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It’s a Beach Day for Haiti Carnival

It’s a Beach Day for Haiti Carnival

The annual Haiti Carnival is a celebration held over several weeks leading up to Mardi Gras. On Fat Tuesday, February 28, the kids of the Have Faith Haiti Mission spent the day at the Moulin Sur Mer beach resort in Montrouis, just an hour northwest of the Mission’s campus in Port-au-Prince. A fun day in the sun was had by all!
The last major celebration day during Haiti’s Carnival, Fat Tuesday across the country included large parades and other festivals, each a mixture of Catholic pre-Lenten festivities with traditions from African, Spanish and native cultures of the Americas and the Caribbean.
Breaking Records, Helping Others at Gleaners

Breaking Records, Helping Others at Gleaners

Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan has been feeding hungry people and nourishing communities for years. On Saturday (Feb. 18), more than 30 volunteers with Mitch Albom’s A Time to Help initiative contributed to the effort.

The volunteers — which included nearly a dozen National Honor Society students from nearby Fitzgerald High — gathered at Gleaners in Warren to spend the morning repackaging donated frozen carrots into two-pound bags.

Albom divided the group into three teams for a friendly competition to see which one could package the most. By the end of the two-hour shift, all combined, 3,480 pounds of carrots were packaged and boxed. According to Gleaners, the effort will impact nearly 3,000 lives. Working alongside the teams was Ken Brown, Albom’s radio show co-host on WJR (760AM)

“Last year we distributed 35.9 million pounds of food, and we have less than 100 employees,” said Sherree Gerzanics, who works Gleaners as a volunteer coordinator. “If not for the over 48,000 volunteers who came through our doors at all five sites, we couldn’t exist.

“What your group did today was great. We couldn’t do it without you.”

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!

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