The Auburn Hills community includes more than 20 non-profit and civic programs and organizations. These members comprise the Auburn Hills Community Council and are deserving of your support of time and resources.
Auburn Hills Community Foundation
The Auburn Hills Community Foundation seeks to be the charity of choice for charitable giving in the Auburn Hills community. The Foundation's goal is to fund worthwhile endeavors not typically funded by the local government, such as community groups and service organizations that strengthen Auburn Hills and align with the goals and objectives of the foundation.
Contact: Thomas Tanghe
248.370.9440 | email@example.com | www.ahcommunityfoundation.org
Avondale Education Foundation
The Avondale Education Foundation (AEF) supports student development, promotes excellence though creative teaching and fosters community and school partnerships. The AEF also sponsors "Dare to Dream" grants which fund a variety of enrichment programs that allow teachers to bring new and innovative educational experiences to Avondale children.
Contact: Sue Briggs
248.537.6000 | firstname.lastname@example.org | avondalefoundation.org
Avondale SKILL Program
SKILL (Successful Keys for Independent Learning and Living) is a program for adult students of the Avondale School District who have a disability. Curriculum focuses on vocational independence and self-sufficiency. Businesses have an opportunity to partner with SKILL by providing entry-level clerical projects for the students. In the SKILL facility, and under the supervision of staff, students use the projects to increase fine motor and motion planning aptitudes as well as to develop and improve their universal soft skills.
Contact: Annette McAvoy
248.537.6440 | email@example.com | avondale.mi.schoolwebpages.com
Boys and Girls Club of Southeastern Michigan
Since 1926, Boys and Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan (originally the Boys' Club of Detroit) has provided high-quality youth development programs, sporting activities, events and a safe haven for children. The Clubs have been credited with "saving lives" of children who often have no one to turn to in times of family problems, poverty, failing grades and other difficult situations. The Club's directors, professional staff and volunteers help children ages 6 to 18 grow into responsible, self-reliant and caring individuals.
Contact: Mike Brown
248.852.1336 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.bgcm.org
City of Auburn Hills Helping Hands
Helping Hands is a local organization sponsored by the City of Auburn Hills. Helping Hands is committed to serving Auburn Hills citizens in need. Several city employees and residents are involved in fundraising events, aiding victims of fire and making sure those who are less fortunate have what they need in the form of donations, food baskets, and gift cards.
Contact: Rod Wynn
248.364.6755 | www.auburnhills.org
City of Auburn Hills Parks and Recreation
Our mission is to improve the quality of life in Auburn Hills by providing quality parks and recreation opportunities with a variety of year-round programs, special events and facilities for people of all ages and abilities. Recreational experiences are available close to home at one of the four major city parks and in a variety of programs and annual community events offered throughout the year.
Contact: Brian Marzolf
248.370.9353 | email@example.com | www.auburnhills.org
City of Auburn Hills Senior Services
The mission of the City of Auburn Hills Senior Citizens Service Department is to act as a community focal point on aging, where seniors, families, caregivers and the community can come for services, information and support. The Senior Services Department will strive to provide effective, informative, and current programs, services and events.
Contact: Karen Adcock
248.370.9353 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.auburnhills.org
Palace Sports & Entertainment and the Detroit Pistons are dedicated to enriching the lives of our community's youth and families through our unique resources, teamwork and goodwill. We positively impact lives by developing and supporting programs, such as Reaching Higher, that promote education, recreation and a healthy lifestyle, inspiring excellence through role models and serving as a catalyst for constructive community change.
Contact: Dennis Sampier
248.377.0100 | email@example.com | www.nba.com/pistons/community/foundation.html
Community Network Services
Community Network Services (CNS) is a private, non-profit human services agency that provides comprehensive behavioral health services. Established in 2002, CNS is committed to providing essential mental health services that: meet the needs of persons served; help individuals improve the quality of their lives; and reduce the all too common sense of isolation. Our mission is to provide services and support which promotes recovery, productivity and health/wellness.
Contact: Brad Ewing
248.871.1401 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.cnsmi.org
Easter Seals has been helping individuals with disabilities and special needs, and their families, live better lives for more than 90 years. Whether helping someone improve physical mobility, return to work, or simply gain greater independence for everyday living, Easter Seals offers a variety of services to help people with disabilities address life's challenges and achieve personal goals.
Contact: Kevin Kelly
248.475.6400 | email@example.com | www.mi.easterseals.com
Five Points Community Church
Five Points Community Church in Auburn Hills has a long and prominent tradition in the City of Auburn Hills. Five Points Church offers group and field trips for families, children, students and adults, as well as serving opportunities such as domestic and international missionaries. Five Points Community Church welcomes community members to visit their church and see what they have to offer.
