Banksgiving was launched to shine a spotlight and support the non-profit organizations who make a difference in our communities on a daily basis. Organizations nominated by the public and the winners are selected by public vote, as well. The organization receiving the most votes wins a $10,000 award to further its efforts. Four additional organizations are selected to receive a $5,000 award.PAST WINNERS
Hearts for Homes (H4H) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization helping families of homeless children gain access to permanent housing in Macomb County, Michigan.
The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted low- and very low-income families with lost or reduced wages. This has resulted in many families becoming delinquent in rent payments which has put many families at-risk of homelessness. Grant funds would be used to provide limited rent payment assistance to keep families in their homes, as well as help Hearts for Homes provide rent / security deposit assistance to help other homeless families get into their own homes.
Single Family Living is working diligently to help as many children from single families as possible. Currently, they service: Macomb, Wayne, Oakland Counties, and Port Huron.
These funds will be applied to program called 'Reading Heroes' for children K-6 fighting illiteracy. This money will specifically be used for a book mobile that be used to travel to underprivileged areas without libraries in their neighborhoods.
Feeding the hungry since 1975, the Macomb Food Program provides immediate
relief to those in need of food through a network of more than 50
pantries and hunger relief organizations. The Macomb Food Program
supplies food at no cost to ensure pantry shelves are stocked and
operates as a non-profit 501(C)(3) organization.
All funds will be used to purchase food to supplement the donated goods provided to our pantries.
Assistance League volunteers transforming the lives of children and adults through community programs.
The funds will be used for their Operation School Bell program. This program provides new school clothing and necessities to promote self-esteem and school attendance. Each student receives a new warm coat, hat, gloves, uniform pants, tops, underwear, socks, hygiene kit, and book, which they carry home in a new duffel bag.
T.C.B. Youth Mentoring is an afterschool work program designed to teach teens the importance of financial planning, money management and personal responsibility. The goal of the program is to ensure that the teens involved are unaffected by the financial hardships that being born into a life of poverty might offer them.
The funds will be used to rehabilitate a neglected portion of Shadyside Park in Mount Clemens. With the updated and safe field, they hope to offer no cost sports camps, clinics and leagues to the impoverished youth in the area.