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 atimetohelp.detroit@gmail.com.

A Time to Help Decorate for the Holiday Party – November 2018

A Time to Help Decorate for the Holiday Party – November 2018

In late November, the day before A Time to Help’s largest volunteer event of the year, volunteers will be decorating the gym and other rooms for SAY Detroit’s annual Christmas Party for shelter residents and their children at The Salvation Army Harbor Light in Detroit. Getting the majority of the space prepped in advance will allow for an easier morning on December 1 before the party begins.

Please join us!

Event Details

Date: Friday, November 30, 2018

Time: 12:00 pm – 2:30 p.m.

Important Information: Once in the parking lot, signage will direct you to the entrance for the project. Only confirmed registrants will be allowed into the facility. . .  If you have extra Christmas decorations to donate, please bring them. . . Volunteers are welcome to bring items to donate to stock the holiday store. Age-appropriate toys and life-skills items, including books, are welcome (newborns to 15). Gifts are to be new and unwrapped. . .

Signing up to decorate on Nov. 30 does not guarantee participation on Dec. 1 for the annual party. Separate registration for that event will be posted on on Oct. 29 at atimetohelp.org.

Where: Ellen A. Thompson Center at The Salvation Army Harbor Light, 3737 Humboldt, Detroit, 48208. Map of area

Volunteers Needed: 15

Sign up: atimetohelp.org

Questions: atimetohelp.detroit@gmail.com

A Time to Help Decorate for the Holiday Party – November 2018

A Time to Help Decorate for the Holiday Party – November 2018

In late November, the day before A Time to Help’s largest volunteer event of the year, volunteers will be decorating the gym and other rooms for SAY Detroit’s annual Christmas Party for shelter residents and their children at The Salvation Army Harbor Light in Detroit. Getting the majority of the space prepped in advance will allow for an easier morning on December 1 before the party begins.

Please join us!

Event Details

Date: Friday, November 30, 2018

Time: 12:00 pm – 2:30 p.m.

Important Information: Once in the parking lot, signage will direct you to the entrance for the project. Only confirmed registrants will be allowed into the facility. . .  If you have extra Christmas decorations to donate, please bring them. . . Volunteers are welcome to bring items to donate to stock the holiday store. Age-appropriate toys and life-skills items, including books, are welcome (newborns to 15). Gifts are to be new and unwrapped. . .

Signing up to decorate on Nov. 30 does not guarantee participation on Dec. 1 for the annual party. Separate registration for that event will be posted on on Oct. 29 at atimetohelp.org.

Where: Ellen A. Thompson Center at The Salvation Army Harbor Light, 3737 Humboldt, Detroit, 48208. Map of area

Volunteers Needed: 15

Sign up: atimetohelp.org

Questions: atimetohelp.detroit@gmail.com

A Time to Help Update – September 2018

A Time to Help Update – September 2018

Detroit — It was a stunning transformation, from beginning to end.

Where there was overgrown shrubbery and vines, a fence line emerged. Where there was once an attic filled with debris, the possibility of a future bedroom appeared.

For three hours Saturday, two dozen A Time to Help volunteers embraced and tackled a major clean-up project at a house that SAY Detroit will soon donate on Detroit’s northeast side to benefit its Working Homes/Working Families program.

Led by SAY Detroit founder Mitch Albom, the volunteers worked to clean up the property, inside and out, to prepare the house for rehab before it’s awarded to a family in October . . . continue reading »

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Painting With A Mission For Women in Recovery

In a span of three hours, 25 volunteers transformed the walls of the main hallway of the Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries’ women treatment facility from stark white to pretty in pink.

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