Looking for a place to park on Dream Cruise Day? On Saturday, August 18, we will again be offering parking spots in the parking lot behind St. John's Episcopal Church (11 Mile and Woodward) starting at 7:00 am.
The cost is a tax-deductible $20 donation to Open Hands (cash only please). This is ideal for non-classic cars and anyone who wants a safe and convenient place to park their car while watching the Cruise. The lot is monitored and parkers have in and out privileges.
The spot doesn't guarantee a place for your lawn chairs on Woodward to watch the Cruise, but you should be able to find a choice spot.
Parking is first come, first served. We will have a porta-potty in the lot for the use of our parkers.
Join us on Cruise Day! A great parking spot for a good cause.!
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
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