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A Time to Help Update – July 2018

A Time to Help Update – July 2018

DETROIT — As always, it was a team effort from the start.

One group assembled on Richton Street, another on Monterey. A third tackled the area near the John C. Lodge Service Drive.

For three hours on Saturday (July 14), more than 30 volunteers from A Time to Help weeded, weed-whacked, swept, shoveled, raked — and much more — to help beautify the area around Cass Community Social Services’ Tiny Homes neighborhood.

It was a robust effort on a hot and humid morning; the group consumed three cases of water by the end of the project. SAY Detroit founder Mitch Albom said he profoundly appreciated the work of the volunteers, especially under the circumstances.  .. continue reading »

A Time to Help Cass Community Social Services – July 2018

A Time to Help Cass Community Social Services – July 2018

Cass Community Social Services is a Detroit-based agency dedicated to providing food, housing, health services and job programs. A Time to Help volunteers will be assisting the nonprofit in a landscaping/grounds maintenance project. We’ll be working at several locations around the campus, including its Tiny Homes community.

Event Details

Date: Saturday, July 14, 2018

Time: 9 am – 12:00 p.m.

Location: We’ll meet at the Scott Building at 11850 Woodrow Wilson, Detroit, 48206, before our project begins | Map

Parking: Plenty available on Woodrow Wilson.

Volunteers Needed: 25

Attire/Other Info: This is an outdoor event, so please dress appropriately. Please bring your own work gloves. We are in need of experienced mowers. Cass Community does have some lawn equipment, but feel free to bring your own gas-powered weed whacker, brooms, rakes, etc. S.A.Y. Detroit will donate heavy duty construction garbage bags and recycle bags for the project.

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Questions: atimetohelp.detroit@gmail.com

A Time to Help Buckets of Rain – June 2018

A Time to Help Buckets of Rain – June 2018

ATTH volunteers will paint a large storage unit and perform general gardening duties at Buckets of Rain, which provides fresh produce for the homeless and hungry in Detroit. Volunteers will be working at the nonprofit’s urban garden in Highland Park, located across the street from the S.A.Y. Detroit Family Health Clinic.

Event Details

Date: Saturday, June 9, 2018

Time: 9 am – 12:00 p.m.

Location: Across the street from the S.A.Y. Detroit Family Health Clinic, 211 Glendale Ave., Highland Park, MI., 48203 | Map

Parking: Available in the clinic’s parking lot, and on Glendale.

Volunteers Needed: 20

Attire/Other Info: As this is an outdoor project, please dress appropriately. Paint will be provided — thank you Motor City Paint Co. for the donation! — but please bring rollers, paint brushes, etc.,  if you’re interested in that aspect of the project. If you want to help in the garden, please wear gloves; Buckets of Rain is providing the gardening equipment.

Note: If rain is forecast for the duration of the project, the event will be cancelled. Watch the skies!

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Questions: atimetohelp.detroit@gmail.com

A Time to Help Update – May 2018

A Time to Help Update – May 2018

In assembly line fashion, more than 20 A Time To Help volunteers joined S.A.Y. Detroit founder Mitch Albom and radio show co-host Ken Brown on Saturday (May 19) at Lighthouse of Oakland County for one of the largest one-day food drives in the country.
For nearly three hours, the volunteers unloaded a semi-truck filled with donated food items and prepared the goods for distribution at Lighthouse, which since 1972 has been serving residents of southeastern Michigan who face economic hardship by providing the support and resources they need to move toward self-sufficiency…keep reading »

ATTH’s next project is scheduled for June 9 at Buckets of Rain. Information and registration will be posted soon.

A Time to Help Lighthouse of Oakland County – May 2018 – UPDATED

A Time to Help Lighthouse of Oakland County – May 2018 – UPDATED

Lighthouse of Oakland County serves residents of southeastern Michigan who are facing economic hardship by providing the support and resources they need to move from crisis towards self-sufficiency. ATTH volunteers will be participating in one of the largest one-day food drives in the nation during its National Association of Letter Carriers annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. We will be unloading a semi-truck and sorting, counting, and boxing donated food at Lighthouse of Oakland County.

Event Details

Date: Saturday, May 19, 2018

Time: 9 am – 12:00 p.m.

Location: Lighthouse of Oakland County (Pontiac location) | 46156 Woodward Ave., Pontiac, MI, 48343 | Map

Volunteers: Wear comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes. This is a rain or shine event.

Parking: Free parking available in the parking lot at Lighthouse

Volunteers Needed: 35

Sign up: atimetohelp.org

Questions: atimetohelp.detroit@gmail.com

Note: Lighthouse of Oakland County is also holding a Hunger Walk at 10 am on May 12 at St. Hugo of the Hills in Bloomfield Hills. Go to lighhouseoakland.org for more information.

A Time to Help Update – April 2018

A Time to Help Update – April 2018

It was double the fun — two volunteer events in one.

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.

The event drew dignitaries near and far, including David Cohen, Sr. EVP and Chief Diversity Officer of Comcast Corporation, who flew into Detroit that morning from Philadelphia to participate in the project…..keep reading »


ATTH’s next project is scheduled for May 19 at Lighthouse of Oakland County. Information and registration will be posted soon.

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