S.A.Y. Detroit

S.A.Y. Detroit is a fully formed 501(c) (3) charity aimed at improving the lives of the neediest citizens, through shelter, food, medical care, volunteer efforts and education. It serves as the umbrella for ongoing major projects including S.A.Y. Detroit Family Health Clinic, S.A.Y. Play Center, Working Homes/Working Families, and A Time to Help. S.A.Y. Detroit 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. (Super All Year Detroit) was born. Since then, its 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
  • 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

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Every dollar of your tax deductible gift goes directly into the daily operational needs of the causes and persons profiled here. No salaries are paid for any of the directors or board members of our charities.

Our commitment to financial transparency is explained here.

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#GiveDetroitChallenge 2016, where charities compete to raise the most money with the top teams winning cash prizes from our sponsors. Challenge sponsors include Hour Detroit, Kroger, and GiveYoung.org, who have generously provided $50,000 in prize money.

September 29 at 12:00PM (ET) – November 10 at 1:59:59pm (ET)

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December 8, 2016

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The 4th Annual S.A.Y. Detroit Radiothon Raised $1,001,143!!


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