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Winter is Coming!

Written by Roger Steed    on September 27, 2022    in
My friend Kimber Bishop-Yanke continues to walk her talk to help our neighbors in need. Using a foreboding headline from Game of Thrones alerts all giving individuals that the need and daunting situations that many adults and families are facing are unceasing. Kimber and her angels are helping those in serious conditions but the calls continue to come in from multiple contacts around Oakland County, Michigan.
 

National Suicide Prevention Month

Written by Grace Williams    on September 7, 2022    in
“We don't kill ourselves. We are simply defeated by the long, hard struggle to stay alive. When somebody dies after a long illness, people are apt to say, with a note of approval, "He fought so hard." And they are inclined to think, about a suicide, that no fight was involved, that somebody simply gave up. This is quite wrong.” - Sally Brampton

September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day and September is National Suicide Prevention Month. Suicide is not a moral failing–it is the last effort of someone wanting to relieve themselves of pain. This means there are often reliable signs that someone may be considering suicide and there multiple opportunities to intervene. However, not everyone has access to the mental health resources they need or feels comfortable reaching out for help.

SHARE Detroit Nonprofit Spotlight: Grandparents on the Move

Written by Katie Shubnell    on August 30, 2022    in
Grandparents On The Move was established in 2003 to support the needs of grandparents and other caregivers who have the responsibility of raising the children of their family members.  

 The organization was founded by Ms. Nora Murray, current President of Grandparents On The Move, who after the deaths of her son and daughter-in-law, became the primary caregiver for her granddaughter.  Through this experience, Ms. Nora witnessed firsthand the needs for support, resources, services and childcare specifically for caregivers in similar situations. Over time, she communicated these needs to members of the community and established a team of individuals who joined her in working tirelessly to find a solution. 

Farmworker Appreciation Day

Written by Grace Williams    on July 27, 2022    in
“I have met many, many farmworkers and friends who love justice and who are willing to sacrifice for what is right. They have a quality about them that reminds me of the beatitudes. They are living examples that Jesus’ promise is true: they have been hungry and thirsty for righteousness and they have been satisfied. They are determined, patient people who believe in life and who give strength to others.” - Cesar Chavez

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

Written by Grace Williams    on July 27, 2022    in
“That’s the point I really want to drive home about sex trafficking. The most important part to saving victims is realizing how many different ways we could have done something before as anything as horrific as to what happened to me happens to me someone else.”
– Jose Alfaro, survivor of sex trafficking, quoted in The Polaris Project

 

 

Nonprofit Spotlight: A Girl Like Me

Written by Roger Steed    on July 22, 2022    in
Sunday morning I had the opportunity to meet a special individual that survived a harsh ‘lifequake’ moment when she was a teenager. Life often throws many unexpected realities at us and often tests our spirit and perseverance to make life purposeful. Tyra Moore was a teenage mom at 15. She was terrified to tell her mom and gave birth to her daughter the same week she finally broke the news. After the shock wore off, support came from all of her family, friends, and community, providing essential baby needs at a critical time.

After graduating high school, Tyra attended a phlebotomy training center and then began working. She promised herself that one day she would pay it forward by helping young teenage moms like herself get through those tough times. Tyra started a nonprofit in June of 2020 and called it ‘A Girl Like Me, Inc.’ and now devotes all her time to helping girls, teens, and teen moms.

COTS Begins a New Chapter With a New Name.

Written by Karly Moore    on July 5, 2022    in

Starting July 1, 2022, we're beginning a new chapter with a brand new name. No longer will we be known as the Coalition On Temporary Shelter. We're now officially: COTS.

We've come a long way from our 1982 start as a coalition of parties focused mainly on homeless single men. COTS is now an independent organization that supports families seeking housing stability, whole-spectrum health, career development and so much more through our Passport To Self-Sufficiency™ framework.

Wrapping up Pride Month!

Written by Grace Williams    on June 27, 2022    in

“We are not what other people say we are. We are who we know ourselves to be, and we are what we love. That’s OK. You’re not alone in who you are. There are people out there who will love and support you. It’s about doing the work and believing and finding those people—if they’re not in your local community, there’s somebody online that you can talk to for support.” - Laverne Cox
 

Pride for the LGBTQIA+ community is not a new phenomenon. Motor City Pride traces its history to demonstrations held in Detroit in June 1972 to protest homophobic laws and support LGBT rights. Pride is a time of great celebration, but it is also a time to provide assistance for those within the community.

Kick your summer off right with Summer SHARE!

Written by Karly Moore    on May 5, 2022    in

Help SHARE Detroit kick off their Summer SHARE campaign with a family evening of exciting baseball and delicious food – all for a great cause!

Join us for an evening of great baseball and community spirit for the whole  family at Jimmy John’s Field, to raise money and awareness for our nonprofit partners. This summer, SHARE Detroit is stepping up to the plate to connect metro Detroiters with hundreds of great nonprofits that need your help.

SHARE Detroit, our nonprofits, community members and sponsors are invited to celebrate together outside on the patio, with buffet, beverages, networking, family fun, and the game! The best part? $10 from every ticket goes back to the nonprofit of YOUR CHOICE!


Enjoy an All American BBQ with the purchase of your ticket:

SHARE Detroit Celebrates Reading Month!

Written by Katie Shubnell    on April 21, 2022    in

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot. Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”
-Dr. Seuss

Last month was National Reading Month but at SHARE Detroit, we are proud that many nonprofits on our platform have missions that support reading, literacy and education.

While there is no doubt that all of the nonprofits on our SHARE platform are leaving a significant impact, we are happy to recognize the following few that support the value of reading and literacy.

InsideOut Literary Arts

InsideOut's mission is to inspire students to think broadly, create bravely, and share their voices with the wider world.

Since 1995, InsideOut Literary Arts has helped over 65,000 youth in Detroit build their literary and academic skills through creative writing.

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