The Dobrusin Law Firm proudly supports various civic and charitable organizations throughout the year. For this holiday season, we have once again chosen to honor our friends and clients through our annual holiday donation campaign.
Our attorneys have each selected an organization, and we have invited our clients to decide which organization will receive a donation on their behalf. We invite you to learn more about these charities and nonprofits that are near and dear to our hearts.
Selected by Eric Dobrusin, Common Ground is a 24-hour agency that has been tirelessly serving youths, adults, and families facing various forms of crisis, with a strong focus on mental health emergencies. At the heart of Common Ground’s mission is a commitment to providing a lifeline for those who find themselves in distress. Whether it’s a mental health emergency, the need for counseling, emergency shelter, or simply someone to talk to, Common Ground provides services to more than 165,000 people in need each year.
HAVEN is Kristen Pursley’s pick, and it is Oakland County’s only comprehensive support program for victims of domestic and sexual abuse. Each year, HAVEN provides 30,000 victims with life-changing counseling and advocacy, educational programming, and shelter.
Chosen by Erin Klug, Barn Sanctuary rescues and rehabilitates abused and neglected farmed animals. The sanctuary is home to over 140 animals. The Barn Sanctuary also provides education and advocacy regarding the agriculture industry and encourages people to embrace plant-based, sustainable alternatives that replace the use of animals for food and products.
The Daisy Project
As Becky Wilson’s choice, The Daisy Project strives to enrich the lives of Michigan’s community of those with special needs and their families. The organization is committed to providing assistance, advocacy, and expansion of fully accessible recreational spaces in local communities so that those with special needs can play with friends and family.
Katie Pacynski selected the Detroit Goodfellows (also called The Old Newsboys’ Goodfellow Fund of Detroit), an organization that has provided holiday presents to children since 1914. The organization also supports local youth with programs for dental care, shoes, day and overnight camps, and higher education.
McLaren Oakland Foundation
The McLaren Oakland Foundation, chosen by Paul Palinski, was founded in 2004 to ensure that advanced healthcare services are accessible in Oakland County, regardless of age, race, and financial status. The Foundation seeks to raise funds to provide outstanding medical care to underserved patients, using state-of-the-art technology, and to educate physicians, nurses, and medical professionals.
Main Street Pontiac
Daniela Walters chose Main Street Pontiac, a volunteer-led nonprofit that seeks to support economic development and preserve the historic character of downtown Pontiac. In partnership with the City of Pontiac and Main Street Oakland County, as well as downtown businesses, property owners, Pontiac residents, and volunteers, Main Street Pontiac strives to create an inviting, vibrant, and safe community.
Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County
Terry Finerman is supporting Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County. Based in Pontiac, Habitat Oakland County believes everyone should have a healthy, affordable place to call home. Since 1995, the organization has helped hundreds of families break the cycle of poverty and build long-term financial security by building and rehabilitating homes across Oakland County.
Eric Hydorn has selected the Innocence Project, which endeavors to reverse and prevent wrongful convictions and drive criminal justice reform nationwide. Clients represented by the Innocence Project have spent a collective 3,700 years wrongfully imprisoned. Since its inception, the Innocence Project has sought to change and pass state and federal laws, including in Michigan.
Pope Francis Center
Chosen by Theresa Orr, Detroit’s Pope Francis Center provides vital services to individuals experiencing homelessness, serving nearly 200 guests per day. The Center provides nutritious meals, shower facilities, and laundry, as well as access to medical and dental care and legal services through free clinics.
American Red Cross
Eric Kurtycz picked the American Red Cross, a global nonprofit that provides disaster relief, lifesaving blood, emergency medical services, aid to service members and their families, and health and safety courses. In Michigan alone, the Red Cross provides services to more than nine million Michigan residents.
Choose Your Cause
The Dobrusin Law Firm is committed to supporting charitable organizations. We thank our friends, clients, and colleagues for participating in our holiday campaign and for giving us the privilege of donating to the nonprofits with missions that resonate the most with them.