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Our Principles

We take great pride in striving to be the best Vis-a-Vis we can be! That’s why we make it a priority to put together donations for worthy organizations in our area. We want to be an establishment our clients and employees are glad to be an integral part of. If you ever have a question about how we do business, you’re more than welcome to contact us. Browse the info below to learn how we’re doing our part!

Giving

Any organization we’ve donated to knows how much love and attention we put into all of our donations. But charity isn’t just our passion, we believe it’s our responsibility! Giving back to the community that has given us so much makes us feel all warm and fuzzy inside. We adore Ann Arbor, and feel incredibly lucky to be here. Thank you for allowing us to do what we love day in and day out. We’d love to help you do the same!

Donation Praise

Ann Arbor Academy

“This is a note of deep thanks to acknowledge the contribution of Vis-a-Vis to our recent Annual Benefit Auction. After 6 years chairing this event, I am very aware of the level of generosity that exists in our community. I have met many faithful donors to non-profit organizations like the Ann Arbor Academy. But Vis-a-Vis stands out in the friendly, immediate response to our appeal and in its creative and extraordinary donation. I enjoyed our personal meeting and working out the specifics or your donation. On behalf of the students who benefit from the scholarship support derived from the Benefit Auction proceeds, thank you for your generous support!”

-Becky Hankin, Auction Chair (Ann Arbor Academy)

BABBLE

“Vis-a-Vis helped take our first “Speed Friending” event for new moms to a whole new level by providing the coveted pampering giveaway. Their Creative Director, Amanda Orr, understood our goal of supporting new moms. BABBLE provides them a chance to find support among each other, and Vis-a-Vis generously showed them support as a representative of the local business community.  We are honored to have their continued support as we show these women that they are not alone.”

-Brooke Boyle, Owner, Infant Specialist and Postpartum Practitioner (BABBLE)

University of Michigan Transplant Center

“Thank you so much for the gift basket (Vis-a-Vis) donated to the transplant center. We sold almost $150 in raffle tickets that will go to United Way. It was a great success. Thanks again!”

-Helen Costis & Stephanie Canada, U of M Transplant Center

St. Paul Lutheran School

“Dear Vis-a-Vis, We would like to express our deepest gratitude to you for your generous donation of a gift card and products to our annual fundraiser. They made a great addition to our “Women’s Pampering Basket”. Thank you very much for your generosity and support!”

-St. Paul Lutheran School PTL

The Dressage Foundation

“Thank you so much for donating a gift basket of V2 Heart-Crafted Cosmetics and a Vis-a-Vis gift card to Clara Etzel’s auction to benefit The Dressage Foundation! Donors to TDF are enabling riders to become better horsemen and women through dressage-related education. Because of your generous spirit, we will be able to continue to expand our work, to reach out to even more dressage enthusiasts. You are helping us do more good for our sport! Thanks again for your support. We wish you all the best.”

-Jenny Johnson, Executive Director, The Dressage Foundation

Girl Scouts – Heart of Michigan

“On behalf of the Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan, I would like to thank you for your gift certificate and assortment of V2 Heart-Crafted Cosmetics products. Your gift was a great addition to our event, the Ypsi/Ann Arbor Girl Scout Cookie Bake Off, which raises funds for our Outreach Program. Without the help of dedicated volunteers and donors like you, we would be unable to provide innovative programming that gives girls courage to discover new things about themselves; the confidence to connect with others, and the character necessary to take action to make the world a better place. Thank you again for your generosity. You have truly made a difference.”

-Chelsie Johnson, Regional Development Specialist, Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washtenaw County

“Thank you for your in-kind donation of a couples massage. We are so grateful for your commitment to our organization. Thanks to people like you, we will be able to continue chipping away at our waitlist of kids who really need and want a mentor. Warm regards.”

-Steve Kleiman, Development Specialist, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washtenaw County

Haiti Nursing Fund

“Your enthusiastic participation made our celebration at the City Club a fun and productive event. Your donation of a gift card and basket helped us to raise $14,000! This helped us honor Dr. Ruth Barnard for her many roles in the formation and success of *FSIL Nursing School and Haiti Nursing Foundation. Thank you for making this possible.”

-Marcia E. Lane, MA, Executive Director, Haiti Nursing Fund

First United Methodist Cooperative Nursery

“Thank you for your donation to our Benefit Auction for FUMCN! The success of this event is due in large part to the generosity of local businesses like Vis-a-Vis. Proceeds from our annual auction are used to fund field trips, purchase curriculum supplies, and provide scholarships for children who could not otherwise attend a preschool program. We greatly appreciate your support and for helping ensure our auction’s success. We thank you, but more importantly the 70 children who attend FUMCN and their families thank you!”

