If you’re looking for a way to give back to the community, then I have a perfect volunteer event for you! The 2017 graduating class of Covenant House Academy is need of prom attire for young men and women.
Join the GIVE Club™ on Saturday, May 13th from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cashmere Studio Boutique in Farmington Hills. Members of the community outreach organization will be accepting new and gently used prom clothing and accessories for the students of Covenant House Academy. If you do not have prom attire, you can make a monetary donation through PayPal: paypalme/GIVClub.
Who are the GIVE Club™ Members?
The Give Club™ is a new Detroit-based nonprofit 501c3 organization. The group is comprised of female members who have “a vision to take action and bring about change, by getting involved in volunteering efforts.” There two areas the GIVE Club™ focuses on 1) helping and improving the communities in Detroit, Metro Detroit, other Michigan cities and 2) to build and encourage their team.
Last year, I had the amazing opportunity to meet the GIVE Club™ at one of their volunteer events for the 2016 “Make a Difference Day. Members of the GIVE Club™ were handing out “blessing bags” to the Cass Corridor community.
The GIVE Club™ distributed 60 hygiene/toiletry kits with socks, hats, and gloves. 80 food kits were also given. Along with the food and hygiene kits, the GIVE Club™ handed out 60 hot breakfast sandwiches donated from McDonald’s.
And that’s what I love about the GIVE Club™. These kind-hearted women are always willing to help someone or a community in need.
Mini-interview: Catching Up with the GIVE Club™
I recently reached out to the GIVE Club’s founder and president Keiona Turner to see what the GIVE Club™ ladies have been up to since our meeting in October 2016.
Good Life Detroit: Why did the GIVE Club™ choose to work with Covenant House Academy?
Keiona Turner: As part of our mission to support other charitable organizations, GIVE Club™ visited Covenant House Michigan in February 2017 during their “Share Your Love” event in Detroit. This visit and meeting the staff and residents of Covenant House really made a huge impact on us. We learned about all the programs Covenant House Michigan offers to homeless youth and we wanted to be a part of it.
We also learned that Covenant House Academy provides an alternative way for someone to obtain a high school diploma and pursue higher education and that they have a prom for the graduating students. GIVE Club™ thought that if we could help eliminate the financial challenge for a student who wanted to attend the prom, then that’s the least we could do if they have already overcome so many other obstacles.
So we’ve been fundraising and asking for gently used prom attire donations for both men and women to help a student who may need a little assistance.
GLD: Congratulations on the GIVE Club™ receiving its 501c3 status! What’s next for the GIVE Club™?
Keiona: Thank you! When we started just over a year ago, one of our goals was to become a nonprofit organization with a 501C3 status and we have been fortunate to obtain it this January. We meet monthly and we are still solidifying the projects for the year.
Our next big volunteer effort will coincide with “Make a Difference Day” on October 28, 2017. Please stay tuned by visiting our website: www.thegiveclub.org!
To learn more about the GIVE Club™ and their organization, please visit their official website here.
If you would like to learn more about Covenant House Academy or learn how you can help, please visit their official website here.
Special thanks to Keiona Turner and the GIVE Club™ members for contributing to our mini-interview and sharing their volunteer event with Good Life Detroit!