March 2024


SAY Detroit Celebrates New Space and Opportunities

Last month we welcomed students into the new Kelly and Matthew Stafford & Friends Education Center on the grounds of the SAY Detroit Play Center at Lipke Park. Students are enjoying a more productive learning environment in expanded classroom space, access to learning labs and a theatre.

On Monday, April 1, SAY Detroit will welcome our three $1 million leadership donors: the Staffords, and representatives from the A.A. Van Elslander Foundation and the Clarence and Jack Himmel Foundation to celebrate the new space and the new opportunities it creates for our students and the local community. 

A special thank you to the more than 1,000 general donors who contributed to expand SAY Play.

We can’t wait to highlight student programs in the next newsletter. Stay tuned!

EAT Detroit is Back!

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SAY Detroit’s highly anticipated EAT Detroit is Tuesday, June 18, 2024! EAT Detroit showcases our city’s diverse culinary scene with a one-of-a-kind experience to benefit our most underserved citizens, all in one night. You don’t want to miss out on experiencing restaurants such as The Whitney, Le Suprême, and Hamilton’s.

Enjoy featured dishes and craft drinks from top restaurants while helping SAY Detroit provide pathways to success for Detroiters in need through learning, health care, and housing.

Wellness Wednesday Continues Insurance Education

For many, it’s peace of mind. It’s protection for your family.

Krystal Woods, Life Insurance Professional

The March Wellness Wednesday hosted two dozen women to discuss the benefits of life insurance. A repeat guest for the SAY Detroit Health Clinic’s monthly luncheon, Krystal Woods, a life insurance professional, shared how GoFundMe is not life insurance. She highlighted that it is a personal topic and that people buy it for various reasons, including covering burial and funeral expenses. Wellness Wednesdays’ next session is April 17 and will discuss healthy eating and exercise. Register here.

Little Caesars Love Kitchen Serves Slices at SAY Play


Little Caesars Love Kitchen made a special trip to SAY Play to serve up slices to the students and staff! Since its inception in 1985, the Love Kitchen has served nearly 4 million people as it travels across the U.S. providing relief to the food insecure, people without housing, disaster survivors, military and first responders.

President and CEO of Little Caesars Enterprises, Inc., David Scrivano, personally handed out slices after taking a tour of the new Kelly and Matthew Stafford & Friends Education Center. Students were lucky if David prepared their plate – he knew he was feeding growing kids and was happy to give three slices per kiddo!

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Helping Community Grow

A Time to Help joined dozens of other volunteers on Saturday, March 23 at Optimist-Parkgrove Park on the city’s east side to help plant 72 trees in and around the residential park to beautify and, more importantly, create a more healthy environment for the people who live there.

ATTH’s next project is April 20 at Mother Batie’s (United Sisters of Charity) in Highland Park. Read more

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