McLaren Port Huron Foundation
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Make an Impact

Imagine what YOUR donation can do!

Imagine having the ability to make a profound difference in the lives of your family, your children, your grandchildren, and future generations who will rely on having quality healthcare readily available to align your legacy with one that saves countless lives. How often are we able to make such an impact in the life of someone else?

When you make a donation to the Foundation, 100% of your gift goes directly to support the services we provide. Donors are able to designate their gift to the area of their choice or simply contribute to McLaren Port Huron's area of greatest need. All gifts to McLaren Port Huron Foundation stay right here in your community and are tax deductible as allowed by current IRS regulations to this 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

Helmet Safety Program

According to the National SAFE KIDS Campaign, each year more than 135 children die from bicycle-related injuries and approximately 270,000 are treated in emergency rooms. Of these, nearly half (47 percent) have traumatic brain injuries. Properly fitted bike helmets could reduce the risk of bike-related brain injuries by 88 percent; however, only 15 percent to 25 percent of cyclists ages 14 and under wear a helmet.

Kids 5 to 14 years old ride about 50 percent more than the average bicyclist, so it's not hard to understand why they also account for approximately one quarter of all bicycle-related deaths and more than half of all bicycle-related injuries.

McLaren Port Huron Foundation's "Saving Lives One Helmet at a Time" program provides thousands of local children every year with education and hands-on activities that encourage helmet safety. These activities include bike rodeos, videos, helmet fitting demonstrations, and assemblies with professional bike stunt teams. The Helmet Safety program also provides low cost, certified helmets for purchase to the community.

Back to School Backpack Giveaway

Back to School is a community sponsored event organized by the Women's Initiative of St. Clair County Community Foundation. This annual event helps kids from low income families in St. Clair county have a successful start to the school year.

As a part of this event, McLaren Port Huron Foundation partners with Capac State Bank to give away 500 hundred backpacks and thousands of pounds of food each year to students and families in need. Backpacks are filled with school supplies for preschool, elementary and middle school kids. This community event is a rewarding experience for all who donate, volunteer and attend.

Men's and Women's Health Programs

The McLaren Port Huron Foundation hosts both a women’s and men’s health event each year with an average of 200 attendees. These programs focus on a variety of health issues that affect the mind, body and spirit. Past programs have offered a local guest speaker and a variety of health screenings and vendors offering demonstrations and information. These programs have been a great success and we look forward to continuing to provide health programing for men and women in our community. For more information on any of the Foundation’s community programs, please contact us at 810-989-3776 or

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