KRAMPUS was a great success…

KRAMPUS NIGHT in Detroit served up a twisted holiday delight this to not disappoint. The event raised $230 and about 70 or so $5.00 McDonalds gift cards.. BIG thanks to everyone oh and all the canned food donations. That table below was overflowing by the end of the night.. and we put all the donations directly into the backpacks the next day during our annual Backpacking event!! 



The auction art work was donated by a wide variety of artists with great dark style. There were 11 pieces donated this year and we are thankful to everyone for contributing.  A list of the artists included : CreepynCuteShop (MI), David Feingold (MI), Dedd Fredd (MI), Dusten Sonnon Artist (GA), Jeeten patel (India), Lauren E Brumbach (MI), Mandiblez (MI), Marina Schreckling (Germany), Ratravarman (MD), Roberto Patiño Jr (MI) and Victoria General (Canada)

The auction is hosted by Burners without Borders Detroit and 100% of the auction funds go to them to help create survive backpacks of food and supplies for those in need on our cold winter streets. Donate to win art and be the change you wish to see in Detroit!

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John Sauve..that ‘Man in the City’ interviews Danielle doxie Kaltz about Burners without Borders Detroit!!

Here is what he shared on his post about what we do.. which nailed it but please watch the video as it is about so much more!! 

BWB Detroit demonstrates a genuine Me to We project which started in 2008. We have been known for the past 11 winters for creating supply filled backpacks that we give to the homeless. We do an annual backpacking event where we set it up supplies assembly style..which is very Detroit. And a few hundred volunteers fill 400 to 500 a year and we get them on the streets November through April. Six years ago we started a Community Potluck dinner to break bread after we pack so we can create connections and friendships. Three years ago we started a Free Store where we set up clothes and hair cuts for the homeless May through October.

Our projects are simple, repeatable and have many points of access from writing notes to the homeless, fundraising, collecting items. cutting hair, donating and getting supplies to those in need.

Join us as we Create random acts of kindness & service to Detroit Homeless. We can not do what we do without generous people like you!

After the annual backpacking event we hit the streets looking for people who do not go to shelters and offer then a supply-filled backpack. The backpacks are stuffed with socks, gloves, a hat, scarves, emergency blankets, rain poncho, more socks, juice, hand warmers, water, a soft cereal bar, four-to-five canned goods from various food groups, a can opener, a toiletry pack that includes tissue, wet-wipes, toothpaste, a toothbrush and lip balm..and more if items are donated!

Our Free Store events are where we give out clothes and haircuts during the months we do not give out May to October. We accept clothing for this but would rather you join us for an event to get in touch with the community and the population we help to serve.

To make a tax deductible donation please visit the page of our Fiscal Sponsor, BURN. ..please indicated BWB DETROIT!

More about BURN- Mission Statement
The Bold Urban Renaissance Network (“BURN”) is a dynamic nonprofit organization which fosters community arts through grass-roots projects and civic collaborations. We seek to create, display, and support interactive arts and civic participation that inspires action and connects people by moving them from passive spectators to creative participants. We believe this inspires positive creative change in the participants and in the wider community.

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During Krampus Night, we will be auctioning off 11 fine art pieces generously donated by various international artists of the 2018 DAMNEDExhibition and vendors of the Naughty List Bazaar. These kramptastic artists include:

CreepynCuteShop (MI), David Feingold (MI), Dedd Fredd (MI), Dusten Sonnon Artist (GA), Jeeten patel (India), Lauren E Brumbach (MI), Mandiblez (MI), Marina Schreckling (Germany), Ratravarman (MD), Roberto Patiño Jr (MI) and Victoria General (Canada)

The auction is hosted by Burners without Borders Detroit and 100% of the auction funds go to them to help create survive backpacks of food and supplies for those in need on our cold winter streets. Donate to win art and be the change you wish to see in Detroit!

For more information on KRAMPUS and additional entertainment.

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THIS SATURDAY- 2018 Annual Burners without Borders Detroit Homeless Backpack packing



We are very sorry to anyone this effects… we hope you can attend the new time. If not know we appreciate your efforts and continued support.. please read on


Thankfully I reached out the people who have it and they are very sad and apologetic..and have informed me that the supplies will arrive this coming Tuesday.

