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ANNUAL COAT DRIVE
ACC has launched its annual winter coat drive to help clients in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties stay warm this season. Through Fri., Nov. 20, the organization will be accepting new and gently used coats of any size, at its headquarters in Troy (363 W. Big Beaver Road, Suite 300) and Youth Center in Detroit (62 W. Seven Mile Road).
This year, the ACC is partnering with the Detroit Public Safety Foundation’s Bridging the Gap initiative by assisting in raising money for them to purchase coats for $10 each. Following the Foundation’s Nov. 21 coat giveaway, all remaining garments will be donated to ACC. Monetary donations, in the form of cash or checks made payable to the ACC, will be accepted at the ACC’s headquarters or by mail (363 W. Big Beaver Road, Suite 300, Troy, MI 48084, Attn: Coat Drive).
Fresh Food Program “Pantry of Plenty”
ACC Youth Center
(62 W. Seven Mile Rd, Detroit)
2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Together with Forgotten Harvest, ACC is working to relieve hunger in the Detroit metropolitan community!
ACC’s Fresh Food Program is growing each week! The program has over 3000 families registered to participate in this much needed nutritional food program. Every second and fourth Tuesday of the month ACC distributes nearly 30,000 pounds of food for those in need. Food items include a variety of fresh vegetables, dairy items, meat products, juices, snacks, and much more!
The success of ACC’s food distribution program relies on the support of volunteers. Join ACC in the Fight Against Hunger by volunteering. To volunteer please contactACC at (248) 599-1990.
Refugee Student Poetry Booklet
ACC is proud to share the following poetry booklet created by ESL students from Lamphere High School. The 12 Iraqi students who participated in this project all began high school with zero English. They came to the US as teenagers and had to learn academic English in order to successfully complete the Michigan Merit Curriculum (MMC) and graduate. The path was not easy for them but they took on the challenge.
We invite you to read through the attached booklet. You will be amazed by their depth and insight as they write about their experiences in Iraq along with their struggles to escape war, wait in refugee camps, and then finally arrive in teh US. It is remarkable!
ESL Poetry from Lamphere High School