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:
The closed Lipke Recreation Center will reopen as the S.A.Y. (Sports, Academics, Youth) Detroit Play Center after repairs and refurbishment. In partnership with SAY Detroit a 501(c) (3) non-profit, the city of Detroit, and Score7 Charitable Fund, the center will engage underserved youth in a unique approach to motivational learning. Students aged 8 to 18 who maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average and school attendance or enroll in the on-site daily tutoring program to meet program requirements will have access to the center resources, including the sports facilities, Note for Notes recording studio and multi-media learning center.
August 15, 2015, 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Project Location: Lipke Recreation Center | 19320 Van Dyke Avenue | Detroit, MI 48234
Project scope: Landscaping activities including the removal of bushes from building perimeter, digging up designated bushes/trees and trimming overgrowth in parking lot plantings, weeding, trash pick-up
Volunteers: Bring work gloves, pruning shears, hedge clippers, digging shovels, pruning saws, gas or battery powered chain saws – operate only if experienced & protective eye gear, brooms, ladders, dustpans, trash bags
Sign up: www.atimetohelp.org
Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or (313) 309-5800