2018 SAFE Purple Purse Challenge for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

2018 ALLSTATE PURPLE PURSE CHALLENGE STARTS RIGHT NOW!
SAFE has entered into the annual Allstate Purple Purse Challenge to raise funds during October which is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and we need YOUR help to win BIG prizes!
SAFE has been selected to participate in the Purple Purse Challenge, a national fundraising contest for Domestic Violence Organizations funded by Allstate Foundation.
The challenge is specifically for organizations focused on domestic violence issues compete to raise the most money for their cause and WE NEED YOUR HELP
 Every donation makes all the difference so please CLICK HERE and give what you can.
Thank you for your support!!!
SAFE Logo Croped Clouds
This challenge is designed to help domestic violence awareness programs raise money to support their work regarding economic abuse.  Purple is the color for domestic violence awareness.
Click here to learn how the Allstate Foundation supports domestic violence and raises awareness regarding economic abuse. There are also resources and tools for victims and survivors of abuse:
Sisters Acquiring Financial Empowerment (SAFE) Mission
To equip survivors with the financial tools and resources needed to enable women to leave or recover from the economic portion of domestic violence.
OCTOBER IS
NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH
Please forward widely to your contacts and networks 
Thank you for your support!
Sisters Acquiring Financial Empowerment, 269 Walker Street, #721, Detroit, MI 48207
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Local Orthodontist to Donate Over $300,000 in Braces, Change Lives of Local Children

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Local Orthodontist to Donate Over $300,000 in Braces, Change the Lives of Local Children

Detroit, MI: Dr. Jamie Reynolds of Spillane & Reynolds Orthodontics, with offices in Novi and Rochester, Michigan, is stepping up in a major way to donate braces to kids in his community through the nonprofit Smiles Change Lives.  On November 10, 2018, he will be holding a Screening Day to screen all the children in the greater Detroit areas that are currently waiting to receive braces through the nonprofit program.

Smiles Change Lives is a national nonprofit that helps kids get braces who could not otherwise afford them. On average, braces cost $6,000 per child, making them out of reach for many hard working families. Further, orthodontic treatment has long been considered cosmetic by insurance companies, providing little assistance, even for those that are insured. As a result, many children and teens suffer unnecessary discomfort and embarrassment from their misaligned teeth. Smiles Change Lives’ mission is to provide these families with the opportunity to provide their children with braces through its network of over 800 volunteer orthodontists in the United States and Canada.

Dr. Reynolds has been treating kids through Smiles Change Lives since 2016. This is not the first time he has gone above and beyond to help kids in his community. On average, Dr. Reynolds donates orthodontic treatment to 8 kids per year through Smiles Change Lives.  With more than 50 kids on the waiting list to be treated through the Smiles Change Lives program, Dr. Reynolds has committed to help clear out the wait list by agreeing to treat at least 50 qualified children, which is approximately $300,000 in donated services.

“The demand for our program in the greater Detroit area has far exceeded the number of orthodontists we have in our network,” stated Alexis Barclay, Director of Provider Services for Smiles Change Lives. “Dr. Reynold’s dedication to treat the 50+ children waiting to receive braces is truly life changing for these kids.”

In the words of a mother whose daughter recently completed treatment, “On behalf of myself and daughter, please accept our deepest thanks for a life changing experience for my daughter. She smiles all the time now and has a sense of confidence I’ve never seen before. To everyone responsible, please know that you have helped another child regain a huge part of herself back. She may go on to change the world in a better way now; just like Smiles Change Lives did for her.”

To qualify for the program, a child must be between the ages of 7-21, have good oral hygiene, not be wearing braces currently, have a moderate to severe need for braces, and meet certain financial guidelines (e.g., for a family of 4, their household income must be below $61,500).  Qualified families contribute $650 toward the cost of treatment and Smiles Change Lives and the treating orthodontist cover the remainder of the costs.  Families interested in the event should contactinfo@smileschangelives.org to learn more.

