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Save the Date 2019 Detroit Doll Show – Nov9th Metro #Detroit

Save the Date

2019 Detroit Doll Show

We are are excited to announce that the 8th Annual Detroit Doll Show will take place on Saturday, November 9, 2019 in the heart of our community at the Northwest Activities Center, 18100 Meyers Rd. Detroit MI 48235.  There will be free parking, food and fun for the entire family.

The mission is to celebrate history, culture, self love and diversity with the promotion of dolls of color.

PROGRAM DETAILS

Children Authors, Black Memorabilia, Culture Corner and Black Dolls
*Doll Look Alike Contest
*Shop Till you Drop with a Variety of Vendors
*Spoken Work Artist Mikhaella Norwood
*Giant Games
*Doll Making Workshops
*Arts & Craft
*Raffle
*Head Wrap Workshop by Love Rose
*Food
*DJ (Live Music)
*Photo Box
…and MORE

Visit www.2019detroitdollshow.eventbrite.com for group tickets. Make sure to check out the Detroit Doll Show page on Facebook and Instagram for program participants, vendors and more. Or call 313-492-6953 for more information. We are looking for vinyl, reborn and fabric dolls, if you know of any please share the information by email at sandysland@gmail.com. THANK YOU!

Find Out More
http://www.facebook.com/detroitdollshow
http://www.twitter.com/sandysland4u
http://www.instagram.com/detroitdollshow
www.detroitdoll.bigcartel.com
Copyright © 2019, All rights reserved.
www.detroitdoll.bigcartel.comOur mailing address is:
Sandy’s Land LLC
Attn: Detroit Doll Show
P.O. Box 21126
Detroit, MI 48221

Startup Boost Pre-Accelerator Opens via @BambooDetroit #motownmom #detroit #mompreneurship #preaccelerator #techstartup

 

Applications Close:
Sept 20th

Techstars Startup Boost global pre-accelerator program is back again this Fall at Bamboo. If you are an early-stage technology company this program might be for you. Pre-accelerators help you get to polish that pitch and model in order to land sales, investment rounds, or get into that top accelerator. Past grads have gotten accepted into Techstars, raised millions in seed funding, and pitched on Shark Tank.

Learn more & apply here. 

Save the Date 2019 Detroit Doll Show – Nov9th Metro #Detroit

Save the Date

2019 Detroit Doll Show

We are are excited to announce that the 8th Annual Detroit Doll Show will take place on Saturday, November 9, 2019 in the heart of our community at the Northwest Activities Center, 18100 Meyers Rd. Detroit MI 48235.  There will be free parking, food and fun for the entire family.

The mission is to celebrate history, culture, self love and diversity with the promotion of dolls of color.

PROGRAM DETAILS

Children Authors, Black Memorabilia, Culture Corner and Black Dolls
*Doll Look Alike Contest
*Shop Till you Drop with a Variety of Vendors
*Spoken Work Artist Mikhaella Norwood
*Giant Games
*Doll Making Workshops
*Arts & Craft
*Raffle
*Head Wrap Workshop by Love Rose
*Food
*DJ (Live Music)
*Photo Box
…and MORE

Visit www.2019detroitdollshow.eventbrite.com for group tickets. Make sure to check out the Detroit Doll Show page on Facebook and Instagram for program participants, vendors and more. Or call 313-492-6953 for more information. We are looking for vinyl, reborn and fabric dolls, if you know of any please share the information by email at sandysland@gmail.com. THANK YOU!

Find Out More
http://www.facebook.com/detroitdollshow
http://www.twitter.com/sandysland4u
http://www.instagram.com/detroitdollshow
www.detroitdoll.bigcartel.com
Copyright © 2019, All rights reserved.
www.detroitdoll.bigcartel.com

Our mailing address is:
Sandy’s Land LLC
Attn: Detroit Doll Show
P.O. Box 21126
Detroit, MI 48221

#MotownMom: October 5, 2019 Local Orthodontist to Hold Screening Day to Donate $300,000 in Braces to Kids in Need (Screening day)

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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 October 5, 2019, 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 approximately 100 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 at least 50 of the 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, however household income limit varies based upon family size; the financial requirement is waived for children in foster care). The family must also be willing to submit an application fee of $30, and if accepted for treatment, a program fee of $650.  The full program guidelines can be reviewed at www.smileschangelives.org. Families interested in the event should contact info@smileschangelives.org to learn more.

To date, Smiles Change Lives and its network of orthodontists have helped more than 13,000 kids receive braces in the United States and Canada. Please watch this short video to learn more:

http://www.smileschangelives.org/scl-overview-video.

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 13,000 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.

Recently featured in a Kansas City Star front page feature, read more about Smiles Change Lives here: https://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article234033867.html?inf_contact_key=dfac271c6e69041cb5b0d877c5ca84ef16358d5485884e2f31e6019a0d26c8b0&inf_contact_key=8b1941f01502e28d5132cc876bf78fe1680f8914173f9191b1c0223e68310bb1

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Last Day to help Habitat for Humanity #Detroit in the 4th annual Quicken Loans Community Challenge is coming up Aug31st via @habitatdetroit #motownmoxiemom | Please help them WIN!!

