It’s Time to VOTE!

Which local charity do YOU want Circare to give money to?

Below is a list of 12 incredibly worthwhile causes.  8 of them will be a part of Circare’s 1st annual “Art for People, People for Art” Community Giving Spree and receive a portion of an entire week’s sales from Circare- October 7-12, 2013.

But which 8?

Check them out, then go to the “Voting Form”  and vote for your favorite!

(You can fine the voting form under “Recent Posts” on the sidebar to the right or all the way at the bottom of this post)

Here they are:

4 Paws 1 Heart

4 Paws 1 Heart’s mission is to reduce the number of homeless cats and dogs by paying for needed medical treatment and assisting with the permanent placement of these animals through our partnerships with local rescues. Whether the animal comes in through an emergency hospital or through a rescue, we will work together to meet the medical needs of that animal.

 Fowler Center for Outdoor Learning

We have been providing year-round camping experiences for children and adults with developmental disabilities and special needs since 1957. This includes individuals with mental and physical challenges, autism, traumatic brain injuries, and sensory and communication challenges. We focus on the ability of our campers to participate in outdoor learning experiences, evaluating their physical, mental and psychological abilities and removing barriers where possible.

Friends of Vision 

(The volunteer arm of The Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology, A Division of the Henry Ford Department of Ophthalmology) Our mission is to assist the visually impaired in maintaining their independence and dignity through education, support and socialization so that they may live a satisfying and productive life in a sighted world.

Handbags of Hope

Our goal is to change the perception and views of society as a whole to understand Domestic Violence does not limit itself to physical abuse. We ask women to donate new or gently handled purses.  Each is then filled with 10 items of necessity, creating a functional purse.  Our bags are gifted locally and across the state to domestic-abuse-transitional housing and teen empowerment programs.

Kids on the Go

We are an organization that provides special needs children with much-needed therapy during the summer months to families who would otherwise not be able to afford these services. The mission of Kids on the Go is to address IEP (Individual Education Plan) goals of children with special needs that were established at the end of the school year and to maintain their current skills during the summer.

 Kids Without Cancer

Since 1981, our mission has been to eradicate childhood cancer by funding pediatric cancer research being done collaboratively by Children’s Hospital of Michigan, the Karmanos Cancer Institute and/or Wayne State University. In our 32 years, we have raised nearly four million dollars toward our goal.

Macomb County Children’s Hands On Museum

In 2010, a group of business leaders formed an organizing committee for the purpose of creating a children’s museum in Macomb County. The committee is looking primarily at downtown Mount Clemens as a central location to educate our children, attract and retain an educated workforce, and promote travel and tourism. Organizers of the Macomb Children’s Hands-On Museum are now moving their focus to our “Corner Stone” campaign as we work to raise the necessary funds to acquire and renovate a building in Downtown Mount Clemens.

 Miss St. Clair Shores Scholarship Program

As the longest consecutive running local Miss America preliminary in the state of Michigan, the Miss St. Clair Shores Scholarship Program provides scholarships to young women in the city of St. Clair Shores and Macomb County.  Annually, the program awards thousands in scholarships and prizes.  The scholarship program celebrated its 59th anniversary this year.

 Optimists Club of St. Clair Shores

We are an organization that Brings Out the Best in Kids in your community!  The Optimist Club of St Clair Shores awarded $16,000 in scholarships to students throughout our city who have risen above the odds and graduated with plans to pursue their education at a college, university or trade school.

 The Lake House

We invites anyone who joins to benefit from our support groups, health and wellness programs, stress management activities, and social events that can enrich lives and inspire those touched by cancer to live well in spite of this disease. It’s a welcoming place to drop by to connect with folks who can accept and understand what you are going through. It’s also a place to smile, laugh, and make new friends.

 The Tree of Hope Foundation

We are an organization founded in 2005 to promote research, education, and awareness of postpartum-related mood disorders. We offer five weekly postpartum depression support groups — St. Clair Shores, Sterling Heights, Troy, West Bloomfield, and Commerce Township.

Soroptimist International of Grosse Pointe (SIGP)

We are an international, volunteer organization for women who work to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment in local communities and throughout the world.