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Bettering the lives of Detroiters in need - at any age

https://www.saydetroit.org Tax ID 20-4786626


SAY Detroit improves the lives of Detroit’s neediest citizens through shelter, food, medical care, volunteer efforts and education. It serves as the umbrella organization for ongoing major projects, such as Working Homes / Working Families and the SAY Detroit Family Health Clinic, servicing a population from infants to senior citizens, and veterans. It also supports dozens of likeminded charities in the Detroit area through funds raised at Albom’s annual December Radiothon, broadcast live on WJR (760 AM) from Somerset Collection in Troy, MI.SAY Detroit was formed in February, 2006, after Mitch Albom went public with a plea to do as much for the homeless all winter as the city was doing over a Super Bowl weekend. He spent a night in a shelter to call attention to the issue. The response was overwhelming, and SAY (Super All Year Detroit) was born. Initial projects included:

a new kitchen for homeless veterans at the Michigan Veterans Foundation; supplying milk to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen in Detroit for a year; buying 200 mattresses for clients at Cass Community Social Services; extending vital programs and services at the DRMM, and creating Bright Beginnings Child Development Center (together with Ilitch Charities). Our Impact on the Motor City 50 Detroit families given refurbished homes 84% of targeted students at SAY Play have improved 1 year or more in reading 100% of donations to SAY Detroit goes straight to helping Detroit’s neediest citizens 3,000 citizens benefit annually from volunteer projects 4,000 annual patient visits at the SAY Clinic

No salaries are paid to any of the directors or board members of our charities. Our aim is to be financially transparent so that you can understand where your generous donations are going. To this end, all pertinent financial statements, including recent tax returns for the charities of SAY Detroit and A Hole in the Roof Foundation, are available at www.saydetroit.org