Charities

Fall 2018 Meeting Winner: POWER COMPANY KIDS CLUB

CHARITY FINALISTS:

  • Friends of Foster Kids (presented by Jim MASTRONARDI).  Providing support for foster children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse and neglect.  www.friendsoffosterkids.org
  • Soar Detroit (presented by Matt MANCINELLI).  Addressing an epidemic by helping Detroit school kids to read at or above grade level with innovate programs in conjunction with teachers and schools. (Our 1st ever charity we funded back in March 2017 returned to the nomination list after the required 1 year hiatus).  www.soardetroit.org
  • Power Company Kids Club (presented by Albert GEORGE).  Promoting emotional, physical, spiritual and social well-being to at-risk children and adolescents on our inner city.  www.powercompanykidsclub.org

THE WINNER IS....

POWER COMPANY KIDS CLUB is a faith-based 501(c)3 committed to promoting the emotional, physical, spiritual and social well-being of the at risk children and adolescents of our inner cities through weekly training and mentoring, in collaboration with parents, churches, community organizations, schools and civic leaders. The Power Company Kids Club is now reaching out to over 1,600 children each week in Detroit and Pontiac.

Summer 2018 Meeting Winner: BLOOMFIELD SCAMP

CHARITY FINALISTS:

  • WHAT IKE WOULD DO (http://wiwdfoundation.org/).  Dedicated to continuing Ike Onwuzurikee's (18 yr old Brother Rice grad who tragically drown) guiding principles: Mind, Body, Spirit and Soul.  Presented by Jim McNulty.
  • POWER COMPANY KIDS CLUB (http://www.powercompanykidsclub.org/).  Promoting emotional, physical, spiritual and social well-being of at-risk children and adolescents of our inner cities through weekly training and mentoring.  Presented by Albert George.
  • BLOOMFIELD SCAMP (https://www.bloomfieldscamp.com/).  SCAMP is a summer program servicing individuals with cognitive disabilities all over Metro Detroit.  Presented by Will Haines.

THE WINNER IS....

BLOOMFIELD SCAMP is a 5-week summer program that seeks to provide an exciting and therapeutic summer program for individuals with disabilities ages 3-26 in the Metro Detroit area. Founded in 1967, SCAMP was the first summer camp in our area to provide a summer program for individuals with disabilities. Campers enjoy a variety of structured activities that focus on social skills improvement, language enrichment, and pre-vocational skills.

Spring 2018 Meeting Winner: CAMP CASEY

CHARITY FINALISTS:

  • POWER COMPANY KIDS CLUB (http://www.powercompanykidsclub.org/) Promoting emotional, physical, spiritual and social well-being of at-risk children and adolescents of our inner cities through weekly training and mentoring (presented by Albert George)
  • FRONT PORCH DETROIT (http://www.frontporchdetroit.org/).  Providing educational and recreational activities and opportunities to youth in Detroit. (presented by Alan Grams)
  • CAMP CASEY (https://www.camp-casey.org/).  Supporting children struggling with cancer and rare blood disorders and their families through three unique programs involving healing with horses. (presented by Paul Wilbur).

THE WINNER IS....

CAMP CASEY, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit horseback riding organization for children with cancer and rare blood disorders. Through generous donations and compassionate volunteers, Camp Casey has spread the healing power of horses to Michigan families for over a decade.

Winter 2017 Meeting Winner: HEAVENLY HOPE INTERNATIONAL

CHARITY FINALISTS:

  • COTS, the Coalition on Temporary Shelter.  (www.cotsdetroit.org)  Provides temporary shelter to families who are homeless. (presented by Rod Spearin)
  • Grace Centers of Hope (http://www.gracecentersofhope.org/). Providing refuge, safety and security for the unwanted, addicted, and homeless (presented by Kevin Parliament).
  • Heavenly Hope International (http://heavenlyhopeinternational.org/). Providing support and resources to victims and survivors of sex trafficking (presented by Greg Avesian).

THE WINNER IS....

HEAVENLY HOPE INTERNATIONAL, a non-profit organization with a mission to offer support and resources to victims and survivors of sex trafficking and those at risk through outreach, advocacy, and educating communities.  Detroit is #2 city in the USA for sex trafficking exploitation - the average age of a victim that HHI has helped is 11 years old. HHI has served over 1,300 victims to date.

