dte backpack collage

DTE Energy spread some pretty massive ripples in the month of August for Samaritas! It began on a beautiful summer day in Detroit, where employees from the Technology & Architecture division stuffed over 100 backpacks for our youth in Foster Care. They provided pencils, notebooks, crayons, rulers and so much more! Their ripples continued to spread a few weeks later thanks to those working at DTE's Training Facility.

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Here, DTE houses a community garden where employees grow fresh, organic produce and herbs. In an effort to fight homelessness and help struggling families obtain the proper nutritious foods they need in the Metro Detroit area, DTE is giving approximately 100 lbs. of this fresh produce weekly to our Samaritas Family Center! We cannot thank them enough for their support and for spreading huge ripples of positive change! Click Here to follow all of the amazing things DTE Energy is doing to help our communities stay safe.

Samaritas Partners Rock!

As we continue to deepen and broaden our culture of ambassadorship it’s exciting to see that a growing number of staff, donors and community stakeholders around the state are coming to identify and engage meaningfully with our mission, services and values. This, in turn, is resulting in new and expanding community engagement, service expansion and new donor support opportunities.

The following are some of our corporate partners creating ripples of positive change for Samaritas and the communities we serve:

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St Vincent De Paul
The Ark Shelter
The Salvation Army
Trinity Lutheran Church-Kalamazoo
Vineyard Outreach Ministry
Voices for Health
Trinity Lutheran Church-Midland
Emmanuel Lutheran Church-Ypsilanti
Trinity Lutheran Church-Ann Arbor
Zion Lutheran Church-Chelsea
Big Families of Michigan
St Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church-Grosse Pointe Farms
Trinity Lutheran Church
University of Michigan Flint Campus - BSW program
Youthville Detroit
Alan Hackett
Michigan State University MSW Program
Our Risen Lord Lutheran Church-Burton
Salem Lutheran Church-Flint
St John Evangelical Lutheran Church-Saginaw
University of Michigan MSW Program
Immanuel Lutheran Church-Jackson
King of Kings Lutheran Church-Ann Arbor
Elizabeth Upjohn Community Healing Center
Immanuel Lutheran Church-Allegan
Lord of Life Lutheran Church-Portage
Ministry with Community
Peace Lutheran Church-St Joseph
Portage Community Outreach Center
Portage Parks and Recreation
Pretty Lake Camp
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church-Portage
Residential Opportunities Inc
Trinity Lutheran Church-Kalamazoo
First Presbyterian Church
Michigan State University School of Education
Michigan State University School of Social Work
Our Savior Lutheran Church and School
Riverview Church
Riverwalk Baptist Church
University Lutheran Church-East Lansing
Here to Help Foundation
Christian Home Health Care
College of Nursing - Wayne State University
Detroit Police Department Junior Police Cadet Program
Robin Hill
Andrea Korzeniowski
New Breed Community Development
Salem Memorial Lutheran Church-Detroit
St Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church-Grosse Pointe Farms
Bethany Lutheran Church-Roseville
Bethel Lutheran Church-St Clair Shores
Colony Club of Dearborn
First English Lutheran Church-Grosse Pointe Woods
Gail Northcutt
Panera, LLC
Greater Christ Baptist
Charity Jackson
Treva Jackson
Messiah Baptist Church (West Side)
St Paul American Lutheran Church-Dearborn
Lindsey Austin
Cadillac Area Ministerial Association
Cadillac Church of Christ
Faith Mission Baptist Church
Ed Gall
Heartwick Christian Fellowship
Highland Gospelaires
Richard Kimble
Kingdom Hall Jehovah Witness
