Project Beautiful - Inside and Out is honored work with the following organizations:
Art&Soul of Oakland County is dedicated to increasing the rate of adoption in Oakland County, Michigan, through a traveling photo exhibit showcasing children looking for their forever families.
Coalition on Temporary Shelter (COTS) is one of the largest providers of housing for homeless families in Detroit.
In December 2016, Project Beautiful - Inside and Out supported the Pictures of Hope program at COTS with gifts of Amazon Fire 7" tablets to the 15 moms.
COTS was also our partner in May 2015 for our inaugural "Panties in a Bunch Brunch"! We collected and donated: 30 bra/panty gift sets, 6900 tampons/pads/liners, 3900 diapers/wipes, 800 pairs of socks/underwear, 500 oz. of formula and 6 large bins of toiletries. We also sponsored and fed dinner and ice cream desserts to 100 COTS residents.
Cooper Street Cookies is a Metro Detroit-based family owned and operated business employing special needs adults to make their delicious, all natural cookies! Made from simple quality ingredients, their cookies are nut and dairy free, 40 calories per cookie, low sodium, made with no corn syrup or trans fat. In January 2017, we treated the employees and staff of Cooper Street Cookies to a delicious lunch compliments of Vinsetta Garage and free movie passes from AMC Theatres as part of our "Let's Do Lunch!" Program.
The Empowerment Plan is an amazing organization founded by Veronika Scott. The organization hires women from local shelters, teaches them how to sew, and manufactures coats that turn into sleeping bags for the homeless community.
Project Beautiful - Inside and Out invited five seamstresses to dinner and the Drake Concert at The Palace of Auburn Hills on May 28, 2015.
On March 31, 2016, The Empowerment Plan was the first beneficiary of our "Let's Do Lunch!" Program, generously donated by Downtown Louie's Lounge!
The mission of First Step, located in Wayne County, is to eliminate both domestic and sexual violence and to provide comprehensive services to individuals and families impacted by these crimes.
First Step is one of the three domestic violence shelters Project Beautiful - Inside and Out supported Mother's Day 2017, with gift bags for the adults, Mother's Day brunch for all residents, donations to the shelter of frequently needed items, and a lasting donation of $1500 toward repairs and beautification projects.
HAVEN is Oakland County’s only comprehensive program for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault -- providing shelter, counseling, advocacy and educational programming to nearly 20,000 people each year.
Haven is one of the three domestic violence shelters Project Beautiful - Inside and Out supported Mother's Day 2017, with gift bags for the adults, Mother's Day brunch for all residents, donations to the shelter of frequently needed items, and a lasting donation of $1500 toward their pet shelter.
Project Beautiful - Inside and Out collected nearly $5000 in items and donations at our October 17, 2015 Home Goods Donation Drive and Chili Cook Off to benefit Humble Design, in Pontiac, MI.
Humble Design fully furnishes three homes each week - with donations from the community - for families moving out of shelters. We are thrilled to help them in their mission! Please consider donating to Humble Design any furniture or household items you no longer need!
The mission of Judson Center is: to provide expert, comprehensive services in southeastern Michigan that strengthen children, adults and families impacted by abuse and neglect, autism, developmental disabilities, and mental health challenges so they are successful in their communities.
Lighthouse of Oakland County's PATH Program is a transitional supportive housing program designed to help homeless women and children gain the skills and confidence needed to live safely and independently.
We supported 40 mothers in this program with Mother's Day gift bags from donations collected at our April 13, 2016, our "Make Someone's Mother's Day" fundraiser at Bastone.
Orchard's Children's Services provides, adoption, foster parenting, family preservation and other children's services in South Eastern Michigan. Project Beautiful - Inside and Out invited teens from their Youth Leadership Board to participate in our Auto Show Talk & Walk in January 2017.
Project Beautiful - Inside and Out is excited to partner with Linda Solomon and her award-winning Pictures of Hope program that has helped change lives of children living in shelters in 49 cities! The children are given cameras and capture on film their hopes and dreams. The media attention of the program has helped many of the dreams get fulfilled, including full-ride college scholarships!
We are excited to help make the experience extra special for the families! We supported Shelter of Flint with gift bags for the parents and a donation of five crib / mattress sets to the shelter. For COTS in Detroit, we gifted each mom with a new Amazon Fire 7" tablet.
Project Beautiful - Inside and Out also sponsored a $500 prize for a greeting card re-design competition at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan.
Project 1's mission is: To mobilize the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors to make a difference in the lives of those in need - one person, one family, one cause at a time. They provide assistance to those who have been impacted by an unforeseen crisis in their life.
In April 2017, Project Beautiful - Inside and Out competed in their "Who's Your Bartender?" event, raising funds for both Project Beautiful and Project 1!
Project Beautiful - Inside and Out is so glad we can support the Ruth Ellis Center, which serves annually nearly 500 of the estimated 800-1000 runaway, homeless, and at-risk LGBTQ youth in Metro Detroit. Their services include Ruth's House (housing / foster care for 9 individuals), a Drop-In Center (meals, laundry, clothing, showers, counseling), mental health services and family counseling.
Our support of The Ruth Ellis Center has grown quickly since December 2016, when we supported their drop-in center with a donation of 55 pairs of winter boots and sponsorship of five group dinners for 50. In January 2017, teens from Ruth's House participated in Project Beautiful - Inside and Out's Auto Show Talk & Walk. On April 28th, 2017, Project Beautiful - Inside and Out's Inaugural "Rainbow Cabaret" raised $40,000 to benefit Ruth Ellis Center! An additional $1500 was raised for Ruth Ellis in June 2017 at a private Pure Romance Happy Hour!
The Shelter of Flint serves more than 1,000 adults and children each day with emergency shelter, transitional and permanent supportive housing, and other supportive services.
Project Beautiful - Inside and Out supported the Shelter of Flint as part of Pictures of Hope. On November 21, 2016, we will helped make the "Meet the Young Artists" Reception extra special for the families with gift bags valued at $150 for each parent. We also made a lasting donation of five cribs/mattresses (valued at $750) to the Shelter of Flint.
One of the shelter's teens inspired Project Beautiful - Inside and Out's Auto Show Talk & Walk Program. Three teens and their parents participated in January 2017.
Turning Point provides programs and resources that enable victims/survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault to regain control of their lives.
In July 2016, Project Beautiful - Inside and Out donated 100% of the needs list items for Turning Point's new Children's Counseling Room at their new St. Clair Shores location.
Project Beautiful - Inside and Out has supported Turning Point on Mother's Day 2016 and 2017 with gift bags for the moms, brunch for the families, and needs list item donations. In 2017 we also contributed $1500 toward raised garden beds and other projects.
United Community Family Services (Chaldean American Ladies of Charity) is a U.S. government approved social service agency serving newly arrived refugees and immigrants, many of whom have been victims of horrible atrocities. Their mission is to deliver innovative care, support and education to the poor, homeless and hungry while building their skills to succeed and assimilate into this country. Annually they serve 6,000 families through a variety of programs including a food pantry that distributes 50,000 meals, training and educational workshops, senior citizen programs, after school tutoring, ESL classes, work readiness and job placement programs, immigration legal assistance and much more.
In June 2017, Project Beautiful - Inside and Out supported the amazing work of this organization with a $2000 donation to go toward new mattresses for their clients.
and more to come!
If you are involved with or know of an organization that fits our mission, we'd love to learn more!