The mission of A Hole in the Roof Foundation is to help faith and relief groups of every denomination who care for the homeless and/or victims of disasters. A Hole in the Roof aims to help build or provide funds to repair the spaces in which they offer services. The roots of the Foundation – which also inspired its name – is the I Am My Brother’s Keeper church in Detroit, MI.

Here, despite a gaping hole in the roof through which rain and snow fell on the congregation, the pastor tended to his community, providing spiritual nourishment and a sanctuary for the needy.

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The original repairs of the crumbling but vibrant I Am My Brother’s Keeper were completed in December 2009 with the generous donations of readers across the globe who first read about the story in Mitch Albom’s Have a Little Faith.

While more repairs to I Am My Brother’s Keeper church since 2009 could not overcome critical safety concerns, which prevent the church from remaining open, A Hole in the Roof continues in its spirit by raising and distributing funds to help pay for repairs and rebuilding infrastructure.

An annual project for a faith or relief group is chosen and funded in coordination with the SAY Detroit Radiothon. We distribute any and all funds based on applications, need and the most good they can do.

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In 2010, A Hole in the Roof expanded its reach across the globe. Learn more about its international efforts in the Philippines with D.R.Y. Libraries and the Adopt a Fisherman program.

A Hole in the Roof has been the primary fundraiser for the Have Faith Haiti Mission & Orphanage in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Learn about the mission here.


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A Roof for the Rain, and Warm Supper for Those in Need

How a grant from A Hole in the Roof helped a church repair its kitchen roof and keep feeding the hungry and homeless of Macomb County

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