The Detroit Water Ice Factory, located at 1014 Woodward Avenue in downtown Detroit (on the street level of the former Compuware Building), is Mitch Albom’s first charitable retail operation. The store follows the “Newman’s Own’’ model of philanthropy, offering a delicious frozen dessert with the sole goal of raising funds to help others. The Detroit Water Ice Factory is a partnership between Albom’s S.A.Y. Detroit family of charities, and the Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries, Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit, Bedrock Real Estate Services and Meridian Health, with 100% of all profits going to help Detroit’s neediest. The store’s “D-Icers’’ – the team of servers scooping the frozen dessert – are members of S.A.Y. Detroit partner programs and, currently, Goodwill Industries’ youth training program.
Learn more at www.detroitwaterice.com.