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Do-All, Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Job Training, Sheltered Employment, Vocational Rehabilitation

Mission: We believe that all individuals should be able to live, work and play in their community. With this belief in mind, Do-All will assist individuals to achieve self-sufficiency through leadership, empowerment, material supports and employment training.

Geographic areas served: Great Lakes Bay Region

Programs: Industrial and janitorial services programs - do-all creates employment and job training opportunities by providing contract work for area businesses and other community partners. These contracts provide a variety of paid work and training opportunities for the individuals we support.

workforce development programs - provides job training, career services and job placement services for individuals with barriers to employment. Do-all operates workforce great lakes bay staffing to assist in the facilitation of direct placement into businesses in a temporary staffing model with the hopes of helping the individuals served gain full time employment.

retail and donated goods programs - do-all accepts clothing and other household donated goods from the public and sells them at their community based retail outlets. The retail outlets provide job training and paid work opportunities for the individuals supported, and profits for the sale of the goods get reinvested in additional training programs and other helping services for the organization.

janitorial services, trainee support, do-care, transportaiton services, community connections, coffee news, and staffing.

Community Stories

33 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was sent here by the courts I need 89 hours of community service I really appreciated if I would be able work that's all for you guys let me know give me a call at 989 4391758 thank u

3 Kellie P.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Working with Do-All has been a moving experience. So much love and effort goes into helping others help themself and it gives them a chance to feel like everyone else and learn.

2

Board Member

Rating: 5

Great people, life changing initiatives, and fun to be a part of!!! Whether you are looking to diversify your workforce, interested in volunteering, or considering a tax-deductible donation, Do-All, Inc. offers plenty of feel-good ways for you to make a real impact.

Murry D.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The stores run by D-All are easy and fun to shop in. the clothing and great variety of items are always changing, well displayed and there's always an enticing sale. I especially love Do-Art. It's a joy to walk in and see so much creative energy displayed and accessible, and there's lay-a-way at Do-Art. That services is why I have purchased a number of items and will continue to shop there. 5 star becouse of Do-Art ! Merri DeSanto

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Do-All does an amazing job in the Great Lakes Bay Region. They are constantly comping up with new ways to raise awareness.

Margaret15

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Do-All provides a means for those with disabilities to turn them into possibilities and teachs individuals to reach new potentials. Do-All's clients learn new ways to enrich their lives by becoming active community members. Do-All is an amazing organization and an asset to the community.

1 DWORKS15

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This group is the best. They have so many ways to help. You can donate your time, your extra stuff or money- and the thank you's come in hugs and smiles.

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Donor

Rating: 5

What an asset to our community! The staff and clients of Do-All fil many voids left by the lack of funding during these tough times. Their work is ethic excellant and they are continiously looking for more ways to give self confidence and jobs to their clients. Keep us the great work.

1 Sharolyn M.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Do-all has done a wonderful job in promoting community awareness of their organization and the mission they support. The staff, volunteers and CEO all are actively involved in the promotion of those with intellectual and developmental disabilities to be totally included in the employment field and in all aspects of life.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Do-All is a terrific organizations that truly cares about the needs of the community. They have given opportunities to individuals of every ability, race and income and continue to be forward thinkers for ways to assist others. I personally have had the pleasure of working with them on a business level and find what they do nothing short of remarkable.

Bryan7

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I've been covering the partnership between Do-All Inc. and FinancialEdge Community Credit Union for the Michigan Credit Union League. This is a remarkable, first-of-its-kind partnership, but it would seem to be just one small facet of what Do-All does. The people I have met have a genuine desire to help the trainees who work for the company. CEO Chris Girard, who is the third generation of his family to be involved in the company, wants to see the trainees do the best they can in their lives. Do-All is a true inspiration.

Josh10

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Do-All Inc. is an amazing organization who has always stepped up to help individuals in our community gain more experience in the work place. Chris Gerard has done an amazing job with the organization. Do-All Inc. has made several investments in this community and for that I'm thankful! Thank You Do-All!

