Each week on Thursdays and Fridays, Oakland County employees are invited to dress casually for a $1 minimum donation into the jean jar. The funds are collected each week and then distributed to Oakland County charities at the end of each year.
Last December, Oakland County Executive, L. Brooks Patterson, awarded fifteen charities and a veteran with $29,000 dollars in funds that were raised by employees. Since the program began 22 years ago, Oakland County employees have donated well over $700,000 dollars.
Take a look at our video and get the chance to hear from L. Brooks Patterson and two of last year’s recipients, Walk the Line to Spinal Cord Injury Recovery and The Rainbow Connection, for their thoughts on the importance of this wonderful program.
Last year’s Casual Day Fund recipients were:
- The American Diabetes Association – Bingham Farms
- The Baldwin Center – Pontiac
- The Child Abuse and Neglect Council (CARE House) – Pontiac
- The D-MAN Foundation – Rochester Hills
- The Donate Life Coalition of Michigan – Ann Arbor
- Give-A-Christmas Year Around – Royal Oak
- Grace Centers of Hope – Pontiac
- HAVEN – Bingham Farms
- Helping Hearts Helping Hands
- Kids Kicking Cancer – Detroit
- McLaren Children’s Clinic – Pontiac
- Oxford/Orion FISH – Orion Township
- The Rainbow Connection – Rochester
- Rebuilding Together Oakland County – Farmington Hills
- Walk the Line to Spinal Cord Injury Recovery – Southfield
Patterson is delighted by the generosity of his employees and their willingness to give back to the charities that are working hard to enhance the quality of life in Oakland County.