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SHARE DETROIT KICKS OFF SUMMER OF VOLUNTEERING AT JIMMY JOHN’S FIELD, JUNE 11

Written by karly@sharedetroit.org    on May 19, 2022    in
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SHARE DETROIT KICKS OFF SUMMER OF VOLUNTEERING AT JIMMY JOHN’S FIELD, JUNE 11

 “Summer SHARE” campaign encourages metro Detroiters to spend their summer volunteering and creating exciting memories to share when they return to work or school

Kick your summer off right with Summer SHARE!

Written by karly@sharedetroit.org    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 karly@sharedetroit.org    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.

COTS Chief Development Officer Receives Certified Fund Raising Executives Designation

Written by karly@sharedetroit.org    on March 25, 2022    in

The Certified Fund Raising Executives, is an independent organization promoting ethics and professionalism in fundraising, confirmed Aisha Morrell-Ferguson, COTS’ Chief Development Officer, as one of only 180 this year and 7700 worldwide to receive their CFRE designation.

COTS CEO, Cheryl P. Johnson weighed in on Mrs. Morrell-Ferguson’s achievement with, “COTS is proud of Aisha rising to the top of her profession. She has substantially contributed to COTS’ 40 years of serving Detroit’s families in need. She has also played a vital role over the past 12 years as COTS adapted and evolved its approach to breaking the cycle of generational poverty.”

Mrs. Morrell-Ferguson met CFRE standards including tenure, education and demonstrated fundraising achievement. She also passed a written exam and has agreed to uphold the organization’s Accountability Standards and Donor Bill of Rights.

METRO DETROIT NONPROFIT PLATFORM LAUNCHES DONATION PORTAL DEDICATED TO SUPPORTING THE PEOPLE OF UKRAINE

Written by karly@sharedetroit.org    on March 11, 2022    in

METRO DETROIT NONPROFIT PLATFORM LAUNCHES DONATION PORTAL DEDICATED TO SUPPORTING THE PEOPLE OF UKRAINE

SHARE Detroit introduces SHARE Ukraine, offering volunteer opportunities, donation links and events to help Ukraine during Russian invasion

International Women's Day featuring Cheryl P. Johnson

Written by karly@sharedetroit.org    on March 8, 2022    in

On International Women’s Day, we would like to announce the election of Cheryl P. Johnson, CEO of COTS, as the current board chair of New Detroit, Inc. Ms. Johnson is an experienced non-profit leader and the first person of color, and Black woman, to lead in the racial equity organization’s 55-year history.

“Cheryl is purpose-driven and accomplished. She and the board made history by finally electing the first person of color and Black woman as chair. As the longtime CEO of COTS, she transformed the organization’s business model into a sophisticated nonprofit enterprise, using the Passport to Self-Sufficiency model to change the legacy of generational poverty. Cheryl manages multiple facilities, with a budget of $8 million,” said New Detroit CEO Michael Rafferty.

Nonprofit Spotlight: Glamorous Moms

Written by karly@sharedetroit.org    on March 4, 2022    in
With the idea in mind that “all Moms are glamorous,” Shannon Lazovski founded Glamorous Moms as a fashion and beauty blog nearly 17 years ago.  Quickly, this platform became an influential source and full business for Shannon as she provided readers with inspiration on fashion, health and beauty advice. The goal in mind was to provide support to help Moms keep their self-worth and self-confidence strong. 

Celebrating Black Excellence with the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

Written by karly@sharedetroit.org    on January 18, 2022    in


Since 1965, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History has been a source for education and inspiration for the City of Detroit.   Through permanent and traveling exhibitions, the goal of this treasured institution is to provide visitors with greater understanding, acceptance and unity by reflecting on the triumphs and tragedies of African-American history. 

Our first six winners are...

Written by karly@sharedetroit.org    on December 14, 2021    in

Thanks to our generous sponsors, White Castle, Third Act, Wireless Vision, our team at SHARE Detroit is happy to extend the spirit of Giving Tuesday throughout the month of December. 

On November 30th, we happily awarded three $1,000 gifts. Siena Literacy Center, Lakes Area Community Coalition and Oakland Literacy Council. We survied the winners to learn about the impact of their $1,000 donation.

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