, 2 Tickets for Momix October 21st, 2018

210. Basket of Spirits from Michigan Licensed Beverage Association

211. Bubble Island gift certificate for 12 medium drinks or frozen yogurt

212. Horrocks Farm Market coffee and treats gift basket

213. Leslie Scarecrow Days Boo and Brew tickets, admission to ATX show and 2 drink tickets

214. Awaken Haunted House, 2 tickets and merchandise

215. Awaken Haunted House 2 tickets and merchandise

216. Capitol City Skydiving $100 off coupon

217. Capitol City Skydiving $100 off coupon

218. Tavern 109 $50 gift card

219. Case (12 bottles) of wine from Dr. Chris Gray

220. Cask & Co. Kitchen & Bar/Front 43 Neighborhood Pub $50 gift card

221. 2 NCG movie passes

222. 2 Bavarian Inn family style chicken dinners

223. Kean's Store gift basket

224. Chick-fil-A, 2 catering trays

225. Crossroads Grill and Bar $40 gift card

226. Eastside Fish Fry (2) $10 gift certificates and t-shirt

227. 5 day/4 night Cancun Vacation, choose either Laguna Suites Golf or Ocean Spa Hotel, valid for 2 adults/2 children, based upon avail, no black out and no expiration. $89 reservation fee and $110 hotel fee must be paid.

