The charities our group selected since the inception of 100 Women Who Care-Grosse Pointe are:
–Kevin’s Song is an organization dedicated to generating public awareness about the causes of suicide, its prevalence in our society and preventative measures. kevinssong.org
–The Arc Friends program, is an organization that provides social activities for developmentally disabled persons. thearcgp-hw.org
–Guardian Angel Medical Service Dogs (GAMSD) is a group that trains service dogs to assist Michigan military personnel and first responders challenged by PTSD.
-Dr. M. David Campbell Memorial fund for Special Needs Patients sponsored by the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry provides dental care to the underserved population of special needs patients.
-MISD Homeless Education Project supports school success for students/families by providing backpacks, school supplies, socks, hats, gloves, hygiene items and community referrals.
-The Dominican Literacy Center offers free one-to-one tutoring for adults in reading, writing, and basic math. The Center’s goal is to enable adult learners to become successful parents, productive workers and responsible citizens. dlcliteracy.org
-4 Paws 1 Heart has a mission to reduce the number of homeless companion animals by funding medical treatment for abandoned, abused and tray animals. 4paws1heart.org
– The Alabaster Gift is a community for women over the age of 18, currently or previously involved in sexual and/or labor exploitation. The vision of TAG is to help these women make the first step to live lives of purpose, value and choice.
-Cass Community Social Services have taken a blighted neighborhood in Detroit and are gradually turning it into a community. Part of their work is the building of Tiny Homes. The Tiny Homes project makes it possible for people who make as little as $9,000 a year to succeed as homeowners by giving them a chance and the resources to succeed. casscommunity.org
-Freedom House is an organization that provides temporary housing, legal assistance and medical support for families seeking asylum in the United States. Funds will provide enrichment for children ages 2-14 who currently reside at the house with their parents. Items purchased will include games, art supplies, puzzles, books, music and outdoor supplies for the children to use.
-Motown Soup is an all volunteer organization that donates 100% of their profits from selling dried soups, dips, and baked goods. Their profits go to local soup kitchens, food banks, homeless shelters and free clinics. Our donation went to purchasing the packaging machine that was needed to get their products to market. motownsoup.com
-WAVE Project (Welcoming All Valuing Everyone) The WAVE Project currently operates a monthly outreach program in downtown Mount Clemens that provides a free meal, hygiene kits, and complimentary haircuts to the homeless. Their dream is to operate a mobile shower trailer to provide access to safe hygiene facilities. Our donation allows them to put a down payment to order the showers. waveproject.org
-Playworks Michigan Playworks helps school children who may not have the opportunity to stay active in a safe environment. Our donation is earmarked for their Junior Coach program in Detroit and surrounding areas. For more information on Playworks and the Junior Coach program visit their website at playworks.org/MI
-Motor City Mitten Mission is dedicated to helping the homeless, low income, and food insecure people in Southeast Michigan. You can find out more about this organization at their website www.motorcitymittenmission.org
We have donated over $105,000 in total.