January 27, 2010
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich.— As an alternative to their traditional holiday party Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C. opted to divide a $10,000 donation among three organizations in the names of their top clients. The firm sent holiday greeting cards with information about Cabrini Clinic, Gleaners Food Bank of Southeast Michigan and The Heat & Warmth Fund (THAW) and allowed the clients to select which contribution they would like their name to appear on.
To celebrate the 2009 holiday season and the relationship Foster, Swift shares with their top clients, they elected this donation program in place of their usual expression of gratitude. The firm felt that the current economic times called for action that would benefit those that are struggling.
Cabrini Clinic is a nonprofit organization that appoints volunteer clinicians to provide low-cost or free health care to uninsured applicants. The clinic is supported by Most Holy Trinity Church, and by donations like the one made by Foster Swift.
Gleaners Community Food Bank turns surplus food into nourishing meals for hungry people in southeast Michigan. The organization puts 95 cents of every dollar donated toward food programs like partner soup kitchens and shelters, and just one dollar makes three healthy meals for someone in need.
THAW is a nonprofit agency that supplies emergency energy support to low-income applicants in 70 counties throughout Michigan. The organization also campaigns for long-term solutions to energy concerns for families in need. THAW's services are available to those whose energy is off or who have obtained a shut-off notice, and they pay the utility or fuel provider directly.