Our Mission

DFab’s goal is to fulfill its responsibility as a member of our community, supporting local and regional charitable and service organizations. We are passionate about our community and support local charities that make a difference where we live and work. Here are some of the charities we have supported through our “DFab Cares” program. Click on each organization’s logo below to find out more!

June 2024: The Coffee Bucket- Waterford MI

Nearly six years ago, Disaster Relief at Work (DRAW) established the Coffee Bucket to integrate individuals into their team, both in the field and in operations. Baristas who double as first responders bring you great coffee for a greater good! Every penny earned at the Coffee Bucket supports communities and victims affected by natural disasters. Over the years, the Coffee Bucket has fostered a community of support, service, and creativity. In addition to their mission, the Coffee Bucket serves some of the most delicious lattes and teas around. Enjoy your morning coffee while contributing to a noble cause.

May 2024: Family Caregiver Alliance

For more than 40 years, FCA has provided services to family caregivers of adults with physical and cognitive impairments, such as Parkinson’s, stroke, Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. Their services include assessment, care planning, direct care skills, wellness programs, respite services, and legal/financial consultation vouchers. Ongoing support is available with FCA CareNav™, also now on a digital service platform. FCA is a longtime advocate for caregivers in the areas of policy, health and social system development, research, and public awareness, on the state, national and international levels.

April 2024: Gilda's Club - Metro Detroit: The Annual Kroger Golf Tournament 2024

Gilda’s Club is a place where men, women and children whose lives have been touched by cancer, as well as their families and friends can feel they are part of a welcoming community of support. Since 1998, more than 10,000 individuals and families have visited our Clubhouse in either Royal Oak, St. Clair Shores or Detroit.

Corporate Donation: The Annual Kroger Golf Tournament 2024

Once more, we’re delighted to announce our sponsorship of a hole at the Annual Kroger Golf Outing, which supports the vital work of the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. St. Jude’s mission is dedicated to advancing cures and prevention methods for pediatric catastrophic diseases through extensive research and treatment. In line with the vision set forth by their founder, Danny Thomas, the hospital ensures that no child is denied treatment based on race, religion, or a family’s financial circumstances.

March 2024: Leader Dogs For The Blind

Leader Dogs for the Blind is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering individuals who are blind or visually impaired with independence and mobility through the use of guide dogs. They provide expertly trained guide dogs, orientation and mobility training, and support services to enhance the lives of people with visual impairments worldwide! Find out more about this wonderful organization!

February 2024: The Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Alliance (PMSA)

The Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Alliance (PMSA) is a nonprofit group dedicated to connecting families whose lives are affected by pediatric MS and providing education on pediatric MS to parents of children living with this rare autoimmune disorder. Symptoms include fatigue, muscle weakness, vision problems, and cognitive difficulties. Early diagnosis and management are crucial for optimizing outcomes in this challenging condition. The PMSA was built on the belief that sharing information, experiences, knowledge, resources, contacts, and providing educational opportunities, we can better build bridges and better help raise awareness for this disease and other neuro-immunologic disorders.

January 2024: The Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center's "Without Warning" Program.

This month, we donated in honor of Gordon Eason, former Creative Director at JGA, a Metro-Detroit based retail design firm, who passed away in late December from early onset Alzheimer’s Disease. This support program for those diagnosed at the young age of 65 and living with early onset Alzheimer’s Disease, uses online Zoom-format meetings to connect people with dementia, their family members, friends and healthcare professionals from across the country.

November 2023: Gleaners Food Bank

During this season of gratitude we are supporting Gleaners as our November charity. Gleaners, established in 1977 and based in Detroit, serves Southeastern Michigan by providing food through 660 partner agencies. Every dollar donated helps supply three meals, combating the rising food insecurity in our community.

Ford Motor Company generously doubled our donation for their Thanksgiving Virtual Food Drive, amplifying our impact. At D|Fab, we’re proud to continue our tradition of giving back!

October 2023: The Empowerment Plan

The Empowerment Plan, located on Kercheval in Detroit, is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals by breaking the cycle of homelessness – by providing employment and training for individuals experiencing homelessness to manufacture sleeping bag coats for those in need. This employment opportunity ensures that each person hired is able to earn a stable income, find secure housing, and regain their independence. Their innovative and weather-resistant EMPWR coat can transform into a sleeping bag or be worn as an over-the-shoulder bag and is produced using upcycled fabric. We encourage you to learn more by visiting their website!

Sept. 2023: Tunnel to Towers Foundation

In remembrance of 9/11, a donation was made to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation. Since this devastating event, T2T has been helping America’s heroes by providing over twenty Gold Star and fallen first responder families with young children with mortgage -free homes and by building specially adapted smart homes for catastrophically injured veterans and first responders.

