D|Fab’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 “D|Fab Cares” program.
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.
3rd Quarter Donation: The Annual Kroger Golf Tourament
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.
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.
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.
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.
Oxford Community Memorial and Victims Fund
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.