Lisa144

Donor

Rating: 5

Do-All, Inc is an amazing organization!!! They have developed over the last several years to serve in multiple capacities. They recently just opened another venue to help serve even more people in the community. I would never hesitate to donate, volunteer, or refer someone to Do-All.

Bob_22

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

For many years I was the director of a non profit that collaborated with Do-All. I also was an educator for 35 years, working with persons with disabilities an am the parent of a Do-All employee. I have seen this organization grow, both in the number and diversity of clients served and in the professionalism in which these clients are supported. Clients are integrated through employment as valued part of the community, rather than being an isolated entity to be pitied. They provide meaningful services that serve the community while emphasizing each clients individual self worth. Congratulations Do-All on making Bay County a better place to live.

1 Allan P.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

A wonderful organization that has helped to boost the morale and well being of many people in the Bay City Michigan area

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Do All is a wonderful non-profit organization that does so much for the community. I highly recommend that your support any of their businesses.

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

Do-All, Inc. is an incredible organization empowering the lives of those disabilities that create barrier to enter the workforce. What better gift and mission in there as human beings but to give the gift of self sufficiency. I've seen the smiles on the faces of workers and trainees first hand, and it is nothing short of incredible.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The ladies in the Do-Art Studio and Gallery and very helpful and the nicest people I have met. I was privileged enough to have my art displayed in their gallery and also sold. Currently my college group is helping to raise supplies for their cause.

Donna Gray

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

I have been going to the thrift shops in town for many years and I find the Cats Meow one of the most unprofessional places I have shopped. So I will tell you what I had to deal with because of the color of my skin, I buy the bag of clothing for 5 dollars and only put clothing in the bags but once I get to the counter one of the Managers name Marge, tells me we have check your bag to make sure nothing other than clothing is in there and each time they do they find only clothing. One of the other managers name Colleen, is the one who I was told to complain about this to and after I tell her about how I am singled out she tells me if I dont like the way I am treated then dont come back to the store, I have filed a complaint with civil rights. This is a public place. I have been accused of stealing but they have never proved it thats because I dont steal and I feel I am helping a good cause by spending lots of money there. I get alot of feed back about the store on center and its mostly negative when it comes to how they treat people of color or income. And for all who my feel this is unfounded I can prove its all facts and should be stopped and the people who work there should be accountable for there actions because my personal experience was not a good one so now I am left to taking my money elsewhere because I can no longer support a organization that supports this kind of treatment of myself and others;

1 Christie G.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I had the pleasure of being able to be an employee with this wonderful organization. I live in a town with the same type of organization but the heart of Do-All tends to stand out more than anything. I worked directly with the employee group that is in training. I tell you what, they should NOT be called disabled in any shape or form. They are people with heart and soul like you and me that are VERY ABLE and just may need some guidance and closer instruction at times. But don't we all at one time or another? I never felt more loved or accepted at a place of employment or more comfortable than the way the trainees made me feel. I had so much fun and learned so much with this employer to last me forever. I made a great group of friends and collegues that I have the total utmost respect for this company. There may have been a couple of bad apples, but this company is all about making LIFE better for everyone in this world. It deserves the best and they continue to strive to do more everyday!! Thank you Do-All!!!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

My husband and I have had the opportunity to help a person that is a client and employee at Do All. He is mentally challenge in a way that he would not be able to have the opportunities he has if it were not for Do All. They saw his strengths that allow him to hold a job, which in return allows him to live on his own. I thank God that we have an organization that helps so many like this man and his wife that would never be able to function in society other wise without these services. Thank you Do All for all you do. You truly live up to your name!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Do-All, Inc has become the premier community rehabilitation organization providing services in Bay City. The collaborative mind set and creativity of the staff and administration lead to contuinuous improvement and enhanced positive outcomes for persons with disabilities.

