To you amazing DAMNED patrons and online fans who purchased raffle tickets for the Atelier Gothique fundraiser, THANK YOU!
With your generosity, we raised $1,162 for Burners without Borders Detroit! This will greatly help to purchase much needed basic-need supplies (canned goods, water, toiletries, underclothing, gloves, blankets, etc) to create hundreds of survival backpacks for those on our cold streets and not in the crowded homeless shelters. This is real-life grassroots community “giving” by volunteers in the true spirit of the word with no corporate management profiteering and your generosity makes this happen!
And 2019 marks the 11th year of this wonderful fundraiser, which has generated $10,947 since 2009 to help our friends in dire need in the winter. You are all truly making a difference in Detroit! (doxie bolded this!!)
Still want to help while having fun and making new friends? Attend the upcoming BWBD backpacking party on Sunday December 1st:
Thank you again and remember: Be the change you wish to see in Detroit!
P.S. Much heartfelt DAMNED gratitudes goes to Dekilah and the DAMNED Devil Girls (Kiya, Lynn, Rachel & Stacey) for their hard work in selling 247 raffle tickets during the event to make this a reality. Without you all, this can never happen each DAMNED year.
P.P.S. And tremendous gratitude goes to Atelier Gothique for their generous donation of their fine alternative jewelry to the raffle each year! Please check out their work at: ateliergothique.com/
Some time ago Jess Rowland reached out to me to see if BWB Detroit would be interested in going to MooseJaw to do an employee community event. They would provide supplies to put in backpacks that we give out to the homeless.. UHM YEAH!..
So I met with MAX.. an amazing guy at MooseJaw and we worked out the details. We picked a date, I got the backpacks, they got the supplies and we when Mike Zak and I showed up they had like 15 employees already sorting out all the supplies and striping them of excess trash and lining it all out on tables so we could fill them assembly style..so Detroit.
The staff was really friendly and so helpful and they stuffed like 250 backpacks and even helped us load them all into Mike’s truck and did it with no issue and in a tight time frame.
We are so thankful to EVERYONE at MOOSEJAW for this amazing gift and opportunity to meet new folks and make new friends!!