Gary Leftwich
Liberty Baptist Church
Diane Patterson
David Plank
Senior Citizens' Center
Seventh Day Adventist Church
St. Ann Parish
St. Ann School
Trinity Lutheran Church-Manton
Mike Wasilco
Alpena Senior Citizens Center
Compassionate Care
Grace Lutheran Church-Alpena
Grief Share Ministries
Brian Hanson
Nan Hauaffe
Annie Hepburn
Hope Lutheran Church-Hubbard Lake
Hope Lutheran Church-Hubbard Lake
Hospice Advantage
Hospice of Michigan
Hospice of Sunrise Shore
Kermit Kitzman
Michigan State University
Mary Mischley
Tim Moran
Northeast Community Mental Health
Region 9 Area Agency on Aging
Resurrection Lutheran Church of Alpena
John Ritter
Wendy Servia
Shelter Inc
St Paul Lutheran Church-Alpena
Sunrise Mission
TenderCare of Alpena
Immanuel Lutheran Church-Allegan
Open Door and Next Door Shelters
Partners in Transition
Pine Rest Counseling
PJ's Closet
Planned Parenthood
All Saints Lutheran Church-Mason
Marsialle Arbuckle
Center for Urban Youth and Family Development
Detroit Urban League
Sharon Abshagen
Awakon Federal Credit Union
Citizens National Bank
Diabetic Support Group
Sandra Grulke
Bryan Madison
Onaway Area Schools
Onaway Baptist Church
Scott Pauly
Senior Housing of Onaway Board of Directors
St Paul's Catholic Church
Tom's Family Market
Christian Home Health Care
Gentiva Hospice
Home Care Assistance
Darlene Jones
St Andrew Lutheran Church-Bloomfield Hills
St Owen Catholic Church
Mary L. Susemi
Total Rehab Services
Visiting Nurse Home Health Services
Mary Al Shimary
Bethlehem Lutheran Church-Lansing
Child and Family Charities
Faithway Tabernacle Church/Faithway Christian School
Global Institute of Lansing
Goodwill Industries
Grace Lutheran Church-Lansing
HR Block
Immigrant and Refugee Resource Collaborative
Ingham County Health Department
Lansing Community College
Michigan Human Trafficking Task Force
Michigan Immigrant Rights Center
Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Michigan State University Immigration Law Clinic
Miller Canfield Law Firm
Jim Paparella
Peckham Inc
St. Vincent Catholic Charities Immigration Law Services
Daniel Thurman
Jane White
First Congregational Church
Bethlehem Lutheran Church-Grand Rapids
Christ Church
Christ Lutheran Church-Wyoming
Church of the Servant CRC
Crosswinds Church
Davenport University
Dollar General
Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church-Grand Rapids
Fountain Street Church
Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids
Grace Episcopal Church
Grand Valley State University Kirkof College of Nursing
Humanity for Africa
Immaculate Heart of Mary
Intersection Ministries
Justice for our Neighbors
Kickboard USA
LINC Community Revitalization
Love Inc
Mars Hill Bible Church
Jeff Meyer
Perrigo Company
Senior Neighbors
Steepletown Community Center
The Branch Church
Thornapple Covenant Church
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans
West Michigan Refugee Education and Cultural Center
Wyoming SDA
Ban L. Abbo
Vicki Anderson
Amanda Angelo
Area Agency on Aging 1-B
Bethlehem Lutheran Church
Bosnian American Cultural Center BEHAR
Chaldean Federation of America
Child Care Coordinating Council of Detroit
Christian Reform Academy
Deborah Drennan
Annie Fenton
First Congregational Church
Freedom House
Goodwill Industries
Gordon Begin Properties
Greenfield Presbyterian Church
Habitat for Humanity
Jewish Vocational Services
Justice for our Neighbors
Taulant Kabiu
Peter Moore
Peace Lutheran Church
The Salvation Army
Upwardly Global
Karen Zawadzki
Cedar Crest Academy
Christ Lutheran Church-Sterling Heights
Faith Lutheran Church
Fellowship Lutheran Church-Sterling Heights
Hope Lutheran Church-Farmington Hills
New Detroit, Inc
Prince of Glory Lutheran Church-Madison Heights
Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church-Walled Lake
St Hugo of the Hills Catholic Church
