Thank you to everyone who supported The Great Decorate this holiday season! From November 18th through December 31st, visitors to Birmingham enjoyed a festive collection of beautifully decorated trees in restaurants and retail locations throughout our downtown and were invited to vote for their favorite tree by donating online.
Our Urban Wick Candle Bar customers kindly donated $698.23 and the 34 Birmingham businesses who participated collectively raised $48,690 via 268 donations to-date! 100% of all donations will go directly to local foster teens to use toward their future when they turn 18.
The Great Decorate, a holiday tree decorating contest to raise awareness and funds for local foster teens aging-out of the foster care system. The foster teen recipients will be selected through a partnership with the Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange (M.A.R.E.). Each year in the United States, more than 250,000 children are placed in foster care and over 26,500 age-out, including 1,700 in Michigan alone.What a fabulous way to close out the year and a season of giving and community. Thank you again to all who supported this great effort.