Serving children in Michigan for 20 years.
Big Family of Michigan supports and serves the needs of foster children, institutionalized children and grandchildren raised by their grandparents.
Our vision has allowed us to expand our outreach to 45 of the 83 counties in Michigan providing services and support to foster children and their foster family and grandchildren being raised by their grandparents. In Michigan, there are more grandparents raising grandchildren than there are foster children. The services for this sector are deficient, as often these families do not qualify for any assistance. Our vision is to ensure that all foster children and children raised by their grandparents are not overlooked or forgotten
Big Family of Michigan is a Michigan based, grassroots 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that supports and serves the needs of foster children, abused children, institutionalized children and grandchildren being raised by grandparents from infancy through the age of 23 and there is never a cost to children or their caregiver(s).
A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart
The passion behind Big Family of Michigan started nearly 60 years ago in an abusive home, where at a very young age, Jeanne Fowler and her brother Peter experienced a horrific childhood. Beaten and tortured daily, the two clung to each other as their sole source of love and reason for living. Unfortunately, that bond was broken when Peter, age three, was beaten to death at the hands of their mother.
Peter’s short-lived life is what motivated Jeanne Fowler to stop child abuse and improve the lives of children in foster care so that they never have to experience a childhood like hers.
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We are celebrating 20 years this year and are inviting everyone to join us on Thursday, September 29th at Zuccaro's. Tickets are $75. per person or $675. for a table for ten. Festivities start at 6 pm and goes until 10 pm and includes dinner and a premium bar. Attire, business casual. Tickets are available through September 27, 2022.
Zuccaro's is at 46601 Gratiot in Chesterfield Township, 48051.