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End of Summer Celebration '17

We are so excited that Henry Ford Health System will be partnering with LifeBUILDERS this August to help celebrate a great year in the community and get our kids off to a great start for the school year by donating backpacks and school supplies!

A Little bit about us...

The mission of LifeBUILDERS is to restore dignity and provide hope to the residents of Regent Park, a Northeast Detroit neighborhood.  This is accomplished in three ways:  by empowering our youth with life skills and providing opportunities to grow and learn in a safe environment, by reclaiming an entire neighborhood from the effects of disinvestment by providing high quality affordable housing, and by building a community of shared values, trust and hope for the future,  all grounded in the truth of God’s Word.

What's taking place this summer...

August the 12th will be the culmination of an exciting week that we will be having in our community. All week long, our community will come together for our second annual "Week of Hope". This is an exciting week of nightly tent meetings with food, live music, and inspirational speakers that will offer encouragement to members of the community. On Saturday, we will end the week of celebration with food, inflatables, mobile health screening, activities for kids, and more. This year, we want to send our kids away ready for a fresh jumpstart on their school year. We will do that by offering them backpacks, equipped with back-to-school essentials!

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How you can help...

Our goal is to collect 150 fully packed elementary backpacks, and 100 fully packed middle/high school backpacks. For your convenience, links to order backpacks online are provided below (click on the image to visit website to order). If you choose not to order online, please purchase backpacks that are comparable to those provided below.

To help us track incoming supplies in this back-to-school drive, please fill out the short-form below indicating the number of backpacks you intend to supply. 

Suggested High School / Middle School
Backpack Contents (Qty 100)

No. 2 pencils -1 package
Small Pencil Bag/Box
Blue Bic Pens -1 package
Small Hand Sanitizer -4
Small Pack Tissue -2
Spiral Notebooks (8 ½ x11)   3-4
2” Loose-leaf Binder
Folders w/ pockets   3-4
Loose-leaf lined 3 hole paper -1 package

Suggested Elementary
Backpack Contents (Qty 150)

No. 2 pencils -1 package
Crayons - 1 box
Glue Stick
Small Pack Tissue -2
Washable Markers -1 package
Spiral Notebooks (8 ½ x11)   3-4
Small Pencil Box 

Click on a backpack below to visit the website and place an order.
Colors can be selected on website.

If you are not able to purchase backpacks and supplies, but would like to help, you can also make a $30 donation via the donation link.
Please designate "HENRY FORD" in the comments section.