Contact: JJ Sherwood
248.373.1381 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.5pointscc.org
In partnership with the business community, JA brings the real world to students by teaching the value of free enterprise, business and economics while reinforcing the importance of staying in school. JA's partnership with the Auburn Hills Chamber has impacted more than 1,000 students in Auburn Hills. Trained business volunteers serve as role models for students as they support the JA curriculum.
Contact: Cindy Bazner
313.962.5689 | email@example.com | www.jamichigan.org
Meadow Brook Hall
Built in 1929, Meadow Brook Hall is Michigan's newest Historical Landmark. Hall visitors can take advantage of guided tours, purchase souvenirs in the store and check out the current exhibits featured throughout the museum. Community members are also invited to participate in youth programs and special seasonal events.
Contact: Shannon O'Berski
248.364.6200 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.meadowbrookhall.org
Morning Optimist Club
The Morning Optimist Club is comprised of business owners, educators, community leaders, retirees, professionals, and citizens with the common goal of being a "Friend of Youth." Optimist Club activities include: youth essay contests, safety classes, and programs for educator, fire fighter and policeman of the year. The Morning Optimist Club meets Thursday mornings from 7:30-8:30 am at the Boys and Girls Club of Auburn Hills.
Contact: Steve Sucher
248.828.1634 | email@example.com | www.optimist.org
North Oakland YMCA
The purpose of the North Oakland Family YMCA is to build strong kids, strong families and strong communities. As part of a worldwide movement of health seekers, YMCA members share a common goal of building strong communities through active, engaged lifestyles. With a focus on providing resources for families, the YMCA community welcomes new members, encouraging them to enrich spirit, mind and body.
Contact: Chris King
248.370.9622 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.ymcadetroit.org/north-oakland
Relay for Life Auburn Hills
The American Cancer Society helps people stay well, get well, find cures and fight back. Relay for Life, dedicated to increasing awareness and raising funds to fight cancer, includes teams of families, friends and co-workers who camp out overnight, taking turns walking the park in downtown Auburn Hills. This event brings the local community together in the fight against cancer.
Contact: Elizabeth Schulmeister
248.663.3421 | email@example.com | http://relay.acsevents.org/site/TR?fr_id=50158&pg=entry
Rochester Area Neighborhood House
Rochester Area Neighborhood House, a non-profit human services organization founded by communities of faith in 1968, assists families within our service area during times of hardship. Neighborhood House partners with the community and other social service providers to help neighbors in need move toward self sufficiency. Although we assist families with basic emergency needs such as food, clothing, housing, transportation and more, our primary goal is to help move families toward economic self-sufficiency.
Contact: Linda Riggs
248.651.5836 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.ranh.org
Rochester Auburn Hills Community Coalition
The RAHCC is a volunteer organization dedicated to supporting healthy lifestyles, preventing and reducing substance abuse, and promoting safety in collaboration with youth, families, and other sectors of our community. The RAHCC sponsors many safe, substance-free activities and is associated with Rochester PRIDE, a group of students who develop programs that send a drug-free message to students, and Upper Room, a safe gathering place for teens on Saturday evenings.
Contact: Paul Funk
248.346.7031 | email@example.com | www.rahcc.org
The Rotary Club of Auburn Hills meets Thursday morning at JoAngela's in downtown Auburn Hills. The Rotary is comprised of business and professional leaders who volunteer in their communities and promote world understanding and peace. They strive to use their vocational talents to provide opportunities for young people, to relieve the needs of others and to improve the quality of life in the community.
Contact: John Morgan
248.808.4655 | www.rotary.org
The River Church of Auburn Hills
River Church of Auburn Hills is led by several pastors of varying ages. The River Church of Auburn Hills plays a vital role in the lives of their members, holding special prayer services through the week, martial arts for children and performing community service projects in the Metro Detroit Area. The church also offers counseling, information on support services to help with day-to-day needs.
Contact: Susan Yester
248.853.1524 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.therivercampus.com
Swan for Life Cancer Foundation
The Swan for Life Foundation is a non-profit organization that celebrates cancer survivors and provides support, education and wellness services to cancer patients, families, friends and caregivers in Southeastern Michigan. Swan for Life offers opportunities to share common experiences, learn effective coping skills and make necessary life changes to promote wellness. Our programs complement the efforts of medical professionals and other cancer organizations by providing psychologial, social, and emotional support.