After a very exciting few hours of juggling Zakery Winchester has agreed to let Burners without Borders Detroit share the space he is using at the Tangent Gallery / Hastings Street Ballroom NEXT SATURDAY DECEMBER 8th.

Our event will use the ball room as we regularly do …our times are adjusted a bit… PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGES.


NEW DATE: Saturday, December 8, 2018
NEW TIME: 12 noon to 4pm/5pm

We will still have two shifts as well as collective clean up from 4pm til 5pm – Leave No Trace.

5pm til 6pm We will help the Knights of Nonsense set up for the community potluck

We will join the Nonsense Community for their evening Potluck from 6pm til 8pm

Just as we do each year.. they have set up that all the leftovers from the potluck will be going directly to the Detroit Veterans Homeless Shelter just down the street. (

This is a Leave No Trace event. Try to remember to bring your own plates/utensils! We will have a dishwashing station for your use.

Potluck signup:

Make sure to label your food for potential allergies or medicinal ingredients with the provided note cards.


They will be hosting a Nonsense Night after that folks are welcome to stay and attend. That event has a fee at the door of $10 or canned food that will be donating to GLEANERS.

They are doing a canned food/fund drive for the Gleaners Community Food Bank! ( Gleaners distributes more than 43 million pounds a food a year to nearly 500 partner agencies nationwide. Just $10 will help provide food for 30 families. Bring a few cans to donate or give a few dollars to the cause!

Again winter is quickly approaching and this is when the homeless need Y/OUR help the most.

The hosts of this event are prepping for the annual backpack packing event.

We will soon post information about our BWB Community Holiday Dinner. It will be on the same day in the same location. We encourage you to attend both events so we can build relationships and community. We believe that when we break bread it will strengthen further relationships. We hope you will join us for both!

Feel free to come at any part you can with no obligation to stay any longer than you can!!! All help counts!!


We love volunteers and want to utilize your time efficiently!

Two shifts:
*12:30 -2:00pm to help sort and set up.
small break
* 2:30 to 4pm to pack and clean up.

Special Third Shift
5:30 to 6:30pm get packs not taken by volunteers to off-site storage

YOU MUST have Google Docs “sheets” installed on your phone in order to edit and add your name.

Check out the tab labeled “Set Up for Backpacking” to sign up.

Additional volunteers will be arriving at 3:00 to set up for the Potluck dinner..if you want to assist there is a sign up at the bottom of the potluck sign up page-
There is a tab for helping with set up and for bringing a dish!

Proposed Outline. Please keep in mind all is subject to change. It is about the flow!

12:30-4pm at Tangent Gallery

12:30 -1:00pm
Need volunteers to unload vehicles and get supplies into the building. Set up the backpacks and supplies Detroit assembly style.

1:00pm – 2:00pm
Unpack and strip the supplies of packaging/wrapping.

2:30pm – 4:00pm
Pack the backpacks.

4:30pm – 5:00pm
Load full packs into the truck and deliver to storage facility down the street.

5:00pm – 6:00pm (or whenever)
Enjoy dinner at The Tangent Gallery. Click below for that event.

By doing these two events on the same day and location it allows people a chance to get to know each other better by volunteering and breaking bread together! All things very near and dear to my heart (says doxie).

WHAT- BWB DETROIT Homeless BackPacking Event
WHEN- Sunday, December 2, 2018 (again not the holiday weekend this year!)
TIME- varies based on what shift you pick—this gives a lot of opportunities to engage.
WHERE- Tangent gallery..cuz Joe is amazing year after year after year!

Thank you Charles A. Gothique and DAMNED as well as donors to BWB Detroit online.

There is an Amazon wishlist page that will send items directly to doxies house

We have already purchased a ton of the backpacks and food supplies/gloves/hats/socks…etc. We are in need of $5.00 McDonald’s gift cards.

We will need more hand warmers and hygiene packs. That is what we are lacking at the moment. Inventory will hopefully be done soon to help us know what else is needed. So for now mostly what we need is YOU!! We need you to help sort the items, strip the packaging, organize the tables, set up the tables, make hygiene packs, then fill the backpacks and load them up and deliver them to storage and clean up. It seems like a ton of work but the more folks helping the easier it is! We accomplish this task together every year!

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Krampus Night 8 –

A Holiday-ish Charity Extravaganza!




