A Time To Help was established in 1997 as a means of galvanizing the people of Detroit to volunteer on a regular basis. A nonprofit organization under 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 project and try to use the group as a catalyst to increase volunteerism. Volunteers should be at least 18 years old, although 16 and 17 year old youth may come if accompanied by one adult supervisor for every four youths.
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!
March Project: Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan
March 22, 2014 | 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
For more than 36 years, Gleaners Community Food Bank has been “feeding hungry people and nourishing our communities.” Last year, Gleaners distributed 41 million pounds of emergency food to more than 550 partner soup kitchens, shelters and pantries in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Livingston and Monroe counties. Volunteers will help to pack and assemble food boxes.
Please wear comfortable clothes and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes (no Crocs/sandals). Limited building parking. Overflow parking lot is located directly across the street.
Registration for the event is now closed.
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. For immediate attention call 313-993-4700.
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