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You're Invited: Spirit of Giving Night

Grosse Pointe's annual Spirit of Giving night features more than 100 non-profit organizations plus several hands-on events have been added to the this year's event, which is from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday Feb. 5.

More than 100 non-profit organizations will be represented tonight at the annual Spirit of Giving event at Grosse Pointe North High School.

The event is open to the public and offers those wishing to volunteer to find out about the mission and opportunities available from the organizations. 

The event opens at 6 p.m. in the gymnasium and continues to 8 p.m. 

Event coordinator, Alicia Carlisle, the SERVE coordinator for the Grosse Pointe Public School District, said several new hands-on activites have been added to the night, which include:

  • packing 10,000 meals for local families
  • making fleece blankets for Beaumont Hospital Grosse Pointe patients
  • Full Circle employees will be handing out seeds for the garden project, in hopes of getting people to start growing the seeds at home then relocate them to the community garden in the spring
  • five restaurants will have soup available for free but donations will be welcomed and will benefit whatever organization the donor wants from those represented at the event

Carlisle said Monday the event has grown each year and she is hopeful that adding some hands-on activites will be a draw for even more people this year. The event is sponsored by Grosse Pointe Public Schools, the Grosse Pointe Chamber of Commerce and the Beaumont Health Coalition. 

The event is a great way to find a way to help with an organization you want to support, Carlisle said. 

Organizations that will be represented Tuesday:

  • American Polish Association
  • Army Community Service
  • Beaumont Hospital Grosse Pointe
  • Big Family
  • Brotherhood
  • CARE
  • Commissioner Killeen
  • COTS
  • Covenant House
  • Detroit Dog Rescue
  • Detroit Institute of Arts
  • detroit rescue mission
  • Detroit River Front Conservancy
  • Dominican Literacy
  • eagle sports club / SOAR
  • Family Center
  • Fish Flies
  • Focus Hope
  • Ford House
  • Forgotten Harvest
  • Friends of the Grosse Pointe Library
  • Front Porch
  • Full Circle
  • Gleaners
  • GP Conservation Club
  • GP Relay for Life
  • Gp Rotary
  • GP South Solar Car
  • Grosse Pointe Chamber of Commerce
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Handbags of hope
  • Impact club
  • Interact
  • International brown bag
  • Judson Center
  • Junior League of Detroit
  • Key club
  • Kids Against Hunger
  • Kids on the Go
  • League of Women Voters
  • leukemia & lymphoma
  • Local Motion Green
  • Michigan Humane Society
  • My Fathers Business
  • Neighborhood Service Organization
  • Old Newsboys Goodfellows
  • Operation Smile
  • Peer2Peer
  • Red Cross
  • Riverview Health & Rehab
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Salvation Army
  • Second Hand Rose
  • SERVE
  • Special Dreams Farm
  • Special Olympics
  • St John Hospital
  • St Leo Soup Kitchen
  • St Vincent DePaul
  • Summer in the City
  • Sweet Dreamzzz
  • The Greening of Detroit
  • The Lake House
  • The Moross Greenway Project
  • The Parade Company
  • Turning Point
  • Wigs for Kids
  • Wolverine
  • Younglife
  • Youthville

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