PMPR Community Service
The Pitt Crew
Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers Community Service Program furthers the principles on which the firm was founded by encouraging employees through paid time-off to participate in community service and become more active and dedicated to improving their community.
The Community Service Committee contacts local community organizations searching for different ways in which the firm can offer volunteer services and organize group events. The official name of the firm’s volunteers is “The Pitt Crew”.
"The PMPR Community Service Program furthers the principles on which the firm was founded by encouraging its employees through paid time-off to participate in community service and become more active and dedicated to improving their community."
Michael and Peggy Pitt Scholarship
For more than 15+ years, Michael and Peggy Pitt have been awarding a scholarship to financially support disabled students at Wayne State University Law School.
The students have been extremely touched and honored by the endowment as you can read in their letters expressing thanks to the Pitts for their help and generosity.
Pitt Scholarship Award Winner Chelsea Fleetham
PMP&R Provides Support for Freedom Tours, Introducing Young People to Civil Rights and Social Justice Movements
Pitt McGehee Palmer Bonanni & Rivers has provided financial support for three recent "Freedom Tours" sponsored by the Michigan Coalition for Human Rights in 2013, 2016 and 2018. The Freedom Tours provide an opportunity for Detroit and Michigan high school students to learn the history of the U.S. civil rights movement by studying its history, traveling to important sites and meeting with civil rights leaders and advocates.
Manna Meals in Detroit
Pitts McGhee recently spent time volunteering at Manna Meals in Detroit. Click here to view more photos.
Habitat for Humanity
The Pitt Crew completed its first project working for Habitat for Humanity. Seven volunteers from the office helped build a family home on the east side of Detroit. Cary McGehee, Megan Bonanni, Kathy Chisholm, Vanessa Gray, April Deplae, Kevin Carlson and Linda Benns and their spouses participated in this community service project.
The Pitt Crew collected toiletries for the girls at Vista Maria, an organization dedicated to providing a safe and nurturing environment for girls who have been abused or neglected.
Earth Grows- Capuchin Soup Kitchen
The Pitt Crew participated in Earth Works which is associated with the Capuchin Soup Kitchen located at 1264 Meldrum in Detroit. Volunteer jobs include planting, weeding, and harvesting vegetables and fruits grown in harmony with nature to be used to prepare meals for the soup kitchen. Megan Bonanni and Cary McGehee spent one-half day pulling weeds and picking grapes. It was a great time helping to build a just and beautiful food system with Earthworks.
Manna Community Meals Soup Kitchen
The Pitt Crew worked at Manna Community Meals Soup Kitchen located at St. Peters Church in Detroit. Linda Benns, Dan Benns, Pat Giroux, Elaine Hesano Dennis Hesano, Cary McGehee, Bob Palmer, Kevin Carlson, Kathy Chisholm, John Chisholm, and April Deplae worked at the soup kitchen preparing and serving food and cleaning up. Each day we serviced more than 250 people from 8:00 to 11:00 in the morning. It was an eye opening and rewarding experience.
Capuchin Soup Kitchen
The Pitt Crew in association with the Association of Legal Administrators, collected food and toiletries for the Capuchin Soup Kitchen.
Detroit Free Press Flagstar Marathon- Run for Habitat for Humanity
The Pitt Crew participated in the Detroit Free Press Flagstar Marathon and raised over $3,000 for Habitat for Humanity. Cary McGehee ran a half marathon. Beth Rivers and her daughter Rebecca, Kathy Chisholm and her husband John and daughter Trish, Dorthea Duncan and her sons Richard and Alvin participated in the 5K walk/run. The group enjoyed breakfast at Pronto after the exhausting but exhilarating event.