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Motown Museum - MacKenzie Scott

Motown Museum, ACCESS, & More Supported in MacKenzie Scott’s Latest Round of Giving

The philanthropist has donated $2.7 billion to 286 organizations across the country
pickups for paws

Support Pets in Need with Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers’ Pickups for Paws Drive

Starting this week, animal lovers will have the opportunity to support local cats and dogs in need through Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers’ Pickups for...
Dan Gilbert - Jennifer Gilbert

In Historic Move, Gilberts Pledge $500 Million Gift to Detroit

For starters, the donation will forgive back property taxes for 20,000 homeowners
Detroit River

Detroit River Coalition to Host Earth Week Activities

Clean up the Detroit River, submit your artwork, learn about habitat restoration, and more
Monsignor Charles Kosanke

Monsignor Charles Kosanke on Seeing Beyond The Hardships

The pastor makes our 2021 Hour Detroiters list, a roundup of people who are quietly ­— and sometimes not so quietly — enriching life across the region
chip bag project

A Detroit Environmental Activist is Turning Chip Bags into Sleeping Bags for the Homeless

The Chip Bag Project is combatting local plastic waste and providing relief to those in need

How the Pandemic is Affecting Metro Detroit Charities

With balls, walks, and other fundraisers canceled or scaled down thanks to COVID-19, local causes face a bleak year-end and a cash-strapped 2021
kidney ball

Support the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan at This Virtual Ball

The 16th annual Kidney Ball will be broadcast on Nov. 14

Metro Detroit’s 2020 Charity Champs

The Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Greater Detroit chapter and Hour Detroit honor southeast Michiganders who are giving back
uncork for a cure

Uncork for a Cure Goes Digital With Dining Packages and a Virtual Panel

Dynami Foundation has partnered with restaurant such as Grey Ghost, SheWolf, and Apparatus Room for this year's fundraiser for breast cancer research
chevrolet american cancer society

The American Cancer Society to Host Virtual Gala

The event will honor Michigan State coach Tom Izzo, Chevrolet, and others for leading the fight against cancer locally while giving guests the chance to give back to the nonprofit
detroit riverfront

Support the Detroit Riverfront Through the #BeingApartTogether Fundraiser

Hosted by the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy, the virtual event will feature a historical tour and live music

Kirk Gibson Foundation for Parkinson’s to Host Virtual Golf Classic

Proceeds from the event will go toward the nonprofit and its efforts to fund Parkinson’s research
kristen bell forgotten harvest

Forgotten Harvest TV Event to Feature Kristen Bell, Lily Tomlin, and More

The two-part televised event is raising money to feed metro Detroit families affected by COVID-19
gofundme metro detroit pandemic

Best of Detroit 2020: COVID-19-Related GoFundMe Campaigns

Locals have raised funds to support Michigan artists, businesses, and families
rhonda walker

Rhonda Walker Foundation Travels 135 Miles to Deliver $35,000 in Scholarships

The organization drove a total of 135 miles to bring checks to its Girls into Women honorees
Detroit Local Business Support

Editor’s Letter: Local Businesses Are Still at Your Service. Here’s What They’re Doing and...

These are challenging times, to say the least. All of us are adjusting to a difficult and frightening new reality that could persist for...
5th annual Love in Motion

5th Annual Love in Motion

Nonprofit social enterprise Mend on the Move held its fifth annual Love in Motion fundraiser on March 5 at Leon & Lulu in Clawson. The evening featured dinner by chef Matt Prentice, entertainment by local singer-songwriter Olivia Dear, and a pop-up of Mend on the Move jewelry. Proceeds benefited the nonprofit.
Snowflake Social 2020

14th Annual Snowflake Social

The Shelby Community Foundation held the 14th annual Snowflake Social on Feb.28. The theme of this year's event was Amethyst, and guests were encouraged to don purple gala attire. Proceeds went toward scholarships and community enhancement programs in Shelby Township.
Go Red for Women Luncheon 2020

Go Red for Women Luncheon 2020

The American Heart Association held the Go Red for Women Luncheon on Feb. 21. The 16th annual event took place at Little Caesars Arena, and featured WDIV Local 4 news anchor Kimberly Gill as the emcee and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer as the keynote speaker. Go Red for Women aims to bring awareness to cardiovascular diseases. Proceeds from the event benefit the American Heart Association.

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