St Patricks Episcopal Church - Madison Heights
St Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church-Grosse Pointe Farms
Jackie Chapin
Comstock Community Center
Amy Escher
Galesburg United Methodist Church
Mary T. Gustas
Nicole Guza
Laurels of Galesburg
Dan Pontius
Senior Services, Inc
United Way of Battle Creek and Kalamazoo
Dominic Cadez
Circle K
Scott Cooper
Food Gatherers
Leif Helland
HKN Beta Epsilon
Markell Miller
RSVP -- Catholic Social Services
Stephanie Strahler
Tau Beta Pi
Trinity Lutheran Church-Ann Arbor
Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church-Livonia
Andrew Conway
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
Emmanuel Lutheran Church-Livonia
Fairlane Alliance Church
Hope Lutheran Church-Dearborn
Faith Ivey
Oakwood Annapolis Hospital
Sue Parker
St John's Episcopal
St Thomas A Becket Catholic Church
Nancy Villareal
Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency
Alpha Women's Center
Barry County Cares
Barry County Community Mental Health Authority
Bellevue Good Samaritans
Bethel Lutheran Church-St Clair Shores
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Capital Area Community Services
Career Quest
Charlotte Assembly of God
Charlotte Public Library
City Rescue Mission of Lansing
Crisis Pregnancy Center
Cristo Rey Catholic Church
Delton Women Center
Department of Human Services -State Emergency Relief
Diane Alexander
Dykema Law Firm
Early On
Eaton Behavioral Health
Eaton County Housing Services
Jack Eggleston
Greater Lansing Food Bank
Green Gables
Arlen Gullickson
Hastings Food Pantry
Head Start - Barry CAA
Head Start - Eaton CACS
Helping Hands
Humble Design
Julie Lehman
Love Inc
Gail Malcangi
Manias Market
Maternal Infant Health-Noetic
Michigan State Housing Development Authority
National Council on Alcoholism
New Beginnings Pregnancy Center
Peckham Industries
Presque Isle County Library
Prevention and Training Services
Salvation Army Capital Area
Shonna Simms-Rosa
SIREN Eaton Shelter
Carolyn Steeby
Sharing with Everyone Lutheran Love
The Salvation Army
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans
Trinity Church
UM Human Trafficking Law Clinic
Women's Resource Center
YMCA Lansing
Action Thift Store
David Brotherson
Capital Area Center for Independent Living
Capital Region Community Foundation
Delta Township Fire Department
Peckham Inc
Mike Roberts
St Paul Lutheran Church-East Lansing
Ruth A. Taliaferro
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans
Trinity Lutheran Church-Midland
Christian Care
Tressa Crosby
Health Options for Life
Health Project
Bob Holmes
Tammy Kastelic
Leadingage Michigan
Muskegon Rescue Mission
Pathways to Better Healthx
Pay It Forward
Jenna Perry
Sanctuary at McAuley
Senior Resources
Rhonda Wegner
Access Of West Michigan
Calvin CRC
Comprehensive Therapy Center
In the Image
Kentwood Community Church
Westminister Presbyterian Church
Brookside Christian Reformed
ACTS Gospel Outreach Ministry
Alpha Women's Center
Steve Alsum
Scott Anderson
Arbor Circle Corporation
ARC Kent County
John Arnold
Chuck Austin
Baxter Community Center
Bethany Christian Services
Boys and Girls Club
Bright Beginnings
Lora Brown
Camp Blodgett
Camp Henry
Camp Roger
Mike Cartwright
Catherine's Care Center
Catholic Charities West Michigan
CE Solutions
Celebrate Recovery
Cherry Street Health Services
Michael Chielenes
Children's Assessment Center
Children's Special Health Care Services
Clancy Street Ministries
Clean Works
Community Rebuilders
Consumer Services, Inc
Criminal Justice Chaplaincy
Kathy S. Crosby
D. A. Blodgett
Andy DeBraber
Degage Ministries
Dehaan, Jensen and Symco Attorney
Destiny Dental
Dispute Resolution Center
Susan Doughty
Dwelling Place
Early On
Eastern Christian Reformed Church
Ele's Place
Family Futures
Family Outreach Center
