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A Time to Help Update – July 2017

A Time to Help Update – July 2017

Backyard Fun at Angels’ Place

July 15 | The project was special from the start.

More than a half-dozen residents from Angels’ Place — the nonprofit that A Time to Help supported Saturday in Southfield — welcomed the volunteers and stayed until the end, working alongside the group constructing games and painting banners.

For 25 years, Angels’ Place has provided residential homes, community living, support and day programs for persons with developmental disabilities. The nonprofit was founded by five mothers concerned about the quality of life for people with developmental disabilities and the needs of their families.

It was ATTH’s first project at Angels’ Place in two years …keep reading »


Reminder: there will be no project in August, but we will return in September. Like us on Facebook so you won’t miss any announcements about September’s project.

A Time to Help July 2017: Angels’ Place

A Time to Help July 2017: Angels’ Place

Project Description: Volunteers will be working at an Angels’ Place residence in Southfield. Volunteers will be painting banners and signs, and assembling carnival games, that will be used for Angels’ Place events and enrichment programs. Angels’ Place provides services, including homes and professional support, for adults with developmental disabilities.

Event Date/Time: Saturday, July 15, 9 am to noon.

Location: The specific address of the project will be provided to registrants via email the week of the event; Angels’ Place doesn’t make public its locations because of privacy. The general area is 13 Mile and Southfield Road in Southfield.

Parking: Street parking available.

Attire/Other Info:  Please wear clothing suitable for painting. Volunteers will be working outside under a large tent. Bring own gloves. Families are welcome, but all individuals must be registered on

Volunteers Needed: 25.

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A Time to Help Update – June 2017

A Time to Help Update – June 2017

S.A.Y. Play Center Gets Spruced Up

June 26 | 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.

It was ATTH’s first visit to S.A.Y. Play in two years, when a team of volunteers worked to prepare the center for its Grand Opening in the fall of 2015.

From cleaning windows and wiping kitchen cupboards, to dusting off book shelves in the academic center (called The D.E.E.P.), just about every nook and cranny of the facility was freshened-up after the recently-completed 2016-17 academic year.


Save the date for July 15, 2017 for our next project. Details to come.

A Time to Help June 2017: S.A.Y. Play

A Time to Help June 2017: S.A.Y. Play

Event Name: S.A.Y. Detroit Play Center at Lipke Park.

Project Description: Volunteers will be working at S.A.Y. Detroit’s academic enrichment center on Detroit’s northeast side cleaning the inside of the facility. The school year ends soon, and we want to give the building a good scrub down before the center’s summer session begins.

Event Date/Time: Sat., June 24, 9 am to 12 pm

Location: S.A.Y Detroit Play Center is located at 19320 Van Dyke, Detroit, MI., 48234. The building is located between 7 and 8 Mile Road. Enter on Suzanne Avenue.


Parking: Free parking in the lot adjacent to the building.

Attire/Other Info:  We will have some supplies on hand, but feel free to bring cleaning items such as window cleaner, all-purpose cleaner, toilet bowl cleaner, buckets, mops, rags, paper towels, plastic garbage bags, step ladders, etc. Please clearly mark your items if you don’t intend to donate them.

Volunteers Needed: 50

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A Time to Help Update: Mark These Dates!

Now that Memorial Day is behind us, it’s time to look ahead to the rest of the summer.

A reminder that A Time to Help isn’t taking a break until August; it’s the only month of the year that we don’t have a project.

We hope your summer plans include spending time with your family and friends — and of course, with us!

So please mark your calendars for our next two project dates: The first is June 24 at our S.A.Y. Detroit Play Center at Lipke Park in northeast Detroit. Registration will open by week’s end (probably Thursday) at We’ll be rolling up our sleeves and deep cleaning the inside of the facility. We’ll be asking for a large group of volunteers for that one as we want to get a lot accomplished in a short period of time.

Our July project will be helping Angel’s Place at one of its locations. We’re not sure where yet, but we do have the date: July 15. So please mark it down.

Have a safe, happy summer!

A Time to Help Update – May 2017

A Time to Help Update – May 2017

Spreading Rocks – And Fellowship – At The Detroit Zoo

May 20 — Royal Oak — As scores of patrons waited in line Saturday (May 20) to visit the Polk Penguin Conservation Center, more than two dozen A Time to Help Volunteers made their way behind the building to face the project that awaited them at the Detroit Zoo: Spreading thousands of pounds of landscaping rocks.

How’s that song go? Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

Led by S.A.Y. Detroit founder Mitch Albom and his radio show co-host, Ken Brown, the crew worked diligently for nearly three hours clearing debris, shoveling rocks into wheel barrels and, finally, spreading the rocks around shrubs and trees to beautify the area behind the center … continue story »


Save the date for June 24, 2017 for our next project. Details to come.

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