  • TIME
    Friday at 7 PM – 2 AM
    2 days from now
  • 715 E Milwaukee, Detroit, Michigan

You better watch out! On Friday December 7th 2018, Krampus is coming back to Detroit with his 7th annual festive charity event:



Barely rehearsed skits, bad lip synching & unfortunately more featuring Satori CircusLushes LamoanMagenta DeMureBootsie La FontaineScott Dambacher and Konrad Lee, Lounge singer Extraordinaire!

Not-So-Holiday Film Shorts, Crafts & Decorations

Kramptastic local art gifts for the naughty on your list

This ain’t yo momma’s bake-off

Show off your fugliest sweater catastrophes for prizes

Bid loudly against your friends on donated DAMNED art

And a visit by the big guy himself, KRAMPUS with charity photo opps!

Also…some yummy hot food, full boozy bar, swanky holiday lounge music and demented decor by the Krampus Recrafting Antidecoration Party (KRAP)! (event for this coming soon)

MOST IMPORTANT!!! Krampus Night is a toy and canned food drive for needy kids and the homeless! Bring in some new toys or cans of food and get in on the cheap (and some good feels)! All toy donations are taken directly to a TOYS FOR TOTS center to benefit less fortunate children during the holidays and all canned donations go to Burners without Borders Detroit to help feed the homeless.

=== SCHEDULE ===

07p – The Naughty List Bazaar opens
08p – Krampus arrives for a charity photobooth & swattings
09p – Wreck The Halls short film festival
10p – Christmahanakwanza Variety Show Spectacular Pt1
11p – Audience participation Fugly Holiday Sweater Contest
followed by Christmahanakwanza Variety Show Spectacular Pt2
12a – Gingerbread House Competition winner selection
followed by Last Call (& bidding fight!) for the Silent Auction

$15 with Unwrapped Toy and/or 3 Canned Food Donation* or $20 for rotten Scrooges without

*non-Scrooges also get a coupon worth $5 off their purchase of $25 or more in the Naughty List Bazaar!

There is no dress code but creative/naughty/festive holiday costuming welcome!

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KRAMPUS NIGHT 8 – A Holiday-ish Charity Extravaganza

Friday December 7th 2018 – 7pm until 2am – Strictly 18+
Tangent Gallery / Hastings Street Ballroom
715 E Milwaukee St, Detroit, MI 48202

Merry Krampus and stay naughty!!!

*KRAMPUS NIGHT and WRECK THE HALLS are registered trademarks of That DAMNED LLC*

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Stone Soup Story

Many versions of this story exist…here is just one.

Once upon a time, there was a great famine in which people jealously hoarded whatever food they could find, hiding it even from their friends and neighbors. One day, a kindly looking stranger came into a village and began asking questions as if he planned to stay for the night.

“There’s not a bite to eat in the whole province,” he was told. “Better keep moving on.”

“Oh, I have everything I need,” he said. “In fact, I was thinking of making some stone soup to share with all of you.” He pulled an iron cauldron from his wagon, filled it with water, and built a fire under it. Then, with great ceremony, he drew an ordinary-looking stone from a velvet bag and dropped it into the water.

By now, hearing the rumor of food, most of the villagers had come to the square or watched from their windows. As the stranger sniffed the “broth” and licked his lips in anticipation, hunger began to overcome their skepticism.

“Ahh,” the stranger said to himself rather loudly, “I do like a tasty stone soup. Of course, stone soup with cabbage — that’s hard to beat.”

Soon a villager approached hesitantly, holding a cabbage he’d retrieved from its hiding place and added it to the pot.

“Wonderful” cried the stranger. “You know, I once had stone soup with cabbage and a bit of salt beef as well, and it was fit for a king.”

The village butcher managed to find some salt beef . . . and so it went, through potatoes, onions, carrots, mushrooms, and so on, until there was indeed a delicious meal for all.

The Moral of the Story:

By working together, with everyone contributing what they can, a greater good is achieved.



JOIN US SUNDAY DECEMBER 2nd for our annual Community Potluck Dinner after our Backpacking event.

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Support Detroit SOUP..they help so many small projects reach farther!

Burners Without Borders Detroit is still thankful to Detroit SOUP 7 yrs later! They really helped us level up.



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