Category: Community - Original Written by AJ Williams, Chronicle Web Editor
Farbman Group and Jackets for Jobs
partner to collect 1,000 suits in five days,
unemployed job seekers benefit
Farbman Group recently announced that the full service commercial real estate firm has partnered with Jackets For Jobs to launch Drive To Thrive, an effort to collect more than 1,000 gently used business suits, beginning Monday, June 17, and continuing through Friday, June 21. Individuals are invited to drop off gently used men’s and women’s suits at the Detroit and Detroit-area Farbman Group office properties detailed below.
Jackets For Jobs is a Detroit-based non-profit organization that helps provide career skills training, employment etiquette and professional clothing to job seekers. The organization relies on clothing donations such as Drive To Thrive to ensure it has the inventory to appropriately dress its clients for work, many of whom leave its shop to go directly to an interview.
“We invite our business colleagues and neighbors — thousands of whom come through the doors of our properties every day — to join us in this effort,” said Andy Farbman, CEO of Farbman Group. “Together, we are helping to provide one of the resources needed so that individuals feel and look their best while seeking to re-enter the workforce and, ultimately, thrive. For those who are cleaning out their closets during the change of season, it’s a perfect time to consider donating to this award winning program.”
Clothing donations should meet these guidelines: All clothing must be clean, dry-cleaned, washed or ironed and on a hanger, ensuring it will arrive at Jackets For Jobs without wrinkles. Clothing must be in good condition, with no stains, moth holes, buttons missing, rips or tears, or broken zippers.
Clothing must be in current style and suitable for the workplace. Basic colors such as black, brown, navy and white are in great demand, but others are welcome. In addition to suits, jackets, shirts and dresses, accessories such as shoes, belts, jewelry, handbags and unopened cosmetics are also greatly appreciated. The organization has a special need for coats, umbrellas and plus-sized suits for women and big and tall suits for men.
Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law. Tax receipts are provided by request at each buildings management office unless otherwise noted. Drop-off boxes are provided in the lobby of each building.
Drive To Thrive is part of Farbman Cares, Farbman Group’s commitment to corporate citizenship. Farbman Group is committed to the well-being of its employees, clients and community and strives to be good and caring corporate citizens and to leave the world a better place through its efforts. Past Farbman Cares initiatives have included school supply and canned food drives as well as participation in bake sales and fundraiser walks.
Jackets For Jobs is a non-profit organization that helps low income women and men make the transition to work by providing professional business attire and career counseling. Since opening its doors in 2000, Jackets For Jobs has helped over 14,000 individuals with employment, including over 1,000 people in 2012. The organization has been supported and applauded by ABC’s “The View,” NBC’s “Today Show” and Oprah Winfrey’s O magazine. A highlight of the organization was the honor of ringing the closing bell on the NASDAQ. The organization is also proud to be in charitable partnership with TJ Maxx. More information about Jackets For Jobs is available at www.jacketsforjobs.org or by calling (313) 579-9160.
Founded in 1976, Farbman Group/NAI Farbman is a leading full-service real estate organization handling all facets of real estate transactions, from property management and leasing to acquisition and disposition. Today, Farbman is one of the largest and most respected full service organizations in the Midwest. The firm manages more than 20 million square feet of office, retail, multi-family and industrial space throughout Southeast Michigan, Illinois and Florida and is recognized as a leading commercial management and brokerage firm by clientele. For more information, please visit www.Farbman.com and www.NAIFarbman.com.
Last Updated on Friday, 07 June 2013 10:00
Category: Community - Original Written by Rian English
Dearborn, MI- Don’t miss out - the Ndamukong Suh Football Camp presented by SunnyD is coming up soon!
Suh will be on the site to direct the two-day event on June 8th and 9th from 9:00AM-12:30PM at Dearborn High School. He will be joined by a selection of the top prep and college coaches from the area.
