Complete with Music, Dancing and Over 300 Donated Meals
Suburban Propane over the past two days, provided a “street party” celebration complete with over 300 donated meals for the children and families of the Brilliant Detroit organization at its Osborn and Central Detroit neighborhood locations. J&T’s Kitchen and Saffron De Twah catered the meals with pick-up options, while patrons mingled, listened to music and storytelling, and enjoyed dance and cardio from Family Hustle. Suburban Propane also donated plush bears to children ages 2+ as a memento. Additionally, a generous donation of Detroit Red Wings hockey pucks signed by Tyler Bertuzzi, Niklas Kronwall and Andreas Athanasiou, as well as 20 Detroit Tigers baseball bat and ball sets were all given to the Brilliant Detroit organization from their respective teams.
“We are grateful for Suburban Propane’s partnership with Brilliant Detroit that offers us the opportunity to serve our families a warm, nourishing meal,” said Cindy Eggleton, co-founder and CEO of Brilliant Detroit.” This generous donation coincides with our efforts to help mitigate food insecurity in Detroit communities. Even more than that, they have made this such a special treat during a fun-filled, family event.”
This initiative is part of Suburban Propane’s SuburbanCares platform which is dedicated to supporting community efforts across the company’s footprint in the United States. This year, Suburban Propane is undertaking initiatives to help children in underserved communities in Philadelphia, PA; Santa Fe, NM; Santa Rosa, CA; Charleston, SC; Detroit, MI; New Brunswick, NJ; and has fed healthcare professionals in some of the most COVID-19 affected regions in the nation; including Florida, California, Texas, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Washington, DC.
About Brilliant Detroit
Established in 2015, Brilliant Detroit provides a radically new approach to kindergarten readiness in neighborhoods and creates a unique delivery model for early childhood development by using underutilized housing stock to create early child and family centers in neighborhoods. Brilliant Detroit homes – complete with signature orange-colored front doors – provide holistic services for children ages 0-8 predicated on evidence-based programs around health, family support and education. The organization was born to create kid success neighborhoods. In each location, neighbors come together for fellowship, activities and learning to assure school readiness and provide needed support for families.