A Time To Help was established in 1997 as a means of galvanizing the people of Detroit to volunteer on a regular basis. A Time To Help has staged more than 100 monthly projects 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.
Albom and radio co-host Ken Brown lead each project and try to use the group as a catalyst to increase volunteerism Volunteers should be at least 18 years old, although 16 and 17 year old youth may come if accompanied by one adult supervisor for every four youths.
To view photos and more updated from A Time to Help, please visit www.atimetohelp.org.
Upcoming "A Time to Help" Event:
DTE Energy converted some of its land into gardens which are managed by Gleaners Community Food Bank to grow fresh produce vital to basic nutrition. These gardens feed needy people through Gleaners’ partnerships with neighborhood food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters & social service agencies. Four gardens in the metro-Detroit area are referred to as DTE Energy Farm.
October 3, 2015, 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Project Location: DTE Energy Technical & Development Center | 38155 Cherry Hill Road | Westland, MI 48186 | Map
Project scope: Harvest vegetable crops: beans, beets, cabbage and carrots, chard, collard greens, kale. Prepare garden beds for spring planning.
Volunteers: Wear closed-toe shoes for safety. Bring your own gloves, garden tools, shovels; if you have, wheel barrels.
Parking: Access using road behind main building to garden site
Sign up: www.atimetohelp.org
Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or (313) 309-5800