To date, Smiles Change Lives and its network of orthodontists have helped more than 12,000 kids receive braces in the United States and Canada. Please watch this short video to learn more:

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About Dr. Jamie Reynolds:  Dr. Reynolds received his undergraduate and dental degrees from the University of Michigan and his master’s degree in orthodontics from the University of Detroit-Mercy. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, Member of American Dental Association and the American Association of Orthodontists, and travels across the country and around the world for continuing education to stay abreast of the latest orthodontic technology and trends. Dr. Reynolds is one of the most renowned and respected authorities in orthodontics with an unrivaled dedication to philanthropy, education, and the advancement of orthodontic treatment. He is regularly interviewed by the media and has been featured in US News and World Report Health, Woman’s World Magazine and New York Daily News, among others. A “Certified Damon Educator,” the recipient of Hour Detroit Magazine’s “Top Orthodontist” awards every year the award has been given (2009-2018).  He lives in the Detroit area with his wife, Dawn, and their three children and can be found bumming around a beach volleyball court, trying his best at wake surfing and spending time with his family. For more information, visit:www.askdrreynolds.com

About Smiles Change Lives:  Smiles Change Lives is a national nonprofit that helps families get braces for their kids who could not otherwise afford treatment.  Headquartered in Kansas City, the program has treated more than 12,000 children since 1997 together with its network of over 800 orthodontists. Over the last 20 years, it has emerged as the nation’s leader in providing access to orthodontic care for qualified and motivated youth. For more information, visit www.smileschangelives.org.

 

Smiles Change Lives

Contact Janell Pallanich

ph. 816.421.4949 x 225

janell@smileschangelives.org

 

“Easy Detroit Outdoors” and “100 Things to Do in Detroit Before You Die, 2nd Edition” set for October 16 at Pages Bookshop

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Don Korte (847) 502-0408, dkorte@reedypress.com

AMY ECKERT, AUTHOR OF EASY DETROIT OUTDOORS, TO HOLD BOOK SIGNING AT PAGES BOOKSHOP ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16

What: Author book signing for Easy Detroit Outdoors and 100 Things to Do in Detroit Before You Die, 2nd Edition
When: Tuesday, October 16 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Pages Bookshop, 19560 Grand River Ave., Detroit, MI 48223
Admission: Free and open to the public
Contact: (313) 473-7342

ST. LOUIS, MO—Author Amy Eckert will sign copies of her travel books, Easy Detroit Outdoors and 100 Things to Do in Detroit Before You Die, 2nd Edition, at Pages Bookshop, 19560 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI 48223This event is set for Tuesday, October 16, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.

Please contact Don Korte at dkorte@reedypress.com to arrange an interview or appearance for Amy.

About Easy Detroit Outdoors
Detroit enjoys a reputation as one of America’s major urban and industrial centers. Yet there is much of the great outdoors in this city—even in the heart of the downtown. Easy Detroit Outdoors shares the best of The D’s outdoor pursuits. Paddle the historic canals once occupied by Detroit’s notorious Purple Gang. Drive outside the busy city for a visit to U-Pick orchards, premier golf courses and gorgeous rail-trails. Or stay in the city center to experience Slow Roll bicycling with 1,000 fellow riders. Easy Detroit Outdoors promises a new perspective on the Motor City that includes urban gardens repurposed from once abandoned city lots and a sandy beach and ice skating rink in the heart of downtown. Like its predecessor, 100 Things to Do in Detroit Before You Die, this book will help you create—and complete—your very own Detroit-themed bucket list, this time in the great outdoors.

Easy Detroit Outdoors, by Amy Eckert, ISBN 9781681061351, paperback 9 x 6, 208 pages, $20.95

About 100 Things to Do in Detroit Before You Die, 2nd Edition
Detroit enjoys a rich history, having forged the American landscape with sexy muscle cars and the toe-tapping rhythms of Motown. But there’s more to love about Detroit than merely its history. And there’s never been a better time to explore, as The D buzzes with a spirit of renewal. This second edition of 100 Things to Do in Detroit Before You Die paves the way to a rediscovery of this great Midwestern city. You’ll find in these pages a Detroit brimming with the spirit of rebirth, where young chefs innovate with urban farm-grown food and where manufacturing know-how crafts Shinola watches and Detroit Denim. You’ll read about exciting new developments like Little Caesars Arena, the QLine, and the newly restored Detroit Foundation Hotel. And since oldies really can be goodies, you’ll revisit classic sights like the Detroit Institute of Arts and the North American International Auto Show. Whether you’ve lived in Detroit all your life or you’re a traveler eager to discover the city for the first time, 100 Things to Do in Detroit Before You Die will help you create—and complete—your very own Motor City bucket list.

100 Things to Do in Detroit Before You Die, 2nd Edition-part of the 100 Things to Do Before You Die series, by Amy Eckert, ISBN 9781681061429, paperback 8.5 x 5.5, 160 pages, $16.00

Amy S. Eckert is a native of Detroit and a writer specializing in travel. Her outdoor adventures have taken her on assignment with Backpacker, Midwest Living, Coastal Living, the Chicago Tribune, airline in-flights Delta Sky, Hemispheres and Alaska Beyond and numerous AAA magazines. She is also the author of 100 Things to Do in Detroit Before You Die, 2nd Edition. Amy loves exploring the Detroit RiverWalk and attending sporting events in The D, particularly Tigers baseball games. Contact her at www.amy-eckert.com.

