FOCUS Detroit

Aug 12, 2016

FOCUS Detroit Summer Update

Today we finished our last week of Summer Feeding to kids. I'm sure I speak for all the volunteers when I say that I am totally blessed to have ate with, played with, and spent time with these lovely children and their families throughout these 7 weeks. Thank you to the many volunteers who came out each day! 

UPDATES: We moved our office and storage (resource rooms) to a new location with Edmonson Academy on Canfield near the Lodge Freeway in Midtown/Woodbridge. What a great opportunity for us to connect with more kids and families on a personal level on a daily basis. Special thanks to Principal Nailer and Shana Williams-Gordon for helping make this happen. Also, we have been approved to start taking Social Work Interns from WSU and UM. Two WSU students will start in Fall.

EVENT: A fundraising event for FOCUS Detroit is being sponsored by Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church's annual Fashion Show on Saturday 11am-2pm Sept. 17th. Some of the ticket price and raffle revenues will go to FOCUS! I'll be speaking at the event and unveiling a new FOCUS Detroit video as well! Tickets are $30 and reservations can be made by calling Connie at 248-859-5269. Here is a link for a flyer you can dowload/print.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: In need a volunteer or two TOMORROW to help give out shoes from 10-2pm. Call or text me if interested 248-71-4483. Also we are giving out shoes on August 20th on Belle Isle from 12-4pm. Contact me if interested. All next week M-F we will be having an open house at our office and volunteers coming to help with organizing our donations, feel free to swing by 9am-12pm. More info to come about Fall volunteer opportunities. Thank you for all your support.

For Those We Serve,

Eric J. Shanburn, Director of FOCUS Detroit

1300 W. Canfield St. Detroit MI 48201


600 N. Bell Ave.
Bldg. 1, Suite 115
Carnegie, PA 15106