News & Updates from Detroit Water Ice

Love Has No Calories in Downtown Detroit

Love Has No Calories in Downtown Detroit

In a special Valentine’s Day treat for our neighbors in the Guardian Building (500 Griswold) and the Buhl Building (535 Griswold), we scooped FREE Detroit Water Ice in thanks for all the neighborhood love and support we receive in Campus Martius.

If you missed your free scoop, try our D-Ice Water Ice, hot Philly Pretzels, one-of-a-kind Motown Mash, or other sweet treats at our flagship location at 1014 Woodward Avenue.

All proceeds from the Detroit Water Ice Factory benefit S.A.Y Detroit, a 501 (c)(3) charity aimed at improving the lives of our neediest citizens through shelter, food, medical care, volunteer efforts and education.

We love you, we thank you, and we proudly proclaim that there’s no calories in doing good!

​Michigan Masons Give Their Time to Help Detroit Water Ice

​Michigan Masons Give Their Time to Help Detroit Water Ice

Detroit — When the Michigan Masons and Michigan Masonic Charitable Foundation became large supporters of Mitch Albom’s S.A.Y. Detroit charities last fall, they stressed that their commitment would be more than financial. 

They proved that once again on Saturday, January 21, when nearly three dozen Masons and their families joined Albom at The Detroit Water Ice Factory in downtown Detroit for an exclusive A Time to Help project.

For more than two hours, the volunteer group did a deep-cleaning of the store and its storage facilities, from scrubbing floors and windows to organizing items and products sold at the shop at One Campus Martius. 

“This was two hours of good sweat,” said Bob Conley, who drove in for the event from Alma with his wife JoNeil. “We had Masons here from all over — Grand Rapids, Port Huron, St. Clair Shores and the Detroit area. We were really happy to be here and help Mitch. What S.A.Y. Detroit does with the (S.A.Y. Play) Center and with this and all of its outreach, it really is a place of hope. Being here today, I certainly see a rebirth in Detroit.”

Created by Albom, the DWIF opened its flagship location at 1014 Woodward Avenue on Aug. 4, 2015. The store follows the “Newman’s Own’’ model of philanthropy, offering a delicious frozen ice dessert – and other products — with the sole goal of raising funds to help others. All profits from the store benefits Detroit’s neediest citizens under Albom’s S.A.Y. Detroit umbrella of charities.

Ally and The Detroit Water Ice Factory Launch “Ally Caring Coconut” Flavor

Ally and The Detroit Water Ice Factory Launch “Ally Caring Coconut” Flavor

$3.13 from each sale of Ally Caring Coconut will be donated to S.A.Y. Detroit

Ally Financial and The Detroit Water Ice Factory announced a new water ice flavor called Ally Caring Coconut, with proceeds going to benefit the local Detroit community.  As part of its 313 Pledge, Ally will donate $3.13 to local nonprofit S.A.Y. Detroit for every purchase of Ally Caring Coconut. S.A.Y Detroit provides help, shelter, food, medical care and education to those in need. (more…)

#NICEICEBABY: Grand Photos from the Grand Opening

#NICEICEBABY: Grand Photos from the Grand Opening

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, KEM, Nicole Curtis and Primo Water Ice owners John and Adrianna Adams joined Mitch Albom in celebrating the opening of Detroit Water Ice.

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