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Celebrating In Style With The 313

Author: Emily Conlee
Date: July 25, 2014

Celebrating In Style With The 313

For our 10th stop, we headed to the oldest city in the Midwest, Detroit. In fact, we hosted our event on Detroit’s 212th birthday!

A big thanks to the Ennis Center for Children for providing us not only youth for our event, but a great big parking lot for our venue.

The Together We Rise team had high hopes for the Detroit event, and we were excited when a bus full of foster youth arrived from Matrix Human Services. We were happy to hook everyone up with some new clothes and a hat of their favorite sports team. When the bus left, the kids shouted out a big “Thank You!” in unison. It’s really moments like these that warms our hearts and makes all of the hard work worth it!

We also received a lot of positive attention from the locals in the area. Many people stopped by to check out what was going on and to learn more about the great things Together We Rise does for foster youth.

After yet another successful event, the team enjoyed lunch in the city at a great pizza place. One of our very own then got a portrait drawing done by a local Detroit artist!