The Importance ofGiving Back To Our Community

We give back to the community in a variety of ways, whether it’s donating to local charities, raising money for a specific cause, or volunteering our time. We’ve also found our employees really enjoy collaborating for a united cause.


Whitlam group fundraising

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: We organized a 5K walk-a-thon through the city of Center Line, where our headquarters is located. We also 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 their website.

Adopt-A-Child Project

What it is: The North End Youth Improvement Council’s (NEYIC) annual Adopt-A-Child For Christmas Program provides gifts of winter clothes and toys to underprivileged children.

How we helped: We 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.

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.

How we helped: We sponsored 5-year-old Chad who was diagnosed with medulloblastoma (cancer of the brain and spine). Chad’s dream was to have a Transformers-themed bedroom. Our “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 Chad with a bedroom makeover.

To learn more about the Suite Dreams Project, visit their website.

whitlam team

COTS Detroit

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: Our employees worked together and gathered children’s clothing, essentials, linens, gift certificates, and toiletries to help people affected regain their lives.

To learn more about COTS Detroit, visit their website.

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. They strive to educate the public on responsible pet ownership and the importance of spaying and neutering.

How we helped: We 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 their website.

Whitlam team

Giving Back to Local City Departments

We give back to our local community in many different ways. The following are just a few city offices and organizations we give back to by helping sponsor events and fundraisers that they put on.

  • Detroit Police Department
  • Detroit Police Benefit and Protective Association
  • City of Center Line