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Your Cause, Your Choice

Do you know a hardworking, local nonprofit in need of a helping hand?

Vote for your favorite nonprofit organization below by 12 p.m. EST on Friday, July 1! The qualified organizations receiving the most votes will win a $10,000 grant from the DTE Energy Foundation and have the opportunity to engage DTE volunteers to support their mission.

Winners will be announced in August – DTE’s Month of Caring.

Thank you for participating and being a force for good in the communities where we live and serve.

This contest is subject to the Official Rules.

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Arts & Culture

Detroit Metropolitan Youth Symphony
One of the oldest youth symphonies in the state of Michigan, Detroit Metropolitan Youth Symphony is recognized for the outstanding accomplishments of its four student orchestras, encouragement of the musical development of its members, commitment to excellence and for leadership in music education.

Redford Civic Symphony
Redford Civic Symphony is proud to have provided Redford and surrounding communities with free orchestral performances for more than 60 years!

Southeastern Michigan Classical Ballet
Under the direction of Gina Urso-Dudash, the ballet company performs a Nutcracker each holiday season at the Whitney in Detroit.

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Community Transformation

Challenge Detroit
Challenge Detroit cultivates diverse, innovative, community-minded leaders from the city and across the country, fostering their talents to support local initiatives that move Detroit forward.

Collaboration Door
To collaborate among the neighborhood, and the community, is essential to achieving their overall goals. D.O.O.R. represents the following acronyms: Development, Opportunity, Optimism, and Rehabilitation.

Demographic Inspirations-Detroit
Demographic Inspirations-Detroit is a local nonprofit dedicated to eradicating blight, reuse vacant land and rehab vacant structures throughout eight blocks of the Dexter-Linwood Cordon neighborhood.

Rebuilding Together Oakland County, Inc. (Rebuilding Together Southeast Michigan)
Rebuilding Together is a leading national nonprofit in safe and healthy housing with more than 40 years of experience. Rebuilding Together’s local affiliates and nearly 100,000 volunteers complete about 10,000 rebuild projects nationwide each year.

Leadership Macomb, Inc.
Leadership Macomb is the ultimate platform for bringing private, public, and nonprofit sectors together to experience the county, connect and collaborate with each other, and become engaged locally and beyond.

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Education & Employment

Detroit Magic Child Development
Detroit Magic Child Development’s mission is to work with parents, churches, schools, and other organizations to provide a nurturing environment in the community to build character and promote academic achievement with our youth.

Gjergj Kastrioti Scholarship Fund
Gjergj Kastrioti Scholarship Fund is an organization that supports Albanian education within the Albanian Community and provide academic scholarships to Albanian students seeking a higher education.

Northern Macomb Foundation
The Northern Macomb Foundation supports the areas of education, leadership, and workforce development in the Northern Macomb region.

The Collab Foundation
The Collab Foundation is a community outreach and empowerment organization that aims to positively impact the Metro Detroit community through scholarship, mentorship, fellowship, community activism, as well as social outreach.

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Human Needs

A Girl Like Me
A Girl Like Me helps girls, teens, teen moms and moms, ages 11 to 25, by providing free diapers, wipes, bottles, baby milk, food, new and gently-used baby items, clothing, shoes and personal hygiene kits. It also provides a mentoring program for girls, teens and teen moms ages 11 to 17.

Abigayle Ministries
Christian interdenominational organization assists adult pregnant women and their children by introducing them to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and equipping them to be self-sufficient through its residential housing program.

Jenna Kast Believe in Miracles Foundation
The mission of Believe in Miracles is to enrich the lives of Michigan children suffering from life-threatening medical conditions by buying gifts and bringing joy and hope to their lives.

Metro Food Rescue 
We rescue food that would otherwise be discarded and deliver it to food pantries throughout the Detroit area.

Revive and Thrive
The Revive & Thrive Project has a dual mission of providing meals to those facing a health crisis while providing teens with healthy eating and job skills.

Santa’s Helping Hands 
Santa’s Helping Hands is a nonprofit organization that provides Christmas spirit through gifts and food to children of low- income households in St. Clair County (MI).  Our goal is to raise and maintain funds to cover the expense for up to 1.5 future events to ensure the annual event, that was started in 1985, continues in future years.

Sister Judie’s Outreach 
Sister Judie’s mission is to feed the homeless and underprivileged in the Eastern Market area of Detroit.

Suitcases Equal Academics 
Suitcases Equal Academics supports at-risk students in impoverished communities around the world to complete their high school education.

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