Camp is open to boys and girls grades 1-8 and focuses on football fundamentals. Groups will be small to ensure each participant gets personalized instruction. Suh will talk about the finer points of the game and beyond.
Participants receive an autographed team photo with Suh, ProCamp T-shirt, goodie bag and the opportunity to win additional prizes. Cost of the camp is $149. Spots are limited, so participants are encouraged to register early.
Camp premier partner is Kroger. Media partners are Hot 107.5 and Born to Compete. Event partners are Everlast, GNC, Spalding, Duracell, Polaroid Fotobar, Helmet Nation, EyeBlack, Snikiddy, Pronto Print, Welch’s, popchips, Teammates for Kids Foundation, Hatton Foundation, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and Courtyard Marriott.
Additional information and registration is available by visiting: www.CampSuh.com
Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 June 2013 11:35
Category: Community - Original Written by Black News
Financial aid is a huge problem for millions of students every year who want to attend college. And yet, it is reported that billions of dollars in scholarship funding and grants are given away annually. One web site, ScholarshipsOnline.org, helps students find those opportunities.
Below they have identified the top 2013/14 scholarship opportunities for women:
#1 - The AARP Foundation Women's Scholarship Program provides scholarship funds to low-income women who are over the age of 50, and are seeking new job skills, training, and educational opportunities.
Learn more at www.scholarshipsonline.org/2012/04/aarp-foundation-womens-scholarship.html
#2 - The Betty Rendel Scholarship is available to female undergraduates each year who are attending a four-year accredited college or university and majoring in political science, government or economics. It is open to women across the nation.
Learn more at www.scholarshipsonline.org/2013/04/betty-rendel-scholarship.html
#3 - The Women's Independence Scholarship Program, Inc. helps women who have survived domestic violence to return to school and become self-sufficient. The primary candidates are single mothers with young children who lack the resources to attend college.
Learn more at www.scholarshipsonline.org/2013/04/womens-independence-scholarship-program.html
#4 - The Miss America Scholarship Fund offers scholarships to over 12,000 young women who compete in the state and local competitions as well as Miss America first place winner, four runners-up, semi-finalists and non-finalists.
Learn more at www.scholarshipsonline.org/2013/03/miss-america-scholarship-fund.html
#5 - The Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship is open to female undergraduate seniors or female students enrolled in a graduate program and studying Computer Science or Computer Engineering.
Learn more at www.scholarshipsonline.org/2013/01/google-anita-borg-memorial-scholarship.html
#6 - The Young Women In Public Affairs Award is a scholarship for young women age 16 to 19 with an interest in public affairs who plan to enroll in college.
Learn more at www.scholarshipsonline.org/2012/11/young-women-in-public-affairs-award.html
#7 - The Talbots Scholarship Program awards one-time scholarships to women who want to go back to school to earn their undergraduate degree after graduating from high school or receiving their GED at least ten years ago.
Learn more at www.scholarshipsonline.org/2012/11/the-talbots-scholarship-program.html
#8 - The Go Red Multicultural scholarship champions greater inclusion of multicultural women in the nursing and medical industries, address important gaps in treatment, and ensure that all Americans have an opportunity to work with their healthcare providers to make the best choices that lead to good health.
Learn more at www.scholarshipsonline.org/2012/09/go-red-multicultural-scholarship-fund.html
#9 - The Jeannette Rankin Women's Scholarship Fund awards scholarships every year to low-income women who are 35 years of age or older.
Learn more at www.scholarshipsonline.org/2012/05/jeanette-rankin-womens-scholarship-fund.html
#10 - The AWG Minority Scholarship program encourages young minority women to pursue courses of education and careers in the field of geosciences.
Learn more at www.scholarshipsonline.org/2012/04/awg-minority-scholarship.html
ScholarshipsOnline is a free online resource for scholarships and grants available to students, parents, and teachers. To find and apply for hundreds of scholarships for men and women of all ages, visit www.ScholarshipsOnline.org
Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 June 2013 02:52
Category: Community - Original Written by AJ Williams, Chronicle Web Editor
The day has finally arrived! After months of construction and anticipation...Whole Foods Detroit is now officially open!!!
