100 Businesses Who Care Gives Back
to Non-Profits in Our Community

Thanks to the generosity of our members,
100 Businesses Who Care has raised:


to Non-Profits in Southeast Michigan!

Non Profit Recipients:

Friends of Foster Kids
Presented by: Maher Faik, Rehmann
September 2021
73 Members, $36,500 Donations

Friends of Foster Kids is a non-profit organization founded in Macomb County, Michigan in 2008.  From Macomb County alone there are approximately 900 children in foster care each year. Many of these children have never experienced the joy of receiving a gift at Christmas. We provide a “Christmas” for foster children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse and neglect and placed in temporary housing or shelters. In a season for family, granting a child’s wish speaks softly of unconditional love from people who care.

Friends of Foster Kids has expanded its service to lend a hand to those who have aged out of foster care at age 20 but are still in need of assistance. Many find themselves with no family and no place to live. We help them by meeting some of their basic needs to live independently.

First Step

Presented by: Kat Nelson, Spalding DeDecker
February 2021
78 Members, $39,000 Donations

First Step is the only non-profit agency in Wayne County providing comprehensive services for victims of domestic and sexual violence.

First Step provides free and confidential programs designed to help survivors of violence overcome the lack of intervention and support, the feelings of powerlessness, isolation, physical danger and fear, and the financial, emotional and cultural barriers that victims of violence often face when seeking help.

Living and Learning Enrichment Center

Presented by: Kevin Dunivin, Real Estate One
October 2020
80 Members, $40,900 Donations

Living and Learning Enrichment Center is committed to enhancing the lives of our participants and their families. Through therapeutic, social, work-based, and community engagement, we seek to support, enrich, inspire, and embolden our participants with disabilities so they can achieve their goals.

Variety – The Children’s Charity
Presented by: Will Hullinger, Planning Alternatives
October 3, 2019
98 Members, $49,000 Donations

Variety Feeds Kids provides more than 1,800 qualifying children who are at-risk of weekend hunger in four schools in one Oakland County school district with balanced, nutritious food. Elementary students whose daily breakfasts and lunches are typically provided through school programs routinely experience hunger on weekends. Variety Feeds Kids furnishes a weekend bag containing food that is nutritious, non-perishable, easy to prepare and child-friendly to hungry children.

Working cooperatively with school officials and staff as well as the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, the bags of food are distributed to children each Friday afternoon or before a long holiday weekend. With the support of partnering organizations and corporations, Variety Feeds Kids not only nourishes the bodies of elementary students but also encourages positive relationships and fosters educational opportunities for children.

Our donations will support an expansion of the program to kids/schools in Pontiac.

Abigayle Ministries
Presented by: Ken Wink, Summit Financial Consulting
September 21, 2018
101 Members, $55,000 Donations

Abigayle Ministries is a Christian interdenominational non-profit organization in Southeast Michigan. The ministry assists adult pregnant women and their children by introducing them to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and equipping them to be self-sufficient through its residential housing program.

Angel’s Place
Presented by: Kris O’Connor, K2 Strategic
February 15, 2018
90 Members, $45,000 Donations

Angels’ Place provides people-centered services, including homes and professional support, for adults with developmental disabilities. The homes offer a Christian family environment of love and compassion, coupled with an atmosphere of acceptance, dignity, well-being and the potential for personal growth and acceptance.

Building Bridges
Presented by: Paul Housey, ISTO Advisors
September 21, 2017
67 Members, $33,500 Donations

The mission of Building Bridges is to inspire children to believe in themselves by connecting them with caring adults.

Building Bridges is founded on the belief that thousands of children in Metropolitan Detroit are lacking much needed positive interaction with caring adults. Whether caused by death or divorce of parents, economic difficulty, learning disability or other circumstances beyond their control, so many children need but one adult to believe in them for these children to believe in themselves.

Building Bridges also recognizes that thousands of caring adults in our community are looking for a way (or an additional way) to give back to their community by sharing their time, their talents, their knowledge, their experience, their hard work, and their positive spirit with these children.

What impact will Building Bridges have? Perhaps we will keep a child off the streets. Perhaps we will help a child avoid a life of crime. Perhaps we will encourage a child to say no to drugs. Perhaps we will motivate a child to go to college. Certainly, we will help every child believe in themselves.

Life Direction Detroit
Presented by: Tim O’Brien, O’Brien Construction
February 17, 2017 — First 100BWC Meeting
54 Members, $27,000 Donations

Life Directions inspires achieving peers to want to motivate, mentor and lead their peers to take charge of their Life Direction! Life Directions has been working for over 40 years to promote the powerful dynamic of Peers Inspiring Peers Through Forgiveness. The “Peer Motivation Programs,” “Peer Mentor Programs,” and “Neighborhood Enrichment Programs” break the cycle of violence in the community through peer outreach and organizing intergenerational events with youth.

We’re looking forward to our next meeting in February of 2018. After each meeting, a member of 100 Businesses Who Care will present the donations to the winning organization that was voted on by the group. Check back soon to see what organization receives the first donations from 100 Businesses Who Care.

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