The Detroit Institute for Children (DIC) needs your help - not in dollars, but in votes! Through May 30, you can vote daily for the organization in the Art Van Million Dollar Charity Challenge Bonus Challenge. The top three charities with the most votes will win grants of $25,000, $15,000 or $10,000. DIC supporters can vote by going towww.artvancharitychallenge.com.
“We’ve seen our children take their first steps, say their first words, and feed themselves for the first time, often when their families were told they would never be capable of doing so.”
For almost 100 years, the Detroit Institute for Children (DIC) has been one of Michigan’s largest stand-alone clinics providing life-changing medical and rehabilitative care to children with conditions such as cerebral palsy, neuromuscular diseases, developmental delays, autism spectrum disorders, genetic syndromes, and traumatic injuries.
“The intervention services we provide truly transform our patients’ and their families’ quality of life,” says Mark Cleary, President and CEO. “We’ve seen our children take their first steps, say their first words, and feed themselves for the first time, often when their families were told they would never be capable of doing so.”
The Detroit Institute for Children truly fills a void in the Metro Detroit healthcare system. The organization’s services are available to all children, including children from inner city, low-income families with little to no insurance who are generally denied elsewhere. “With medical and therapy costs easily adding up to $100,000s every year per patient, the Art Van grant could help fund thousands of therapy sessions for our children,” adds Cleary.
Since 2009, Art Van Furniture has raised an impressive $17.5 million for 150 Michigan charities through its challenge component. To vote for the DIC, or for more information, please visit www.artvancharitychallenge.com. And to learn more about the DIC, please visit our website at www.detroitchildren.org.