Help Out Your Fellow Detroiter

By: Michael Fossbakk | February 12, 2020

How would you like to help someone out? Throughout Metro Detroit, there are plenty of people that could use your help. Thankfully, there are also great organizations making that help a reality. We’ve profiled all of the places you see below in your Chevy Detroit Champions series. Find out more about each of them and then discover what you can do to help. 

Capuchin Services Center

The Capuchin Services Center provides free showers, clothes and meals to Metro Detroiters in need. Your Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers have partnered with the Capuchin Services Center for many years for the “Truckloads of Hope” campaign to bring in much-needed items for their programs. These include sheets, blankets, laundry detergent, soap, shampoo, toothbrushes and much more.

The Greening of Detroit

This organization has been working hard for the last 30 years to make Detroit a greener place. In order to inspire community involvement, they manage two core programs: Green Crops and Detroit Conservation Corp. The former brings in high school students to teach them about the environment through hands-on learning at the Lafayette Greens. The latter provides training in the green sector to adults looking to earn accreditation in landscape training.

Vista Maria

While it may go unnoticed by many, human trafficking is a real issue, even in Metro Detroit. In 2017, More than 300 cases of human trafficking were reported in Michigan, according to the National Human Trafficking Hotline. That is why the work of Vista Maria is so important. Not only do they actively work to prevent human trafficking, they also help victims find their way back into society through cousneling, living facilities, education, and job-readiness programs.

Detroit Impact

Founded in 1991, Detroit Impact has been providing after-school programs for kids that helps them excel for nearly 30 years. Through their various programs, kids have the opportunity to learn about things they might never be exposed to in their regular schoolwork — things like renewable energy and computer programming. 

Mercy Education Project

Also working to help Detroiters in the field of education is Mercy Education Project. However, MEP places its focus on women and girls. Specifically, MEP helps adult women attain their GED and grade school girls keep up in their day-to-day school work through one-on-one tutoring. They are currently looking for tutors as well as donations of needed supplies.