Giving Back

Donations made possible by the Jeep Blessing. Every year we add to our list of Non-profits that we support. When the Jeep Blessing first started all expenses were out of pocket for Deb and Gordy Stafford and the Cadillac Jeepers Members. Now the Blessing has been growing every year and we invest in a better Master Drivers Course each year and free kids games. As long as the Jeep Blessing grows we will add to our list of non-profits we support!

We also have a goal of fencing in the township’s property as a way of giving back to the community because they allow us to use that property to park all the Jeeps for the Blessing.

We are also paring up with project Christmas for Wexford and Missaukee Counties.  We will be collecting hats and mittens for our portion of this charity.  Our goal is to fill a jeep at the 2017 Jeep Blessing to donate for this cause.

Donations: 2016:

  • $1000 Love Inc.
  • $1000 Ramp Ministry
  • $750 Missaukee Humane Society
  • $1500 Colfax Food Pantry
  • $4500 Life Resources
  • $1000 (divided) Cub Scouts
  • $1000 Boy Scouts
  • $1250 Senior Center
  • $500 Hands Hope
  • $500 Magi Project
  • $1000 RLC/ Project Christmas
  • $1000 Horse Therapy

Donations 2014:

  • $4,500 Life Resources of Northern Michigan http://www.donor.liferesourcesnm.org
  • $1,000 to Cadillac Senior Center
  • $1,000 to Love, Inc.
    $1000 Boy Scouts Troop 48
  • $1000 Cub Scouts
  • $750 to NASF Savings Bonds for Pageant
  • $500 The Magi Project
  • $250 Resurrection Life Church for Project Christmas’s Hats and Mittens.

DONATIONS FOR 2013:

  •  $1,000 to Cadillac Senior Center

Director of Cadillac Senior Center, Diane Patterson; left
Founder, Deb Stafford; right
Cadillac Senior Center, Director, Diane Patterson showing new purchased 15-passenger van to transport seniors on schedule day trips, from the donations by Cadillac Jeepers. Diane states, “One gal said she is so thankful for the vans because without them she wouldn’t be able to go to places like Loafers Glory, because they are so far away or they don’t drive.”

  • $1,000 to After 26 Project www.after26project.com (An organization that helps adults with special needs find employment.)
  • $ 3250 to Springville Township Fence (Starting along south end of Industrial Dr.)We have also received $500 for the Fence Project from the Mesick Lions Club and $250 North American XJ Association, www.naxja.org. This year’s goal the Township is working with us, to Fence down all of Industrial Dr. before next year’s Blessing and Mushroom Festival.

DONATIONS FOR 2012:

 

  • $1,000 to Cadillac Senior Center (Left: Diane Patterson Director of Cadillac Senior Center)

 

  • $1,000 to Narrow Gate Youth Ranch “Rescued Horses Rescue Kids” http://www.ngyr.org/
  • $1,000 to After 26 Project www.after26project.com
  • (An organization that helps adults with special needs find employment.)
  • $1,000 to Love, Inc. (A clearinghouse to pairing those in need with local churches who have outreach ministries.)
  • $750 to NASF Savings Bonds for Pageant; (Pageant scholarship for young girls) get picture from web site

NEW this Year:

  • $500 to Cadillac Church of Christ, The Magi Project 2012 (Healing Hands International) http://www.hhi.org/projects/magi
  • New Fridge and Stove to Ellen’s Community Building

 

  • $ 2,375 to Springville Township Fence (Starting along south end of Industrial Dr.)
  • We also have a goal of fencing in the township’s property as a way of giving back to the community because they allow us to use that property to park all the Jeeps for the Blessing.

 

  • Not only has Cadillac Jeepers helped raise money to help other non-profits with their outreach ministries. Cadillac Jeepers has adopted four miles of M-115 between Mesick and Cadillac.

 

DONATIONS FOR 2011:

  • $1,650 CareNet- Non-profit for pregnant teens
  • $1,000 to Cadillac Senior Center
  • $1,600 to Cadillac Rotary (Programs to be decided) http://feedingamerica.org/
  • $1,000 to Narrow Gate Youth Ranch “Rescued Horses Rescue Kids”
  • $750 to NASF Savings Bonds for Pageant
  • $1,000 to After 26 Project

 

  • $1,000 to Hansen Family Fund
  • $1,000 to American Legion (Veterans Wall)
  • $1,000 to Love, Inc.

 

DONATIONS FOR 2010:

  • $1200 CareNet- Non-profit for pregnant teens
  • $1600 to Cadillac Rotary for two Feed America Food Trucks
  • $1000 to Cadillac Senior Center
  • $1000 to Narrow Gate Youth Ranch – Non-profit for “Rescued Horses Rescue Kids”
  • $750 to sponsor Savings Bonds for NASF Pageant

Total Giving $5, 550

Donations (how much): Our grand total to date is over $58,900.00