Power Walkers: The Lubin family – MJS Packaging

They walk for love. They walk for hope. They walk for friendship.

They are Friendship Circle’s Power Walkers.

While scores of generous supporters come together for the annual Walk4Friendship, there are some families that walk year after year and go the extra mile to support our organization.

These Power Walkers aren’t celebrities or superstars. They are ordinary people who are doing extraordinary work to help an organization near and dear to their hearts.

Here are their stories:

The Lubin family – MJS Packaging

For David Lubin of Farmington Hills, it is the passion and purpose of Friendship Circle for which he walks. His inspiration lies not just in the needs of one – but rather in the needs of all who are helped by the organization’s programs and services.

“I do not have any family members with special needs,” says David, president of MJS Packaging, a Livonia-based product packaging company with offices across the United States. But, he says, he appreciates the special role Friendship Circle plays in the community.

“I love the work they do,” says David, who added that he couldn’t help but get engaged – and encourage others to do the same.
And that has been the case from the very beginning.

David and his wife, Stephane, first became acquainted with Friendship Circle through David’s step-brother Andy Jacobs, an ardent early supporter of the group and currently a member of its board’s executive committee.

“It’s a cause I am devoted to,” says David, who is also on the Friendship Circle board.

David and his wife have participated in the Walk4Friendship since its inception, and they will walk again this year, too.
But they don’t walk alone.

As has been the case for many years, Team MJS Packaging will include many of David’s coworkers. And those who don’t walk, he says, contribute to the cause. With offices around the country, those contributions add up quickly, he says. Last year, David’s team raised roughly $20,000.

And he couldn’t be more determined to do it again.

“What keeps me walking and wanting to support Friendship Circle is that I see them making a difference in the lives of people with special needs as well as in the lives of their many volunteers,” he says. “Friendship Circle continues to search for ways to expand its programming in order to broaden and maximize the support for those with special needs.”

Written by Holly Terpstra

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