Open Hands Food Pantry and Garden is one of 20 local non-profits that will benefit from the first-ever Rock 'n Rides event in downtown Royal Oak from June 20th to the 23rd.
The festival will feature an 18-ride midway with carnival rides for all ages, live music, kid's arts and craft activities, carnival food and more.
Open Hands will receive a percentage of pre-event ticket sales, as well as a portion of carnival ticket and food ticket sales during the event.
The $5 tickets are good for admission to all four days of the event, and also feature a $5 discount on carnival rides wristbands (up to $20 value). The tickets are available:
Contact us if you are able to sell tickets to friends, family or co-workers. More information about Rock 'n Rides can be found on their website. This a great opportunity to help Open Hands and have a great time at Rock 'n Rides Royal Oak!
The third annual Open Hands Benefit Recital at St. John's Episcopal Church on May 31 will again feature the wonderful violinist Tristan Wilson.
Proceeds will benefit Open Hands. Cash donations and/or non-perishable food donations are welcome.
The previous concerts were extremely popular. Join us for the fabulous performances and help Open Hands!
The need for food assistance is significant in our community.
In 2015, more than 123,000 people including 35,000 children were living below the poverty level in Oakland County.
Open Hands is on track to provide food to nearly 14,000 people in 2017.
Due to the rising cost of food and the end of a $30,000 annual grant, we are seeking additional funding sources and donors to close this gap and meet the needs of our neighbors.
Would you consider making a contribution to Open Hands Food Pantry to help us during the holidays and coming year?
Through a partnership with the Oakland University engineering department this past summer, the Open Hands Garden was the recipient of an automated irrigation system designed by Oakland University engineers as their capstone project.
The automated watering system that was designed, programmed, installed, and calibrated by these Oakland University engineers who donated their time as talents as part of their senior engineering course will ensure that Open Hands Garden plants are always well watered and producing – no matter what the weather!
A very special thank you to all those involved with the project! Your dedication and design supports the garden that feeds Open Hands Pantry clients!
Gerone Ezra Jimenez
CLICK HERE FOR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AT THE GARDEN!
Solar Panel Installed to Power System