Otus Supply Presents “Gimmie Shelter,” a Benefit Dinner Concert For South Oakland Shelter

On January 10, 2018, Ferndale based eatery & music venue Otus Supply kicks off it’s 1-year Anniversary with a weeklong celebration including a spirited dinner and concert titled “Gimme Shelter” to benefit South Oakland Shelter (SOS). The concert will feature Dave Simonett from Trampled By Turtles, and a portion of event proceeds will benefit homeless men, women, and children who receive care and assistance at SOS.

This spirited benefit includes a four course dinner from award winning “Best Chef” Myles McVay, wine pairings, and an intimate concert in the Parliament Room with Dave Simonett from Trampled By Turtles. This launches an ongoing campaign with SOS that enables guests to make a donation with every ticket purchase.

$100 ticket includes four course dinner, dessert, wine pairings, and concert ticket.

Ticket link: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1601209

“We at Otus Supply believe SOS provides an amazing service for folks in need! We recognize their ability to help people find shelter and provide long-term stability. Music builds community and we are excited to give our guests the opportunity to celebrate the music they love and give back,” says Thom Bloom, Owner at Otus Supply.

“We are thrilled that our friends at Otus Supply have decided to use their anniversary celebration as an opportunity to engage their community in such an important charitable purpose,” said Ryan Hertz, CEO at SOS.


About Otus Supply
Opened in December of 2016, Otus Supply is the culmination of visionaries Thom Bloom, Tiny Myrick, Myles McVay, and Ian Redmond’s life’s work. Otus Supply welcomes you to come as you are, break bread, and enjoy a Spirited Gathering with people who love food, music, and beer. Within these walls you will discover meals born from ingredients from everywhere the Owl flies – combined with their passion for music, art, and libations. Help them celebrate the foundation of Detroit – where many cultures gathered and shared a common goal of progress. Otus Supply focuses on craftsmanship, quality, and an ambient atmosphere designed to foster inclusivity. Visit otussupply.com.

About South Oakland Shelter (SOS)
Serving our community for over 30 years, SOS has evolved into a local homeless service expert. SOS’s focus on housing as the primary solution to homelessness has strengthened our impact throughout our region. SOS implements housing-first programming, operates a rotating shelter, and provides various supportive services that move people from homelessness to long-term stability. Learn more at www.southoaklandshelter.org.

Otus Supply Presents “Gimme Shelter” a Benefit Dinner Concert for SOS Featuring Dave Simonett from Trampled by Turtles

On January 10, 2018, Ferndale based eatery & music venue Otus Supply kicks off it’s 1-year Anniversary with a weeklong celebration including a spirited dinner and concert titled “Gimme Shelter” to benefit South Oakland Shelter (SOS). The concert will feature Dave Simonett from Trampled By Turtles, and a portion of event proceeds will benefit homeless men, women, and children who receive care and assistance at SOS.

This spirited benefit includes a four course dinner from award winning “Best Chef” Myles McVay, wine pairings, and an intimate concert in the Parliament Room with Dave Simonett from Trampled By Turtles. This launches an ongoing campaign with SOS that enables guests to make a donation with every ticket purchase.

$100 ticket includes four course dinner, dessert, wine pairings, and concert ticket.

Ticket link.

“We at Otus Supply believe SOS provides an amazing service for folks in need! We recognize their ability to help people find shelter and provide long-term stability. Music builds community and we are excited to give our guests the opportunity to celebrate the music they love and give back,” says Thom Bloom, Owner at Otus Supply.

“We are thrilled that our friends at Otus Supply have decided to use their anniversary celebration as an opportunity to engage their community in such an important charitable purpose,” said Ryan Hertz, CEO at SOS.


About Otus Supply
Opened in December of 2016, Otus Supply is the culmination of visionaries Thom Bloom, Tiny Myrick, Myles McVay, and Ian Redmond’s life’s work. Otus Supply welcomes you to come as you are, break bread, and enjoy a Spirited Gathering with people who love food, music, and beer. Within these walls you will discover meals born from ingredients from everywhere the Owl flies – combined with their passion for music, art, and libations. Help them celebrate the foundation of Detroit – where many cultures gathered and shared a common goal of progress. Otus Supply focuses on craftsmanship, quality, and an ambient atmosphere designed to foster inclusivity. Visit otussupply.com.

About South Oakland Shelter (SOS)
Serving our community for over 30 years, SOS has evolved into a local homeless service expert. SOS’s focus on housing as the primary solution to homelessness has strengthened our impact throughout our region. SOS implements housing-first programming, operates a rotating shelter, and provides various supportive services that move people from homelessness to long-term stability. Learn more at www.southoaklandshelter.org.

