Media Contact: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications;; 248.260.8466; Katie Grove, Child Safe Michigan;; 248.554.6435

Farmington Hills, Mich. —May 6, 2020— Child Safe Michigan, an affiliate of multi-county social service agency Judson Center providing foster care, adoption and mentoring services to neglected and abused children in Southeast Michigan, received an early #GivingTuesdayNow donation on Monday, May 4. That’s when Kelle Ilitch personally donated nearly 100 Little Caesars pizza kits, each including fixings for three pizzas, to Child Safe Michigan for distribution to its foster care and adoptive parents and families.

The pizza kits were dropped off at the Royal Oak campus of Judson Center for easy distribution to families via its circle drive. Staff members from both Child Safe Michigan and Judson Center joined Kelle Ilitch in the distribution.

“We are so grateful to Kelle Ilitch for arranging this donation,” Khadija Walker-Fobbs, Chief Strategy Officer for Judson Center, said. “She not only provided food for our foster care and adoptive families, but helped kick-off May as National Foster Care Month. These special parents are our ‘essential workers’ during the pandemic and year-round, and we are so appreciative of the role they play in children’s lives.”

In other news, Child Safe Michigan pivoted its annual Legends of Tomorrow Gala to a virtual fundraising campaign this year amid ongoing COVID-19 precautions.  The signature gala, originally scheduled for May 15 at the Townsend Hotel, is Child Safe Michigan’s primary fundraiser, with monies raised going directly to protect and support children who have suffered abuse and neglect and, through the efforts of Child Safe, are kept safe and placed in nurturing and loving homes.

Child Safe Michigan now offers three ways to support its Legends of Tomorrow campaign:

  • Make an impactful donation that is 100% tax-deductible
  • Become a sponsor with an ad in the virtual program book and recognition on the website
  • Bid on premium silent auction items. Bidding will take place through May 15

More information on providing support can be found at

About Child Safe Michigan

Child Safe Michigan, an affiliate of Judson Center, provides foster care, adoption and mentoring services to neglected and abused children in Southeast Michigan.  More than just meeting the basic requirements, Child Safe provides safety and stability allowing children to grow and thrive in our care. Child Safe received the 2019 Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Child Welfare Team Excellence award for its commitment to Michigan children and families. Visit to learn more.

About Judson Center

Judson Center, trusted by Michigan families for more than 95 years, is a non-profit human service agency that provides expert, comprehensive services in Southeast Michigan that strengthen children, adults and families impacted by abuse and neglect, autism, developmental disabilities, and behavioral health and primary care challenges so they are successful in their communities.  Since opening its doors in 1924, Judson Center has grown to change the lives of over 12,000 children, adults, and families each year. Judson Center has offices in Genesee, Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties. Headquarters are located at 30301 Northwestern Highway, Suite 100, Farmington Hills, MI 48334-3277.  Learn more at