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The Little Things

Sock It To Me SquareDo you ever go to your dresser to get ready in the morning and realize you probably should have done laundry the night before because you’re all out of fresh socks? So you go into your laundry bin and find the pair that is the least smelly and throw them on your feet and begin your day?

For many of our clients it is not a question of what pair of socks or underwear to put on in the morning, they are in the pair that they were in yesterday, the day before, and maybe a few days before that.

Yesterday the NOAH staff spoke at West Bloomfield UMC, to give an update on NOAH. While there, we were greeted with presents! The church had been collecting socks, underwear, and t-shirts for us through the month of August. After a morning of sharing, food, and fellowship we loaded up Amy’s car with all of the donations and this morning brought them into NOAH.

Well let me tell you of the joy that was spread through these small items. Many of our regulars have known that we have been out of underwear and t-shirts for months now. As I shared with folks during casework that we had these items back in, their faces lit up and they exclaimed that their day was made from a new pair of underwear and fresh socks. One regular said, “I had stopped asking for underwear because I was tired of hearing that you guys didn’t have any, what a surprise today!” Many said to pass their thanks along to the people that donated them and how grateful they were for our conversation and for these items.

What a difference, these small things, which frequently we take for granted, can make. As we move into September and Sock-It-To-Me September begins, can you or your church or organization begin to collect socks and underwear for us? These are things that we always need at NOAH, and thanks to the huge success of SITMS in 2014, we have had enough socks to make it through until now, when we have begun to run out.

It is the small things that have the power to make a big difference. How can you help make someone’s day today?

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The fellowship hall is set and ready to go! All it needs now is you and your friends enjoying the yummy soups that are being made.

Don't forget to join us Sunday morning at 11:45 for Bowls of Hope!
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Where can you find yummy soup from local restaurants like Mudgies and Russel Street Deli, tasty bread from Avalon Bakery, and beautiful hand-painted bowls made by Art and Soul artists? Find all of this at The NOAH Project's Bowls of Hope fundraiser this Sunday!

Bowls of Hope will take place on the second floor of Central United Methodist Church from 11:45 until 1:15. Invite your friends and family to an afternoon of yummy food that will benefit NOAH and our Art and Soul participants!
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How do you make the NOAH staff this happy? Send us multiple boxes of deodorant and razors. Thank you so much to the donor of these hygiene items that we received in the past week!

If you want to be responsible for this level of joy, we're currently in need of lotion, conditioner, and soap. Email info@noahprojectdetroit.org to arrange a drop off if you have any items you'd like to donate.
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Not only is today the first day of Spring, it's our new Community Center Manager's first day of work!

Angela Loewen will be taking over the operation of NOAH's Community Center and the programs that operate within it. We are excited to welcome her to the NOAH Family. Feel free to do the same by sending her an email at aloewen@noahprojectdetroit.org.
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