Detroit Phoenix Center and Enjoy Detroit Prepare for ‘Day of Giving’

On Wednesday, May 20 household items and food will be distributed to Detroit’s most in-need communities.

Day of Giving

Local nonprofits Detroit Phoenix Center and Enjoy Detroit are joining forces to collect and distribute supplies and food to the city’s toughest neighborhoods for their Day of Giving happening Wednesday, May 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. They’re hoping to collect enough supplies for 300 families or $20,000 worth.

“Since mid-March, the Detroit Phoenix Center and Enjoy Detroit have been working together to provide COVID-19 relief to Detroit families and residents,” says Courtney Smith, founder and CEO of Detroit Phoenix Center. “We are proud of the work we have done and hope that Day of Giving can expand on those efforts.”

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ZIP codes that will benefit include 48203, 48204, 48205 and 48208. Specific times and locations where residents can pick up things will be announced in the days to come. The orgs are calling on the community to visit Enjoy Detroit at 1938 Franklin St., Suite 106 in Detroit the day before on May 19 between noon and 5 p.m. to donate new resources and food. Donations can also be made on the day of before 10 a.m.

Needed are:

  • Blankets
  • Hygiene bags
  • School supplies
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Toilet paper and paper towels
  • Games for children
  • Outside chalk
  • Socks
  • Baby products
  • Water, pop, juice
  • Chips
  • Fruit snacks
  • Canned goods
  • Granola bars
  • Baby formula
  • Hot meals

Monetary donations can also be made through Enjoy Detroit’s Cash App account, $EnjoyDetroit1701, or through its PayPal account, EnjoyDetroit313@gmail.com.

Enjoy Detroit founder David Woods says, “Our goal for Day of Giving is to expand our Grocery Give-Away program’s reach and capacity. We want to make certain those who are most in need have access to basic goods. We are counting on the generosity of others to make it happen.”

For more information or to participate email info@enjoydetroitevents.org or call 313-285-9722.

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