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Nonprofits team up for 'Day of Giving' in Detroit, distributing groceries & household items

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Posted at 7:43 AM, May 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-20 07:44:32-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Detroit Phoenix Center and Enjoy Detroit are teaming up to distribute household items and food to those within Detroit's most impoverished and high-risk communities on Day of Giving.

It will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20. Communities that will benefit from the Day of Giving include those in zip codes 48203, 48204, 48205 and 48208.

“Since mid-March, the Detroit Phoenix Center and Enjoy Detroit have been working together to provide COVID-19 relief to Detroit families and residents,” said 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.”

David Woods, founder of Enjoy Detroit, added, “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.”

Both organizations asked for donations of groceries and resources, aiming to collect enough items for 300 families or $20,000 worth of items.

Donations of goods being requested include:

Nonperishable items

· Blankets
· Hygiene bags
· School Supplies
· Cleaning supplies
· Toilet paper and paper towels
· Games for children
· Outside chalk
· Socks
· Baby products

Perishable items

· Water, pop juice
· Chips
· Fruit snacks
· Canned goods
· Granola bars
· Baby formula
· Hot meals

Monetary donations also can be made through Enjoy Detroit’s Cash App account $EnjoyDetroit1701 or through its PayPal account

Day of Giving replaces Enjoy Detroit’s Memorial Day BBQ, an annual community event that draws hundreds of people, which would have been held on May 20. The Detroit Phoenix Center and Enjoy Detroit hope Day of Giving will be just as successful in providing important goods and resources to Detroit communities in need.

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