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Explore our annual events and initiatives.

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.

Upcoming 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: Upcoming Initiative: June 2021

Place: City of Detroit

Reoccurring Program: Back to School

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

When: Reoccurring Program: September

Place: City of Detroit

Reoccurring Program: 12 Days of Giving

Individuals around Metro Detroit nominate unsung heroes. The top 10 most voted nominees are identified, and a financial donation is provided to the non-profit of their choice.

When: Reoccurring Program: November - December

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: Past Initiative: March 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: Past Initiative: March 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: Past Initiative: 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: Past Initiative 2020

Place: City of Detroit

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