The Detroit Black Doll Show, the Largest of its Kind in the Midwest, Will Be Held on November 10th Metro #Detroit #MotownMom via @sandysland4u

This year’s show will include one of Marvel Studios’ Black Panther cast members, and provide a full day of fun and empowerment for the entire family!

Detroit Black Doll Show

Attendees at last year’s show

Detroit, MI — Sandy’s Land LLC is an entertainment service where the mission is to “Party with a Purpose” and it will be celebrating its 7th Detroit Doll Show with a unique program geared toward the entire family on Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 11am to 6:30pm at the DoubleTree By Hilton, 5801 Southfield FWY, Detroit MI 48228 (near Ford Road).

read more details: http://www.blacknews.com/news/detroit-black-doll-show-largest-of-its-kind-midwest-november

Early Bird, Single and Group Tickets are sold online at www.detroitdoll.bigcartel.com. Tickets will be sold at the door for $10.

 

PRESS CONTACT:
Sandra Epps
(313) 492-6953
sandysland@gmail.com

Coalition on Temporary Shelter (COTS)

Coalition on Temporary Shelter (COTS)


Since 1982, COTS has been committed to serving the most vul­ner­a­ble members of the Detroit com­mu­ni­ty. COTS exists to alleviate homelessness by providing an array of services that enable people to achieve self-sufficiency and obtain quality affordable housing. COTS also exists to advocate for long-term solutions to the problems of homelessness.

COTS’ Emer­gen­cy Shel­ter oper­ates at capac­i­ty through­out the year, offer­ing pro­grams and pro­vid­ing ser­vices for more than 900 men, wom­en and chil­dren dai­ly. COTS is one of the largest providers of hous­ing to home­less fam­i­lies in the City of Detroit — shel­ter­ing more than 100 home­less chil­dren night­ly. COTS pro­vides emer­gen­cy shel­ter for fam­i­lies, sup­port­ive ser­vices, mobil­i­ty coach­ing through our Pass­port to Self-Suf­fi­cien­cy™, child care, long-term hous­ing and safe tran­si­tion­al hous­ing for fam­i­lies.

COTS’ Pass­port to Self-Suf­fi­cien­cy™ assists fam­i­lies in reach­ing their hous­ing, eco­nom­ic, health, edu­ca­tion, and career goals through coach­ing, men­tor­ship, and sup­port as they strive to over­come home­less­ness and break the cycle of pover­ty for the next gen­er­a­tion and beyond.

There are many ways to get involved with COTS through volunteering:

Ways to Serve 

  • Food Service – Volunteers assist the kitchen staff with prep work, serving meals, and light clean-up.
  • Clothing Room – Volunteers assist with sorting and organizing donations in our clothing room where families are able to receive much needed items.
  • Events – Volunteers may assist with event activities such as registration, set up and break down, etc.
  • Childcare – Volunteers assist with leading children in activities while their parents are engaged in classes and workshops.
Click HERE to register to volunteer

*Groups must schedule through the Volunteer Coordinator. We can take groups of up to 10 people. If your group would like to volunteer to serve COTS families, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Konah Swen atkkolleh-swen@cotsdetroit.org or 313-576-0223.

You can also view COTS Wish List here

Or Donate to COTS here

For more information visit their website or call: 313-831-7777

#MotownMom: Joined A-List and LOVE IT! Well Worth the Cost and Highly Recommend! #MovieBuffs UNITE!

AMC Stubs® Premiere™ 

I am a die hard movie lover. I have always been and when Moviepass was first launched I ALMOST jumped on the bandwagon.

But I didn’t and I’m glad I waited.

Actually, I thought Amazon was going to buy a whole slew of movie theatres and just allow Prime members to go for free.

That didn’t happen.

But the next favorite thing happened.

AMC came out with A-List

What’s A-List? 

See up to 3 movies every week in Dolby Cinema, IMAX, RealD 3D & more. Plus, get star status and the same perks as AMC Stubs Premiere for just $19.95/month (+tax). Click here for more information

Two trips to the movie in one month actually paid for itself and with earning $5 for every 50 bucks I spend, when we buy anything or bring the whole family, (which is about once a month) then I end up saving more money.

