Not Super next week. Not Super Sunday. Super All Year.
We’ve been invited to participate in the #GiveDetroitChallenge, a friendly fundraising competition that begins Thursday, September 29th. Will you join us?
Ten years ago, I read a story that I couldn’t get out of my head.
The story, in essence, was that, with the city’s encouragement, a local homeless shelter was going to offer a three-day “party” over Super Bowl XL weekend that would provide food and a big-screen TV – and would also cut the visibility of our most downtrodden citizens as Detroit played host to one of the largest sporting events of the year. I had this vision of the shelter doors opening, and hundreds of homeless people being nudged out into the cold, essentially being told, “Party’s over. Good luck.”
And so I turned to you asked if you would help me do something to change this. Could we raise enough money to do the same for the homeless through the winter as was planned for one football weekend?
We could. We did. And a fully formed 501(c)(3) charity was born.
S.A.Y. Detroit is aimed at improving the lives of our neediest citizens through shelter, food, medical care, volunteer efforts and education.
It serves as the umbrella for ongoing major projects including the free S.A.Y. Detroit Family Health Clinic for homeless children and their mothers, the innovative S.A.Y. Play Center for motivational learning, Working Homes/Working Families, Bright Beginnings day care, Detroit Dream Scholars college scholarships, A Time to Help volunteer group, as well as funding projects for Detroit area agencies for veterans, seniors, children, and the homeless.
And today I ask your help in keeping us super. With the #GiveDetroitChallenge, every dollar we raise will raise even more money if we’re able to raise the most funds and win our weekly bonus challenges (up to $33,500.00!).
Will you be a S.A.Y. Detroit Super Hero? Here are three simple ways to join us, in any way you can:
1. Donate $10–or multiples of $10!–to celebrate 10 years of S.A.Y Detroit on September 29th at noon (ET) HERE.
2. Tell 10 of your friends about the work of S.A.Y. Detroit by forwarding this email or sending them the #GiveDetroitChallenge link: https://www.crowdrise.com/say-detroit-givedetroit2016
3. Sign up right now to join the Super All Year Team by starting your own fundraiser. It’s really easy to do. Just head to our #GiveDetroitChallenge page here and click FUNDRAISE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN. Your own page will be automatically created, and all funds you raise will count towards the S.A.Y. Detroit total. If you belong to a book club, an organization, or even a sports team, you can work together as Super All Year Super Heroes. Need tips and tricks to get started? Click here.