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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

acc

November 24, 2022

Arab American and Chaldean Council

Over the past 43 years of providing Health and Human Services to the vulnerable and underserved communities in the State of Michigan, ACC has evolved from an organization that focused on serving a specific population to one that serves all people of all ages and backgrounds. The profile of the person needing our services has stretched beyond one culture or background. ACC's services provide a holistic approach to care by providing health, education, employment, youth and community development programs. ACC is strong in its dedication of "Making a Difference" in the lives of those we serve and is proud to serve the diverse multi-ethnic communities of Southeastern Michigan. For more info, visit: https://www.myacc.org/

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hw-foundation

November 6, 2022

Horatio Williams Foundation

The Horatio Williams Foundation is dedicated to helping Detroit Metropolitan youth realize personal success and achievement through a series of developmental leadership programs that will engage students in education, sports and community service activities. For more info, visit: https://www.horatiowilliamsfoundation.org/

Donation Amount: $1,900

imagine

October 30, 2022

Imagine Mentoring

The mission of the IMAGINE Mentoring Program is to teach young people who have experienced trauma to imagine the power of their potential, increase their self-esteem through self-awareness, and encourage them to pursue their dreams in spite of the obstacles they face in life. IMAGINE's programs have created a brighter future for more than 1000 of our most vulnerable children. The young people who have gone through the IMAGINE program grow up to be better parents, co-workers, and citizens...thus exponentially increasing the impact of the experience. While IMAGINE primarily works with school aged girls, they also serve the broader community through their annual Holiday Give Back. The Give Back provides gifts, toiletries and household items to low-income households that are struggling to make ends meet. The goal of the Holiday Give Back is to reduce the burden of the holidays on the parents, so that they can focus on their children. The IMAGINE Mentoring Program of Michigan is grateful to the Detroit Lions organization for their generous support. For more info, visit: www.imaginementoring.com

Donation Amount: $2,200

pure-heart-foundation

October 2, 2022

Pure Heart Foundation

Pure Heart Foundation's mission is to embrace the children of incarcerated parents (COIP) and empower them to break the cycle of generational involvement in the criminal justice system. Pure Hearts programming provides children with incarcerated parents an opportunity to reimagine their life confidently knowing that they're seen, supported and have equal access to resources and opportunities that will help navigate them to thrive in life and end the cycle of generational incarceration. For more info, visit: https://www.pureheartfoundation.org/

Donation Amount: $2,700

mcd

September 18, 2022

Mostyn Community Development

Mostyn Community Development provides service and assistance in the following areas of academic enrichment for students deemed at-risk / underprivileged and special needs students: STEM and STEAM learning, career and leadership development, entrepreneurship, vocational training, community outreach, sports and recreation. MCD encourages students to explore and grow in their educational and career journey. MCD partners with schools, community centers, churches, school districts, other community organizations, and state departments to expand learning time and boost student achievement. For more info, visit: www.mcdimpact.com

Donation Amount: $1,700

defy

September 11, 2022

DEFY Program

DEFY Program is a youth non-profit organization that provides access, mentorship, and opportunity to youth of all ages through research based programming tailored to meet the needs of every scholar involved. For more information visit: http://defyprogram.org/

Donation Amount: $2,300

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August 12, 2022

Judson Center

Judson Center is a non-profit human service agency that provides compassionate, comprehensive services to children and families throughout southeast Michigan. Since opening in 1924 , as an orphanage, Judson Center has grown to provide services to nearly 12,000 children, adults and families each year. Judson Center has been changing fates and restoring childhoods for children who have been abused and neglected, and others who are challenged by developmental and physical disabilities, severe emotional impairments and autism spectrum disorder.

To learn more about Judson Center, visit: https://www.judsoncenter.org/

Donation Amount: $2,600

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