Special Hurricane Relief Effort: BOYS & GIRLS HARBOR (HOUSTON)

100 Men Club opened up a special fundraising effort to support hurricane relief in Houston after the devastation from Hurricane Harvey. Several of our members contributed and were able to put together $2,500 to a very worth charity from the Houston community.

BOYS & GIRLS HARBOR provides homes for children in need, regardless of race, creed, color or financial status. While every child's story varies, most have been abused, neglected or abandoned. Each year the Harbor hosts over 100 boys and girls with the average length of stay between two and three years. Hurricane Harvey not only caused damaged to their homes, but wiped out many of the children's personal items. Our donation will go a long way in supporting their rebuilding efforts.

Fall 2017 Meeting Winner: HOCKEY HAS HEART

An incredible, heartfelt night at a beautiful venue on St Clair Shores. With well over 140 members, we were able to make a large impact on a charity/cause.

CHARITY FINALISTS:

  • Vets Returning Home (https://vetsreturninghome.org/). Providing temporary shelter and support to displaced vets and their families (presented by Chris Charron).
  • Heavenly Hope International (http://heavenlyhopeinternational.org/). Providing support and resources to victims and survivors of sex trafficking (presented by Greg Avesian).
  • Hockey Has Heart (https://www.hockeyhasheart.org/) Supporting hockey families struggling with medical expenses due to illness or accident (presented by Rich Gunther).

THE WINNER IS....

HOCKEY HAS HEART, who is comprised of a small group of volunteers that since 2003 have raised over $2 million for Michigan hockey families facing life altering challenges. Most distributions are $10,000 or less and usually cover medical expenses or lost wages. One of our current members, Jim Mastronardi, has personally seen the tremendous impact this organization has in improving peoples' lives. Jim's nephew and Godson, Anthony Mastronardi, is courageously recovering from severe injuries sustained on the ice - please read his story.

Summer 2017 Meeting Winner: SHADES OF PINK FOUNDATION

Another outstanding meeting held June 8th, 2017 in Royal Oak with 40 attendees and wonderful camaraderie. After a subsequent front page FREEP article, our membership is soaring along with donations looking to exceed our $10,000 goal for the winner.

CHARITY FINALISTS:

  • Shades of Pink Foundation (www.shadesofpinkfoundation.org). Non-medical financial support for women in need while undergoing breast cancer treatment (presented by Dennis Wade).
  • Bloomfield SCAMP (www.bloomfieldscamp.com). 5 Week Summer Program for individuals with disabilities (presented by Will Haines).
  • Dynamic Kids (www.dynamic-kids.com). Private tutoring center for children with unique learning needs (presented by Mike Donoughe).

 

THE WINNER IS....

SHADES OF PINK FOUNDATION, which helps breast cancer patients who are experiencing financial distress due to their diagnosis and treatment. To date, they have awarded more than $1.6 million to patients in need to pay for things like mortgage payments, rent, transportation, or insurance premiums. Please visit http://www.shadesofpinkfoundation.org/ for more information. 

Spring 2017 Meeting Winner: SOAR DETROIT

Our first event held June 8th, 2017 was a stunning success.  10 charities were submitted from members, 3 were randomly selected for consideration, and over $7,500 was donated to the winner.

CHARITY FINALISTS:

  • COTS, the Coalition on Temporary Shelter.  (www.cotsdetroit.org)  Provides temporary shelter to families who are homeless. (Member Sponsor - Rod Spearin)
  • Freedom House Detroit.  (www.freedomhousedetroit.org)  A temporary home for survivors of persecution from around the world who are seeking asylum in the United States and Canada. (Member Sponsor - John Miller)
  • SOAR Detroit.  (http://www.soardetroit.com/)  Providing literacy tutoring services for helping the youth of Detroit achieve their potential.  (Member Sponsor - Roger Gudobba)

THE WINNER IS....

SOAR DETROIT, focused on improving the reading skills of Detroit's inner-city children. Recent reading results for Detroit Public Schools (2013) show that about 25 percent of Detroit fourth-graders tested at or above basic reading levels. The SOAR program can improve their reading by an average of 2+ grade levels in just one year of tutoring, dramatically increasing their chances of finishing school. Please visit http://www.soardetroit.com/ for more information.