Over the weekend, I stopped by East Canfield Village to view the unveiling of “Boy Holds Flower,” a figurative sculpture created by Detroit artist Austen Brantley. The sculpture will be a permanent art installation at East Canfield’s new art park. The community has plans to start building the art park in the coming weeks. The… Read More East Canfield Village Art Park Unveils ‘Boy Holds Flower’ Sculpture by Austen Brantley
Summer is winding down and the first day of school is right around the corner. There are many organizations hosting back-to-school events in Detroit and the metro area to help students and their families prepare for the new school year. Here are five back-to-school events you may like. A few of the events were shared… Read More Five Back-to-School Events in Detroit and the Metro Area
Detroit artist Bakpak Durden recently partnered with Lysol to paint a mural in Highland Park. The street artwork was created to encourage citizens to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine. Earlier this summer, the Ad Council, COVID Collaborative, and Lysol announced the “It’s Up to You” campaign to help raise vaccine awareness. Lysol teamed up… Read More Bakpak Durden’s New Mural in Highland Park Raises Vaccine Awareness
Here’s a fun virtual fitness challenge you may love that gives back to the community. The GIVE Club (Getting Involved in Volunteer Efforts) is hosting a 10-mile fitness challenge this spring. The GIVE CYCLE 10 Mile Virtual Challenge registration is now open to Detroiters and beyond. Whether you live in Detroit, the metro area, or… Read More GIVE Club Hosts Detroit Virtual Fitness Challenge and Fundraiser to Support the Dream Scholarship and Neighbors in Need
ProjectArt Detroit is celebrating its 5th anniversary with a virtual benefit on Thursday, April 22nd. The art event will feature artwork by students, resident artists, and organization partner the Detroit Public Library (DPL). ProjectArt’s virtual event will be 45 minutes long and a ticket donation of $20 is suggested. Your contributions will help ProjectArt continue… Read More Celebrate ProjectArt Detroit’s 5th Anniversary This Thursday
A new Black History Month art exhibit called “Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity” is now on display in Downtown Detroit. Ten high school students from the Detroit School of Arts were chosen to feature their artwork at the 1413 Woodward Avenue storefront. It’s part of an art competition sponsored by Bedrock and hosted by the… Read More Vote for Your Favorite Artwork in the Detroit School of Arts’ Black History Month Art Competition
How was your week? We had a busy week with getting our minivan fixed (so many unfortunate events happened with our old van), visiting Santa George at Great Lakes Crossing Outlets (so fun!), and working on homeschool lessons. I also had the opportunity to participate in a Giving Tuesday fundraiser event, which I detail down… Read More Happy Friday!
Happy December, friends! If you’re looking for a way to give back this holiday season, the Detroit Goodfellows organization is still in need of financial support to help bring Christmas to children in the Detroit and metro area. Each year during the holiday season, the 106-year-old charity helps Detroit families and children who are in… Read More Four Ways You Can Help the Detroit Goodfellows Give Holiday Packages to Families and Children
Happy Thanksgiving! What are your holiday plans? We are going to cook a nice meal for the kids and enjoy our time together at home. I wish I could see my parents for this holiday season, but right now that’s not a good idea because of the pandemic. I do, however, plan on connecting with… Read More Happy Thanksgiving!
Comerica Bank announced a $100,000 donation to longtime community partner Capuchin Soup Kitchen, a nonprofit organization that has served Detroit for more than 90 years with a mission to support and feed those most in need within the Detroit community. Comerica will support Capuchin Soup Kitchen and its programs for 2020/2021 in the following areas: 2020… Read More Comerica Bank Donates $100,000 to Detroit’s Capuchin Soup Kitchen
Hi, Michigan friends! Here’s some good community news from Hazel Park’s BREEZE Provisioning Center that I thought might be helpful for families in need this Thanksgiving holiday. The metro Detroit-based dispensary is collaborating with the Hazel Park School System, the City of Hazel Park, the Hazel Park Fire Department, and the Hazel Park Police Department… Read More COMMUNITY GIVEAWAY: 500 Thanksgiving Turkey Meal Kits to Families in Need from BREEZE Provisioning Center
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 in 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… Read More Donate Prom Attire to Make a Teen’s Prom Unforgettable
I had the amazing opportunity to meet with Keiona Turner, founder of the GIVE Club, and attend one of their community service projects. The nonprofit organization focuses on serving communities in Detroit and the metro area. They are making a great difference in Detroit! I enjoyed meeting the GIVE Club and learning more about the great… Read More The GIVE Club is Making a Difference in Detroit