Yes, you say, you can only spend it at the movies but I was going to do that anyway.

You get to see new movies, old movies about to come out movies all within your 3 movie a week membership. Plus, when it’s busy, you can jump the line and grab your tickets you pr-ordered and sometimes the refreshment line rolls out the red carpet for you.

It’s so cool to see everyone’s sour face as they take care of you first before the “peasants.” LOL. Yeah, not funny, but funny.

If you go to the movies at least twice a month or want to go to the movies more but don’t see the cost-benefit, I highly suggest you join this movie club.

Click here for more information or just hit home and join! 

 

New blog post: Another Reason to Celebrate National Women’s Small Business Month

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Another Reason to Celebrate National Women’s Small Business MonthIt’s been 18 years since I hung the shingle out and opened the doors of Ministry Marketing Solutions. It’s been an exciting journey – a pure faith walk and God has blessed. This month at the Miz CEO Entrepreneurial Conference, I’ll be awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award : Brand Strategist of the Year.  You know […]

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10 Tips to Build Your Self-Confidence so You can Manifest Your Ideal Client and Collect with Confidence
10 Tips to Build Your Self-Confidence so You can Manifest Your Ideal Client and Collect with ConfidenceIt’s all about energy, attitude and consistency. These ten tips will help you magnetically draw clients to you and make you happy in the process: Use Music One of the simplest tricks for helping yourself to both take action and feel more confident: Creating your own inspiring musical playlist, and playing it whenever appropriate. (Athletes […]

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SAFE has a Serena Williams designed purse

SAFE is in the 2018 ALLSTATE PURPLE PURSE CHALLENGE!
SAFE has entered into the annual Allstate Purple Purse Challenge to raise funds during October which is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and we need YOUR help to win BIG prizes!
WEEK #2 OF THE CHALLENGE GOAL IS TO RAISE $1,000 FOR SAFE
SAFE has been selected to participate in the Purple Purse Challenge, a national fundraising contest for Domestic Violence Organizations funded by Allstate Foundation.
The challenge is specifically for organizations focused on domestic violence issues compete to raise the most money for their cause and WE NEED YOUR HELP
 Every donation makes all the difference so please CLICK HERE and give what you can.
Thank you for your support!!!
BONUS CHALLENGE FOR YOU TO WIN
SERENA WILLIAMS is the Allstate PURPLE PURSE Challenge Ambassador. Serena Williams designed this purple purse, pictured below.  SAFE has been given one purse which will be given to the person who joins SAFE’s Team and raises the most money

 


SAFE Logo Croped Clouds
This challenge is designed to help domestic violence awareness programs raise money to support their work regarding economic abuse.  Purple is the color for domestic violence awareness.
Click here to learn how the Allstate Foundation supports domestic violence and raises awareness regarding economic abuse. There are also resources and tools for victims and survivors of abuse:
Sisters Acquiring Financial Empowerment (SAFE) Mission
To equip survivors with the financial tools and resources needed to enable women to leave or recover from the economic portion of domestic violence.
OCTOBER IS
NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH
Please forward widely to your contacts and networks 
Thank you for your support!
Sisters Acquiring Financial Empowerment, 269 Walker Street, #721, Detroit, MI 48207

2018 SAFE Purple Purse Challenge for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

2018 ALLSTATE PURPLE PURSE CHALLENGE STARTS RIGHT NOW!
SAFE has entered into the annual Allstate Purple Purse Challenge to raise funds during October which is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and we need YOUR help to win BIG prizes!
SAFE has been selected to participate in the Purple Purse Challenge, a national fundraising contest for Domestic Violence Organizations funded by Allstate Foundation.
The challenge is specifically for organizations focused on domestic violence issues compete to raise the most money for their cause and WE NEED YOUR HELP
 Every donation makes all the difference so please CLICK HERE and give what you can.
Thank you for your support!!!
SAFE Logo Croped Clouds
This challenge is designed to help domestic violence awareness programs raise money to support their work regarding economic abuse.  Purple is the color for domestic violence awareness.
Click here to learn how the Allstate Foundation supports domestic violence and raises awareness regarding economic abuse. There are also resources and tools for victims and survivors of abuse:
Sisters Acquiring Financial Empowerment (SAFE) Mission
To equip survivors with the financial tools and resources needed to enable women to leave or recover from the economic portion of domestic violence.
OCTOBER IS
NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH
Please forward widely to your contacts and networks 
Thank you for your support!
Sisters Acquiring Financial Empowerment, 269 Walker Street, #721, Detroit, MI 48207