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Focusing On Helping The ATTH Way

The final tally: 17 pallets filed with 935 boxes of dry goods, all destined to be delivered to Detroit area seniors in need.

It was a great morning Saturday, June 11th, at Focus: HOPE, where a driven group of 30 A Time to Help volunteers struck the right chords, got in sync, and spent just over two hours in assembly-line fashion helping one of our city’s most-cherished nonprofits.

ATTH was more than happy to do its part.

“I love your group,’’ said Jen Dafoe of Focus: HOPE. “We look forward to working with you guys again – very soon!’’

Although ATTH founder Mitch Albom and his radio show co-host, Ken Brown, were unable to attend, SAY Detroit executive director Rick Kelley helped lead the group, including sharing a personal story of his family’s ties to Eleanor Josaitis, Focus: HOPE’s co-founder who died in 2011.

“We’re so grateful to be able to help Focus: HOPE and their long-standing history serving the Detroit community,’’ Kelley said. “The fact that 100% of the volunteers who registered showed up to help shows the importance of the project.’’

ATTH’s next event is scheduled for July 16. Stay tuned for details (you will want to be there, promise!)

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