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
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Trips of a Lifetime
For our 2019 event,we will be hosting an exclusive Trips of a Lifetime Auction sponsored by the nonprofit organization AmFund. These bucketlist trips will be good for three years with no blackout dates, they include deluxe accommodations, round trip airfare, and a travel specialist to do all of the booking for you!
As America’s last frontier, exploring Alaska is an adventure you’ll treasure forever. 10,000-year-old glaciers, whales and polar bears, the sights and sounds of Alaska will thrill you! Our winning couple will jet to Seattle where you’ll begin your cruise with a comfortable outside cabin, creating memories of an adventure as big as Alaska itself!
4 STAR ISLE OF CAPRI
What better way to renew romance than in the most romantic place on earth… the breathtaking Isle of Capri where you will spend a glorious time drinking in the beauty and glamour of the island surrounded by the sparkling crystal clear blue Mediterranean!
Tropical Costa Rica
There is nothing like relaxing in the sun, taking a tram ride through the treetops in a verdant rainforest, seeing wildlife close up, and so much more on your Costa Rica escape.
JAMES BOND'S SECRET HIDEAWAYS
Greece & The Greek Islands
Soft island breezes and the crystal blue ocean await you during your stay on the sun-drenched island of Santorini. Then, on to chic Mykonos before Athens, where you’ll walk in the footsteps of Plato and Aristotle, as you climb the Acropolis to visit the ancient Parthenon and marvel at other architectural and historic antiquities.
Champagne & Chateaux
This exciting trip for two has it all… the excitement and beauty of Paris and the romantic chateaux and vineyards of the finest champagne region of France.
Pleasures & Treasures of Tuscany
For food, fun and laughter, there’s no better place than Tuscany where, on your sevenday trip, the two of you will see incomparable treasures and art in Florence and learn to be spectacular chefs during your cooking class in an authentic Tuscan kitchen.
Game of Thrones Adventure
If you love Game of Thrones, this adventure to Spain and Croatia will be the trip of your dreams!
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.