Our Precision Cares recipient this month was Old Town Playhouse. The mission of the Old Town Playhouse is to be a volunteer-based organization promoting quality community theater experiences for the people of Northwest Michigan by providing educational opportunities and entertainment in the theatrical arts.
Happy to announce our March 2018 recipient is Cognition Science & Discovery Center. Shaping and educating the youth of our community. Cognition Science & Discovery Center strives to facilitate learning through time spent in awe and wonder and to inspire people to investigate the many facets of the world around them.
Our May Precision Cares recipient was Feed TC. Their mission, nourish souls with food and companionship. Since 2006 they have been helping those in need. In 2006 Ken and Dorothy realized how many people were living under bridges. Feeling compassion and wanting to do something they promised to make a meal the following Saturday evening. Word spread and the next week two dozen people showed for the meal. Now they host a community meal once a week and serve between 5,000 and 6,000 people each year.
The Benzie Central Gridiron Club is a federally recognized nonprofit organization - 501(c)3 - that has been established with the goal to support and promote Benzie Central football programs by fostering an atmosphere where unity, enthusiasm, and pride are paramount. The Benzie Central Gridiron Club will support the program through various fundraising activities in order to provide funds beyond those allocated by the Benzie Central school district.
Our June recipient is BrickWays. BrickWays exists to improve the lives of those with physical and developmental disabilities. They are dedicated to providing quality independent housing, essential support services and independence for adults with disabilities.
The summer is flying by, but we didn't forget July... a little late our, July Precision Cares recipient was St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Robotics Team. The program inspires young people to get involved in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. These students have researched, designed, built and programmed these themselves...they are good at it too and have records to prove it! Thanks to everyone who nominated.
Our August Precision Cares recipient was the Cherryland Humane Society. Their mission is "To provide a safe harbor for the animals entrusted to us as we strive to find them responsible, loving and permanent homes while educating the public about humane values." We are happy to support them and all they do. If you are thinking about a pet they will be happy to help you make the right decision for you!
Our September Precision Cares recipient was Alzheimer's Association - Greater Michigan Chapter. They were founded in 1981 and they serve 60 counties and more than 140,000 individuals living with Alzheimer's or another dementia disease and their families in Michigan. Their mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected, and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Their vision is a world without Alzheimer's disease
Our October Precision Cares recipient was Freedom Builders Missions. Their typical clients are one very small step away from being homeless or in some situations are currently displaced from their home because the housing conditions have become so deplorable that it is unsafe to live there any longer. In the first years of their existence, they accomplished 40-50 projects per year, but in the last several years that number has grown to over 300 projects a year.
With holidays and snow days we are a little late with sharing our December Precision Cares recipient, Traverse Bay Area Career-Tech Center! TBA-CTC is a secondary career and technical education center serving more than twenty-five public and private high schools and approximately 1,100 students in the five-county Traverse Bay region. Students receive training in twenty-three programs utilizing cutting-edge technology and state-of-the-art equipment. It is the mission of the Career-Tech Center to prepare students with skills and learning experiences for employment and life-long learning.