SAY DETROIT & HUMBLE DESIGN
PRESENTED BY U-HAUL
- R&B recording artist and performer Apropos
- Legendary bBlues performer Thornetta Davis, and
- International recording artist, Thomas McClary’s Commodores Experience, with such hits as “Easy,” “Brick House,” “All Night Long,” “Nightshift,” and many more!
It promises to be a night to remember including Detroit’s launching of Mitch Albom’s new book, Finding Chika: a Little Girl, an Earthquake, and the Making of a Family. All tickets include a signed copy! And and a Humble Design specialty T-shirt!
Mitch will also moderate conversations on stage with Humble Design Founders Treger and Rob Strasberg, those our organizations have serves, and other special guests.
VIP includes valet parking, separate entrance, pre-show reception with Treger & Rob Strasberg, Mitch Albom, Thornetta Davis, and Thomas McClarry, with open bar, live music, and premium seating on the main floor for the program and show.
Humble Design and SAY Detroit have enjoyed a partnership for many years, helping families in this region transition out of homelessness and into their own homes by rebuilding existing homes, designing and furnishing them, and giving each family a safe, secure environment in which to grow and thrive.
Sponsorship Packages Available:
Logo placement on all print, stage and digital promotional material, multiple social media acknowledgments, private photo opportunity with special guests, on-air interviews, 2 corporate days of service, and full-service opera box seating for 12
Logo placement on all print, stage and digital promotional material, multiple social media acknowledgments, photo opportunity with special guests, single corporate day of service, and full-service opera box seating for 6
Logo placement on all print, stage and digital promotional material, single social media acknowledgment, photo opportunity with special guests, single corporate day of service, and full-service opera box seating for 6
Logo placement on all print event promotional material,full-service opera box seating for 6
Logo placement on all print event promotional material, 4 VIP tickets
Tickets on sale now
Bestselling author Mitch Albom returns to nonfiction for the first time in more than a decade in this poignant memoir that celebrates Chika, a young Haitian orphan whose short life would forever change his heart.
Chika Jeune was born three days before the devastating earthquake that decimated Haiti in 2010. She spent her infancy in a landscape of extreme poverty, and when her mother died giving birth to a baby brother, Chika was brought to The Have Faith Haiti Orphanage that Albom operates in Port Au Prince.
With no children of their own, the forty-plus children who live, play, and go to school at the orphanage have become family to Mitch and his wife, Janine. Chika’s arrival makes a quick impression. Brave and self-assured, even as a three-year-old, she delights the other kids and teachers. But at age five, Chika is suddenly diagnosed with something a doctor there says, “No one in Haiti can help you with.”
FINDING CHIKA WILL BE PUBLISHED NOVEMBER 5, 2019
Mitch and Janine bring Chika to Detroit, hopeful that American medical care can soon return her to her homeland. Instead, Chika becomes a permanent part of their household, and their lives, as they embark on a two-year, around-the-world journey to find a cure. As Chika’s boundless optimism and humor teach Mitch the joys of caring for a child, he learns that a relationship built on love, no matter what blows it takes, can never be lost.
Told in hindsight, and through illuminating conversations with Chika herself, this is Albom at his most poignant and vulnerable. Finding Chika is a celebration of a girl, her adoptive guardians, and the incredible bond they formed—a devastatingly beautiful portrait of what it means to be a family, regardless of how it is made.