2013 Wizcom Gives Back Charity Results

From December 1, 2013 to January 10, 2014 we ran our annual charity, Wizcom Gives Back. During that time, 10% of our Gross Service revenue (with a minimum of $1000) was given to area charities.

For details about Wizcom Gives Back, click here.

Below is a list of all the charities that recieved donations.


The American Red Cross, Southeastern Michigan Regional Chapter serves the residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb Counties and is the regional headquarters for the Community Chapters within the Southeastern Michigan Region.

Inspired by the life and spirit of St. Francis of Assisi, we tend to people’s basic needs, especially the need for food, strive to stimulate minds and nourish spirits, and work to understand and address root causes of social injustice in our community. In all we do, we seek to build alliances with others who share a commitment to this vision.

The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy, Inc. was formed as a 501 (c) (3) with the mission of developing access on the Detroit International Riverfront. The entire vision is 5 and a half miles of Riverfront property, from the Ambassador Bridge to Gabriel Richard Park, just east of the Belle Isle Bridge, and will include the construction of a continuous RiverWalk along with plazas, pavilions and green spaces.

The Conservancy is responsible for the improvement, operations, maintenance and programming of the Detroit International Riverfront in perpetuity.

Detroit SOUP is a microgranting dinner celebrating and supporting creative projects in Detroit. For a donation $5 attendees receive soup, salad, bread and a vote and hear from four presentations ranging from art, urban agriculture, social justice, social entrepreneurs, education, technology and more. Each presenter has four minutes to share their idea and answer four questions from the audience. At the event, attendees eat, talk, share resources, enjoy art and vote on the project they think benefits the city the most. At the end of the night, we count the ballots and the winner goes home with all of the money raised to carry out their project. Winners come back to a future SOUP dinner to report the progress on their project.

For more than 37 years, Gleaners Community Food Bank has been “feeding hungry people and nourishing our communities.” Last year, Gleaners distributed 41 million pounds of emergency food to more than 550 partner soup kitchens, shelters and pantries in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Livingston and Monroe counties.

Of every dollar donated, Gleaners uses 94 cents for food and food programs. One dollar provides three meals for a hungry neighbor.

The mission of The Lake House is to provide a safe harbor to support, educate and empower those touched by cancer. The Lake House invites anyone who joins to benefit from its support groups, health and wellness programs, stress management activities, and social events that can enrich lives and inspire those with cancer to live well in spite of this disease. It is a welcoming place to drop by to connect with folks who can accept and understand what you are going through. It is also a place to smile, laugh, and make new friends.

The Michigan Thanksgiving Parade Foundation was founded in 1982 for the purpose of staging and perpetuating America’s Thanksgiving Parade presented by Art Van Furniture, Michigan’s grandest and most cherished civic event. It is governed by key civic and corporate leaders representing the primary industrial, retail, automotive and institutional organizations that define the greater Detroit community. For more than 75 years, The Parade has been a one-of-a-kind spectacle of fantasy, holiday spirit and community enthusiasm. The Parade has grown to include more than 75 parade units, including floats, balloons and marching bands in procession.

The Salvation Army’s Bed & Bread Club is made up of people like you who have decided to take the matter of hunger and homelessness in their community into their own hands.

There are more than 100 Bed & Bread Clubs located all over the country. The Clubs help The Salvation Army provide nutritious meals through their feeding programs … groceries from their food pantries … or vouchers to local supermarkets. Clubs also help fund The Salvation Army’s shelters for the homeless . . . provide motel vouchers for families and individuals who need a temporary place to stay … and assistance with rent or utilities to prevent folks from becoming homeless in the first place.

Venture for America will recruit the best and brightest college grads to work for two years at emerging start-ups and early-stage companies in lower-cost cities (e.g., Detroit, Providence, New Orleans). Modeled after Teach for America, Venture for America will provide a path for entrepreneurship to college grads who want to learn how to build companies and create jobs.