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.
Lighthouse of Oakland County serves residents of southeastern Michigan who are facing economic hardship by providing the support and resources they need to move from crisis towards self-sufficiency. ATTH volunteers will be participating in one of the largest one-day food drives in the nation during its National Association of Letter Carriers annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. We will be unloading a semi-truck and sorting, counting, and boxing donated food at Lighthouse of Oakland County.
Date: Saturday, May 19, 2018
Time: 9 am – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Lighthouse of Oakland County (Pontiac location) | 46156 Woodward Ave., Pontiac, MI, 48343 | Map
Volunteers: Wear comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes. This is a rain or shine event.
Parking: Free parking available in the parking lot at Lighthouse
Volunteers Needed: 20
Sign up: atimetohelp.org
Note: Lighthouse of Oakland County is also holding a Hunger Walk at 10 am on May 12 at St. Hugo of the Hills in Bloomfield Hills. Go to lighhouseoakland.org for more information.
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