ImpImpact Connection

January 2022

Welcome to your monthly Impact Connection filled with upcoming events, information about our grants, important updates surrounding our nonprofits, organizations and leaders making a difference in the community!

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It's nearly time for our Big Reveal! Members, join us to learn how many women became a part of Impact100 Metro Detroit this year and how much we will award in grants at our Big Give in May. You won't want to miss this event! Below is a link to register; we can't wait to see you (on Zoom)!

Big Reveal Registration Form

As we get ready to announce our grant award amount, grant review season is also upon us. If you'd like to help us narrow down the field of applicants and bring forward the projects that will be voted on by our members click below! Our meetings are virtual and times are scheduled with input from members of each focus area committee. The Grant Review Training is TONIGHT! Sign up this morning!

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Helping the Helpers

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  • Become a volunteer literacy mentor! Click here to read how becoming a literacy tutor impacted one of our volunteers. Please reach out to Aryeh Perlman at aperlman@brilliantdetroit.org to sign up or get your questions answered!
  • Host a Winter Clothing Drive for Children! We want to ensure that the Brilliant Detroit kids stay warm during the frigid winter months. We will distribute the donated items at our neighborhood hubs. New or gently used items are welcome. Please email Aryeh Perlman at aperlman@brilliantdetroit.org to make arrangements.
  • Chandler Park Food Distribution Volunteer! We are looking for volunteers to help us distribute food at our Chandler Park location on Tuesdays between 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM! We have partnered with Gleaner's Mobile Food Pantry to provide our kids and families in the Chandler Park neighborhood with nutritious and healthy food. Please email Aryeh Perlman at aperlman@brilliantdetroit.org with any questions. 

Freedom House is currently in the process of choosing and architect for their outdoor space project funded by our 2021 grant. They look forward to breaking ground soon after that. In the meantime, if you'd like to do more, here are some options.

  • Join the Beacon Network! By making a donation of $5 or more a month you create a sustainable, reliable funding stream that, like the Statue of Liberty's torch, ensures Freedom House's lights remain on for asylum seekers now and into the future. 
  • Donate your used car! Freedom House Detroit has partnered with Vehicles for Charity, so you can turn your vehicle into cash for Freedom House! We'll get more info out soon. Ready to donate now? Click to get started.
  • Gift a wish with Amazon! Help us provide necessities for our clients. For a full list of items we need, please visit our AmazonSmile Charity List, or login to your Amazon account to make Freedom House Detroit your AmazonSmile Charity! (We cannot accept used goods donations.) 

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Would you like to hear more from the people who work hard for our community?

Listen to nonprofit leaders discussing the impact their projects are having in Metro Detroit. Whether they are addressing the needs of underserved communities, or furthering educational goals for kids, each nonprofit we feature on our podcast has one thing in common: a dedication to bring positive change. Click below to access all 13 episodes, and then give them a listen!

I100 MD Podcast

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