Once again the annual fund raiser for Making It to The Finish Line is upon us. On Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Ears Showplace in Hamtramck, Michigan we will hold a specially themed Harlem Nights Dinner Dance to raise money for this organization. As an organization that cherishes this community and what it represents to the world, we would like to thank everyone who has participated in helping make this organization continue to thrive during the past 15 years we have been in operation. Our program serves kids between ages 7-17 who seek activities outside of a school setting. However, despite the fact this is a nonprofit organization, we need money to continue to provide services that help the community.
Making It to The Finish Line is dedicated to helping youth in the Detroit area find their place in life. This area has many problems which are caused by forces beyond the control of the people, which is why organizations such as this is needed. We provide an environment for kids to learn and be entertained in an environment away from the densely populated school setting where there are numerous distractions that prevent learning. Currently, our main project is our Cotillion Boot Camp which last from September to May every year which the parents and students enjoy. We have other projects in the works to help the community, but budgetary constraints prevent us from implementing them.
Now for some specific information about the annual fund raiser. The theme is “Harlem Nights,” which is in honor of the Harlem Renaissance cultural movement of the late 1920’s. Prizes will be given to the best dressed male and female of the event. Tickets are on sale now at the EARS Showplace: Mon., 3 pm to 9 pm; Thurs., 3 pm to 9 pm; and Fri., 6 pm to 10 pm. Dinner will be served at 8:30 pm and we will have music by a D.J. The minimum donation amount is $25.00 which is tax deductible.
This is where you, the reader, can assist us in our goal to help kids living in the Detroit community. As with any organization, having people be aware of the existence and purpose of how the organization helps the community helps out a great deal. Besides the usual word of mouth, sharing our articles on social media and reacting to our post will bring much needed attention to our efforts. We currently use the social media platforms, Facebook, Twitter, and WordPress blog which helps get our message out to strangers. We also have a website mittfl.org which gives visitors a look at what we do and if you are feeling generous we have a donate button/Paypal so anyone can give a tax deductible donation. If anyone in the area wishes to get involved personally you can give Gladys a call at (313) 460-0596.