‘New Detroit’ non profit has declaration of war against racism, and you can sign it
For more than five decades this non profit has been in the fight against racism, and you can join in with a simple signature. It’s a declaration of war against racism created by the local non profit New Detroit. “New Detroit is a coalition of leaders working to achieve racial understanding and racial equity among southeast Michigan,” said Rafferty, the CEO of New Detroit. I’ve experienced going into stores and being obviously and negatively profiled,” he said. New Detroit exists not just to fight racism, but systemic racism and getting to the root of the issue, not just the symptoms.
Crowns Against Cancer: Helping put smiles on faces of kids who need it most
You might remember reading about 4-year old Lena back when she was one of the many kids kicking cancer. “What our mission is -- we send children’s favorite characters to visit them,” said Crowns Against Cancer co-founder Ilinca Caluser. Initially the organization just visited children fighting cancer but now includes any child with any illness or special needs. During the pandemic they are seeing children beyond Metro Detroit and Michigan. “The Carr Center is a multi-disciplinary arts organization,” said Sarah Norat-Phillips, from the Carr Center.
How Metro Detroit non profit helps children overcome cancer, find comfort, strength
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – The Southfield-based non profit Kids Kicking Cancer is helping young cancer patients and their families through the most challenging moments. For more information, go here: kidskickingcancer.org. More: Your Neighborhood feature stories
Brilliant Detroit: A home for children, families in need
One local woman is creating a home for children and families in need. A home on a block in Detroit where inside you can find the help you need for your family. Eggleton founded the non-profit organization about four years ago with a goal to help children succeed from birth to eight years old. They make sure that families and children have everything they need in education, health and family support. Brilliant is both and that’s why it’s working.”If you’d like more information on Brilliant Detroit, please visit: https://brilliantdetroit.org/More: Your Neighborhood
How these Detroit police officers work to keep kids off streets with hip-hop
They patrol the streets by day, but in their free time theyre inside a local dance studio teaching kids dance, hoping to keep them off the streets. At just 7 years old, little Azariah is learning the ins and outs of hip-hop dance. Instead of giving them tickets we get to know them more."It's beneficial because it's bringing hip-hop to Detroit and kids love to dance you know?" But Detroit Culture Company Inc. is still hard at work cleaning up the city, educating the youth about Juneteenth and even hosting a socially distanced food giveaway train. For more information on Detroit Culture Company and if youd like to get involved, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/DCC313/For more Your Neighborhood stories, go here.
How Canton teens Detroit Socks is helping less fortunate
Hes making a difference with something we wear every day. Hes the president and CEO of Detroit Socks, a non profit he created to collect and donate socks to Metro Detroits less fortunate. "Just to give as many people pairs of socks as I can," he added. Donations help too and hes raised about $10,000 since he first started the non profit. If youd like more information on Detroit Socks please visit: https://joeysdetroitsocks.org/