Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Rick Kelley
Primary Contact Name
Rick Kelley
Main Address

29836 Telegraph Road
Southfield, MI 48034
United States

SAY Detroit Family Health Clinic
211 Glendale Ave
Highland Park, MI 48203
United States

SAY Detroit Play Center
19320 Van Dyke Avenue
Detroit, MI 48234
United States

Brown Bag Popcorn
2800 W Big Beaver Rd
Troy, MI 48084-3206
United States

Detroit Water Ice Factory
1014 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48226
United States

What We Do

SAY Detroit provides pathways to success for Detroiters in need.

As a 501 (c)(3) organization, it has been changing lives for the better since 2006, when its founder, Mitch Albom, wrote about how Detroit was providing homeless people three-day shelter parties to get them off the streets while tourists were in town for the Super Bowl. A city that is super just for a weekend isn’t very special come Monday, so we put out a call to raise enough to at least help all year long. The idea of SAY Detroit is in its letters: Super. All. Year.

Under a holistic umbrella of initiatives and partnerships, SAY Detroit is home to a free health clinic (SAY Detroit Family Health Clinic in Highland Park), an after school motivational learning center (SAY Detroit Play Center, Van Dyke & 7 Mile), a housing program for working families (Working Homes / Working Families), volunteer efforts (A Time to Help) and more for Detroit's youth, seniors, veterans, and other vulnerable populations. 

Interesting Info
  • More than 50 Detroit families given refurbished homes through Working Homes / Working Families
  • 4,000 annual patient visits at the SAY Detroit Family Health Clinic
  • 84% of targeted students at SAY Detroit Play Center have improved 1 year or more in reading
Geographic Location
Volunteer Opportunities

A Time to Help Mother Batie's Kitchen with a Spring Cleaning and Spruce Up
Duration of 3 hours

SAY Detroit Play Center After School Volunteer - Tutoring
Repeats daily on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for 324 times

A Time to Help Throw a Baby Shower, Take 2
Duration of 4 hours 15 minutes

EAT Detroit Volunteers
Duration of 4 hours


EAT Detroit 2024
Duration of 5 hours
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13th Annual SAY Detroit Radiothon
Duration of 15 hours
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