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.

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A Time to Help Senate Theater

A Time to Help Senate Theater

Project Description: Volunteers will be sprucing up the iconic Senate Theater, home of the nonprofit Detroit Theater Organ Society. Please bring cleaning supplies if you have them, such as all-purpose cleaner, window cleaner, buckets, rags, mops and brooms. Write your name on your items.

Date: Saturday, February 8

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Where: Senate Theater, 6424 Michigan Avenue, Detroit, 48210 (west of Livernois) | Map

Parking: Available east of the theater off Gilbert Avenue, where the side entrance is located.

Volunteers Needed: 30

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A Time to Help Delivers Buckets of Sunshine

A Time to Help Delivers Buckets of Sunshine

Volunteers weeded, cleaned garden beds, planted and do other light chores at Buckets of Rain, which provides fresh produce for the homeless and hungry and SAY Clinic’s patients.

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