Volume XIII Issue 4                                                                           4th Quarter 2005

 

 

Grosse Pointe’s Gone to the Frogs!

FrogsˇFurˇFriend is a result of a collaborative effort of business and community leaders who were seeking a unique way to raise needed monies for two local non-profit organizations - Children’s Home of Detroit and the Grosse Pointe Animal Adoption Society. These individuals have donated their time, effort, and skills to bring this exciting community event to Grosse Pointe. FrogsˇFurˇFriends featured approximately 50 oversized fiberglass frogs, festively adorned by artists and displayed along major thoroughfares and retail areas from mid-June through September 2005.

The Children’s Home of Detroit (CHD), a non-profit organization established in 1836, is a leading provider of specialized services for children with emotional impairments, educational deficiencies, and developmental disabilities. CHD’s therapeutic residential programs and services are offered at campuses in Wayne and Macomb counties. Other major programs include The National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children (TLC), which trains professionals and educators nationwide who work with children who have experienced traumatic incidents or significant losses; the Foundation for Exceptional Children (FEC), an educational and social program for special-needs children; and Youth Assistance Services (YAS) community programs that help adolescents who have committed first-time misdemeanor offenses. Proceeds from FrogsˇFurˇFriends will provide scholarships for special-needs children attending the Foundation for Exceptional Children (FEC) and for therapeutic equipment. For more information, visit www.childrenshomeofdetroit.org.

GPAAS was established in 1997 to service the Grosse Pointes and neighboring communities as a foster-based, non-euthanasia organization that finds suitable homes for indoor companion animals that have been abandoned, surrendered, or found. The Grosse Pointe Animal Adoption Society is solely supported by public donations and does not receive any state or federal funding. GPAAS is a recognized 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Pet adoptions are held twice monthly at the Children’s Home of Detroit. Proceeds from FrogsˇFurˇFriends will be used to establish an endowment fund that will strengthen the organization’s financial position and allow them to expand and broaden their current community outreach programs. For more information, visit www.GPAAS.org.

On October 8, the FrogsˇFurˇFriends Auction Gala will be held at the Country Club of Detroit. v


 

 

                                       

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