The 826michigan Detroit Robot Factory ribbon cutting was held on October 5, 2016 complete with flowers and snacks, hard hats for the little ones, joyous sounds from the Detroit Party Marching Band, and even a giant metal bear on wheels. Detroit student author Cassidy Vega did the honors of cutting a giant red ribbon with 826 co-founder Dave Eggers looking on, and the party continued inside our new tutoring and writing lab upstairs.
Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan
The Vera and Joseph Dresner Foundation awarded Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan a $96,000 grant to support the Mercado Food Hub and Fresh Market Pantry food distribution programs.
Dr. Gary Burnstein Community Health Clinic
The Vera and Joseph Dresner Foundation awarded Dr. Gary Burnstein Community Health Clinic (GBCHC) $138,500 to sustain and expand the Dental Program.
Youth And Family
Downtown Boxing Gym
The Vera and Joseph Dresner Foundation awarded Downtown Boxing Gym a $136,368 grant to provide meals and snacks for youth and their families.
The Vera and Joseph Dresner Foundation awarded First Step a $30,000 grant to support basic needs for youth, families, and animals.
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