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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 atimetohelp.detroit@gmail.com.

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A Time to Help Update – February 2018

A Time to Help Update – February 2018

A Time to Help Creates Educational Kits at Arts & Scraps

Led by S.A.Y. Detroit founder Mitch Albom and his radio show partner, Ken Brown, nearly 40 volunteers from A Time to Help spent Saturday morning (Feb. 17) at the Arts & Scraps Warehouse in Detroit, where the group participated in an “Education Reimagined’’ project.

For more than two hours, volunteers cut donated swimsuit fabric into squares for STEM educational kits that will be used in schools across metro Detroit. Arts & Scraps uses recycled materials to help people of all ages and abilities to think, create and learn. The nonprofit serves 275,000 children and recycles 28 tons annually. … continue reading »


 

ATTH’s next project is tentatively scheduled for March 24 at one of the Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries’ homeless shelters, where volunteers will embark on a painting project. Registration for that event will begin the first week of March here.

A Time to Help Reimagine Education with Arts & Scraps – February 2018

A Time to Help Reimagine Education with Arts & Scraps – February 2018

Arts & Scraps is a Detroit nonprofit that uses recycled industrial materials to help people of all ages and abilities to think, create and learn. Arts & Scraps serves 275,000 children and recycles 28 tons annually. ATTH will be preparing materials and packing kits for classrooms and individuals at the Arts & Scraps’ warehouse.

Event Details

Date: Saturday, February 17, 2018

Time: 9 am – 12:00 p.m.

Location: 16135 Harper, Detroit, MI, 48224 | Map

Parking: Arts & Scraps is located at the corner of Bedford and Harper. Park in the community parking lot (look for the wrought iron fence and white globe lights). The project will take place across the street, in the warehouse, one block from the main building. ATTH will have a couple of volunteers posted outside to help guide you.

Attire/Other Info:  Wear comfortable clothing. All materials for assembling the classroom kits will be provided.

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Questions: atimetohelp.detroit@gmail.com

Volunteers Needed: 40

A Time to Help Update – January 2018

A Time to Help Update – January 2018

Success Marks the First A Time to Help Project Of The Year

 

The final tally was impressive: 1,281 soup mixes and 334 spice bags.

S.A.Y. Detroit’s A Time to Help army of volunteers held their first project of the year Saturday (Jan. 20) at Motown Soup in Utica, packaging dry soups and other products with the sole intention of helping others in need.

All proceeds from the sales of the soups becomes needed funding for nonprofits to do their work, including S.A.Y. Detroit’s operating partner — the Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries — which received over $17,000 in funding in 2017, said Dan Karlin, Motown Soup’s longtime volunteer facilitator. … continue reading »

 


 

The next A Time to Help project will be February 17th at Arts & Scraps.

Soup’s On with A Time to Help in January 2018

Soup’s On with A Time to Help in January 2018

A Time to Help opens the New Year with a project sure to warm you up: We’ll be packing soup and other dry goods at Motown Soup, a nonprofit that’s based in the lower level at Trinity Lutheran Church in Utica.
Please join us on Jan. 20. Motown Soup is accepting 40 ATTH volunteers — we had a max total of 20 in 2016 — so you know it will be double the fun!
Registration is accepted ONLY at atimetohelp.org. See you then!

Event Details

Date: Saturday, January 20, 2018

Time: 9 am – 12:00 p.m. Clean-up begins at 11:30 am.

Location: 45160 Van Dyke Ave., Utica, MI. 48317 (corner of Hall Road and Van Dyke), in the lower level of Trinity Lutheran Church | Map

Parking: Free parking in lot adjacent to building.

Attire/Other Info:  All volunteers will be “suited” up with aprons, hat and gloves. You’re invited to “shop’’ for soups after the event at discounted prices.

Sign up: atimetohelp.org

Questions: atimetohelp.detroit@gmail.com

Volunteers Needed: 40

A Time to Help Update – December 2017

A Time to Help Update – December 2017

20th Christmas Party for shelter residents and children a holiday hit

It was the 20th anniversary edition — and what a party it was.

More than 80 A Time to Help volunteers helped make Mitch Albom’s annual S.A.Y. Detroit/The Salvation Army Christmas Party for shelter residents and their children a morning to remember.

Led by Albom and Ken Brown, Albom’s radio show co-host, the event on Saturday (Dec. 2) at The Salvation Army Harbor Light in Detroit was filled with merry making and smiles, thanks to a plethora of activities, food and fun — all supervised by ATTH’s largest volunteer core of the year. …cilck here to keep reading »

 


 

A Time to Help’s monthly projects will resume in 2018. Stay tuned for updates!