‘It’s a band-aid’ -- Detroit nonprofit raises money for food service workers in need
DETROIT – Like many other bars and restaurants, everything changed for Batch Brewing Company when the pandemic hit. Batch Brewing Company spent the summer building a large outdoor pavilion to prepare for a potential indoor dining-shutdown. “We take the profit from that all that money, minus food cost, and we’re contributing that from Batch Brewing Company to the Feelgood Tap,” Roginson said. “It’s a surreal sensation to just be sitting and sending people, money, money. People you don’t know, just clicking and sending money,” Roginson said.
KLA Foundation, American Heart Association create $1.5 million Social Equity Fund
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The American Heart Association and the KLA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of tech company KLA, have partnered together to create the $1.5 million KLA Social Equity Fund. The KLA Social Equity Fund will take a hyper-local focus and is specifically targeted around KLA headquarters locations, including it’s California and Metro Detroit locations, according to a news release. “KLA employees have a long-standing commitment to making a difference in our communities,” said John Van Camp, executive vice president, human resources at KLA. “We’re grateful for this opportunity to work with the American Heart Association and encourage more companies to step up, take action and create real, systemic change for good.”Applications for the fund are now open and will be accepted until Nov. 11. At 11 a.m. on Oct. 21, the American Heart Association will hold a virtual town hall event for nonprofits interested in applying for grants from the KLA Social Equity Fund.
Ann Arbor nonprofit to host online event focused on suicide in young adults
ANN ARBOR, Mich. Julie and Scott Halpert are on a mission to help young adults struggling with mental health. In the years since, theyve devoted themselves to creating Garretts Space -- a nonprofit working to prevent suicide in young adults. Were going to have young adults discuss their struggles with mental mental health challenges and how they overcame them and the value of Garretts Space. We just feel this has tremendous potential to reach more people, Julie Halpert said. To watch the livestream, donate or to find more information on Garretts Space, visit the official website here.