Family Talk
Tammy Finn
Randy Flood
Forest View Hospital
Gerald R Ford- Job Corps
Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids Children's Museum
Grand Rapids Dumpster Rental
Grand Rapids Housing Commission
Grand Rapids International Fellowship
Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women
Grand Rapids Public Schools Ken-O-Sha Center
Grand Rapids Urban League
Grand Valley Health
Guiding Light Mission
Habitat for Humanity
Health Intervention Services
Healthy Homes Coalition of West Michigan
Heartside Ministry
HELP pregnancy
Hispanic Center of Western Michigan
Home Repair Services
Hope Community
Hope Network Developmental and Community Services
Hope's Outlet
Inner City Christian Federation
Inner Faith Hospitality Network
Jo Jo's Afordable Furniture
Joe's Liquor Store
John Knox Church
Jubilee Jobs
Karen Kaashoek
Kent County Housing Commission
Kent District Library
Kids Food Basket
Lean on Me
Legal Aid of Western Michigan - Grand Rapids
Legal Assistance Center
Life Guidance Services
Literacy Counsil of Kent County
Emily Lopaz
Madison Square Church
Matthew's House
Mel Trotter Ministries
Men's Resource Center
Michigan State University Extension
Tamara Mohr
MOMS Bloom
"MOPS International
Tanya Muehlbauer
Ashleigh Munck
Courtney Myers-Keaton
Network 180
Tim Nolan
North Kent Community Services
Gail Panny
Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services
Pregnancy Resource Center
Roosevelt Park Ministry
Safe Families for Children
Safe Haven Ministries
Safe Kids Coalition
Salvation Army Booth Family Services
Salvation Army Housing Assessment Program
Salvation Army Turning Point
Second Harvest Gleaners Food Bank
St. John's Home
Steepletown Community Center
Strong Beginnings
Tabernacle Church
Take Hold Church
The Dock Ministry
The Other Way Ministry
The Recovery Academy
United Methodist Community House
Volunteers in Service
Cedrix Walker
Phil Warners
Wedgewood Christian Services
Westside Complex
Wild Bills
Mary Woodcock
YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids
YWCA of West Central Michigan
Grand Ledge Church of the Nazarene
Advocacy Services for Kids
Airway Lanes
Boys and Girls Club of Greater Kalamazoo
Catholic Charities Caring Network
Cavalry Bible Church--Care Closet
Douglas Community Association
Dream Center--Children's Clothing
Drop - In Child Care Center
Family & Children Services
Family Health Center
Gryphon Place
Housing Resources Incorporated
Housing Resources Incorporated - Family Shelter
Human Resources Associates
Human Services Department - WIC
Kalamazoo Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Service
Kalamazoo County Clerk
Kalamazoo Deacon's Conference
Kalamazoo Department of Human Services
Kalamazoo Gospel Mission
Kalamazoo Public Schools - Adult Education
Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency (KRESA)
Kalamazoo Valley Community College - Dental Clinic
Kalamazoo YWCA Domestic Assault Program
Legal Aid of Western Michigan - Kalamazoo
Loaves & Fishes
Love Inc.
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church-Portage
Barbara Rigg
Salvation Army Family Store
Salvation Army--Kalamazoo Citadel Corps
Social Security Office
Wheelhouse Detroit Bike Shop


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Many supporters of Samaritas create gifts in their estate plan to transform communities for years to come. This online estate planning tool makes it simple and 100% free to write a legal will, and include the necessary language to create your legacy with Samaritas. It can also be a helpful, money-saving guide for conversations with your attorney and/or financial advisor. Click here to create your free will and legacy.

If you have questions about ways to give through FreeWill, please call:

Sandra Sommer
Senior Director, Individual Engagement
(313) 308-8862