9/11 NEVER FORGET

August 2023: American Red Cross Hawaii Wildfire Relief Fund

The Red Cross is currently on the ground providing aid and resources to those who live and work on Maui, or who were vacationing there when the fires broke out. Since the fires began, the Red Cross has provided more than 5,000 overnight shelter stays, provided more than 30,700 meals and snacks, and deployed over 300 disaster workers. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Hawaii.

July 2023: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention was established in 1987 as a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death. They create a culture that educates the public about mental health and suicide prevention.

June 2023: Barn Sanctuary - Chelsea, MI

Barn Sanctuary of Chelsea, MI rescues and rehabilitates abused and neglected farm animals while providing a safe haven where they can recover and thrive.  They also educate the public and advocate for the humane treatment of farm animals.  Their motto is ‘we envision a world in which farm animals are seen as individuals and treated with empathy and compassion.’

May 2023: Thorn: Digital Defenders of Children

Thorn is an international anti-human trafficking organization that works to address the sexual exploitation of children.  Thorn works with a group of technology partners who serve the organization as members of the Technology Task Force. The goal of the program includes developing technological barriers and initiatives to ensure the safety of children online and deter sexual predators on the Internet.

Corporate Donation: The Annual Kroger Golf Tournament

For our 3rd quarter donation, we are proud to sponsor a hole at the Annual Kroger Golf outing benefitting the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital whose mission is to advance cures and means of preventions, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of their founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion, or a family’s ability to pay.

April 2023: Blue Line K9 Project

Blue Line K9 Project is a non-profit based out of Ohio that raises money to provide necessary medical supplies, K9 protective gear, and training equipment to enhance the safety and performance of Police K9, certified search and rescue  K9s, and their human partners.

2023 2nd Quarter Donation: East Palestine, Ohio Water Drive

For our Second Quarter Donation of 2023, we partnered with Floodgate Church of Howell, MI, and donated to support the East Palestine, Ohio Water Drive.  We offered support to the people of East Palestine, OH who have suffered greatly due to the derailment of a Norfolk Southern train, this past February which greatly affected their water supply. We stand with the community during this difficult time, as clean-up efforts are ongoing months later.

March 2023: The Parkinson's Foundation

The Parkinson’s Foundation is dedicated to people living with Parkinson’s disease.  The foundation’s research has led to breakthroughs in treatment and improved care that brings hope to the entire Parkinson’s community and their families

February 2023: Michigan State University's Spartan Strong Fund

For the month of February, we have donated to Michigan State University’s Spartan Strong shooting victim’s fund.  This fund will provide resources to those critically impacted by the recent mass shooting.  This includes being used for counseling services for students, faculty and staff, campus safety enhancements as well as covering funeral expenses and hospital bills for the students who were impacted. Our hearts go out to all affected by this tragedy.

January 2023: Angels of Hope

Angels of Hope’s mission is to provide critical support to Michigan families directly impacted by cancer. Their goal is to help ease the burden caused by the disease, it’s treatment, and the devastating effects – both financial and emotional – through tailored grant programs and emotional support to families coping with cancer.

2023 Quarterly Donation: Mapco Giveback partnered with KABOOM!

For our First Quarter Donation of 2023, we donated to support the Mapco Giveback partnership with the national non-profit, KABOOM! to build a custom playground and other amenities that will promote learning and creative play at a Brooks Park in Goodlettsville, TN.

KABOOM! unites communities to build kid-designed play spaces that can spark joy and foster a sense of belonging for the kids who are often denied opportunities to thrive. There will be projects for every skill and ability level, so all are welcome to join!

November 2022: Gleaners Food Bank

For the month of November, D|fab has strategically donated to the Gleaners Food Bank – a month when Ford Motor Company partners with Gleaners in doubling all donations.  Through their partnership, nutritious food is provided to households in need throughout southeast Michigan.

October 2022: The American Red Cross Hurricane Disaster Relief Fund

Tens of thousands of people in Florida are struggling with the devastation left behind by Hurricane Ian, one of the largest disasters to ever hit the state.  The American Red Cross will be helping families recover for months to come.  Currently, they are focusing on providing safe shelter, meals, relief supplies and comfort for people facing unimaginable destruction.

September 2022: National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

NCMEC is the nation’s largest and most influential child protection organization, leading the fight to protect children, create resources for them and the people who keep them safe. NCMEC works with families, victims, private industry, law enforcement and the public to assist with preventing child abductions, recovering missing children and providing services to deter and combat child sexual exploitation. For the past 38 years they’ve circulated billions of photos of missing children and assisted law enforcement in the recovery of more than 376,000 missing children.

