Detroit, MI Dec. 14, 2018— An outpouring of votes and support for FOCUS Detroit from a city-wide network of volunteers, donors, and local community members earned FOCUS Detroit a spot in Round Two of Detroit News’ Cheer for Charity campaign. FOCUS Detroit is now one of only five top charities competing for the grand prize of $20,000.
Cheer for Charity is an annual fundraiser organized by Detroit News to support local, community focused non-profit organizations during the holiday season. For Round Two of the competition, supporters must cast their vote by making a donation to their favorite cause. Each charity keeps the money they raise, and whichever raises the most, wins an additional $20,000. It’s a win-win for the children, educators, and families FOCUS serves in Detroit!
FOCUS Detroit provides impoverished and at-risk children with tools and resources they need to access opportunities for success. By partnering with schools, churches and businesses, FOCUS Detroit ensures these at-risk children have all that they need to succeed in school and in life.
FOCUS Detroit’s programs target three areas of need: childhood hunger/food insecurity, educational insufficiency, and lack of life essential resources. These needs are met through programs that include after school classes and literacy tutoring, year round weekend food sacks plus summer feeding for kids, and essentials like hygiene kits and winter coats.
- $20 helps our tutoring program reach more kids
- $50 feeds 20 food insecure children a healthy meal
- $20,000 would provide 8,000 weekend food sacks for children
VOTE for FOCUS Detroit by making a small donation ($10 minimum) through our Crowd Rise Campaign! Follow our Facebook and Instagram to keep up with the competition and see how your donation is put to action every day!
Donation Link: https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/focus-detroit1