DETROIT, May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Children's Center of Wayne County hosted its Tenth Annual Power of Possibilities Breakfast fundraiser, themed "Future Starts Here." More than 500 community and business leaders gathered at The Westin Book Cadillac in downtown Detroit for the event presented by Ford Motor Company. Event proceeds exceeded $365,000, including a $100,000 challenge match from Lisa & Bill Ford, Jr., along with Natalie & Rob Sims, Ralph C. Wilson Foundation, and R.H. Bluestein.
"Not only does community support enable us to provide the critical mental and behavioral health services children and families need, it sends the powerful message that Detroit's children and families matter." Debora Matthews, President & CEO of The Children's Center.
More than 7,500 children and families residing in Greater Detroit receive services from The Children's Center annually. The organization has specialized in providing quality mental and behavioral health services for children and families for nearly 85 years. In recent months they've expanded their services to children and families on the Autism spectrum in Wayne County by 200% on their midtown Detroit campus. Additionally they provide early childhood education to nearly three hundred 3 – 5 year old children through a Head Start Academy located in Northwest Detroit.
"Our generous supporters have cumulatively given more than $4,000,000 through the Power of Possibilities Breakfast over these past ten years. They've undeniably changed the lives of thousands of Detroit children and families." Tammy Zonker, Chief Philanthropy Officer of The Children's Center.
To view all of the Power of Possibilities Sponsors go to: http://www.thechildrenscenter.com/th_event/10th-annual-power-of-possibilities-breakfast/
About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 183,000 employees and 65 plants worldwide, the company's automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford and its products worldwide, please visit corporate.ford.com.
About The Children's Center
Serving over 7,500 children and families annually, The Children's Center is one of most comprehensive frontline agencies in the State of Michigan. Together with community partners, TCC offers more than 20 interrelated programs that help children and families in Greater Detroit overcome mental, physical and behavioral health, abuse, neglect and poverty challenges—and heal, grow and thrive.
To learn more about The Children's Center, please visit: www.thechildrenscenter.com
SOURCE The Children's Center of Wayne County