A Time To Help was established in 1997 to galvanize Detroit volunteerism on a regular basis.
Under the umbrella of Mitch Albom’s S.A.Y Detroit charity, A Time to Help has now staged more than 150 monthly projects, ranging from building houses, delivering meals, beautifying city streets, running adoption fairs, repairing homeless shelters, packing food, and hosting an annual Christmas party to a shelter for battered women.
Albom and radio co-host Ken Brown lead each monthly project. Volunteers can sign up for one, two or all projects. There are no requirements, except that, for most events, volunteers should be at least 18 years of age. Older teenagers can come if accompanied by at least one adult supervisor for every four of them.
To register as a volunteer with A Time to Help, click here, and create a volunteer profile. Monthly events are updated throughout the year. Check regularly to see if there is an event that interests you!
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.
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 email@example.com.
Sign up: atimetohelp.org
Do you have a suggestion for a project, or have a question about volunteering? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. A Time to Help operates in conjunction with SAY Detroit and the Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries.
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