-Jinny Potter, FUMCN Fundraiser Co-Chair, FUMCN

Ann Arbor Academy

“This is a note of deep thanks to acknowledge the contribution of Vis-a-Vis to our recent Annual Benefit Auction. After 6 years chairing this event, I am very aware of the level of generosity that exists in our community. I have met many faithful donors to non-profit organizations like Ann Arbor Academy. But Vis-a-Vis stands out in the friendly, immediate response to our appeal, and in its creative and extraordinary donation. I enjoyed our personal meeting and working out the specifics of our donation. On behalf of our students who benefit from the scholarship support derived from Benefit Auction proceeds, thank you for your generous support!”

-Becky Hankin, Auction Chair, Ann Arbor Academy

The Jean Ledwith King Women’s Center of Southeastern Michigan

“There are so many stories we could share, but know that your donation to The Women’s Center makes it possible for our dedicated staff and interns to provide the personal counseling and group programs that make a major impact in the lives of women who come to us from all walks of life. Each person enters our door for different reasons. Our women-friendly programs are geared toward self-discovery and change. From the mother who wants to maintain security for her children during and after divorce, to a highly-skilled worker who fears that she is too old for the job market – we offer support, information, and connections to other helpful resources. I hope you stay in touch with us. You are an important part of our success. Best regards.”

-Mickey Katz-Pek, Board Chair, The Women’s Center of Southeastern Michigan

SafeHouse Center

“Thank you so much for your donation of beauty products to SafeHouse Center. Because of you, survivors in our community know they are not alone! We are especially grateful for your support as we look to a year of significantly decreased federal funding. Now, more than ever, your gift makes a critical impact, and allows us to continue to provide services that make such an important difference to survivors. Thank you!”

-Kate MacEwen, Director of Resource Development, SafeHouse Center

Planned Parenthood 

“Thank you for your contribution to Planned Parenthood of Maryland’s 11th Annual Spring Gala. Each year, PPM hosts our Annual Gala to honor those whose continued support allows us to provide quality, affordable health care to all who need it, regardless of their means: Care. No matter what. Your gift basket will be a wonderful addition to our silent auction. Thank you so much for your donation. All of us in the office loved the basket and we know everyone at the gala is going to enjoy it. We appreciate your generosity so much!”

-Andrea Davis, Special Events, PPM

March of Dimes

“On behalf of the March of Dimes and the Signature Chef Auction Committee, I would like to thank you for supporting the Signature Chefs Auction. The evening was a wonderful success due to your very generous support. Together, we raised over $160,000 to help save babies! Thank you for your generous donation. Warm Regards.”

-Laurie Revere, Community Director, March of Dimes, Ann Arbor Division

Angell Elementary School

“On behalf of Angell Elementary School parents and staff, we would like to thank you for your generous donation. Thanks to your help, we raised over $20,000 for technology in Angell classrooms. This includes, Macbooks, iPads and headphones that will enhance the learning experience in each classroom. We had a fun-filled evening with lots of bidding on special auction items. Your support made a difference and helped contribute to the overall success of the event. Thanks again!”

-The Angell Auction Committee

Dance Marathon, University of Michigan

“After a week focused on giving thanks, Dance Marathon at the University of Michigan would like to take the time to thank you for the support you demonstrated for pediatric rehabilitation programs at Dance Marathon’s Gala. Your generous contributions made it possible to raise $10,000 in just one night – an accomplishment that would not have been possible without you. With these funds, we will be able to fully fund a variety of programs such as Yoga Therapy, Tree Climbing Therapy, Summer Enrichment Camp, PEAC’s Bike Therapy, and STEPS Autism, as well as countless others. Your support of our organization is greatly appreciated, and we look forward to partnering with you again in the future.”

-Allison Sheehan, DMUM

Donation Request Form

All of our donations are put together by our Creative Director (and in-house artist) Amanda. She loves working with local organizations to make sure our donation to your cause is perfectly personalized! If your organization is interested in a donation from Vis-a-Vis, simply fill out the form below and she’ll get back to you as soon as she can! Thank you for your interest!

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Additional notes:

Please understand that though we would love to be able to donate to all the amazing organizations who contact us, we have a set number of donations we're able to put together each season. Regardless of whether or not we're able to donate to your cause, we'll get back to you and let you know. Thanks so much for contacting us!