PM’s Charitable Giving
Every year, PM Environmental’s regional managers choose charities to donate to. This year, they chose causes that are near and dear to their hearts. These organizations impact the community in ways that make the world a better place. Whether it be helping kids in foster care or supporting homeless shelters, PM proudly stands together with our local communities to make a positive impact.
Friends of Foster Kids
Macomb County, Michigan
Friends of Foster Kids is located in Macomb County, Michigan. 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.
They provide a “Christmas” for foster children in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties, 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.
Kids on the Go
St. Clair Shores, Michigan
Kids on the Go is a pediatric non-profit program designed to provide children with special needs with physical, occupational, speech and recreational therapies both over the summer months and during the school year.
The mission of Kids on the Go is to recognize and facilitate the goals of children with special needs and to further develop their current skills through therapeutic and wellness programs for the children and their families.
Their vision is to provide a safe environment that will foster opportunities for growth, inclusion and provides valuable resources for our community.
100 Business Who Care
100 Businesses Who Care is a group of executives from companies in southeast Michigan who make an impact on the local community. By combining donations, these companies make a sizable impact on charities serving our own communities.
100 Businesses Who Care is not a 501(c)(3) or incorporated business. The Founders and Advisory Board are passionate volunteers who dedicate their time and talents to make a difference in the community. 100% of the donations are given directly to the winning non-profit at each meeting.
Each participating company donates $500 bi-annually to an established charity serving southeast Michigan. After three pitches are presented by members of the group, the members in attendance vote. The non-profit with the most votes is announced, and each company writes a $500 check directly to the winning organization. As membership grows, so do the donations.
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids is a vibrant free emotional health support community of children, adults, families, and friends on any kind of cancer journey or those grieving a death due to any cause.
Their comprehensive program meets you where you are, when you need them, with a variety of social and emotional support options to choose from. Whether it be education opportunities with local experts and others who have traveled similar paths, support groups with structured sharing times, social activities, or their weekly Facebook lives with varying subjects from nutrition and advance care planning to children’s books and conversation starting activities.
People gather together to learn, share their experiences, and true to their namesake Gilda Radner, have a few laughs along the way. Their support groups are facilitated by master’s level professionals with specialized programming and age-appropriate opportunities for youth.
Beer City Dog Biscuits
Grand Rapids, Michigan
In 2018, Tad and Suzanne Wilcox and David and Leslie Hooker formed a nonprofit 501(c)3 on behalf of their adult sons, both of whom have disabilities. A vibrant living community for those with development disabilities is the long-term vision of this nonprofit. The immediate need is to provide them with an opportunity to be productive every day.
Beer City Dog Biscuits business is tailored to meet the unique abilities of each volunteer and employee to enable them to participate in all aspects of the business. Each stage is intentionally created to support project-based learning and work skill development that enables employees to learn valuable life skills.
They believe all people, regardless of their abilities, enrich our community. Those with disabilities are essential; without their presence in our workplaces, neighborhoods, and churches, our community is incomplete!
Greater Lansing Food Bank
Greater Lansing Food Bank is a non-profit organization that provides emergency food to individuals and families in need throughout mid-Michigan in Clare, Clinton, Eaton, Gratiot, Ingham, Isabella and Shiawassee counties. They try to ensure that everyone in their community has access to nutritious food, because no one should ever go hungry.
They serve everyone at risk, because hunger does not discriminate. They provide emergency food to families, children, retirees, and veterans who have served our country. They help people to perform better at work and school and at home, because food is a basic need. Their belief is that no one ever plans to be hungry.
The food bank obtains food from retailers, the USDA, food producers, purchased goods, and from food drive donations. They provide food from each food group, including meat & proteins; fresh produce; dairy; and bread, pasta & grains. They can meet this need due to the continuing support of the caring people and businesses in the community.
Capital Area Humane Society
The Capital Area Humane Society’s (CAHS) mission is to promote the humane treatment of companion animals through protection, placement, education, and example.
