Improving the lives of Detroit’s neediest citizens, through shelter, food, medical care, volunteer efforts and education.

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The idea of S.A.Y. Detroit is in its letters: Super All Year. It was formed in February, 2006, after Mitch Albom went public with a plea to do as much for the homeless all winter as the city was doing over a Super Bowl weekend. He spent a night in a shelter to call attention to the issue. The response was overwhelming, and S.A.Y. Detroit was soon a fully-formed 501(c)(3) charity that serves as an umbrella organization for major programs like the revitalized S.A.Y. Play Center at Lipke Park, Detroit Dream Scholarship, and A Time to Help. Accomplishments include:

  • the nation’s first full-time medical clinic for homeless children and their mothers
  • a state-of-the-art kitchen at the Michigan Veterans Foundation
  • Bright Beginnings, a full-time day care center for the children of homeless women who are in transition or searching for work
  • Newly refurbished homes for poor but working families, that are deeded over to them after two years of occupancy
  • The funding of dozens of projects for Detroit area agencies


Join Detroit Muscle Crew II

as a skilled tradesperson to help with physical maintenance projects for various S.A.Y. Detroit programs

Become a Tutor

at S.A.Y. Play and change the game for Detroit’s youth



at a monthly project with A Time to Help


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An endowment fund launched March 21, 2017, the S.A.Y. Detroit Tomorrow Fund offers businesses, companies, foundations and private individuals the ability to become a leader and permanent fixture within S.A.Y. Detroit through naming rights and other founding benefactor opportunities. It is the catalyst of a new stage of growth at S.A.Y. Detroit. Contact


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