A Time To Help was established in 1997 to galvanize Detroit volunteerism on a regular basis.
Under the umbrella of Mitch Albom’s S.A.Y Detroit charity, A Time to Help has now staged more than 150 monthly projects, 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.
Albom and radio co-host Ken Brown lead each monthly project. Volunteers can sign up for one, two or all projects. 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.
To register as a volunteer with A Time to Help, click here, and create a volunteer profile. Monthly events are updated throughout the year. Check regularly to see if there is an event that interests you!
Project Description: Volunteers will be working primarily outside performing general clean-up and light landscaping around the home base of a nonprofit supported by S.A.Y. Detroit. Chores include the removal and trimming of bushes and overgrowth; raking leaves; weed-whacking and trash pick up. Another team will be working in the basement removing items, cleaning and organizing.
Event Date/Time: Saturday, October 21, 9:00am to noon.
Location: 3740 West Hancock, Detroit, MI, 48208 | Map
Parking: Off-street parking is available.
Attire/Other Info: Outdoor lawn equipment is needed for this project. Items include hedge trimmers, blowers and weed whackers (gas powered is preferred), shovels, rakes, hand-held clippers, ladders, etc. Please label your items and bring work gloves. We’re also in need of a dolly for the basement project. Heavy lifting is needed for the removal of some items. Trash bags will be provided. ATTH would like to give advance thanks to Runco Waste for providing a dumpster.
Volunteers Needed: 20.
Do you have a suggestion for a project, or have a question about volunteering? Contact us at email@example.com. A Time to Help operates in conjunction with SAY Detroit and the Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries.
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