Forgotten Harvest Launches 25th Anniversary Raffle; Ticket Purchase Feeds Hungry, Provides Chance to Win 2015 Jeep® Grand Cherokee, Cash

Non-profit’s raffle honors founder, Dr. Nancy Fishman, who initially rescued food using her own Jeep® brand vehicle

OAK PARK, Mich., June 2, 2015 – It all began 25 years ago with one woman, and her Jeep® brand vehicle, who rescued food to feed the hungry in metro Detroit. Today, Forgotten Harvest is one of America’s largest food rescue organizations. In honor of its founder and to continue its mission, the non-profit is conducting a 25th Anniversary Raffle with a top prize of a 2015 Jeep® Grand Cherokee Laredo 4×4.

Each ticket purchased will provide 250 meals to those in need, while offering a chance to win the award-winning SUV or cash prizes of $10,000 or $2,500.Tickets are $50 each, and can be purchased by calling 855-751-4380 or completing an online form (http://ow.ly/MaUZv) and either emailing, mailing or faxing it.

“Our anniversary raffle is yet another way to continue our mission of relieving hunger in metro Detroit and preventing nutritious food waste, while at the same time having a chance to win a Jeep® Grand Cherokee or cash,” said Forgotten Harvest CEO Kirk Mayes. “Every raffle ticket purchase goes a long way. A $50 raffle ticket purchase means 250 meals provided to those in need.”

The raffle is open to legal residents of the United States, who are 18 years of age or older as of March 26, 2015. The official drawing will take place on September 30, 2015. For official rules and other details, please visit http://ow.ly/MaUZv.

Forgotten Harvest humbly began out of the back of a Jeep® brand vehicle by Dr. Fishman who herself, at one time, stood in line to get food assistance. At that point, she had a 2-year-old daughter, had not finished her education and was struggling to make ends meet. She made a commitment to help others in need of food assistance. Through her remarkable drive and perseverance, she completed a Ph.D. in counseling psychology, attended Harvard Law School’s Program on Advanced Negotiation and, using her own vehicle, began rescuing food from local events and religious celebrations.

“While we have made significant progress over the past 25 years, our job at Forgotten Harvest is ‘Far From Done,’” Mayes said.

About Forgotten Harvest

Oak Park, Michigan-based Forgotten Harvest was formed in 1990 to fight two problems: hunger and waste. Forgotten Harvest “rescued” over 48 million pounds of food last year by collecting surplus prepared and perishable food from 800 locations, including grocery stores, fruit and vegetable markets, restaurants, caterers, dairies, farmers, wholesale food distributors and other Health Department-approved sources. This donated food, which would otherwise go to waste, is delivered free-of-charge to 280 emergency food providers in the metro Detroit area. Forgotten Harvest has been ranked as a four-star charity by Charity Navigator for eight consecutive years. Learn more about Forgotten Harvest and how to help drive hunger from our community at www.forgottenharvest.org.

Chalkfly Gives Back School Supplies to Teachers, Reaching over 67,500 Students Around the Country

Detroit, MI, May 28, 2014 – At Chalkfly, every purchase is meaningful with the Giveback, which allows customers to give 5% of their order to a teacher for classroom supplies. Chalkfly’s Giveback has impacted over 67,500 students around the country by giving them the supplies they need to learn, create and succeed.

99.5% of teachers report spending their own money on supplies in order to give students basic tools they need for class. Chalkfly’s Giveback rallies the community around teachers so they can focus on what they do best: teach! The Giveback empowers individuals and companies to take the everyday task of ordering office and school supplies and turn it into a philanthropic moment that impacts the community by helping students and teachers.

Along with the Giveback, Chalkfly’s Teacher Registry allows teachers to create a customized wish list of classroom supplies. Anyone can purchase items on a Teacher Registry, and Chalkfly ships the supplies directly to the teacher. The Teacher Registry makes it easy for teachers to get the supplies they need with contributions from friends, family and the community. A little help goes a long way, and Chalkfly empowers customers through the Giveback and Teacher Registry to support teachers and students.

With the Teacher Registry, Detroit teacher Carly Abarbanel was able to supply her students with new Texas Instruments calculators that many of them were unable to afford on their own. After using the Teacher Registry, Ms. Abarbanel said, “This is a very small thing that makes people feel like they’re doing something for your classroom. People want to get involved and this is a very easy way for them to get involved.”

Chalkfly is dedicated to the community and visits classrooms around the Detroit area to follow the Giveback that their customers make possible. Check out their blog to keep up on teachers that are benefitting from orders every day.

About Chalkfly

Chalkfly wants to change the way you buy office and school supplies. With 24-hour customer service, fast & free shipping and a philanthropic edge that gives teachers 5% of your order for classroom supplies, there’s no better way to get the supplies you need.