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Just by living in Detroit you are sure to know of the many acts of kindness and charities that thrive here. Join us and other Detroiters in taking action.

Don’t Miss YOUR Chance to Visit Angelina Italian Bistro Detroit! From Grandmothers to Good Neighbors…

Posted on November 29th, 2017 in Detroit, Detroit Food, Detroit Giving Back
Living in Downtown Detroit, I usually have the privilege of talking about a new neighbor, but today I am paying tribute to an old friend who is moving on. And saying Thank You. Because, you see, Angelina Italian Bistro was down here ahead of the crowds. Ahead of me, even, by two years. (They were one of the reasons I [...][...]
 

Making Connections, One Step at a Time, in Detroit

Posted on April 7th, 2014 in Detroit, Detroit Events, Detroit Giving Back
Sascha Drewlo is used to making connections: from the ones you don’t want to miss during international travel to the links between cause and effect.  Or, more specifically in Sascha’s case, between condition and cure. He moved to Detroit a little over a year ago to found Drewlo Lab, which continues Sascha’s [...][...]
 

Rabbit Holes, Paris & Detroit…Lafayette Greens Continues to Bloom!

Posted on August 15th, 2012 in Detroit Giving Back, Detroit Landmarks, Detroit Outdoors
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Alice may have had to follow a white rabbit, but Detroiters need only step through a gate to feel as if they too have gone down a rabbit hole. Or, rather, into a rabbit’s dream home. Nearly a year ago, on Wednesday, August 31, 2011, Compuware celebrated the official opening of its urban garden, Lafayette Greens, [...][...]
 

Challenge Detroit: Mission Possible, Mission Positive…

Posted on March 9th, 2012 in Detroit, Detroit Giving Back
Your mission, should you choose to accept it…? 365 days living, working, playing in and giving to the city of Detroit. What’s to be gained from it? Not just one year of experience for your résumé, but the experience of a lifetime…  And that’s not just for those selected to participate in the Challenge, [...][...]
 

And the Winner is…Detroit!

Posted on February 28th, 2012 in Detroit, Detroit Giving Back
I’ll confess. I didn’t actually watch the Oscars. I had no way to—why would I pay for cable when I have the city to look at, the city to go into…? But I digress. Like so many of the Oscar acceptance speeches. And that is what this is really about. I, like everyone else in the immediate reach of any medium of [...][...]
 

Detroit Giving — it’s a “Big F Deal”

Posted on July 25th, 2011 in Detroit, Detroit Events, Detroit Giving Back
Detroitbigfdeal.com Lately, Detroit’s been on a crowdsourcing kick. It was Kickstarter that funded, among other projects,  the soon-to-be-constructed Robocop statue in Tech Town; another online donation site, thepoint.com, raised money for an art installation in Woodbridge’s Scripps Park. Even nonprofit [...][...]
 

Grant helps make Detroit homes healthier

Posted on May 16th, 2011 in Detroit Giving Back
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Several neighborhoods in the city are getting a facelift and more, courtesy of a nearly $1 million Federal grant to make Detroit homes safer and healthier for families. Accepted nearly two weeks ago by Mayor Dave Bing, the grant money will be used to address the issues of lead poisoning and resulting asthma that [...][...]
 

Fixing Detroit in 40 days

Posted on May 11th, 2011 in City Cleanup, Detroit Giving Back
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Repairing 40 homes in 40 days. That’s the goal of Tim Addy, founder of Handyman Ministries, a nonprofit dedicated to revitalizing neighborhoods. The organization is taking donations to help fix up the homes, operating almost entirely through volunteers to make a positive difference in Detroit and beyond. The [...][...]
 

Gambling for charity in Detroit

Posted on April 18th, 2011 in Detroit Giving Back
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If you’ve ever taken a stroll downtown to one of our three world-class casinos, a new development in Detroit may be of interest. Though the thrill and hope of winning keeps drawing us to MotorCity Casino, MGM and Greektown, a new charitably-focused option has emerged. A fun way to give back to the community while [...][...]
 

Spending your summer helping Detroit

Posted on March 25th, 2011 in Detroit Giving Back
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Demolition. Construction. Painting. Planting. Volunteering. They’re all projects taken on by volunteers of Summer in the City Detroit, a group of inspired metro Detroiters helping to connect volunteers with opportunities around the city. The folks work with more than 40 organizations around the city, including [...][...]