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March 2017 ATTH: Fun and Games at COTS

March 2017 ATTH: Fun and Games at COTS

A Time to Help’s third project of the year on Saturday (March 25) benefited a group that needed a morning to relax and have fun: Women and children involved with COTS and its Bright Beginning Child Development Center.

For more than two hours, more than two dozen A Time To Help volunteers played games with the children during a “Family Fun Day’’ in the cafeteria at COTS’ family-only emergency shelter.

The event was hosted and kicked off by S.A.Y. Detroit founder Mitch Albom and Ken Brown, Albom’s radio show co-host.

“We thank Mitch Albom and his volunteers who came in for our Family Fun Day,” said Konah Kolleh, COTS volunteer and stewardship coordinator. “Because of your giving back, our families were able to focus on having fun and not on what they’re going through in their transition. This gave the parents a break.

“I was talking to one mom, and she said she hadn’t seen her child since she got here – and that’s a good thing because her child was playing a game with one of your volunteers. Today was a day where the parents could sit back, relax, and breathe — and for the kids to be kids.

ATTH’s next project will be held April 8 at Cass Community Social Services.

$1 Million in Radiothon Funds Distributed to 20 Charities

$1 Million in Radiothon Funds Distributed to 20 Charities

Representatives from 20 area charities accepted checks totaling more than $1 million on Tuesday from donations raised at Mitch Albom’s fifth annual S.A.Y. Detroit Radiothon last December.

The ceremony at the Fisher Building included several first-time beneficiaries, including the Bing Youth Institute — a mentoring program for urban youth created by former Detroit Mayor and NBA legend Dave Bing.

Albom, who founded S.A.Y. Detroit in 2006, presented the checks to the benefiting charities with Dr. Chad Audi, president of the Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries, along with representatives of several major donor organizations. (more…)

Spring for Socks Charity Drive

Spring for Socks Charity Drive

Associated Podiatrists, P.C. in Novi is partnering up with S.A.Y. Detroit to collect brand NEW socks for people of all ages! We will be accepting donations throughout Spring (March 20 – June 21) and will be dropping them off at S.A.Y. Detroit Family Health Clinic on June 23, 2017.

Please share this event with your friends and family and help us spread the word about this charity drive! All donations will be welcomed and appreciated.

Donations can be dropped off at:

Associated Podiatrists, P.C.
26750 Providence Parkway
Suite 130
Novi, MI 48374

We’d like to express our deepest thanks to Dr. Marc A. Borovoy, Dr. John D. Miller, and Staff.

Please respond to the Facebook event here

A Time to Help April 2017: Cass Community Social Services

A Time to Help April 2017: Cass Community Social Services

Cass Community Social Services fights poverty and creates opportunity for Detroit’s most at-risk citizens. The nonprofit has been a leader in devising programs and creating jobs to enhance the lives of the homeless community, the developmentally disabled, and those who suffer from mental illness and substance abuse.

Event Date/Time: Saturday, April 8, 9 a.m. to noon

Project: Volunteers will contribute to Cass Community’s Tiny Homes neighborhood project. Tiny Homes provides home ownership for formerly homeless and other low-income people. Some light physical work outside may be required, so dress accordingly.

Where: We’ll be meeting at the CCSS Scott Building, 11850 Woodrow Wilson, Detroit, MI, 48206.


Parking: Parking available next to the Scott Building. Off-street parking is also available.

Volunteers Needed: 30



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