The Five Finalists
Children with Hair Loss
Provides human hair replacements at no cost to children and young adults facing medically-related hair loss including cancer, Alopecia, burns, Trichotillomania and other rare diseases and disorders.
Detroit Dog Rescue
Focuses on raising awareness of the mounting homeless and stray dog problem in Detroit, along with advocating for humane rescue alternatives such as no-kill sheltering, foster care and adoptions, pet identification and healthy pet population control through spay and neutering.
Habitat for Humanity Oakland County
Partners with future and current homeowners to build simple, decent, and affordable housing for low income families. Volunteers and future homeowners work together in the building process.
Oakland County’s only comprehensive program for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. HAVEN provides shelter, counseling, advocacy and educational programming to nearly 20,000 people each year.
Kids Food Basket
Develops one-on-one relationships through the creation of church-school partnerships that pair church members with at-risk kids in supportive, mentoring relationships. Kids Hope USA mentors spend just one hour per week, reading, talking, playing and listening to a child at school.