Hello Friends of Habitat Detroit
Habitat for Humanity Detroit is participating in the fourth annual Quicken Loans Community Challenge, a friendly fundraising competition where select charities compete to raise the most money. Participating Detroit charities are competing for $100,000 in grand prizes to help further their missions.

The charity that raises the most online during the Challenge wins a $25,000 donation for their cause.
Second place gets $15,000
Third gets $10,000
Fourth gets $7,500
Fifth gets $5,000

Our friends at Bedrock have created a team that is fundraising on our behalf and they are doing an amazing job!  We are only about $3500 from being in 5th place.  And, the best part of the Challenge is that even if we don’t win the grand prize money, we still get to keep the money raised during the campaign!!
The Habitat Detroit staff wants to be an example…as of today, we have all made a contribution to the mission of providing safe and affordable shelter for everyone.  Will you?
If you can’t afford to give, please share this post with your network. Campaign ends August 30th…thank you for your continued support!!

Your night with @iyanlavanzant is waiting #Detroit on Sindayy. Grab the discount code at #motownmom

Spend a wonderful evening with the soul whisperer, Iyanla Vanzant in
#Detroit on Sunday!

Use the discount code FRIEND and Grab your tickets to join me https://t.co/94u1WNbDmq #AOFremixtour see you there

You’re not alone. @WINNDetroit can be your pregnancy support team #motownmoxiemom

With WIN Network: Detroit, you get one on one support through pregnancy, birth, and until your baby turns one year old.

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1 Ford Pl
Detroit, Michigan
Call (313) 874-4581
Community Health Workers can help you find resources for you and your family, and set and reach your goals. If you’re pregnant in #Detroit, let us be your support team. Join group prenatal care by calling 313-916-8999
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**Media Alert** Detroit Residents Take Center Stage in “Hacking” Michigan’s Birth & Breastfeeding Challenges via @blkbfingweek #motownmom

MEDIA ALERT
Detroit Residents Take Center Stage in “Hacking” Michigan’s Birth & Breastfeeding Challenges
First Ever Community Hackathon Will Feature “Family Innovation Teams” Representing Detroit Organizations
DETROIT, MI – Detroit’s first ever Birth and Breastfeeding Hackathon on August 24th and 25th brings together technologists, designers and engineers with a unique and necessary twist— local residents are also forming Family Innovation Teams (FITs) to bring their community innovations to the two-day event for further development.
“Far too often, our voices as Detroiters have been silenced, disregarded and otherwise devalued. This event is an opportunity for us to be strengthened as a community through our ideas, efforts, and sheer ingenuity,” said Family Innovation Team Member, Victoria Washington, 29, a mother from Northwest Goldberg.
Family Innovation Team projects include a medical device, innovative ways to support doulas who are helping expecting moms and solutions for improved breastfeeding support.
The three FITs represent local organizations: Focus: HOPE, Brilliant Detroit and Black Mothers Breastfeeding Association (BMBFA), which is the lead organizer of the event. The teams, who have been meeting and planning for months, include Detroit residents who represent a range of experiences from nurses, educators and mothers to an insurance agent. Team formation and direction has been spearheaded by Anjanette Davenport Hatter, executive director of Harambee Care and a Detroit native.
“Making sure Detroit families are properly represented at the design and innovation table is the most important part of improving birth outcomes,” says Davenport Hatter, who participated in a similar process at a 2018 hackathon at the MIT Media Lab.
Haley Briscoe, a 22-year old health educator, is not a mother yet but she was struck by the increasingly frequent prayers over preterm babies born in her congregation. “That cemented the severity of the issue for me,” says Briscoe who is on the Brilliant Detroit team. “The Hackathon is the opportunity to hear from Detroit families and create technologies that better serve our smallest residents,” Briscoe adds.
The Detroit Birth and Breastfeeding hackathon is organized by BMBFA in partnership with the Make The Breast Pump Not Suck (MtBPNS) project and funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The event kicks off on August 24th at 8:30am at WeWork Detroit, located at 19 Clifford St., Detroit, MI, 48226.
**FIT Team members are available for interviews. Photo opportunities available.**
Media Contact: Kimberly Seals Allers | Shift Strategic Communications | 347.671.7779 | KSealsAllers@gmail.com
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Join @DABODetroit for Monthly Community Meetings‏ #motownmom #Detroit #westside @cityofdetroit Thurs, Aug22 6pm and other events to come

Dabo’s Sheffield Center
Kiosk Bill Paying Service

Pay Your  
DTE, DWSD, 36th District Court
& Property Taxes
at No Charge 

Beginning Friday August 16, 2019
For More Information Please Call:
(313)491-0003
Mackenzie Noble Drug Free Community Collaborative, 12048 Grand River Avenue,Detroit, M I 48204, 313-491-0003, Detroit, MI 48204