The Season of Giving

A note from Tommy Woycik, NEXTEP President


The entire NEXTEP team is grateful for our sixth consecutive year of revenue growth and profitability. So, we are fortunate to be in the position to help local charities that do such excellent work for our local community, particularly for those struggling with illness, poverty, and hunger. We hope that in a small way we can make their holidays more joyful and encourage others to consider helping as they can. 

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a joyful New Year! 
- Tommy

We’d like to share with you the charities we are very proud to support. We are forever grateful for the ways these organizations support our community, and we look forward to the good work they will do in 2017!


Gleaners Community Food Bank

Feeding hungry people and nourishing our communities for nearly 40 years. Gleaners operates five distribution centers in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Livingston and Monroe counties and provides food to 535 soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, and other agencies throughout Southeastern Michigan.


The Rainbow Connection

Making dreams come true for Michigan children with life threatening illnesses. Granting a wish to a sick child brings hope and laughter into the lives of the entire family. We take extra steps to support the family during this time of crisis.


New Day Foundation for Families

Offering financial assistance and emotional support programs to cancer patients and their families. New Day has a positive impact on treatment outcomes by reducing the catastrophic effects of financial toxicity caused by a cancer diagnosis.


Animal Welfare Society of Southeastern Michigan

Finding homes for as many adoptable animals as humanly possible. AWS also educates the public on the importance of spaying and neutering, as well as puts an end to the needless and senseless killing by shelter of healthy, adoptable pets.


Greater West Bloomfield Community Coalition

Building community partnerships to reduce high risk behaviors including alcohol, tobacco and other drug use to help ensure that our youth grow to their greatest potential.


Angel's Place

Providing homes and services to people with developmental disabilities. With twenty residential homes throughout Southeastern Michigan, Angels' Place provides people-centered services, including homes and professional support.


Monarch Wings/Hope Against Trafficking

Answering the call for safe housing and restorative support for adult female survivors of sex and labor trafficking in Southeast Michigan. Hope Against Trafficking offers Magdalene Detroit - a 24-month residential program that provides rent-free housing and comprehensive services.


Children's Miracle Network

Raising funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Children's Miracle Network funds critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment, and charitable care.


Art Road Nonprofit

Bringing art class back into schools for the entire school year as part of the regular curriculum. Art Road currently provides art class to 1,270 students that lack art instruction in their curriculum.


The Mighty Gobbler

A run hosted by the Lutheran Church of the Master as a gift to the community. A portion of the proceeds benefit SAY Detroit, a Mitch Albom charity, and Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers.


Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

Saving lives by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer.

All, NewsLiah Luther