228. Dinner prepared by Senator Curtis Hertel Jr.

229. American Fifth Spirits gift basket

230. Chateau Chantal VIP taste and tour


Merchandise & Gifts – Gray section

301. Doggy Daycare and Spa $200 Gift Certificate and Basket

302. Sisters Coffee gift basket from Dr. Chris Gray

303. Eastwood Town Center $50 Gift Certificate

304. Greater Lansing Office Cleaning $50.00 off First 2 months with the signing of a new month to month contract

305. Biggby Coffee $25 Gift Card and Gift Basket

306. Watercolor and Ink Paintings by Matthew Himmelspach

307. Coors Bar Mirror from Greenfield Collection Antiques

308. Kositcheks $25 Gift Card

309. (4) Moscow Mule Mugs from Greenfield Collection Antiques

310. (4) Moscow Mule Mugs from Greenfield Collection Antiques

311. Jill's Cheesecake House $25 gift certificate

312. Jill's Cheesecake House $25 gift certificate

313. Katalyst Gallery Necklace and Earring Set

314. Hand knit Scarf by Kristina Zwick

315. Hand Woven Scarf by Kristina Zwick

316. Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau Gift Basket

317. The Plant Professionals $30 Gift Certificate

318. Grace Boutique of Old Town Glass Pendant Necklace

319. Ozone's Brewhouse Gift Basket

320. Paramount Coffee Gift Basket

321. P.S. Full Service Salon $25 Gift Certificate

322. Old Town General Store Gift Basket

323. Red's Hair Studio Women's Hair Cut, Discount coupons and Product

324. Rubie's Paradise Salon Gift Certificate for Haircut

325. Black Widow Action Figure Signed by Scarlett Johansson from True Public Relations

326. Thairapy Salon Product Gift Basket

327. Simplified Tax $100 Gift Certificate

328. Simplified Tax $100 Gift Certificate

329. Bee Queener 60 minute massage including hot stones and aromatherapy

330. Shinola watch. The Runwell 36mm.

331. Shinola women's watch. The Brakemen 32mm.

332. Sweet Custom Jewelry $50 gift certificate

333. Douglas J Okemos Salon and Spa $50 gift certificate

334. Volz Family Chiropractic gift basket with 1 hour massage, $50 certificate

335. The Wildlife Gallery white tail deer shoulder mount, hat and t-shirt

336. The Wildlife Gallery $100 gift certificate towards hide tanning, hat and t-shirt

337. Mitchell's Department Store $25 gift certificate

338. Ahh..The Spa product basket

339. Kildea Kar Kare 6 best car wash coupons

340. Kildea Kar Kare 6 best car wash coupons

341. 3 Bottles of Sokol Blosser Estates Evolution Wine

342. 1 bottle Sokol Blosser Estates Pinot Noir and $10 Kazumi Gift Card

343. 5.11 Tactical series wingman patrol bag

344. L.O. Eye Care, Cole Haan lavender color designer sunglasses

345. Delta Floats 1 hours float gift certificate

346. Delta Floats 1 hours float gift certificate

347. Ellison Brewery and Spirits 4 pint glasses and $10 gift card

348. Aftershave Barbershop $50 gift card

349. Crowned Free shirt and feather bangle bracelet

350. Crowned Free tank top, leather cuff bracelet, and chevron necklace

351. Crowned Free shirt, pendant necklace, and hoop earrings

352. Stormy Kromer Vest from Absolute Gallery

353. Jorgensen's Doggy Barn gift basket

354. Decorative farmhouse tray from Cottage Whimsy

355. Decorative Be Thankful sign from Cottage Whimsy

356. Decorative Fall Lantern from Cottage Whimsy

357. Mary Kay gift basket from Margaret Lamb

358. Lash + Doctor by Novalash, visibly re-build fragile lash and brow hair, from Haven Salon

359. Mary Kay Timewise Repair gift basket from Margaret Lamb

360. Self care gift basket from DHHS


Sports & Games – Black section

401. Detroit Red Wings, 2 tickets to the Monday, December 10, 2018 at 7:30p game vs LA Kings, Section 225, Row 3, seats 3 and 4, from James Hansen

402. Suzy Merchant autographed basketball, 4 tickets to any MSU women's basketball home game and t-shirt

403. Matt Prater autographed official NFL Detroit Lions Football

404. Shinola watch. The Runwell 36 mm.

405. Shinola women's watch. The Gomelsky 36 mm.

406. Pittsburgh Steelers Antonio Brown lithograph signed photo

407. Michigan Athletic Club 1 month family membership

408. Budweiser Major League Baseball bar mirror

409. Greater Lansing Ballet, 1 class for 1 term

410. Conceal and Carry of Mid Michigan CPL Class

411. Conceal and Carry of Mid Michigan CPL Class

412. Detroit Red Wings Justin Abdelkader autographed photo

413. Detroit Red Wings Dylan Larkin autographed game hockey stick

414. Creative Wellness gift certificate for 1 hour massage

415. Court One Athletic Clubs 3 month family membership

416. Al Kaline autographed baseball from Barry Merrill

417. Leon Spinks autographed boxing glove from Barry Merrill

418. Hilltop Yoga gift certificate for 5 classes

419. Woodside Golf Course, (4) 12-hole rounds, power cart and range balls

420. Detroit Tigers Shane Greene autographed baseball

421. Matt Prater autographed official NFL Detroit Lions Football

422. WILX Lugnuts suite with 10 tickets and parking pass to mutually agreed upon 2019 game

423. Magic Johnson autographed basketball from Jackson National Life

424. Pistons Reggie Jackson autographed lithograph photograph

425. MSU Hockey Stick autographed by Coach Danton Cole

426. MSU Hockey Sweater, can be autographed by current player or coach upon winners request

427. emPOWer Lansing, 1 adult unlimited month membership and boxing gloves

428. At Your Service Charters, Manistee charter fishing trip for up to 4 people on a mutually agreed upon date.



Here is how it works:

• Give $25 to Small Talk • Draw a numbered ping pong ball •Win the prize with your matching number!


• Biggby $10 gift card, free drink and drink cup

• Biggby $25 gift card donated by Sam’s Club

• Buffalo Wild Wings $10 gift certificate (2 of these available to win!)

• Cleats Bar & Grille $25 gift card

• Chipotle dinner for 4, value $50-$60

• Coral Gables $25 gift card

• Crossroads Barbeque $25 gift card

• District 5 Extreme Air Sports, 2 VIP Passes ($14 each) (3 of these available to win!)

• Eastside Fish Fry $10 gift certificate (3 of these available to win!)

• EnVie $50 gift certificate

• Golden Harvest $25 gift card, tshirt and stickers

• Kazumi Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar $10 gift certificate (4 of these available to win!)

• Lansing Brewing Company $50 gift card and merchandise basket (total value $125)

• LL Johnson Farms, 2 bottles of Pure Michigan Maple Syrup (3 of these available to win!)

• Lugnuts 4 tickets to any 2019 game donated by Farm Bureau Insurance and Lugnuts

• Maple Street Mall $25 gift certificate

• Maru $50 gift card

• Nuthouse $25 gift certificate

• Playmakers $25 gift card (2 of these available to win!)

• PS Full Service Salon $25 gift certificate

• Rubie’s Paradise Salon, one haircut, $30 value

• Soup Spoon $20 gift card

• Spare Time $25 gift card donated by Sam’s Club (4 of these available to win!)

• Steakhouse Philly Bar & Grill $25 gift card (2 of these available to win!)

• Stillwater Grill $25 gift card

• Street Kitchen $20 gift card

• The Daily Scoop $10 gift certificate (3 of these available to win!)


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Our Mission

To provide a comfortable, child-friendly atmosphere where children receive coordinated services during the child abuse investigative process.

our vision

A state of the art center leading the community in addressing child abuse and empowering children to have the courage to heal.