‘Tis the season/month for holiday shopping, family gathering, sweet treats & comforting food, and giving. As we head into the season of gift giving, let’s remind ourselves of all the wonderful ways to give back to the community in Detroit this holiday season. After all, helping others can truly get us in the holiday spirit and cheer everyone up!
There’s a constant list of traditional and new ways to give back to the community all year. Volunteering is special if you’re willing to give up some of your time to support Detroiters/Metro Detroiters in the area. However, there are “smaller”/indirect ways that can also be a huge help, such as donating money to non-profit organizations. Clothes, food, and other necessary living supplies are also of need around this time of year. Detroiters have a way of giving the shirt off of their back in more ways than one as times of struggle have often been the case for several.
Detroitisit rounded up a warm list of ways to give back to the community in Detroit this holiday season 2023 as we all wish the best for everyone heading into a new year.
BRILLIANT DETROIT ’23 WINTER CLOTHING AND TOY DRIVES
Help the neighborhoods, schools, and kids in Detroit be brilliant! Your tax-deductible gift ensures kids and families are school-ready, healthy, and stable in Brilliant Detroit’s kid success neighborhoods. Ways to get involved: Collect items for their 2023 winter clothing and toy drives, become a Volunteer Literacy Mentor, joining a “Friendraiser”, donating to Springwell’s Emergency Supplies Pantry. Their online donation page is temporarily unavailable. Click HERE to view the website. However, you can still donate by mailing a check to Brilliant Detroit at 5675 Larkins Street, Detroit, MI 48210
LET’S DO DINNER-DETROIT
Dates: November 12-16
When looking for ways to give back to the community in Detroit this month, did you know that it can be as simple as enjoying a meal at your favorite Detroit restaurant. Light up the city with great Detroit cuisine as you dine out, and give back. The annual, Let’s Do Dinner-Detroit, presented by Stella Artois is a citywide “restaurant week” fundraiser has more than 25 restaurants (I.e Wright & Co, Bobcat Bonnie’s and Andiamo) and bars in Detroit will participate. Don’t miss these specially crafted prix fixe menus that supports the city’s dynamic dining scene and Forgotten Harvest. Not to mention, for every “Let’s Do Dinner-Detroit” meal served, Forgotten Harvest receives a donation that provides eight meals to individuals and families in need. Reservations are recommended, but walk-ins are welcome! Click HERE to learn more.
If you’re not planning on participating in “Let’s Do Dinner-Detroit”, you can always donate time and/or financial support to Forgotten Harvest. Organizations in Detroit like Forgotten Harvest are needed as we near Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the rest of the holiday season. All donations are welcome! Every $10.00 donated will provide $70.00 worth of groceries or 40 meals to your neighbors. Getting involved with Forgotten Harvest is just one of the many excellent ways to give back to the community in Detroit. To help feed hungry metro Detroiters, click HERE to learn more on their website.
2023 PRIDE OF DETROIT ‘MOVEMBER’ CHARITY DRIVE
Looking for more ways to give back to the community in Detroit? How about a month-long charity drive? Each year is a new opportunity to learn more about others that are in need. Get involved for this 2023 event. The weight is lifted with the hilariously studpid games of the 2023 Pride of Detroit ‘Movember’ Charity Drive. For all Detroit Lions fans, get ready to be just as passionate about football as you are about helping the community. This year, they’ll be raising money for two different charities: Alzheimer’s Association and Humane Society of West Michigan. Click HERE to donate through the event campaign or click HERE to learn more about other ways to donate directly without participating in their event.
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