2019 AWARD RECIPIENTS
The organization, selected by public vote, aims to allow soccer
players in southeast Michigan to improve their skill, partake
in competitive soccer against teams in one of the best leagues
nationally and to continue their love of the game while enriching
the local community. The donation will help them in their
quest to rehabilitate a former baseball field into a useable
Michigan Abolitionist Project is growing the movement of people and organizations working to prevent and end human trafficking in Michigan.
They do this through education, awareness and working to protect Michigan communities. The donation reward will provide resources and programs aimed to reach vulnerable and at-risk youth, through workshops, printed materials and educational presentations and seminars.
Goodbye Toys Charity is dedicated to improving youth education
and supporting children from low-income families. The $5,000
prize will be used to benefit their 2020 Summer Learning Program
which includes STEM activities including art, social-emotional
learning, reading and engaging in athletic and outdoor activities.
SandCastles Grief Support Program provides a caring place for children,
teens and their families who have experienced death. The number
of children attending is dependent on the funds raised to cover
their cost. The First State Banksgiving donation will help with
these costs, as well as in developing future program sites.
HEAL is an organization formed to help those suffering from addiction restore hope, gain courage and achieve recovery by providing services designed to foster healthy life changes. Part of recovery is giving back and the First State Banksgiving donation will help fund their HEALing Garden where people in recovery will assist in planting and maintaining a vegetable garden and give away the produce to people in need.