“No one cares what you know until they know you care.”
– Benjamin Franklin

SG Companies truly cares about our residents, clients, team members and the communities we serve. From education and health programs to volunteering and fundraising, SG takes action with a ‘pay it forward’ philosophy and a heartfelt passion for our philanthropic endeavors.

SG CARES ABOUT

Literacy

SG is helping close the literacy gap in urban areas including Detroit. Selam Sanders currently serves on the Board of Beyond Basics, a nonprofit dedicated to one-on-one reading intervention and holistic literacy enrichment programs. Beyond Basics proven methods have unlocked the miracle and power of reading and opened a whole new world and future to those who need it most.

“For everyone, everywhere, literacy is, along with education in general, a basic human right…. Literacy is, finally, the road to human progress and the means through which every man, woman and child can realize his or her full potential.” ― Kofi Annan

Autism

Autism is a broad term used to describe a group of neurodevelopmental disorders. These disorders are characterized by problems with communication and social interaction. Autism is found in individuals around the world, regardless of race, culture, or economic background. Selam Sanders has firsthand knowledge about Autism with her younger brother.

“Autism is a journey I never expected, but I sure do love my tour guide.” – Selam Sanders

Youth Sports

We are manic in our support of youth sports and amateur athletics. Much of this stems from Derron Sanders’ childhood being forever changed in a positive way when he joined little league football as it taught him the value of team sports.

“Youth sports are a great way for children to stay healthy. But the benefits go far beyond that. Kids who participate in sports have higher academic achievement, lower dropout rates and they develop skills like decision making, communication, teamwork, and time management. It was youth athletics that taught me the value of ‘Teamwork makes the dream work!’ – Derron Sanders

SG CARES SUPPORTED INITIATIVES

Make A DIFFERENCE

The Friendship Centers of Emmet County provides need-based, simple assistive care services to seniors in Emmet County, allowing older adults to remain living in their own home. Their goal is to ensure all senior citizens have the opportunities, information, and services necessary to live healthy, safe, and active lives in dignity. The Bear Creek Meadows team supports the Friendship Center with donations and incentives for the community to also contribute. For more information visit: https://emmetcoa.org/

BEYOND BASICS

Beyond Basics is a literacy nonprofit dedicated to one-on-one reading intervention and holistic literacy enrichment programs for students and families in Metropolitan Detroit.
Selam Sanders is a member of the Board, dedicating time and resources to help to guide the future of Beyond Basics so they may expand their efforts to share the power of literacy. For more information visit: Beyondbasics.org | Watch Video

DAC CYCLING

The fourth annual Detroit Cycling Championship will take place on August 21, 2021. Our mission is focused on supporting local athletics and creating a unique event for Detroit. SG Companies is a proud sponsor of this family-friendly event that benefits athletic programs and small businesses. For more information visit: https://detroitcycling.com

DETROIT PAL

In partnership with the Detroit Police Department and community volunteers, Detroit PAL is helping youth find their greatness through athletic, academic, and leadership development programs. For more information visit: detroitpal.org

DETROIT ANIMAL CARE AND CONTROL SUPPORTERS

Friends of Detroit Animal Care and Control is committed to saving animals’ lives, ensuring equal access to companion animals for those of all socio-economic levels, and raising the level of care for animals living in the city of Detroit. The SG Team loves to volunteer for this wonderful organization! For More information visit: https://www.friendsofdacc.org/

RACQUET UP

Racquet Up is 10 Years Strong in offering an intensive, holistic, and long-term youth development program. Racquet Up Detroit offers youth an inspiring new path to education and opportunity. Through education, health, and character development, Racquet Up Detroit aims to achieve 100% high school graduation and 100% college enrollment among its students. SG Companies is a proud supporter of this worthwhile organization. For more information visit: https://racquetup.org/

LOYOLA HIGH SCHOOL SPONSORSHIP

Loyola High School of Detroit nurtures a culture of hope and academic success for young men challenged by an urban environment and prepares them to be men of Christian love, justice, and service who act with integrity, compassion, and courage. The Loyola Work Experience Program allows students to spend one day per week in the offices of our program Partners where they gain practical, real-world work experience that helps them find success beyond their academic studies. SG Companies is a proud Partner and excited to welcome a new team member for the 2021/2022 school year. For more information visit: loyolahsdetroit.org

AABE 2021 ANNUAL ENERGY BALL

The AABE Energy Ball aims to raise money for scholarships for students of color who are interested in entering STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), to honor those who have demonstrated leadership in energy-related fields, and to expand AABE’s presence within the communities we serve. SG Companies is a proud sponsor of this worthwhile event. For more information visit: https://www.aabe.org/

FORGOTTEN HARVEST

Forgotten Harvest fights hunger and food insecurity by delivering 138,000 pounds of donated surplus food per day. This food is sent to local charities five days a week, providing families in need with fresh and nutritious food free of charge. The SG Team volunteers to package the food for this worthy cause. For more information visit: http://www.forgottenharvest.org

ALMA COLLEGE

Derron Sanders has been appointed to the Board of Trustees at Alma College. Sanders graduated from Michigan State University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering. He earned his Master of Business Administration degree from Wayne State University in 2000. In 2000, Sanders founded Sanders Group LLC (SG), a privately held real estate investment, construction and property management business. Since then, SG has evolved into a diversified portfolio of companies including SG Real Estate, SG Capital Group, and SG Energy Solutions. For more information visit: alma.edu

SG CARES GALLERY

Our Mission

Making life better in the communities we serve, one interaction at a time.

SG Team Members enjoy Volunteering, it strengthens our bond within the community and within the SG Team. SG’s attitude is gratitude! We are very grateful for our blessings and want to give back to those in need.