There will be alot of exclusive local products from Detroit, along with all the same great items like fresh meats and produces that are associated with Whole Foods. There are over 125 products that are made in Michigan and 70% of the workforce is from Detroit.
The opening ceremony includeded remarks from the Detroit Whole Foods leadership team, along with comments from Detroit Mayor Dave Bing,
"This didn’t happen by happenstance…there were a lot of people who were non-belivers in terms of what it takes to bring our city back. Today is just one step in making sure that the dreams and the visions we have for our city can become a reality."
The store officially opened at 9 a.m. with a bread-ribbon that was made especially for today being broken, instead of the traditional red-ribbon cutting.
Whole Foods Detroit Opening Day Event Details:
Wednesday June 5 9 AM
Whole Foods Market Detroit Grand Opening Day!
115 Mack Ave, Detroit MI
Join us in celebrating the opening of our newest store in Michigan! We are excited to be opening a beautiful, brand new store in Detroit, on the corner of John R. and Mack Ave. Opening day will be filled with samples, LOCAL vendors, music, dancing and fun! We hope to see you there!
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 (All day)
Our NEW Detroit store, 115 Mack Ave!!
Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 June 2013 12:11
Category: Community - Original Written by Amber Bogins
Friends of Detroit’s Mariners Inn will tee up on Friday, June 14th at Northville Hills Golf Club located at 15565 Bay Hill Drive in Northville for the 11th Annual Mariners Inn Golf Classic, presented by Strategic Staffing Solutions and the Michigan Chronicle.
Registration for the golf classic is $125 per golfer. Registration and continental breakfast will begin at 7 a.m. with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. Lunch will be served and there will be a dinner and awards ceremony immediately following play.
Aside from great golfing supporting the nonprofit substance abuse treatment center, guests can expect a hole-in-one contest, door prizes, raffles, a silent auction and much more. Trophies will be awarded to the first, second and third place teams.
At the outing, this will be the second year that the Samuel Logan Jr. Community Spirit Award will be presented to a person or organization in the area of cultural arts for their achievements or contributions in the community. Last year’s award was given to Wayne County Community College District for their achievements in continuous education. This year’s winner will be announced at the June 14th event. It is an honor to continue this award presentation in Mr. Logan’s honor. Both of his daughters Rhonda Terry and Diane Taylor have become great friends of Mariners Inn. “It is a pleasure to work with the two of them as members of the selection committee for this honorable award,” said Shauna Vercher-Morrow, Director of Fundraising and Special Events.
The majority of the proceeds from the Golf Classic will benefit the mission of Mariners Inn, via programming, which provides housing, food and substance abuse treatment for more than 500 men each year. However, some of the proceeds will be earmarked for scholarships for residents of Mariners. Dave Sampson, CEO indicated, “Education is a very important component to ensuring that the legacy of our friend Sam Logan lives on. We believe that it is paramount for our men and the community to benefit from the generosity of others while preparing themselves to be in a position to give back as well.”
Last year, three scholarships were awarded for continuous education. The three recipients are currently enrolled in classes at Wayne County Community College District, Specs Howard School of Media Arts and Michigan Barber School. “All three of these gentlemen are doing quite well”, remarked Vercher-Morrow. This year’s scholarships will go to emerging artists at Mariners Inn. Mariners offer art therapy as a part of its therapeutic programming. The program has uncovered several men with true artistic capabilities; much of their artwork lines the corridors of the agency. The month of July, Mariners will have an art exhibition on display at the Bolls Family YMCA in downtown Detroit. The name of the exhibit is appropriately named, “The Art of Transformations”. The opening night reception will take place on Monday, July 1st from 6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. The public is invited to attend this free event.
Last Updated on Monday, 03 June 2013 18:13
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