Your Invitation to Change a Child’s Life Forever…

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Courtesy of the Yatooma’s Foundation For The Kids

You’re Invited! 

Here is your invitation to change a child’s life forever . . .

VIP Dinner/Auction: Dust off your boogie shoes for a fun flashback to the ’70s at our Sunday Night Fever Gala!  

Highlights include music by Simone Vitale Band; cocktail reception with fabulous food, fantastic live and silent auctions, mingling and merriment with friends; The Townsend’s signature dinner, a brief program featuring Paul W. Smith as Master of Ceremonies and dancing ’til midnight.

Golf Tournament: The breathtaking location and beautiful ambiance of Orchard Lake Country Club provides the perfect setting for a day of fun, fundraising, and, of course, golf!

Highlights include breakfast with News/Talk WJR 760, gift for each golfer, round of 18, contests, cocktails, strolling dinner and music by Simone Vitale Band.

Download our Invitation and Sponsorship Opportunities.

You Can Make a Difference!


Unable to attend but still want to support?  There are numerous ways to get involved and we invite you to consider several opportunities:


Spread the Word!  Simply forward this information on to your friends, family, and colleagues to rally support.  Also, connect with us on our Facebook page to stay up-to-date on the event and all of our latest happenings.


Procure or Donate Auction Items! It wouldn’t be an auction without fabulous items for our guests to bid on.  We are always looking for new and exciting packages to inspire competitive bidding at the event.  Do you have exclusive access to local restaurants or business?  How about a vacation home or local getaway?

Download our Auction Donor Form or call us at (888) 987 – KIDS for more details!

Make a Monetary Donation! If you are unable to attend, but would like to make a tax-deductible donation to support of the event, please fill out the Donation Form on our website.  When you make a donation, of any amount, you are helping grieving children in our community on their road to security and stability.

Thank you for your support!

On behalf of the kids and families we serve together, we would be honored to have

your support of our 7th Annual Champions For The Kids VIP Dinner/Auction &

Golf Tournament.

Sunday, June 3, 2012 

VIP Dinner/Auction @ The Townsend Hotel

New this year: 70′s themed “Sunday Night Fever!”


Monday, June 4, 2012

Golf Tournament @ Orchard Lake Country Club

Mother of 6, and our 2011 Bridge to the Future award recipient, Taneka Tate, shared this from her heart:

“The best night of our lives was at the Champions For The Kids VIP Dinner. You have changed our lives forever. The Foundation has given us hope and confidence for the future -and, it’s all because of you. Thank you for making a difference!”

Click here to watch Taneka’s interview video.

For more information, or to become a sponsor of this great event, please call us at

(888) 987 – KIDS or email

Are You Hungry?

If you shop at Kroger, you can support the kids in our community who have lost a parent. Register your Kroger Plus card online and enter Yatooma’s Foundation For The Kids in the Community Rewards Tab, indicating us as the non-profit you would like to support (our NPO # is 82340).  Your purchases will earn rewards for the Foundation and won’t interfere with your Fuel Rewards program. So, put food on their table while you’re putting it on your own.   It costs you nothing more than a few minutes.  Thank you in advance for your support.

If you know of a family in need, please be in touch to let us know how we may help.  Contact us at 888.987.KIDS with your referral and to learn more about how we help families of kids who have lost a parent.

If you would like to offer help to our kids and families, please contact us at 888.987.KIDS and let us know what type of assistance and support you are inspired to offer.

Our Mission

The mission of Yatooma’s Foundation For The Kids is bringing tenderness to tragedy and turning tragedy into triumph  for the families of kids who have lost a parent by ­providing ­practical, professional and ­personal ­assistance at each stage of the ­grieving and recovery process.
This ­Foundation is dedicated in honor and loving memory of ­Manuel S. ­Yatooma (1947-1993). 

Who We Are 
Yatooma’s Foundation For The Kids is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing guidance, stability, and financial assistance to families with children who have suddenly lost one or both parents.

What We Do 
Yatooma’s Foundation For The Kids provides a variety of resources and services to help restore emotional and financial stability to grieving kids and their families.  Resources and services provided include grief counseling, food, transportation assistance, mentoring, family budget development, career planning, and much more.

Yatooma’s Foundation For The Kids

1900 S. Telegraph

Bloomfield Hills, MI  48302
Tel:  (888) 987-KIDS   Fax:  (248) 977-3698


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