Our mission is to create a brighter future for children aged 0-22 within Southeast Michigan. Through funding, partnerships and community involvement, DRIVE supports the education, health and wellness of children throughout Macomb, Oakland, and St. Clair Counties.

DRIVE – R & E Family Foundation is a public 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. (EIN – 83-2725217)

Our Focus

At DRIVE, our efforts are focused on three key areas:

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Food Security

DRIVE provides weekend meals to over 200 students within 3 local elementary schools every week from September - June. Our goal is to support 500 students by 2025!

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Christmas Cheer

DRIVE provides clothing, winter gear, household supplies, holiday gifts and more to local children living at or below poverty level. Over 225 children served in 2021!

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Community Assistance

DRIVE provides local children with everyday needs such as school supplies, personal care products, medical expenses, and more! To refer someone in need: info@driveforchildren.org.

“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.”     —Muhammad Ali

What DRIVES Us:

DRIVE is passionate about improving the lives of underprivileged children throughout Southeast Michigan. Through volunteer efforts, corporate partnerships, fundraising events, grants and individual contributions we strive to provide local children with the everyday needs that many take for granted. Together we can help the children in our community to live the happy, healthy lives that they deserve!

Michigan’s children need our help—

Michigan’s child poverty rate is 21 percent, that’s over 444,000 children.

Poverty increases the likelihood that a child will be exposed to factors that can impair his or her brain development and lead to poor academic, cognitive and health outcomes.

Reading proficiency by the end of third grade is a critical marker in a child’s educational development. Less than half of Michigan’s third graders tested as proficient in 2016, and that rate is declining.

65 percent of Michigan’s students are not college-ready.

Sources: Annie E. Casey Foundation “Kids Count Profile” report, MLive.