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Eye On Detroit - Suite DreamsSuite Dreams mission is to provide beautiful, peaceful places for children to rest and recover, is growing. With the emergence of Covid-19 the demand for our services has greatly increased as hospitals are looking to release more children into home settings in an effort to minimize their risk of exposure to the virus. We want to be a part of giving them hope for a bright tomorrow and a wonderful future. By showing these children love from people in their communities we hope to inspire them to wish for things bigger than they could imagine and to have Suite Dreams.
Eye On Detroit - Forgotten HarvestForgotten Harvest in Oak Park and the Detroit Athletic Club are collaborating to ensure that 3,500 food-insecure families in metro Detroit have a turkey to enjoy on Thanksgiving. Member donations to the DAC Cares Fund – a program of the DAC Foundation – are paying for the turkeys, and DAC members and staff are volunteering their time to pack each bird in a bag and assist in delivery.
Eye On Detroit - Scholarship MomThe Black Friday Scholarship Bootcamp will be held in Detroit, helping student sort through college admission applications, FAFSA and the most critical question how will they pay for college. On the day following Thanksgiving, while thousands of Detroiters are typically lined up at shopping centers across town to search for Christmas gifts, Gwen Thomas; Black Friday Scholarship Bootcamp founder hopes that Detroiters with high school students and college students will lineup and learn how to shop and win scholarships.
Eye On Detroit - Friendship CircleFriendship Circle is thrilled to announce the addition of West Bloomfield’s own Dakota Bread Company. While everyone’s favorite challah recipe will remain unchanged, Friendship Circle has exciting plans in store. The bakery will run a training program for adults with special needs to teach them life skills including time management, organization, customer service and more – with the goal of trainees becoming employees in the future.
Eye On Detroit - Ferris Bueller's Day Off ParadeLocal Photographer Colin McConell, A.K.A Ferris Bueller look-a-like, is recreating the famous parade scene here in Detroit for an upcoming virtual event.
Eye On Detroit - Jabbs GymJabs Gym Eastern Market features a state-of-the-art, two-story training studio with boxing classes and strength/cross-training. Inside: a full complement of equipment, including heavy bags, dumbbells, kettlebells, ropes, and more. Unlike some training facilities, Jabs Gym Eastern Market also provides space that is ideally suited to one-on-one personal training sessions. Plus, our newly refurbished 2,200 square foot second story — complete with professionally installed flooring — is ideal for cross training.
Eye On Detroit - Brave AmericanBrave American's mission is to employ and empower veterans. We build and sell handcrafted wooden flags, watch boxes, metal home decor, and apparel. When supporting us, we've give a percentage of every sale back to veteran organizations.
Eye On Detroit - M1 ConcourseM1 Concourse is an 87-acre playground for auto enthusiasts that includes the world’s largest community of Private Garages and a state-of-the-art 1.5-mile Performance Track with its own private Motorsports Club. M1 is a place where enthusiasts can keep, show and exercise their vehicles in the company of other enthusiasts and enjoy unforgettable experiences in a social setting unavailable to people who keep their cars at home or in a traditional storage facility. Plans for the development include expanding the Private Garage community, a corporate event center, and more.
Eye On Detroit - Riverfront ArtistRiverfront Artist Sunn Anderson
Eye On Detroit - The Michigan PedalerThe Michigan Pedaler bike tours in downtown Detroit.
Eye On Detroit - Come Play DetroitomePlayDetroit (CPD) was founded to create active and social experiences in Detroit. In addition to organizing and operating intramural sports leagues, CPD hosts corporate events and partners with community organizations to activate, fundraise, and provide the PLAY in Live, Work & Play! CPD leagues and events provide an opportunity for young adults to achieve a dynamic lifestyle and become integrated with their community socially, professionally, and philanthropically.
Eye On Detroit - Botanical Installation Artistbased in detroit, michigan, lisa waud is a botanical installation artist, focused on large-scale, multi-sensory, immersive works incorporating biophilic elements. lisa’s installations utilize plants and flowers to explore themes of the space between living and decaying, nature as a cleansing reset, and joy from beauty.
Eye On Detroit - Pingree DetroitPingree Detroit is a worker-owned, social impact company founded in 2015 to create resiliency and living wage work for veterans and Detroiters and to create sustainable products that maximize well-being. Their team of Detroit makers handcraft bags, accessories and footwear, using high-quality leather reclaimed from the Detroit auto industry.
Eye On Detroit - City BirdDetroiters, Andy and Emily Linn founded the company in 2005 as a way to merge their mutual love for design with their admiration for their city and region. In 2009, they opened their eponymous flagship retail store in the Cass Corridor in Midtown, Detroit, where they showcase art, design, and handmade goods by more than 200 artists from throughout the Great Lakes region, as well as their popular house line of locally-themed products, produced in their Detroit-based studio.
Eye On Detroit B-24 BomberA group of Veterans is restoring a piece of our nation's history.
Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical MuseumRecorded in May of 2015, we take a look At Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum as told by its late founder Marvin Yagoda, who passed in 2017. Now run by his son Jeremy, the museum is struggling to stay afloat from being closed due to state COVID-19 executive orders.
Eye On Detroit - Detroit Techno MuseumDetroit Techno museum is dedicated to preserving the history of Detroit electronic music.
Eye On Detroit Tree Face MasksKaren makes 10 face masks almost everyday and hangs them on the Mask Tree in her front yard at 7am. They are free to anyone in need of a mask. Her caring and compassion for others is amazing and Royal Oak is lucky to have her as a neighbor.
Eye On Detroit - Refuge For NationsRefuge for Nations is a nonprofit social enterprise and subsidiary of International Friendship Centers. We create employment opportunities for refugee women through dedicated sewing centers across metro Detroit. We feel it is our moral and ethical responsibility as a nation to meet the material, emotional and spiritual needs of the immigrant and refugee communities while giving back to the greater community by feeding the hungry, caring for the sick, providing support to the hurting and much more.
Eye On Detroit - War Dog MemorialWar Dog Memorial site in South Lyon Michigan.
Eye On Detroit - Bill BrownWWII Veteran Bill Brown and the story of his tin cup.
Eye On Detroit - Two James Hand SanitizerTwo James in Corktown making hand sanitizer to fight COVID-19.
Eye On Detroit - Detroit Children's ChoirChampions of song. And the future. Creative. Powerful. Soulful. Inspiring. We are the Detroit Children’s Choir. And we are an all-inclusive choral music program that welcomes all youth in grades 3-12 – then turns out ambassadors for the future. We embrace diversity through unity. Rather than marching to the beat of a different drum, we become the beat itself by joining together in rhythm and harmony. Through the power and discipline of choral education, we strive to shape confident, passionate and driven individuals ready to face the world around them. Then lead it.
Eye On Detroit - Glider RestorationA group of World War II Veterans restoring a glider used in the war.

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