Established in 1997 to galvanize volunteerism on a regular basis, A Time to Help stages monthly projects to aid the needy and promote unity in metro Detroit.
Since then, more than 200 monthly projects have been completed by thousands of volunteers, ranging from building houses, delivering meals, beautifying city streets, running adoption fairs, repairing homeless shelters, packing food, and hosting an annual Christmas party to a shelter for battered women.
Mitch Albom and WJR co-host Ken Brown lead each monthly project, usually held on Saturdays between 9AM – noon. Volunteers can sign up for one, two or all, and there are no requirements, except that, for most events, volunteers should be at least 18 years of age. Older teenagers can come if accompanied by at least one adult supervisor for every four of them.
Do you have a suggestion for a project, or have a question about volunteering? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The final tally: 17 pallets filed with 935 boxes of dry goods, all destined to be delivered to Detroit area seniors in need.
It was a great morning Saturday, June 11th, at Focus: HOPE, where a driven group of 30 A Time to Help volunteers struck the right chords, got in sync, and spent just over two hours in assembly-line fashion helping one of our city’s most-cherished nonprofits.
ATTH was more than happy to do its part.
“I love your group,’’ said Jen Dafoe of Focus: HOPE. “We look forward to working with you guys again – very soon!’’
Although ATTH founder Mitch Albom and his radio show co-host, Ken Brown, were unable to attend, SAY Detroit executive director Rick Kelley helped lead the group, including sharing a personal story of his family’s ties to Eleanor Josaitis, Focus: HOPE’s co-founder who died in 2011.
“We’re so grateful to be able to help Focus: HOPE and their long-standing history serving the Detroit community,’’ Kelley said. “The fact that 100% of the volunteers who registered showed up to help shows the importance of the project.’’
ATTH’s next event is scheduled for July 16. Stay tuned for details (you will want to be there, promise!)
Thirty volunteers filled 17 pallets with dry goods, all for Detroit area seniors in need.
Working in teams, nearly 20 A Time to Help volunteers packaged 2,600 dental kits in just over two hours on Saturday!
More than 30 volunteers spent the day cleaning up and landscaping the property an elderly cancer patient berated by a district court judge.
The work of A Time to Help volunteers could be seen all over SAY Play as they painted, moved furniture, and cleaned.
In assembly line fashion, they packaged more than 1,400 soup mixes and gift packages which will be sold to benefit the homeless and hungry in Detroit