Adopting homeless children and their parents living in shelters for one day is one of A Time to Help’s most cherished activities.  The residents of the shelters are enormously touched by the generosity of volunteers and sponsors.   Having a special party in their honor with tons of needed gifts, food, arts and crafts, games, Santa, and more is heart-warming for both residents and volunteers.

The Salvation Army, a non-profit organization, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church.  Its ministry includes social services programs for those needing assistance in many areas like disaster relief, temporary housing, food distribution, or addiction recovery without discrimination to race, color or creed.

Date: December 6, 2014

Time:  9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Project Location: Denby Center for Children and Family Services  |  20775 Pembroke  |  Detroit, MI  48219  |   Map

Project scope: Provide the homeless women and children with probably their only festive celebration of the holiday season.  This event will engage shelter residents with activities such as arts & crafts, facepainting, games, entertainment, music, food & refreshments to give shelter residents & volunteers alike a heartwarming and memory-making experience.

Preparation: Donate item(s) to stock a Holiday Store that the clients can ‘shop’ for gifts for their children and themselves, share your time & talents to those in need of social interaction, and bring (if you have extra) holiday decorations for table centerpieces, walls or windows. Click here for the list of acceptable items needed for the holiday store.

Sign up: www.atimetohelp.org

Questions:  time.to.help.email@gmail.com (313) 309-5800

Parking: Residential street

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