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Comerica-FirstDown (1)

To continue their support of local communities and businesses, Comerica Bank is pledging that for every Detroit Lions first down at Ford Field, they will give a philanthropic investment of $100 to a dedicated non-profit. Each games total will be invested toward a different non-profit for a total of eight community organizations. Learn more about the organizations selected for this year's program below.

First Down Donation Participants


September 13, 2020

The Capuchin Soup Kitchen

The Capuchin Soup Kitchen has been serving people facing challenging circumstances since 1929, rooted in the example of St. Francis of Assisi. Today, the Soup Kitchen has evolved to include two meal program sites, a clothing and food distribution center, social and emergency assistance, Earthworks Urban Farm, Rosa Parks Youth Program, Jefferson House residential substance abuse treatment facility and On the Rise Bakery for citizens returning from incarceration. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Capuchin Soup Kitchen has continued to serve, focusing on their most critical services: Providing takeaway meals from our two meal program sites on Detroit's near east side, residential programs at Jefferson House, serving men recovering from substance use disorders, and the R.O.P.E. House, where citizens returning from incarceration live in community while developing work skills at On the Rise Bakery, and social work services to help our guests find solutions to their short-term and long-term goals.

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Donation Amount: $2,500


October 4, 2020

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

For over half a century, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History has dedicated itself to exploring and celebrating the rich cultural legacy of African Americans. Through dozens of permanent and visiting exhibitions, over 200 annual public events and programs, as well education and research opportunities for adults, children, and visiting scholars, The Wright inspires visitors toward greater understanding, acceptance, and unity by reflecting on the triumphs and tragedies of African American history.

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Donation Amount: $1,800