Volunteer Week 2018: How HAP Is Pitching in and How You Can Get Involved

Giving back to communities across Michigan is at the heart of our culture and mission. HAP employees often contribute our time, talents and money back to important causes in the communities where we live and work. 

National Volunteer Week is April 15-21, and HAP team members are ready to serve. We’ll be out and about throughout our Metro Detroit and Flint communities. Here’s where we’ll be:

Monday

North End Soup Kitchen in Flint

We’ll be helping serving food to the Flint community. Hot, balanced meals are served by North End Soup Kitchen seven days a week, year-round.

Forgotten Harvest in Oak Park

You can find our team packing food to help relieve hunger in metro Detroit. Forgotten Harvest collects surplus food from 800 sources and delivers it free-of-charge to 250 emergency food providers in the Metro Detroit area.

Tuesday

Gleaners in Detroit

We’ll be supporting Gleaners’ mission to feed the hungry and nourish our communities.

Sweet Dreamzzz in Livonia

HAP employees will help pack resources to help poverty-level school children get better, more restful sleep.

World Medical Relief in Southfield

Our team will be helping pack medical supplies and equipment for Detroit families in need.

Wednesday

Food Bank of Eastern Michigan in Flint

We’ll be helping to sort and process the food items. Food Bank of Eastern Michigan distributes more than 28 million pounds of food annually.

Humble Design in Pontiac

You can find us organizing the Humble Design warehouse, which helps families transition out of homeless shelters.

Turning Point Mt. Clemens

Turning Point offers resources and support to sexual and domestic abuse victims. We’ll be helping out at their Second Hand Rose resale shop, which provides free goods to survivors and affordable merchandise to the community.


Thursday

Carriage Town in Flint

Carriage Town offers help and resources to the homeless men, women and children in mid-Michigan. Our team will be helping serve food to the Flint community.

 

Friday

Focus Hope in Detroit

Our team will be helping senior citizens shop on Thursday and packing food on Friday. Focus Hope addresses the problems of hunger, economic disparity, inadequate education and racial divisiveness through its food, careers and community programs.


Saturday

Metro Parks in Harrison Township

We’ll be helping clean up the park for Earth Day.

 

Want to get involved?

There are numerous organizations that need your help both during volunteer week and beyond. Visit allforgood.org to find volunteer opportunities near you.

Follow the hashtag #teamHAP on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to see us in action all week long!

Categories: Get Involved

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