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Happy Fourth of July!

Written by Grace Williams    on June 30, 2022    in

“We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it.” — William Faulkner

As we gather for this long weekend to celebrate the anniversary of our nation’s independence, let us use this time to reflect on what America means to ourselves and what it could mean for others. Need does not get a vacation so just as we want to gather and enjoy the company of our friends and family, it is important to remember those who may have a more complicated relationship to Independence Day or are otherwise requiring help this holiday.

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.

Summer SHARE Kickoff Recap

Written by Grace Williams    on June 15, 2022    in

SHARE Detroit kicked off a summer of giving with our event at Jimmy John’s Field on June11th. Nonprofit partners, sponsors, and community members came together to enjoy a BBQ meal and watch the Utica Unicorns prevail over the Birmingham Bloomfield Beavers from the stadium’s patio. 

At the welcoming event, there were photo opportunities with the Unicorns’ and Beavers’ mascots, goodie bags were given out with swag supporting our nonprofit partners and sponsors, a new phone, Detroit Tigers tickets and a Detroit is the Place to BEE honey basket were raffled off to lucky community members. Guests were invited to write postcards to the children of Ukraine, as part of SHARE Detroit’s ongoing SHARE Ukraine efforts. As we connected with one another at the event, we hope community members will continue to connect with nonprofits that speak to them throughout the rest of the summer and beyond!