Here we go! It’s giving day at the von Voigtlander Family Foundation. For the year-end of 2020, we helped 17 deserving organizations today. At a luncheon meeting at the Foundation office, we got to work and issued checks to the following charities: Animal Friends Alliance, Blue Star Service Dogs, Bountiful Harvest Pantry, Buffalo Bayou Partnership, Children’s Healing Center of Southeast Michigan, Detroit Dog Rescue, Dragon Fly Rescue and Resources, Food Gatherers, Gleaner Community Food Bank of Southeast Michigan, Humane Society of Huron Valley, Huron-Clinton Metroparks Foundation, Larimer Humane Society, Northfield Human Services, Paws With A Cause, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Ann Arbor, Special Olympics CO, Special Operations Warrior Foundation. Although Food Banks are not included in our mission statement, we discovered that the need this year is triple the amount from last year, due to the effects of COVID-19. We felt that we could stray a bit to help families in need at this time. In addition to the donations made today, we donated to the Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan, Huron Rowing Association, Whitmore Lake Public Schools Community Scholarship Fund, TART Trails, and Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Washtenaw County earlier this year. These are all wonderful and deserving charities, and we hope that you will feel it in your heart to give this year as well.