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Throughout the year, the James H. Cole Legacy Foundation hosts and coordinates a number of programs to give back to the Detroit community. The purpose of the Foundation is to establish relationships with other non-profit organizations and the metro Detroit business community, to provide opportunities for economic empowerment and support the every day people who make Detroit a great place to live.

During this time, the James H. Cole Legacy Foundation wants to focus on helping those suffering most from the pandemic, whether it be helping staff inside of hospitals, first responders, or children who have had to adjust to virtual learning. Our programs are developed with this mission top-of-mind.

Current Initiative: 12 Days of Giving

As part of our Love Thy Neighbor initiative, the James H. Cole Legacy Foundation is celebrating local heroes for the holidays. Metro Detroiters are encouraged to submit their stories as to why they, an organization or someone they love have been a hero during 2021 in 250 words or less. From December 13-December 24 one person per day will be announced for the 12 days leading up to Christmas. Winners will receive a $100 gift card and will be notified via email or phone.

Nominations for these local heroes are being accepted December 3-12 via email at Legacy@JHCFoundation.org.

Learn more on our Instagram page here.

 

When: December 3-24, 2021

Place: City of Detroit

Upcoming Initiative: Holiday Food Giveaway

The James H. Cole Legacy Foundation in partnership with the Youth Are Bigger Than Life organization is hosting a relief effort for local residents on December 18, 10am-2pm. Residents are welcome to stop by the James H. Cole Home for Funerals Grand Blvd. location to pick up food packages.

Food will be given away from the parking lot of the location. Attendees can line up along Ferry Pk. Street at Holden. Residents can drive up and packages will be delivered to their vehicles.

All are welcome. For questions or to volunteer, contact Marvin Skipper at youtharebiggerthanlife@gmail.com.

View our event flyer here.

 

When: December 18, 2021 – 10am-2pm

Place: James H. Cole Home for Funerals – Parking Lot; 2624 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit

Past Initiative: Firehouse Food Donation

Meals were delivered to firehouses near both James H. Cole Home for Funerals locations; feeding firefighters dinners catered by locally owned and operated restaurants.

When: 2021

Place: City of Detroit

Past Initiative: National Safety Month

As part of our Love Thy Neighbor initiative, meals are donated to local Detroit font-line workers, first responders, and emergency services employees, including firefighters and police. These meals are provided by local, Detroit-based restaurants and catering services.

When: 2021

Place: City of Detroit

Past Initiative: Women’s History Month

P. Hill Foundation – The Legacy Foundation will be donating money toward the financial assistance of young women with children who are getting their college degree.

When: 2021

Place: City of Detroit

Past Initiative: Women’s History Month

Peggy’s Place – Women and children struggling with homelessness will be receiving a VIP, fine-dining experience.

When: 2021

Place: City of Detroit

Past Initiative: Meal Donations

The Legacy Foundation partnered with local restaurants to provide meals to frontline workers, essential workers, and first responders. These meals were then provided to fire stations, hospitals, and police departments throughout Detroit.

When: 2020

Place: City of Detroit

Past Initiative: Teddy Bear Giveaway

During National Teddy Bear Day (September 9th) 2020, James H. Cole Legacy Foundation donated 50 teddy bears to the Pure Heart Foundation, an organization that supports children with incarcerated parents.

When: 2020

Place: City of Detroit

Past Initiative: Back to School

Backpacks were filled with necessary school supplies (notebooks, pens, calculators, hand sanitizer) and masks as well as a food gift card for each student.

When: 2020

Place: City of Detroit

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