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The Detroit Local Assistance Committee (LAC) encourages your support for two organizations for the MLA | SLA '23 service project.

Women-Inspired Neighborhood (WIN) Network: Detroit

WIN Network Detroit logoThe Women-Inspired Neighborhood (WIN) Network: Detroit is an effort launched and expanded at Henry Ford Health, under the leadership of Dr. Kimberlydawn Wisdom as Principal Investigator (PI). WIN Network: Detroit is a collaborative effort of health systems, community, and academic partners of the Detroit Regional Infant Mortality Reduction Task Force supported by a plethora of funders.

The Task Force has been chaired by Dr. Wisdom since its inception in 2008 after the CEOs of the four major health systems serving Detroit (Detroit Medical Center, Henry Ford Health, Oakwood Healthcare - now Beaumont, and St. John Providence Health Systemt - now Ascension St. John), alarmed by persistently high infant mortality rates and unacceptable health disparities, committed their organizations to find lasting, collaborative solutions.

Donations are accepted through the Henry Ford Health donations site.

Forgotten Harvest

Forgotten Harvest logoSince 1990, Forgotten Harvest has been rescuing food surpluses from grocery stores, markets, restaurants, caterers, and more. Donated food, which would otherwise go to waste, has been delivered free-of-charge to emergency food providers in the metro Detroit area. Work has since expanded to include Forgotten Harvest Farms, where fresh food is grown for those in need.

  • $10 donated provides $70 worth of groceries or 40 meals to hungry Metro Detroiters
  • $25 provides $175 in groceries
  • $50 provides $350 in groceries

Donations are accepted through the Forgotten Harvest donation site.