The CAHS shelter can house up to 400 animals at one time. An average of more than 16 animals per day went to a home in 2020. The shelter is located on 65 acres, which is owned outright by CAHS. The CAHS shelter employs 48 people; 17 who are full-time. Volunteers donate about 36,000 hours each year in support of their work. In the first 11 years it will be open, the CAHS Spay & Neuter Clinic will perform more than 70,000 surgeries to prevent unwanted litters.
East Lansing, MI
Haven House’s mission is to guide and support families who face homelessness on their paths to stable homes. Their ultimate vision is of a community where all families thrive at home. They are committed to supporting positive housing outcomes for the families they serve and delivering programs through behaviors aligned with their core values of integrity, accessibility, empowerment, and compassion.
While staying in the Haven House shelter, residents engage in their “housing first” approach, which is a goal to move into permanent housing within a sustainable budget as quickly as possible. Their Family Life program offers enriching classes and activities for adults and kids and helps with back-to-school and holiday gifts. While in shelter, staff members meet daily with residents to discuss progress in finding permanent housing and provide advice in dealing with landlords and local agencies. Residents develop personal budgets that are realistic and goal plans that are productive.
Once families reach their new permanent home, the Partners in Progress (PIP) program provides follow-up care for up to a year. The PIP program is a transitional housing program that assists families after they leave the shelter. A staff member works with the former residents to set realistic goals and monitor progress in employment, budgeting, arranging childcare, improving parenting skills, and connecting with the neighborhood and the community. In addition to shelter and housing services, residents receive meals, crisis counseling, assistance with goal setting and referrals to other agencies as needed. Through engagement in the PIP program, more than 91% of Haven House families are able to remain stably housed in their new home for at least a year after leaving the temporary shelter.
Shelby Humane is a no-kill animal shelter with a mission to care for homeless, abused, neglected and abandoned animals and educate the community to instill an increased awareness and commitment to the responsibility of animal ownership and protection.
The shelter’s vision is to establish a strong collaboration between Shelby Humane and the community that fosters the successful adoption for all shelter animals, reduces the number of unwanted animals in our community, and promoting proper pet identification. Shelby Humane seeks to develop and maintain a positive public image and to serve as a resource that the public turns to for support and advice in the many facets of animal husbandry.
New Futures Family Lodge is a 13-room non-profit homeless shelter located in Huntsville, Alabama that supports homeless families looking to regain stability and reshape their lives. New Futures is the only homeless shelter in North Alabama that allows families to reside in a unit together to maintain healthy relationships to allow families the opportunity to thrive as they seek out permanent housing and financial security. New Futures relies on the community to help support and fund their efforts, from providing food and basic needs for our residents, to engaging residents in life skills workshops and case management and aiding in transitioning towards a “new future” of stability and consistency.
Beloved Woman’s mission is to help women who are financially disadvantaged become self-employed or find a pathway to a living wage. Beloved Woman’s goal is to help women and children rise up out of poverty. They aim to be a bridge of opportunity for women.
Women in the program enter a 9-week start-up period, meeting once a week to work through a feasibility study and launch a plan for their self-employment idea. After this period, women are given the option to apply for a small micro-loan. This loan is used to launch a small business. As women walk through the launch period following the 9-week study, they are paired with a female business mentor. Women also attend a twice-a-month small group that helps with ongoing education, training, and spiritual and emotional support to help them succeed. Beloved Woman’s hope is that women in the program will form a community for life, giving back to other women who are trying to make a positive change in their lives, their families, and community.
Cookeville Regional Medical Center Foundation
The Foundation at Cookeville Regional Medical Center is a nonprofit organization that offers charitable aid to Upper Cumberland Residents struggling with disease, sickness, or injury. It supports public charitable healthcare services, promotes compassionate programs for patients, and encourages investment in Cookeville Regional Medical Center. 100% of gifts are used for services, and no portion of gifts are used for overhead or staff expenses. Gifts become medicine, medical equipment, health services, screenings, transportation and critical home needs like groceries and utilities for patients and families facing a health emergency.
December 21, 2022