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Several years ago I was fortunate to work with many people who were employed by Do-All. At the time I was a Support Service Director for one of their Competitors. Together, we joined together to help educate the community on the services we provided. We formed an informal panel to answer questions on how we could improve our services. I visited Do-All on many occations. I was impressed with the Admin. and Staff of Do-All. Always stepping up to the plate to better serve their clients. Even though that was 5 years ago and I live outside of the area. I keep in touch with past clients and co-workers and providers who currently work for/with D0-All. It seems they still strive to find the perfect job matches, job skills, evaluations, and bonified care that the industry has to offer. I have seen first hand how services are delivered in other States as well as those in Western and Southern Michigan. It's apparent that Do-All has overcome some of the more difficult areas in which many of their competitors across the Nation struggle. For example, Transition Services, Transportation, Creating Community Awareness, Bonified Evaluation and Outcomes and last but not least, It seems that Do-All continues to learn from their consumers and their providers/families. Bay County is Lucky to have them.

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have witnessed Do-All's work in many ways. As an educator, I had the pleasure of working with the Do-All staff while finding community placements following graduation. I am the Director of a non Profit that collaborates with Do-All on a daily basis, seeing first hand the manner in which clients are provided community experiences and employment As a parent of a Do-all employee, I can attest to the positive change that Do-all has made in her self esteem and daily well being. Our daughter truly enjoys her employment and looks forward to each new day at work.

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

DoAll is a professionally run organization serving the Disability Community. They strive to provide the community with many opportunities. They work with other organizations to better the community, especially those with disabilities. The staff and volunteers are leaders, and very caring. The services they provide to the community are superior and well organized. They give people with disabilities dignity and provided work opportunities. They provide material asssistance to the community.

4

Donor

Rating: 5

They try to find new ways to keep in the publics eye so the community continues to know they exsist. Also they have ventured to partner with other groups and activities to raise money.

4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Do-All is a forward thinking organization with a sincere & genuine team driven for results. The economy has been tough on many organizations - and yet this is one which continues to thrive. This has to do with the attitudes and contributions of the Do-All Team. My interactions with them have always left me inspired and motivated. They are continously focused on "what's next" and take the action to follow it up. Our community is stronger because of Do-All's commitment!

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am writing this letter in hope that you will somehow receive wider recognition for the valuable work you have done in the community particularly with the physically and developmentally handicapped. I have witnessed first hand the difference that Do-All is making in the community and in people’s lives. The two Cat’s Meow locations are a tremendous success providing much needed relief for folks in need and a charitable portal for those able to give. In short, it is clear that your programs are exceptional and have blossomed over the years as a direct result of the commitment you, your staff, and your board tirelessly provide. I have seen many organizations come and go over the years, but I have never seen one have the positive lasting impact on a community more than Do-All has had on Bay City and the surrounding region.

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been in the Bay City Community for several years. All the while hearing about many good things that Do - All is involved in. I have found Chris Girard the President and CEO to be always on the lookout to provide something great for the community. I have been so impressed with the company, that when asked to be on the Board of Directors, I accepted. Do-All is always trying to be the best in the area and they are proving it every day.

1 thumbind

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

I am the director of a non-profit organization and work closely with Chris Girard through our state association. I have toured the facility and have found the staff at Do-All very welcoming and accomodating. Chris and his staff are always looking for new and innovative ways to provide services to their consumers.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a retired director of a local United Way. I have been associated with Do All Inc. for 23 years. During that time I have been impressed with the ability of Do All Inc. to work with their clients to encourage and train them to become fully integrated within the community. They have also worked with the community, namely, the Chamber of Commerce, United Way, Intermediate School District, local Boards of Education and other community organizations to develop programs and policies that allowed persons with disabilities to participate fully in all aspects of the community. As a result, many of their clients have had enriched educational experiences, are gainfully employed and living independent lives. Others who need a more structured environment, have work and living programs that are more supervised. I look back on my working relationship with Do All as a rewarding experience. Sincerely, George Heron

1

Board Member

Rating: 4

As a former Board Member I am very impressed with the many opportunities that Do All offers to their clients and I am extremely pleased to see how the community has engaged new projects and ideas for the clients to be involved with. Do All opens doors not only for their clients but for the community.

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

We are extremely fortunate to have Do-All, Inc. in our community. The training Do-All provides promotes a sense of independence and pride to its clients.