News & Updates from S.A.Y. Detroit Play

TV Donation to S.A.Y. Play Center Spearheaded by Michigan Masons

TV Donation to S.A.Y. Play Center Spearheaded by Michigan Masons

S.A.Y. Detroit is proud of its partnership with the Michigan Masonic Charitable Foundation. That’s why a friend of the Michigan Masons is a friend of S.A.Y. Detroit!The staff and students at the S.A.Y. Play Center at Lipke Park this week were thrilled to receive a flat screen television and sound system that was donated by retired U.S. Navy Capt. Doug McDonald and his wife Kathy. McDonald is president of the Motor City Veteran’s Village. Check out the full story at sayplay.org » 

Muscle Crew Spruces Up S.A.Y. Play Grounds

Muscle Crew Spruces Up S.A.Y. Play Grounds

A big S.A.Y. Detroit shout-out to Matt Mosher, one of our original Detroit Muscle Crew (Haiti) members, who sent out his team from Mosher & Associates Landscape Services to do some much-needed landscaping work at our S.A.Y. Play Center at Lipke Park today. Thank you, Matt, for donating your company’s time and services to help our non-profit center before summer session begins for the kids on July 10.

S.A.Y. Play Center Gets Spruced Up

S.A.Y. Play Center Gets Spruced Up

When the S.A.Y. Detroit Play Center at Lipke Park reopens after the Fourth of July, the students enrolled for the summer session will enjoy a fresh start — in more ways than one.

Nearly 40 A Time to Help volunteers spent last Saturday morning (June 24) giving the inside of the facility a scrub-down, while another group tackled the center’s vast campus, including weeding and picking up trash along the fence lines. (more…)

Dollar General Literacy Foundation Awards S.A.Y. Detroit Play Center

Dollar General Literacy Foundation Awards S.A.Y. Detroit Play Center

S.A.Y. Detroit is thrilled to share Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded $50,000 to the S.A.Y. Detroit Play Center at Lipke Park, the largest of 23 grants totaling $181,000 statewide. Twenty-two other Michigan schools, non-profits, and literacy organizations also received grants, aimed at supporting adult, family and summer literacy programs within a 20-mile radius of a Dollar General store or distribution center. S.A.Y. Play’s local store is just 6 blocks north of the center on 20164 Van Dyke Street.

The statewide grants are part of more than $7.5 million that the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded nationwide. More information can be found at www.dgliteracy.org. Read their release here.

$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…)

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