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Bettering the lives of Detroit’s neediest  at every age

The idea of S.A.Y. Detroit is in its letters: Super All Year

It was formed in February, 2006, after author and journalist Mitch Albom went public with a plea to do as much for the homeless all year as the city was doing over one 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 became a fully-formed 501(c)(3) charity that serves as an umbrella organization for major programs to improve the lives of Detroit’s neediest citizens—from cradle to career, and beyond.

Education &
Development

Homes &
Communities

Health &
Medical Care

Volunteering &
Employment

OUR 100 % PROMISE. Every dollar of your tax deductible gift goes directly to our programs. No administrative costs!

News & Updates

Pizza Party and 2018 Planning: What’s Coming for DMC II

The second annual Detroit Muscle Crew II Pizza Party and General Meeting was held on Monday night (April 23) at Emagine Entertainment in Royal Oak.  We are grateful to all DMC II attendees for sharing their ideas and offering support as we work towards another...

A City in Service on Comcast Cares Day

Nearly 20 volunteers from A Time to Help joined more than 100 others for Comcast Cares Day, a national day of service on Saturday (April 21) at the S.A.Y. Detroit Play Center at Lipke Park.

(Motown Soup)ing Up Meals at S.A.Y. Play!

S.A.Y. Detroit is thrilled to receive a $2,000 grant from Motown Soup in support of our meal service at the S.A.Y. Play Center at Lipke Park.

A CAN DO Attitude to Help Others in the Heart of Detroit

Showing what he CAN DO with autism, Dillon Marshall Alley is setting an example right here in the heart of Detroit.

An International House of Volunteers in the Heart of Detroit

What started as a rehab has turned into a labor of love, Karen Cherven created an International Home right here in the heart of Detroit.

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Leadership

Our new expanded leadership will better serve our programs, provide governance and steer the nonprofit toward a sustainable future by ensuring that it has adequate resources to advance its mission.

Board of Directors

Rob Orley, O2 Investment Partners
Arn Tellem, Detroit Pistons
Damon Keith, Federal Judge
Cynthia Ford, Philanthropist
Charlie Rothstein,  Beringea
Dennis Archer, Former Detroit Mayor
Al Papa, Cambridge Consulting Group
David Provost, Chemical Financial Corporation
Chad Audi, Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries
Mitch Albom, S.A.Y. Detroit
Carmen Harlan, TV Broadcaster

Advisory Board 

Dave Bing, Former Detroit Mayor
Jack Aronson, Artichoke Garlic Foundation
John Prosser II, Health Partners
Faith Fowler, Cass Community Social Services
Dr. Richard Keidan, Medical and Surgical Oncology, Beaumont Hospital
Keith Stephenson, Cooper-Standard
Carole Kowalczyk, Michigan Center for Fertility and Women’s Health
Paul Glantz, Emagine Entertainment
Dave Scott, Motown Digital
Linda McIntosh, Somerset Collection
Michigan Masonic Charitable Foundation (member TBD)

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