For the very first time, “Gigs for Digs” host Humble Design joined forces with SAY Detroit to celebrate the long-standing partnership both charities have enjoyed with one another, in their effort to transition families in this region out of homelessness and into homes.
Live from the iconic Detroit Opera House, Gigs for Digs presented its 5th annual special benefit concert featuring the best of Detroit’s talent, including “Queen of the Blues” Thornetta Davis, R&B performer Apropos, and international recording artist and grammy-award winning group, Thomas McClary’s Commodores Experience, all on one stage.
Humble Design has been furnishing homes for families since 2009. SAY Detroit, has been providing rehabbed homes through its Working Homes/ Working Families Program since 2006. It’s a partnership that has benefitted so many families in need to 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.
The evening will also feature heartwarming stories from Humble’s Treger and Rob Strasberg, the families who have benefitted from the collaborative Humble/SAY efforts, and a special Detroit launching of Mitch Albom’s latest book, Finding Chika: A Little Girl, an Earthquake, and the Making of a Family. Each ticket holder received a signed copy of the book and Humble Design specialty T-shirt!
The evening, presented by U-Haul, included a VIP Reception, a unique auction, and culminated with a dance party in the orchestra pit of the Opera House! Other sponsors included Chemical Bank, Detroit Axle, DTE Energy, Jaffe Law and Union Joints.
Click here to read a wrap-up of the event from one of the attendees, Jennifer Hamra.