To celebrate the launch of his newest book, Have a Little Faith, Mitch will be hosting two special charity events in Philadelphia on September 29th  and Detroit on September 30th. A signed copy of Have a Little Faith will be given to each person who buys a ticket.


Mitch will speak extensively about the true-life experiences behind Have a Little Faith and will host lively conversations on a staged living room setting. On September 29th, Tony Bennett will join Mitch, Bob Costas of NBC Sports, James McBride, author of The Color of Water, and Angelo Cataldi, WIP Sportscaster, and more at the Park Hyatt at the Bellevue in Philadelphia. Proceeds will benefit the Jewish Family and Children’s Services of Philadelphia, Project H.O.M.E., and the Rabbi Lewis Memorial Fund at Temple Beth Sholom of Cherry Hill, NJ.

On September 30th, legendary broadcaster Ernie Harwell will join Mitch on stage at the Fox Theater in Detroit, along with Anita Baker, Grammy-Award Winning Artist, Dave Barry, Pulitzer Prize-Winning author and humorist,  Joe Dumars, Detroit Pistons President, Kem, International Performing Artist,Rabbi Harold Loss of Temple Israel in West Bloomfield, MI and  Rev. Henry Covington, Pastor of I am My Brother’s Keeper Ministries, and one of the real life characters in the book. All proceeds from the evening will benefit S.A.Y. Detroit,  I am My Brothers Keeper Ministries, and the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit’s Jewish Assistance Project.
 
Mitch has traditionally introduced his books with charity events. His last book, For One More Day (2006), was launched in Detroit and raised $80,000 for that city’s homeless population. The charities chosen for this event symbolize the celebration of faith reflected in the new book.
 
His first nonfiction book since Tuesdays with Morrie, Have A Little Faith begins with an unusual request: An old rabbi, Albert Lewis asks him to delivery his eulogy. Lewis was 82 years of age at the time. Feeling unworthy of this unexpected request, Mitch insists on understanding the man better, which throws him back into a world of faith he’d left years ago.
 
Meanwhile, closer to his current home, Mitch becomes involved with a Detroit pastor, Rev. Henry Covington – a reformed drug dealer and convict – who takes care of the homeless, feeds them, shelters them, and clothes them. He preaches to the poor in a decaying church with a hole in its roof.
 
Moving between their worlds, Christian and Jewish, African-American and white, impoverished and well-to-do, Mitch observes how these very different men employ faith similarly in fighting for survival. Have a Little Faith is a book about a life’s purpose; about losing belief and finding it again; about the divine spark inside us all.
 
Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster Outlets and can be ordered by telephone by calling 800-745-3000. Order online at ticketmaster.com
September 29th in Philadelphia
September 30th in Detroit 

 


*Tickets  for the Detroit event can also be purchased at the Fox Theatre Box Office and the Joe Louis Box Office.
**A discounted $25 group ticket for the Detroit event will be available via Olympia Entertainment Group Sales Department only.  Interested groups must call 313-471-3099 to request this special rate.  There will be a $1 per ticket service charge added to the order.  The minimum ticket purchase must be 20 to qualify for the discount. 

 

 
About the Charities
 
S.A.Y. Detroit was founded in 2006 by Mitch Albom to help improve the lives of Detroit’s homeless. Its projects to date include the building of a Family Health Clinic, a state-of-the-art kitchen at the Michigan Veterans Foundation shelter, and a day-care center at COTS for children of homeless women.  
 
I am My Brother’s Keeper Ministries is a multi-faceted community outreach program engaged in helping Detroit’s homeless.
 
Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit’s Jewish Assistance Project is an initiative that combines the strengths of Federation’s partners and offers a coordinated system of services to help families in financial crisis.  Whether the need is emergency financial assistance, food, housing, employment or health care the Jewish Assistance Project provides a broad array of services and programs to ensure that No Family Stands Alone.
Project H.O.M.E. (Housing, Opportunities for Employment, Medical Care, Education) empowers people to break the cycle of homelessness, address the structural causes of poverty, and attain their fullest potential as members of society.

Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Greater Philadelphia provides counseling, senior services, adoption programs, substance abuse programs, emergency financial assistance, and volunteer opportunities.

 

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