Bank of America recently celebrated its annual “Day of Giving,” and announced that it awarded more than $3.6 million in community giving grants in 2022, to 64 Metro Detroit area nonprofits.
Overall this year, Bank of America Corporation contributed more than $6.6 million to Michigan through grants, investments, sponsorships and engagements, according to a press release.
Among the Oakland County-based nonprofits that received grant awards are:
• Catholic Charities of Southeasts Michigan – Southfield
• Chaldean American Ladies of Charity – Troy
• Forgotten Harvest – Oak Park
• Jewish Vocational School and Community Workshop
• Michigan Humane Society – Bingham Farms
• Midnight Golf Program – Bingham Farms
• SAY Detroit – Southfield
• Salvation Army – Southfield
• South Oakland Shelter – Pontiac
• Habitat for Humanity International – Pontiac
• New Era Community Group – Commerce Township
For more information, visit www.bankofamerica.com.
Focus: HOPE is looking for volunteers to help deliver holiday food boxes
Focus: HOPE needs 400 volunteers to help distribute holiday food boxes, Dec. 17, to 1,400 seniors in the organization’s Food for Seniors program as part of the annual Senior Holiday Food Delivery Program . Participants are pre-selected from the Food for Senior program. Each family-style holiday meal box includes turkey and ingredients to feed up to 6 people. Those interested in volunteering to deliver boxes, call 313-494-4270 or email [email protected]
For more information, visit www.focushope.edu/programs/food-for-seniors.
Goodman Acker hosts an annual donation drive
The Goodman Acker Law Firm is hosting its 17th annual Winter Clothing Drive through Dec. 12, in partnership with the Plymouth-Canton Vietnam Veterans of America, benefiting the Michigan Veterans’ Foundation of Detroit. The company collects monetary donations, clean and unused bath towels, pillows and pillows. Donations can be dropped off at Goodman Acker, 17000 West 10 Mile Road, Southfield, in the bins outside the front door in the main lobby from 9 am.-4 pm Monday through Friday. Pickups can also be scheduled by emailing [email protected] or calling 248-483-5000.
Pat Milliken Ford to donate up to $50K to The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit
Pat Milliken Ford is donating a portion of every new and used vehicle sold through December 31, to The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit’s Red Kettle Christmas Campaign, up to $50,000. The auto dealership is also collecting donations for the nonprofit through a virtual red kettle, bit.ly/3uBkJPh, according to a press release.
For more information about the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Christmas Campaign, visit SAmetrodetroit.org.
The Vibe Credit Union $20 Challenge is on Dec. 10
On December 10, Vibe Credit Union is hosting its one-day $20 Challenge, a matching donation opportunity of up to $10,000, where the credit union will match donations of $20 to $100 when supporters donate of $20 on an online or physical red kettle. For more information, visit centralusa.salvationarmy.org/greatlakes/events/vibe-credit-union-20-challenge.
Fleece & Thank You will host a blanket-making event at Twelve Oaks Mall
Fleece & Thank You is hosting a blanket-making event, noon-4 pm Dec. 10 at Twelve Oaks Mall, 27500 Novi Road, Novi. The goal is to collect 250 blankets for children in Michigan hospitals. Register at charity.pledgeit.org/twelveoaks22.