HIGHLAND PARK — There was something for everyone Saturday (Aug. 24) at the SAY Detroit Family Health Clinic’s community health fair, including plenty of giving by A Time to Help volunteers.
There were members of the group who served as crossing guards for more than 150 visitors, ensuring a safe pathway from the free clinic at 211 Glendale to a hotdog picnic across the street at the Buckets of Rain urban garden.
There were volunteers who worked as tour guides inside the clinic, which recently underwent renovations to match the impact being made since Trinity Health entered into a partnership with SAY Detroit earlier this year to oversee management operations.
And there were volunteers who distributed fresh vegetables in whimsical totes designed by youth from Avalon Village, which along with Buckets of Rain, community radio station WNUC, and Detroit2Nepal served side by side with SAY Detroit and Trinity Health as coalition leaders of the event.
Of course, there were other activities happening in and around the facility, including caricature drawings; free youth physicals led by SAY Clinic nurse practitioner Patricia Wells; blood pressure screenings; a back-pack giveaway — and much more.
Our ATTH group was small, but we made a BIG difference! SAY Detroit founder Mitch Albom was on hand to take it all in. To our volunteers: Thanks again for helping SAY Detroit with this afternoon endeavor.
Next up: A reminder that registration is currently open for our September 7th painting project at the SAY Play Center at Lipke Park.