SOUTHFIELD — From adoption to housing to veterans, Plante Moran, a nationwide accounting and management consulting firm with offices in metro Detroit and Michigan, will support 17 non-profit organizations through a staff-driven community service initiative.
Now in its seventh year, the initiative connects staff with volunteer opportunities designed to improve the well being of members in their local communities. Through hands-on volunteering and creative fundraising initiatives, PM Cares furthers the firm’s longstanding “We care” mission while strengthening staff ties in each of its offices in Michigan, Ohio and Illinois.
“The focus of PM Cares is on activities that meet immediate needs in the surrounding communities where Plante Moran has an office,” says Gordon Krater, managing partner. “In previous years, PM Cares has chosen a theme, such as literacy, and encouraged each office to choose a nonprofit focused on that area.
“This year, we are departing from that formula by allowing each of our offices to choose an organization that is particularly meaningful to them. This means the firm will be supporting a wide array of organizations that contribute positively to the communities where our teams live and work.”
The Plante Moran staff voted by office and selected the following organizations to support:
· Ann Arbor – Food Gatherers
· Auburn Hills – Wounded Warrior Project
· Chicago – Gift of Adoption Fund
· Cincinnati – Make-A-Wish
· Cleveland – Achievement Centers for Children
· Columbus – Habitat for Humanity MidOhio
· Detroit – Alternatives for Girls
· East Lansing – Ele’s Place
· Flint – Whaley Children’s Center
· Grand Rapids – Equest Center for Therapeutic Riding
· Kalamazoo – Ministry with Community
· Macomb – Big Family of Michigan
· Northwest Chicago – Food for Greater Elgin
· St. Joseph – Harbor Habitat for Humanity
· Southfield – Bottomless Toy Chest
· Toledo – Neighborhood Properties Inc.
· Traverse City – Child and Family Services of Northwestern Michigan