News & Updates from S.A.Y. Detroit

Tiny Homes, Big Hearts at Cass Community

Tiny Homes, Big Hearts at Cass Community

The painters were on rooftops and ladders. The other crew members filled a dumpster with debris that had been littering a two-block area around Cass Community Social Services’ campus in Highland Park.

The common thread was that they were all volunteers — more than two dozen strong — and all members of Mitch Albom’s A Time to Help team that answered the call to service last Saturday (April 8) to help Cass Community’s Tiny Homes neighborhood. (more…)

Detroit Muscle Crew II Ready for Lift Off

Detroit Muscle Crew II Ready for Lift Off

In advance of Saturday’s “official’’ launch of S.A.Y. Detroit’s Detroit Muscle Crew II,  Mitch Albom hosted a pizza party on Thursday night at Emagine Royal Oak to thank the nearly two dozen skilled tradespeople who have embraced his call to volunteer service.

“Because of you, we’re going to make a difference in our community,” Albom said. (more…)

Fun and Games at COTS

Fun and Games at COTS

A Time to Help’s third project of the year on Saturday (March 25) benefited a group that needed a morning to relax and have fun: Women and children involved with COTS and its Bright Beginning Child Development Center.

For more than two hours, more than two dozen A Time To Help volunteers played games with the children during a “Family Fun Day’’ in the cafeteria at COTS’ family-only emergency shelter.

The event was hosted and kicked off by S.A.Y. Detroit founder Mitch Albom and Ken Brown, Albom’s radio show co-host.

“We thank Mitch Albom and his volunteers who came in for our Family Fun Day,” said Konah Kolleh, COTS volunteer and stewardship coordinator. “Because of your giving back, our families were able to focus on having fun and not on what they’re going through in their transition. This gave the parents a break.

“I was talking to one mom, and she said she hadn’t seen her child since she got here – and that’s a good thing because her child was playing a game with one of your volunteers. Today was a day where the parents could sit back, relax, and breathe — and for the kids to be kids.

ATTH’s next project will be held April 8 at Cass Community Social Services.

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