Community Involvement

  • Brand It Blue Initiative

    Giving Back in Metro Detroit

    Whether we are helping people build their careers or their businesses, Express believes that hope is the foundation for a successful life. Express Employment Professionals is committed to giving back to the Metro Detroit community. Express has regular volunteer days, sponsors community events, partners with local organizations, and much more to give back to the community. You can see some of our recent community activities below.


  • Community Involvement

    Focus: HOPE
    Focus: HOPE

    Recognizing the dignity and beauty of every person, we pledge intelligent and practical action to overcome racism, poverty, and injustice. And to build a metropolitan community where all people may live in  freedom , harmony, trust and affection.

    www.focushope.edu

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    Gilda's Club
    Gilda's Club

    Gilda's Club Metro Detroit ensures that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained by community. Our organization creates welcoming communities of free support for everyone living with cancer - men, women, teens and children - along with their families and friends.

    www.gildasclubdetroit.org

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    Detroit Dog Rescue
    Detroit Dog Rescue

    Detroit Dog Rescue is focused on raising awareness for the plight of the forgotten, homeless and stray dogs of Detroit.

    Detroit Dog Rescue focuses on raising awareness of the mounting homeless and stray dog problem in Detroit, along with advocating for humane rescue alternatives such as no-kill sheltering, foster care and adoptions, pet identification and healthy pet population control through spay and neutering. Detroit Dog Rescue also specializes in community outreach, and we work closely with local, city and statewide organizations in order to educate and involve people in this cause. We also respond to calls to assist the Detroit Police Department, Highland Park Police Department, Hamtramck Police Department, Fire Departments, the City Administration, as well as hundreds of residents who have asked for our help.

    www.detroitdogrescue.com

     

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    Cathedral Choir School(1)
    The Cathedral Choir School of Metropolitan Detroit

    The Cathedral Choir School of Metropolitan Detroit is a not-for-profit outreach program of the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in cooperation with Cathedral Community Services. The Choir School provides an excellent, fundamental music education to children in the metropolitan Detroit region, and is open to all youth, regardless of religious affiliation. Choristers focus on vocal technique, musicianship, and citizenship in the context of the liturgical life of the Cathedral. The Choir School is a community that, while focused on music, is a systematic, long-term investment in young people.

    www.detroitcathedral.org/cathedral-choir-school 

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    Freedom House(1)
    Freedom House

    Freedom House Detroit is a temporary home for indigent survivors of persecution from around the world who are seeking asylum in the United States and Canada. Our mission is to uphold a fundamental American principle, one inscribed on the base of the Statue of Liberty, providing safety for those "yearning to breathe free."

    Guided by our belief that all persons deserve to live free from oppression and to be treated with justice, compassion and dignity, we offer a continuum of care and services to our residents as well as to other refugees in need. We advocate for systemic change that more fully recognizes the rights of asylum seekers.

    www.freedomhousedetroit.org

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    Mariners Inn
    Mariners Inn

    Mariners Inn serves as an anchor for those struggling to navigate the treacherous waters of homelessness and substance abuse through a wide range of social service programs that achieve the best possible outcomes for adults, families and youth affected by addiction.

    www.marinersinn.org

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    Ruth Ellis Center
    Ruth Ellis Center

    MISSION STATEMENT
    The mission of the Ruth Ellis Center is to provide short and long-term residential safe space and support services for runaway, homeless and at-risk lesbian, gay, bi-attractional, transgender, and questioning youth.

    CORE PURPOSE

    Building Positive Futures with Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Attractional, Transgender, and Questioning Young People Experiencing Systemic and Interpersonal Barriers to Housing, Health, and Wellness.

    www.ruthelliscenter.org

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    The Trevor Project
    The Trevor Project

    The mission  of The Trevor Project  is to end suicide among gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning young people. The organization works to fulfill this mission  through four strategies: Provide crisis counseling to LGBTQ young people thinking of suicide.

    www.thetrevorproject.org

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    Forgotten Harvest
    Forgotten Harvest

    The Express Employment Team of Royal Oak supports Forgotten Harvest throughout the year. As an organization dedicated to relieving hunger in Metro Detroit and preventing nutritious food waste, Forgotten Harvest "rescues" over 41 million pounds of food each year. They collect surplus prepared and perishable food from 800 sources, including grocery stores, fruit and vegetable markets, restaurants, caterers, dairies, farmers, wholesale food distributors and other Health Department-approved sources. This donated food, which would otherwise go to waste, is delivered free-of-charge to 280 emergency food providers in the Metro Detroit area.

    With a distribution center located in Oak Park, the Express team regularly participates in volunteer food packaging days. By spending 4-8 hours in a day working with the "rescued" food, they package between 2,000 to 4,000 lbs of ready to cook or eat prepared food that will be put in the hands of those who need it most in our community. Below are just a few pictures from our time with them.

    www.forgottenharvest.org

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    CMN - Beaumont
    Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

    Express is a national fundraising partner with Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Raising more than $4 million to help save and improve the lives of children throughout North America, our efforts include events at our international leadership conference and sales meetings, as well as local fundraising efforts and golf tournaments. Our ambassadors, the Express Clydesdales, make many special appearances at local events nationwide to raise funds for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

    In our local community, Express Royal Oak partners with Beaumont Children's Hospital with fundraising, volunteer activities and gold outings to help support the great work this Children's Miracle Network Hospital does every day!

    Beaumont Children's Hospital is proud to be a member of the Children's Miracle Network - a national alliance of premier hospitals for children. The non-profit organization is dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children by raising funds for children's hospitals across North America.  Each year, the 170 Children's Miracle Network hospitals provide the finest medical care, life-saving research and preventative education to help millions of kids overcome diseases and injuries of every kind. Beaumont has been the only CMN affiliated Children's Miracle Network hospital in Southeast Michigan since 1988.

    One of Children's Miracle Network's founding commitments is to keep funds within the community in which they are generated. 100% of the donations raised in Southeast Michigan stay here in our community to fund exceptional pediatric programs and services, vital pediatric equipment and provide treatment scholarships for families unable to afford care.

    Beaumont depends on community support to help fund these vital services. Special events and grassroots fund raisers are conducted year-round through a coalition of corporate sponsors, media partners and local businesses working together to ensure healthy kids in our community.  Special events and fundraisers are conducted throughout the year to help kids battle illnesses from asthma and broken bones to cancer, sickle cell anemia, pediatric AIDS and other life-threatening diseases.

    The 170 Children's Miracle Network hospitals are there 24 hours a day to help kids of every age and background overcome every imaginable disease and injury. These children's hospitals are also on the front lines of preventing disease and injury through research, education and outreach programs that keep millions of kids out of the hospital each year.

     

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