We are no longer accepting applications for this year’s program. But there is a listing of our package distribution locations (each assigned to a particular zip code). You can walk into the location for your zip code beginning December 8 and fill in a late application form. Then, if there are packages remaining at the end of our distribution period (around December 20 or 21) you will be able to get them for your kids this year. This will also get you on our mailing list for the 2011 program.
Our program only serves Detroit, Highland Park, Hamtramck, River Rouge kids aged four through 13. We do not serve any other cities and are not affiliated with any other Goodfellow group.
Other programs you may want to check into – call the United Way’s information line by dialing 211 or 1-800-552-1183. They also have a web site – http://www.uwsem.org/211. You can also contact the Detroit Public Library’s TIP Line at 1-313-481-1400. They have a database of agencies that provide holiday assistance.
For distribution information go here: http://www.detroitgoodfellows.org/WhosEligibleApplication/tabid/66/Default.aspx
The North End Central Woodward Governing Board is in need of 2 youth ages 12 thru 21 who live in the boundaries of the North End Central Woodward area (I-94 to the south, I-75 to the east, Caniff/Woodland/Oakman to the north, and Linwood to the west). An application is due on Friday, December 17th to Vanguard Community Development Corporation located at 2785 East Grand Boulevard, Detroit, MI 48211 at I-75. They can also be emailed or faxed in. To receive a copy of the application or for more additional informational see contact info below.
Meetings are once a month and we have 3 youth seats with one already filled.
Thanks again for your help!
Scott Alan Davis
North End Central Woodward Governing Board
2785 East Grand Boulevard
Detroit, MI 48211
313.872.7831 extension 16
Help us protect Detroit’s water!
Sierra Club is getting ready to kickoff some workshops in Detroit that
include how to do a water audit, disconnect downspouts, make and install rain barrels, and much more!
We need your help!
Join us on Wednesday, December 8 at 5:30pm at Biggby Coffee.
Biggby Coffee is located at 4501 Woodward Avenue (between Mack and Warren).
We need help picking locations for workshops. We need help setting up at events throughout the year. We need help posting events on Facebook and in newspapers. We need help tabling at events. We need help writing letters to the editor. We need your help!!! Will you volunteer? Perhaps it can be your New Year’s Resolution?
Please volunteer by contacting me (Melissa, the Sierra Club’s Great Lakes Program Organizer) by email or by phone, 313-965-0055.
You can RSVP on Facebook at
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=132920363428218&index=1 or you can just show up at the meeting.
Together, we will protect our water in Detroit!
T.H.A.W. is now accepting applications!
Anyone who needs help with lights/gas can contact T.H.A.W at 1-800-866-8429, as they are currently accepting applications.
The Detroit Public Library is
- Helping Detroiters prepare for and find new job opportunities
- Helping Detroit Combat illiteracy.
- Detroit’s primary resource to access technology and the
At no cost to tutors or learners DPL provides:
- Literacy Skills Assessment
- One-on-one Tutoring
- GED Preparation
- Computer Skills Training
- Tutor Training & Certification
- Learner Practice Kits
- Resources for Literacy Service Providers
We are offering services to residents in the North End and North Central Communities which need assistance with organizing community safety initiatives (Neighborhood Watches) to address issues of illegal dumping, arson, and crime; minor home repair for seniors (painting, yard clean-up); boarding up vacant-houses; neighborhood beautification; and vacant lot clean-up. Also opportunities are available for individuals who desire to become volunteers.
For more info contact the Vanguard Americorps Program @ 313-556-2029 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attention Residents and Stakeholders!
We want you!
Come meet the Historic North East Side Community “Get It Done” Team and find out how you can get it done and connect to the Power Movement!
Thursday, December 9th @ 6 p.m.
Pleasant Grove Baptist Church
13651 Dequindre just north of Davison
For more information call Vanguard CDC @ 313.872.7831 x 16.
Refreshments will be served so please call to confirm you attendance no later than Thursday, December 6th @ noon at 313.872.7831 x 16.
Connect to the Power of the V! Visit http://www.vanguardcdc.org
No Meeting in December –
See you January 12th….
Help make our neighborhood safe and clean
cottage vendors, holiday shoppers together for festive evening
Friday, December 10
from 7pm – midnight
Whitdel Arts Center
1250 Hubbard (entrance on Porter at garden level)
The first-ever Detroit Holiday Food Bazaar presents an opportunity for Detroit’s food lovers to indulge their love for hand-crafted, local gourmet edibles while supporting the entrepreneurial efforts that have come about as a result of the new cottage food laws.
- Beau Bien Fine Foods- sweet and savory preserves, baked goods, candies
- Porktown Sausage- small-batch handmade sausages
- Simply Suzanne- handcrafted granola and sweet & savory snack bars
- Pete’s Chocolates- variety of chocolate truffles, hot chocolate
- McClure’s Pickles- dill pickles, bloody mary mix
- Corridor Sausage Co.- artisan sausages and charcuterie
- Detroit Zymology Guild- jams, naturally fermented pickles
- Neighborhood Noodle- frozen specialty wontons, dipping sauces
- Detroit Spice Company- spice blends, hot sauce
- Gang of Pour- wine vinegar, apple cider vinegar and mother of vinegar
- Sarah Burger- empanadas and chimichurri
- Suddenly Sauer- naturally fermented pickled vegetables
- Detroit Evolution Laboratory- salad dressings and other vegan treats
- Great Lakes Roasting Company- small-batch freshly roasted coffee
- Shelby’s Kitchen Therapy- truffles, brownies, candied nuts and other treats
- Sara Steenbergh- dairy-free candy and baked goods
- El Azteco- cheese dip, fresh salsa
Music by Michael Geiger
Photography prints by Marvin Shaouni
Residents, Faith Based, Community Agencies & Law Enforcement Officials
TOWN HALL MEETING
Initiatives Targeting Violent Crime
An opportunity to meet with law enforcement and community agencies
WHEN: TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14TH, 2010
WHERE: Second Ebenezer Church 14601 Dequindre Road Detroit, Michigan 48212
Doors Open at 5:30 P.M.
6:00P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
“LETS WORK TOGETHER TO PREVENT VIOLENT CRIMES”
PANEL DISCUSSION WITH:
Second Ebenezer Church
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Federal Bureau of Investigations
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms
Detroit Police Department
Michigan Department of Corrections
Homeland Security Investigations
U.S. Marshal Service
Drug Enforcement Administration
Michigan State Police
Wayne County Sheriff
Detroit Public School Police Department
Wayne County Prosecutor
Children’s Aid Society
Moderator: Charles Pugh, Detroit City Council President
Co-Hosted by: Bishop Edgar L. Vann, II and Second