Headquartered in Detroit, Gleaners operates five distribution centers in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Livingston and Monroe counties and provides food to 534 partner soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters and other agencies throughout southeastern Michigan. Gleaners collects nearly 39 million pounds of food a year and distributes 89,000 meals each day including providing nourishing food and nutrition education to 84,700 children a year. Every dollar donated provides three meals and 95 cents of every donated dollar goes to food and food programs. Paragon’s 2nd Annual Volunteer Day was held in 2017. Volunteers from all local communities and the corporate office packed 1138 boxes, 23,976 lbs, 20,380 lives impacted.
Each year, Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation (CHMFoundation) sponsors the SNOWPILE program at Children’s Hospital of Michigan. SNOWPILE allows parents of hospitalized patients to “shop” for presents for their child and his or her siblings at the holidays. Thanks to many generous corporate and individual donors, these parents can experience unexpected holiday joy without having to leave their sick child’s bedside. Paragon Properties has participated in this wonderful program for the past two years, collecting new, unwrapped toys at each local community and corporate office.