MARCH 16, 2023 Meeting

Winning Charity: Incarcerated Youth Ministries
Presenting member: Margaret Hannon

For twenty-seven years, Incarcerated Youth Ministries (IYM) has been a dedicated Christian 501(c)(3) organization committed to incarcerated youth.  IYM believes these youth are “Locked up, but not locked out of God’s love and protection.”  The chaplains and volunteers visit, mentor, pray, and bring the message of Jesus Christ to juveniles aged 12-18 who have found themselves in jail for committing a felony. While in the detention center, they are offered visits and services of IYM to help with their healing process, and hopefully, help them find Jesus. IYM has an annual budget of $9000, and our collective donation will fund a full year of services to change the trajectory of these troubled youth.

Amount donated: $9,650 


Also presented:  We encourage members to pray for and support all of the wonderful charities introduced at our meetings.

Cassie Hines Shoes Cancer Foundation
Presenting member: Lisa Chorazyczewski
Cassie was a typical student-athlete junior in high school until pain on her side led her to a cancer diagnosis. Cassie battled with faith and strength for 4 years. Shopping for shoes and joining other young adults battling cancer is what helped her stay positive.  The Cassie Hines Shoes Cancer Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that supports young adults (16-39) during their cancer diagnosis, treatment, and beyond through a variety of advocacy and programming. The mission of the Cassie Hines Shoes Cancer Foundation is to support young adults with cancer from the beginning of their battle to life beyond cancer. Engaging in support groups involving peer interaction, especially young adult cancer camps, can provide them with tools that will help them manage the emotional side of their battle and allow them to feel like they are back in charge of their own life. 

Love INC North Oakland County
Presenting member:  Patricia Schapira 
Since 2007, Love In the Name of Christ (Love INC) North Oakland County has been a 501(c)(3) non-profit cooperative effort that links churches, volunteers, and service agencies and helps them to organize and mobilize their efforts by reaching out to the poor and disadvantaged. Love INC helps churches help people; through their Connection Center people in need are connected with local churches and agencies that provide them with assistance. Love INC currently serves 500 families with food, shelter, utility, holiday help, and meets ongoing needs that are not currently being met by other agencies or organizations by working with our partner churches in the operation of Community Meals, a Clothes Closet, Little Luxuries, incentives, Bed Blessings & Beyond, and a Laundry Ministry.

100 Faithful Friends Donations to Date

Meeting Meeting Date Winning Charity/Worthy Cause Donation Total
1 Sep-15 Dutton Farm $ 4,100.00
2 Dec-15 LifeBUILDERS Detroit $ 10,000.00
3 Mar-16 Pontiac Dream Center $ 7,800.00
4 Jun-16 Faith Works $ 8,000.00
5 Sep-16 St. Clair Butterfly Foundation $ 8,900.00
6 Dec-16 Amiee O’Neill & family $ 10,200.00
7 Mar-17 Manna Community Meals $ 10,600.00
8 Jun-17 Audra Katchorek & family $ 10,900.00
9 Sep-17 New Day Foundation $ 10,300.00
10 Dec-17 Bryant Paul Miller & family $ 10,000.00
11 Mar-18 Great Lakes Burn Camp $ 10,000.00
12 Jun-18 Helping Hands Gifts $ 10,000.00
13 Sep-18 Faith Works $ 10,400.00
14 Dec-18 Six Feet Over $ 10,400.00
15 Mar-19 Love For A Child $ 10,000.00
16 Jun-19 YWAM Metro Detroit $ 10,000.00
17 Sep-19 Hope Center $ 9,400.00
18 Dec-19 Purposeful Youth Detroit $ 9,000.00
19 Mar-20 Blessings in a Backpack $ 9,750.00
20 Jun-20 Meals on Wheels $ 9,600.00
21 Sep-20 St. Patrick Senior Center $ 9,300.00
22 Dec-20 Patron/Abide Ministries $ 10,300.00
23 Mar-21 The Links, Inc. – Oakland County $ 9,000.00
24 Jun-21 Know Resolve $ 9,250.00
25 Sep-21 Gifts For All God’s Children $ 9,250.00
26 Dec-21 Thaar Care Foundation $ 9,750.00
27 Mar-22 Hope Against Trafficking $ 8,800.00
28 Jun-22 UCARE, Inc. $ 8,750.00
29 Sep-22 Matthew Mitchey & Family $ 10,500.00
30 Dec-22 The Power Company Kids Club $ 9,850.00
31 Mar-23 Incarcerated Youth Ministries $ 9,650.00
$ 293,750.00