Established in 1997 to galvanize volunteerism on a regular basis, A Time to Help stages monthly projects to aid the needy and promote unity in metro Detroit.

Since then, more than 200 monthly projects have been completed by thousands of volunteers, ranging from building houses, delivering meals, beautifying city streets, running adoption fairs, repairing homeless shelters, packing food, and hosting an annual Christmas party to a shelter for battered women.

Mitch Albom and WJR co-host Ken Brown lead each monthly project, usually held on Saturdays between 9AM – noon. Volunteers can sign up for one, two or all, and there are no requirements, except that, for most events, volunteers should be at least 18 years of age. Older teenagers can come if accompanied by at least one adult supervisor for every four of them.

Do you have a suggestion for a project, or have a question about volunteering? Contact us at

A Time to Help Genesis House III Women’s Treatment Facility – March 2018

A Time to Help Genesis House III Women’s Treatment Facility – March 2018

ATTH volunteers will paint the first-floor main hallway and stairwell at the Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries’ Genesis House III shelter for women and children. If there is time, we’ll also sand the stair railings in the main foyer. The DRMM, which is S.A.Y. Detroit’s operating partner, offers both transitional and permanent housing in its programs to prevent any return to homelessness and addiction. DRMM believes everyone deserves care, a warm meal and a safe place to rest your head.

Event Details

Date: Saturday, March 24, 2018

Time: 9 am – 12:00 p.m.

Location: Genesis House III Women’s Treatment Facility, 2015 Webb, Detroit, MI. 48206 | Map

Parking: Parking is available on the street in front of the building (which is marked as Genesis House II), or on 14th Street, near the side of the building. Please enter the door on the side of the building next to the ramp. Look for ATTH signs.

Volunteers Needed: 25

Attire/Other Info:  As this is a painting project, please dress appropriately. We request adults only for this project. Paint will be provided, but we are in need of all other supplies such as drop cloths (plastic is fine), painting tape, brushes and rollers, drip pans, and 5 ladders as the walls are high. We will not be painting the ceilings. Please write your name on the materials that you’re bringing. Please let us know if you can bring a standard ladder via email at

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