WYANDOTTE

PACKING INFORMATION

Jo Brighton Skills Center
4460 18th Street
Wyandotte, MI 48192

Thursday at 9am

To volunteer: Email Us

 

STEERING COMMITTEE

Chairperson:
Dana Browning

Nicole Baker
Bridgette Barton
Crystal Eskin
Laura Gripp
Joe Hirsch
Shawn Kennedy
Dana Mayhew
Joe Mayhew
Mike McMahon
Kristin McMaster
Jennifer Miller
Christina Neu
June Rice
Krizia Totty
Vicki Wilson
Marshall Wymore

 

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Wyandotte Community Partners

This is the tenth year of operating the Blessings in a Backpack-Wyandotte program for the children in our community. We are currently feeding students throughout our 4 Elementary Schools, Middle and High School.  We would like to expand the program to our three Special Education Schools as well.

  • $110 provides one child food every weekend (6 meals) for an entire school year
  • A full year of funding must be raised in advance to start a new school in the program
  • We are currently feeding 500 students – $50,000 annually is needed to maintain our current program.
  • 59% of all students in Wyandotte qualify for the Blessings in a Backpack program.
  • We hope to eventually expand to all schools in Wyandotte as funding is raised.

Please visit this website monthly to see the progress we are making and for upcoming events.  More volunteers and community partners are needed to expand and maintain our program.  Additional volunteers are needed for ongoing fundraising.

Portfino Detroit River Cruise for Blessings in a Backpack of Michigan

Please join us as we return to our annual Detroit River Cruise. 2019 was our last trip on the river and we are looking forward to the sunset cruise while raising money to feed hungry children in Wyandotte through the Blessings in a Backpack program. Each year has been a sellout so be sure to order your tickets early Tickets are $40 and for adults only. This year we are having a Taco Bar for your enjoyment on the boat. To order tickets or additional information Click Here.

Wyandotte Jo Brighton Skills Center

You might know Jo Brighton Center for their Bakery which is open to the public.  They also have a dining room for lunch by reservation.  They also have their Work Skills Program where their students are employed throughout the downriver area.  Did you know the students at the Jo Brighton Center have packed the backpack for the 10 years of the Blessings in a Backpack-Wyandotte program?  Read More…

Wyandotte Rotary Club

Whenever a new person assumes the president’s chair at the Rotary Club of Wyandotte, he or she has an important decision to make. Read more…