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A Time to Help Update – April 2019

A Time to Help Update – April 2019

A Time to Help Update – March 2019

A Time to Help Update – March 2019

UTICA | March 16, 2019 — Another project. Another record.

A Time To Help volunteers have long considered Motown Soup one of their favorite projects of the year. Saturday was no different.

The Utica-based all-volunteer nonprofit, which produces and packages dry soups and other mixes to raise funds for the needy, hosted more than two dozen ATTH volunteers in their kitchen and assembly area at Trinity Lutheran Church. In three hours, the group produced and packaged 1,420 soup mixes (about $10,000 worth of product), which beat last year’s ATTH effort of 1,200.

A terrific number, considering the project started late because of the icy commute many volunteers faced on the drive in.  . . . continue reading » 

Cass Community Social Services

Cass Community Social Services

Cass Community Social Services fights poverty and creates opportunity for Detroit’s most at-risk citizens. The nonprofit has been a leader in devising programs and creating jobs to enhance the lives of the homeless community, the developmentally disabled, and those who suffer from mental illness and substance abuse. Cass Community also lifts people back onto their feet through its tiny homes project for low-income individuals.

Event Details

Project Description: Volunteers will be working in the warehouse on a pre-determined project. Some light physical work may be required. Dress in comfortable clothing and wear work gloves, if possible.

Date: Saturday, April 6

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Where: We’ll be meeting at Cass Community’s Scott Building, 11850 Woodrow Wilson, Detroit, MI, 48206 | Map

Parking: Available next to the Scott Building. Off-street parking is also available

Volunteers Needed: 25

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Questions: atimetohelp.detroit@gmail.com

A Time to Help Motown Soup

A Time to Help Motown Soup

For 13 years, Motown Soup has been helping our community feed and shelter people by donating over $900,000, earned with the continued support of its volunteers and customers. Motown Soup is a 100% volunteer organization, with 100% of its profits going to non-profits in need. In 2018, the SAY Detroit Play Center at Lipke Park was the recipient of a $2,000 donation from Motown Soup, with the funding going towards the center’s food program.

Event Details

Project Description: Volunteers will be assembling soups and other dry goods mixes, as well as packaging and boxing them. All proceeds from the sale of the products benefit homeless shelters, soup kitchens and food pantries.

Date: Saturday, March 16

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Where: 45160 Van Dyke Ave., Utica, MI. 48317 (corner of Hall Road and Van Dyke), in the lower level of Trinity Lutheran Church | Map

Parking: Free parking in lot adjacent to the building.

Attire/Other Info: All volunteers will be “suited up’’ with aprons, hats and gloves. Please refrain from coming to the project if you’re sick or not feeling well. You’ll be invited to “shop’’ for soups after the event.

Volunteers Needed: 30

Sign up: atimetohelp.org

Questions: atimetohelp.detroit@gmail.com

A Time to Help Update – February 2019

A Time to Help Update – February 2019

Saturday’s A Time to Help project at the Senate Theater in Detroit featured a little bit of everything: Cleaning, organ playing, and water spewing from a burst pipe.

A burst pipe?

More on that in a minute, but suffice it to say, our volunteers put forth a top-notch effort making the grand old movie house a whole lot spiffier. We spruced up the lobbies, wiped down every single seat in the theater, along with scrubbing two bathrooms, the stage and the auditorium floor.

Jim Murdock of Troy, who has volunteered with ATTH for the past 10 years, said “making a difference’’ in the lives of others is the main reason why he drove down to southwest Detroit on Saturday to join the group.

“I just got tired of writing a check; I didn’t know where my money was going,” he said. “I decided that I’d rather do something with my back than with my wallet.”

The project also featured SAY Detroit founder Mitch Albom taking a break from cleaning to try his hand playing the theater’s Mighty Wurlitzer pipe organ, which used to be housed at the Fisher Theater until it was moved to the Senate in the early 1960s. . . . continue reading »

A Time to Help The Senate Theater

A Time to Help The Senate Theater

Volunteers will be performing general maintenance tasks — including cleaning — at the Senate Theater, home of the nonprofit Detroit Theater Organ Society. Please bring cleaning supplies if you have them, such as buckets, rags, mops and brooms. Write your name on your items.

Event Details

Date: Saturday, February 2

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Where: 6424 Michigan Avenue, Detroit, 48210 (west of Livernois) | Map of area

Volunteers Needed: 30

Sign up: atimetohelp.org

Questions: atimetohelp.detroit@gmail.com

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