SAY DETROIT Annual Christmas Party at Denby Center

Nov 25, 2013 | News | 0 comments

Adopting homeless children and their parents living in shelters for one day is one of 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.  

Volunteers will help with decorating, setting up the gift shop, serving food, crafts, games, working in the gift room, manicures, karaoke, and makeovers.   The party, which will provide breakfast and lunch to those in attendance, as well as an arts and craft station for children, a manicure and spa room for the mothers, a game center for teens, a store for the mothers to shop for their children and Santa and Mrs. Clause at the end, will need full volunteer support! Vendors and volunteers, we need help in our efforts to find donations of food including bagels, donuts, milk, orange juice and/or other breakfast confections for the morning meal. 

DATE:  December 7, 2013

TIME:  8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  (Doors open for the party at 10:00 a.m.)


Denby Center for Women and Children
20775 Pembroke Ave.
Detroit, MI  48219-1345


We are asking each volunteer to bring at least 1 UNWRAPPED gift.  The gifts will be given away to mothers while they shop in the Gift Room during the event.   Gift ideas include toys, clothing, and toiletry items.  Please see list below, or contact Rachael Williams at DRMM to coordinate.


67 adult women ages 19-68

age 0-2 / count 10
age 3-5 / count 5
age 6-10/ count 5
age 11-14 / count 6


age 0-2 / count 11
age 3-5 / count 5
age 6-10 /count 10
age 11-14 / count 5
age 15-17 / count 6

TO SIGN UP:  Visit

QUESTIONS:  Email or call Volunteer Coordinator, Rachael Williams at 313-993-4700 x 4715 or

GIFTS NEEDED (by item and size as applicable)

  • Leap Frog Learning games
  • Puzzles
  • Clothes (Size: Children, Boys and Girls)
  • Winter Gear (Hats, Gloves, Scarves)
  • Barbies
  • Super Hero Toys
  • Legos
  • Winter Coats Children (Boys and Girls)
  • Toy trucks (fire, police, etc.)
  • Baby Dolls
  • Learning games
  • Adult Pajamas (Size: Female L)
  • Adult Coats (Size: Womens M and XL)
  • Clothing and accessories for new borns (Size: Boys and Girls)
  • Baby Strollers for parents  
  • Toy cars  
  • Pants/Leggings (Size: Adult Women)  
  • Brat Dolls  
  • Little People toys  
  • Board Games  
  • Baby Alive Dolls  
  • Toddler Toys  
  • Books
  • Hand Soap
  • Bath Soap
  • Deodorant  
  • Tooth Brush  
  • Tooth Paste  
  • Lotion
  • Baby Wipes
  • Diapers (All Sizes)
  • Feminie Products
  • Socks (Size: Adult Women and Children, Boys & Girls)
  • Underwear (Size: Adult Women and Children, Boys & Girls)



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