Inspired by visits to his dying professor Morrie Schwartz – who told him “Giving is living” – author Mitch Albom began to form charities in the mid-1990s. Today, there are eight independent efforts, helping those who need it most.

Please use this site to learn about each charity, view videos, and catch up on the latest updates. And thank you for sharing Mitch and Morrie’s belief that we truly are all connected, and that in helping others, we help ourselves.

Founded by Mitch Albom  &  Operated in Partnership with Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries

D.R.Y. Libraries (Donated Reading for Youth) in the Philippines

Join A Hole in the Roof Foundation–and your favorite authors like Jeff Kinney, JK Rowling, John Grisham, John Green, The Rock Bottom Remainders including Stephen King, Amy Tan, Ridley Pearson and Dave Barry, Suzanne Collins, James Patterson, Nicholas Sparks and so many more–in rebuilding and restocking school libraries in the Philippines. #DRYLibraries
Learn More About the New Initiative

Featured Videos ↓

SAY Detroit Family Health Clinic

The Heart of Detroit: Episodes

Have Faith Haiti Mission Mini-Documentary

A Time to Help

This is the Story of Mother Batie // SAY Detroit

Working Homes, Working Families

Detroit Dream Scholars

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Every dollar of your tax deductible gift goes directly into the daily operational needs of the causes and persons profiled here. No salaries are paid for any of the directors or board members of our charities.

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S.A.Y. Detroit Radiothon: Dec. 4, 2014