Please Join Us This Saturday, April 30

Families In Bloom 2 

Please join us Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. as we celebrate being back together in person with a free family event, Families In Bloom 2.

In addition to fun activities and family resources including stories from our Southfield Librarians, you will get to meet representatives from Detroit PAL and the Southfield Parks and Recreation Department who will introduce families to new activities for children for this spring and summer. Also participating is DAPCEP, providing fun STEM activities for all ages, and Gro-Town, offering seeds for spring planting and music to celebrate the season. Guests also can receive free Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters, courtesy of the Detroit Equity Coalition

We also are partnering Saturday with Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan and will present a Food Drive. Those who are able support it are invited to bring canned foods and non-perishable items. Details are below.

As part of Families in Bloom 2, Spaulding for Children is proud to present four Spaulding for Children Awards to those who have helped make the Agency all that it is.
The event also will provide door prizes, entertainment, and fun activities for children, as well as light refreshments. In addition, important information about adoption and foster parenting will be available, including information on April as Child Abuse Prevention Month.
Additional activities include: 
  • Kids First Initiative will present hands-on science activities to introduce children to the excitement of STEAM with Richard Bell.
  • Author S.F. Hardy will host readings and children's activities.
  • Southfield Fire Department will provide fire safety information and demonstrations and have a sign up for free smoke detectors for residents. 
  • MedNetOne in coordination with Judson Center offers COVID shots and boosters for those aged 5 and up.
  • The Student Connection will share information on tutoring and college test prep programs.
  • SAY Detroit Play Center will have fun activities for youngsters.
In addition, other organizations and exhibitors will present resources and opportunities for families and children. Included are:
  • The Power of Girlhood – Personal Growth Affirmations activities.
  • MIECHV/Healthy Family America program.
  • CareHouse of Oakland County – Community educational outreach for April’s Child Abuse Prevention month.
  • Oakland County Water Commission Dirt Doctors – Educational activities with video.
  • UPS will offer hands-on tours of their UPS delivery vehicles.
Sponsors include MASCO and Spaulding Board of Directors. 

Spaulding for Children Honors 
will go to :
  • Ms. Addie D. Williams is receiving “The Robert ‘Bob’ and Marjorie Daniels Lighthouse Award.”
  • Charles “Chuck” Lechner, DDS is receiving “The John and Betty Barfield Angel Award.”
  • Mr. Paul Welch is receiving posthumously “The Mike Lucci Ambassador Award.”
  • Wendy’s Detroit Metro Area Franchise Owners are receiving the “The Dave Thomas Spirit of Adoption Award.”

Please Remember:

Gleaner's Food Bank

We are partnering with Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan and hosting a Food Drive to make a larger impact on the dinner tables of Metro-Detroit communities.

Please, if you are able, bring canned fruit, canned vegetables, canned fish, canned beans, peanut butter, healthy cereal, oatmeal and other shelf-stable items. No open containers, homemade food, or expired products.

You also can donate by cash or check. A contribution of $1 to Gleaners makes three meals for hungry families.
Thank you to the team at Campbell Marketing & Communications 
for their continued support. 

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