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The 2019 Rent Party Draws Hundreds to Support the Homeless

4th annual event raises nearly $54,000 to further Lighthouse's mission Guests mingled and danced the night away in the dimly lit and lavishly furnished former Stanley Kresge estate during Lighthouse’s 4th annual Rent Party on June 1 - and it was a party with a purpose! The evening of food, drinks, and live music [...]

By |2019-06-24T07:37:38-04:00June 24th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Hope and Prayer on the Menu at Lighthouse’s Inaugural Prayer Breakfast

Nine local congregations join together to raise funds and hear inspiring words Hundreds of faithfuls flocked to Southfield on May 29, where a diverse group of religious leaders - including former TV meteorologist Chuck Gaidica - offered words of wisdom and prayers of hope and healing for thousands of homeless and struggling metro Detroiters. [...]

By |2019-06-24T07:11:13-04:00June 24th, 2019|News|0 Comments

South Oakland Shelter and Lighthouse of Oakland County announce planned merger

SOUTH OAKLAND SHELTER AND LIGHTHOUSE OF OAKLAND COUNTY ANNOUNCE PLANNED MERGER SOS Chief Executive Officer Ryan Hertz assumes leadership of Pontiac-based Lighthouse of Oakland County as merger talks move forward   Two longtime metro Detroit nonprofits – both dedicated to alleviating homelessness and poverty in southeast Michigan – have announced plans to join forces [...]

By |2019-01-16T10:11:44-05:00January 15th, 2019|News|0 Comments

SOS Clients Enjoy a Little Holiday Magic

St. David’s Episcopal Church in Southfield hosts annual celebration featuring seasonal fun for all ages   South Oakland Shelter recently teamed up with several community groups to make a little holiday magic for local families and individuals in need. About 75 clients and guests gathered at St. David’s Episcopal Church in Southfield Dec. 8 for a [...]

By |2018-12-27T10:34:47-05:00December 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Meet the Dancers: Alexandria Riley

Despite life-altering injury at age 20, Riley continues to reach for the stars When she takes the stage at South Oakland Shelter’s annual gala Saturday night, Alexandria T. Riley will dance – for a whole host of reasons. She’ll dance for the enjoyment of guests. She’ll dance for South Oakland Shelter’s efforts to fight [...]

By |2018-11-16T18:33:38-05:00November 16th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Dancing with the Detroit Stars Raises more than $1 Million – but its Impact is Priceless

Annual fundraising gala Nov. 17 to celebrate 10 years of changing lives A lot of dreams can come true in a decade. And they have, thanks to South Oakland Shelter’s annual Dancing with the Detroit Stars gala, which has raised more than $1 million since its debut in 2008. When the curtain rises on [...]

By |2018-11-14T22:57:01-05:00November 14th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Meet the Dancers: Eric Avila

Contestant will swap chef’s coat for ballroom duds at dancing gala Eric Avila has been busy planning the menu for this year’s Dancing with the Detroit Stars gala which will include dishes like tempura green beans, white bean bruschetta, ceviche, Moroccan-spiced leg of lamb and grilled swordfish. Avila is the executive chef at the [...]

By |2018-11-14T00:06:36-05:00November 14th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Meet the Dancers: Kelli Robinson

Busy mom and entrepreneur looks forward to her first big dance Kelli Robinson has never danced professionally or in front of a crowd, but her path to becoming a contestant for the Nov. 17 Dancing with the Detroit Stars gala event seems almost straightforward in retrospect. Robinson, who has lived alternately in the South [...]

By |2018-11-12T19:46:44-05:00November 12th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Meet the Dancers: Eric Fadie and Tara Szott Wasik

Podcast co-host taps a sponsor as partner for Dancing with the Detroit Stars return Eric Fadie competed in last year’s Dancing with the Detroit Stars gala and finished as the event’s top fundraiser. For his return this year, he chose not to go the usual route of partnering with an instructor from the Arthur [...]

By |2018-11-13T01:32:11-05:00November 11th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Meet the Dancers: Angel Lavery

Veteran dancer says she’s ‘having a blast’ learning new style Angel Lavery is no stranger to the dance world, having been a member of the San Francisco 49ers cheerleading squad and now co-founder of Ballet Edge Detroit. But she’s still finding ballroom dancing to be a new challenge. “It’s actually very different, it’s like [...]

By |2018-11-02T20:32:12-04:00November 2nd, 2018|News|0 Comments