Acts of Kindness (A-OK) Detroit
Working Side by Side to Make a Difference
On Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, in response to a call by President Barack Obama to make 9/11 an annual National Day of Service and Remembrance, hundreds of Detroit-area young people will come together to brighten the lives of others. The event will take place at Focus: HOPE, 1400 Oakman Blvd., Detroit MI 48238.
Acts of Kindness (A-OK) Detroit: Working Side by Side to Make a Difference is a partnership between ACCESS, the University of Michigan – Dearborn, WISDOM, the Interfaith Leadership Council, Focus: HOPE, The United Way of Southeast Michigan, J-Serve, Volunteer Centers of Michigan, City Year Detroit, the Council of Islamic Organizations of Michigan, the Jewish Community Relations Council, Arts & Scraps, and Detroit's Cities of Service "Believe in Detroit" Campaign.
An estimated 700 volunteers will be on hand for projects such as park beautification, vacant lot clean-up, food packaging, sorting art supplies for local schools, and writing thank you cards to U.S. troops serving abroad. As they work side by side, their energy and dedication will help transform 9/11 into a day of learning about each other's interests, families, and faith traditions. After the projects are completed, there will be a structured dialogue series designed to increase tolerance and understanding, with the goal of promoting a sense of unity, peace, community-building, and mutual understanding.
Register for the A-OK Service Day online here.
A breakdown of the day's Agenda
- Noon. – Registration begins
- Focus: HOPE
- 1400 Oakman Blvd., Detroit MI 48238.
- 1 p.m. – Kickoff rally begins
- 1:30-4 p.m. – Projects
- 4-5 p.m. – Eat/Dialogue