Whitlam Group understands the importance of contributing to our community
We give back in a variety of ways, whether it’s donating to local charities, raising money for a specific cause, or volunteering our time. And as an added bonus, we have found that our employees really enjoy collaborating for a united cause.
The Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation
What it is: The Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation supports pediatric medical education, pediatric-focused research, and programs that help prevent childhood diseases and injuries.
How we helped: Whitlam Group organized a 5K walk-a-thon through the city of Center Line, where our headquarters is located. We donated $50 for each employee who participated and reached our goal of donating a total of $10,000.
To learn more about the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation, visit www.chmfoundation.org
What it is: The North End Youth Improvement Council’s annual Adopt-A-Child For Christmas Program provides gifts of winter clothes and toys to underprivileged children.
How we helped: Whitlam Group adopted several families to donate items to. Our employees made a concerted effort to ensure each child in our adopted families received the necessary winter apparel to comfortably enjoy the weather, and new toys.
To learn more about the NEYIC Adopt-A-Child For Christmas Program, visit neyic.org/adopt-a-child-project/
Suite Dreams Project
What it is: Suite Dreams Project provides seriously ill children with a dream bedroom to relax and recover in, while helping to minimize the stress of hospitalization. Families helped by the project generally cope much better than other families.
How we helped: Whitlam Group sponsored a 5 year old boy diagnosed with medulloblastoma (cancer of the brain and spine). Chad’s dream was to have a Transformers-themed bedroom. Whitlam’s “Dream Team” donated their time, money, energy, and key items necessary for the success and completion of this project. Through an amazing team effort, we were happy to be able to present this family with a complete home makeover.
To learn more about the Suite Dreams Project, visit www.suitedreamsproject.org.
What it is: The Coalition on Temporary Shelter (COTS) exists to alleviate homelessness by providing an array of services that enable people to achieve self-sufficiency and obtain affordable housing. COTS also exists to advocate for long-term solutions to the problems of homelessness.
How we helped: Whitlam’s employees worked together and gathered children’s clothing, essentials, linens, gift certificates, and toiletries to help regain their lives.
To learn More about COTS Detroit, visit http://cotsdetroit.org/
Animal Welfare Society of Southeastern Michigan
What it is: The Animal Welfare Society of Southeastern Michigan is a no-kill animal rescue organization committed to finding homes for unwanted puppies, dogs, cats, and kittens. The Animal Welfare Society of Southeastern Michigan strives to educate the public on responsible pet ownership and the importance of spaying and neutering.
How we helped: Whitlam Group came together to raise donations such as dog and cat food, toys, collars, leashes, crates, and blankets to help give these animals a second chance.
To learn more about the Animal Welfare Society of Southeastern Michigan, visit http://www.animalwelfaresociety.net/index.html
We give back to our local community in many different ways. The following are just a few city offices and organizations that we give back to by helping sponsor events and fundraisers that they put on.
Detroit Police Department
To learn more, visit http://www.detroitmi.gov/Departments/PoliceDepartment/tabid/141/default.aspx
Detroit Police Benefit and Protective Association
To learn more, visit http://www.dpbpa.org/
City of Center Line, Michigan
To learn more, visit http://www.centerline.gov/