Corporate Charity Donation: Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida

Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida’s FOOD 4 KIDS BACKPACK PROGRAM, provides food to chronically hungry elementary school students from low-income households who are at risk of hunger over the weekend/school vacations when free school meals are unavailable. Donations to the Food 4 Kids Backpack Program will provide a child with a weekly package of food every Friday afternoon. Each package contains two breakfasts, two complete entrees (lunch and dinner), snacks, juice, and dairy items. This food gives them nutritional support over the weekend.

August 2022: Down Syndrome Guild of Southeast Michigan (DSGSEMI)

The DSGSEMI is a non-profit organization established in 1999 that develops programs that enrich the lives of individuals with Down Syndrome. Their mission is to provide support, resources, and advocacy to those with Down Syndrome, their families, and caregivers.  They help to increase public awareness and understanding of the unlimited potential of these individuals as well as expand educational and employment opportunities.  The DSGSEMI encourages inclusion in our neighborhoods, schools, places of worship, recreational activities, and places of employment.

July 2022: American Diabetes Association

The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes for those affected by it through research, funding, community services, education & advocacy. The moving force behind their work is a network of more than 565,000 volunteers, their families, and caregivers. From fighting for affordable medical care, medication, and supplies to offering life-changing programs that help those living with diabetes learn how to manage it. They are helping to improve lives of the 34 million Americans with diabetes and 88 million with prediabetes.

June 2022: Head for the Cure

The mission of Head for the Cure is to inspire hope for the community of brain cancer patients, their families, friends, caregivers and other supporters, while celebrating their courage, spirit and energy. They accomplish their mission by three strategic pillars: 1) Building Awareness for a disease that is not widely known and needs advancements in treatments to help patients; 2) Raising Funds through 5K run/walk events and other fundraising events and campaigns to support clinical research and programs; and 3) Igniting Hope for all who have faced this disease

May 2022: Forgotten Harvest
Oak Park, MI

Forgotten Harvest delivers 144,000 pounds of surplus food per day to local charities five days a week, providing families in need with fresh and nutritious food free of charge.   Michigan’s Oak Park non-profit branch distributes donated perishable food (that would otherwise be thrown away) to local Detroit area foodbanks on a daily basis, fighting both hunger and food waste.

April 2022: St. Jude Research Hospital

St Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats, and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.  The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures and means of prevention for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment.  No child is denied treatment based on race, religion, or a family’s ability to pay.

March 2022: World Central Kitchen

World Central Kitchen is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization devoted to providing meals in the wake of natural disasters. Founded in 2010 by celebrity chef José Andrés.  Its method of operations is to be a first responder and then to collaborate and galvanize solutions with local chefs to solve the problem of hunger, immediately following a disaster.  WCK has been serving meals to thousands of families escaping the violence in Ukraine and people still remaining in the country, each day.

February 2022: K-9 Stray Rescue League

K-9 Stray Rescue League rescues hundreds of dogs every year from surrounding county shelters’ euthanasia lists and owner surrenders. K-9 Stray Rescue provides a humane environment for rescued dogs until permanent homes are found.

January 2022: Autism Alliance of Michigan

Autism Alliance of Michigan is an organization with the mission to lead efforts to raise expectations and expand opportunities for people touched by autism across the lifespan.  They work toward a more accepting future for all people by cultivating a world rich in diverse abilities, talents, and ideas.

2021 November: Alzheimer's Association

Through their many initiatives and worldwide reach, the Alzheimer’s Association leads the charge in Alzheimer’s quality care, support, research, and advocacy.  This organization focuses on ways to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia through research and early detection.

October 2021: Capuchin Soup Kitchen

The Capuchin Soup Kitchen has provided food and clothing to people in need, in Detroit, MI, Since 1929.  It has a long history of helping the poor, serving up to 2,000 meals a day. While it was initially established as a soup kitchen, CSK now includes a food and clothing bank, a drug rehabilitation program, and an after school and summer youth program.

Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan

Gleaners provides a vital link between food sources and those most in need by providing food to 528 partner soup kitchens, food pantries and shelters throughout Southeastern Michigan.

HAVEN - Oakland County
Pontiac, Ml

HAVEN serves victims of domestic violence and sexual assault by providing shelter, counseling, advocacy and educational programming to nearly 30,000 people each year.

Oxford Community Memorial and Victims Fund
Oxford, MI

Due to recent events in Oxford, MI, our community mourns the loss of four Oxford High School students due to senseless violence. The “Oxford Community Memorial and Victims Fund” has been established to accept donations for the victims and their families.

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