ROYAL OAK, MI — It was one of those special A Time to Help projects where volunteers were side-by-side with the people they were helping, witnessing first-hand where their giving was going.
ATTH spent late Saturday afternoon (Sept. 24) working alongside other volunteer groups to ensure that nonprofit Angels’ Place delivered a successful Fall Fest fundraiser for their beneficiaries, families and supporters.
Held at the Royal Oak Farmers Market, volunteers helped set up the venue before shifting to various roles, from selling 50/50 raffle tickets and managing silent auction tables, to running family-friendly games such as “Feed the Bears,’’ “Fish in a Bowl,’’ and bounce-house basketball.
“Angels’ Place relies on volunteers to provide homes and services for people with developmental disabilities,’’ said Barbara Urbiel, the nonprofit’s director of development. “A Time to Help is a great partner to help us do that.’’
For ATTH volunteer Steve Weberman, the project was near to his heart — and home. He and his wife, Holly, walked to the farmers market from their house a few blocks away.
“We love giving our time, meeting the other volunteers and helping local — our community and neighborhood,’’ Weberman said.
ATTH’s October project will be announced soon.