News & Updates from A Time to Help Events

A Time to Help Lighthouse of Oakland County – May 2018

A Time to Help Lighthouse of Oakland County – May 2018

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: 20

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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.

A Time to Help During a Day of Service – April 2018

A Time to Help During a Day of Service – April 2018

ATTH volunteers will be joining Comcast NBCUniversal employees during its national day of service in northeast Detroit. More than 100 volunteers will meet at the S.A.Y. Detroit Play Center at Lipke Park as a staging area. ATTH in partnership with Cities of Service, Comcast and the City of Detroit will provide two shifts of volunteers. Specifically,  ATTH volunteer tasks will include registering volunteers, distributing T-shirts, assisting with food service, and helping clean up the center after the event. Also joined by groups such as We Care about 7 Mile and Van Dyke, Comcast Cares will be beautifying and performing a general cleanup in the neighborhoods around the center. The project will further the city’s mission of Project Green Light, a program that promotes public safety.

Event Details

Date: Saturday, April 21

Time: 7:30 am – 3:00 pm. Volunteers should sign up for one of two shifts:
Shift 1 is 7:30 am – 11:30 am
Shift 2 is 11:30 am – 3:00 pm

Location: S.A.Y. Detroit Play Center at Lipke Park, 19320 Van Dyke, Detroit MI, 48234  |  Map

Parking: On site

Volunteers Needed: 10 per shift, 20 total volunteers

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Questions: atimetohelp.detroit@gmail.com

A Time to Help Update – March 2018

A Time to Help Update – March 2018

Painting With A Mission For Women in Recovery

DETROIT, March 26, 2018 — In a span of three hours, the walls of the main hallway of the Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries’ women treatment facility were transformed from stark white to pretty in pink.

Actually, the official name of the paint color was “Flowers of May’’ —a soothing pinkish-lavender hue that operations manager Sonya Bailey and the staff at Genesis House III chose to brighten up the building’s interior for its residents. On Saturday (March 24), S.A.Y. Detroit’s all-volunteer team of A Time to Help was more than happy to help make it happen. … continue reading »


 

A Time to Help’s next project is scheduled for April 21 at the S.A.Y. Detroit Play Center at Lipke Park. Event details will be posted here later this week.

A Time to Help Genesis House III Women’s Treatment Facility – March 2018

A Time to Help Genesis House III Women’s Treatment Facility – March 2018

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.

Event Details

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 atimetohelp.detroit@gmail.com.

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Questions: atimetohelp.detroit@gmail.com

A Time to Help Update – February 2018

A Time to Help Update – February 2018

A Time to Help Creates Educational Kits at Arts & Scraps

Led by S.A.Y. Detroit founder Mitch Albom and his radio show partner, Ken Brown, nearly 40 volunteers from A Time to Help spent Saturday morning (Feb. 17) at the Arts & Scraps Warehouse in Detroit, where the group participated in an “Education Reimagined’’ project.

For more than two hours, volunteers cut donated swimsuit fabric into squares for STEM educational kits that will be used in schools across metro Detroit. Arts & Scraps uses recycled materials to help people of all ages and abilities to think, create and learn. The nonprofit serves 275,000 children and recycles 28 tons annually. … continue reading »


 

ATTH’s next project is tentatively scheduled for March 24 at one of the Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries’ homeless shelters, where volunteers will embark on a painting project. Registration for that event will begin the first week of March here.

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