2014 Non-Profit Participants

Boys & Girls Club of Oakland & Macomb Counties
For more than 50 years the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oakland & Macomb Counties has been mission focused. Our mission: To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

Learn more at: www.boysandgirlsclubs.us

COTS exists to alleviate homelessness by providing an array of services that enable people to achieve self-sufficiency and obtain quality affordable housing. COTS, also exists to advocate for long-term solutions to the problem of homelessness.

Learn more at: www.cotsdetroit.org

Forgotten Harvest
Founded in 1990 by Dr. Nancy Fishman, the mission of Forgotten Harvest is to relieve hunger and eliminate food waste in the Detroit metropolitan community by rescuing surplus, prepared and perishable food that is delivered daily, free of charge, to emergency food providers.

Learn more at: www.forgottenharvest.org

Matrix Human Services
Matrix Human Services is leading dynamic change in Detroit and across the country with our Transition to Success™ (TTS™) Model. This poverty model, implemented across all Matrix programs, coordinates care for basic needs, learning to read, getting an education (including GED and higher education), financial literacy and volunteerism. It has been our vision to have a national model of care that frames poverty as a condition that requires treatment and not a character flaw. That dream is today becoming a reality. We are changing the mindset of community leaders and those we serve by providing a realistic pathway to improved health and economic self-sufficiency. With 15 programs at 33 locations, we provide a reliable hand up to more than 25,000 clients served annually. Founded in 1906 by the League of Catholic Women, Matrix is a 501(c)3 organization serving the community with pride.

Learn more at: www.matrixhumanservices.org

Michigan Humane Society
The Michigan Humane Society is the largest and oldest animal welfare organization in the state, caring for tens of thousands of animals each year. Our Mission is to end companion animal homelessness, to provide the highest quality service and compassion to the animals entrusted to our care, and to be a leader in promoting humane values.

Learn more at: www.michiganhumane.org

Planned Parenthood
To insure full access to reproductive health care through medical services, education and advocacy with services and programs available to all people regardless of race, age, gender, marital status, national origin, disability or sexual orientation.

Learn more at: www.plannedparenthood.org

PlayPlace for Autistic Children
Play-Place’s mission is to provide a fun-filled, judgment-free, haven of hope for families affected by autism. Through a unique play-powered environment, we combine recreation and education with a variety of social, occupational and physical therapeutic overtones. Our one-of-a-kind destination focuses on development, life skills, independence, respite relief, resource management and vocational rehabilitation to assist families the everyday nuances of “living with autism.” Play-Place for Autistic Children’s bottom line is inclusion, acceptance and support.

Learn more at: www.autisticplayplace.org

Rose Hill Center
Rose Hill Center (Holly, Michigan) is a comprehensive residential treatment program for adults with mental illness. Residents are guided through a carefully developed – and highly effective – therapeutic program that helps them gain insights into their illness, manage their medications, develop coping skills, maintain psychiatric stability and achieve their highest level of independence.

Learn more at: www.rosehillcenter.org

Royal Oak High School Dance Team
Royal Oak High School's Athletic Booster Clubs are volunteer, not-for-profit organizations established to supplement the costs of operating athletic programs. We accomplish our mission by fundraising through various avenues. 100% of the fund raised dollars go directly to benefitting the student-athletes at Royal Oak High School.

South Oakland Shelter
For over 25 years, South Oakland Shelter (SOS) has worked with partner congregations to provide temporary lodging and supportive services that help homeless individuals and families break the cycle of homelessness and live independently. With an emphasis on homeless prevention, sustainable housing solutions, and career development, SOS implements strategies and programs that provide realistic options for homeless and at-risk individuals and families seeking stabilization and self-sufficiency.

Learn more at: www.southoaklandshelter.org