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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

SOS Celebrates Community Partners and Successful Year at Annual Meeting

South Oakland Shelter’s annual meeting honored  partners who’ve helped to make an impact while discussing big accomplishments and future plans. A crowd gathered inside the beautiful Kirk in the Hills church in Bloomfield Hills Thursday night under expansive cathedral ceilings and large stained-glass windows to celebrate another year of service to the community and [...]

By |2018-09-26T13:40:14-04:00September 24th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Russ Russell to Join SOS as Chief Development Officer

He’ll oversee development operations and fundraising, events, communications and marketing Russ Russell has a passion for making a difference, and he’s turned that passion into a more than 35-year career helping nonprofits thrive. South Oakland Shelter is excited to announce this veteran nonprofit executive is our new chief development officer. Russell will manage operations [...]

By |2018-08-21T17:17:38-04:00August 21st, 2018|News|0 Comments

A Winning Weekend For SOS

Fifth Annual End Homelessness Now 5K/10K raises more than $50,000 to help end homelessness Whether they ran, walked, or cheered from the sidelines, hundreds came out August 5th to support South Oakland Shelter’s fifth annual End Homelessness Now 5K/10K in Southfield. This year, more than 300 people took part and the event raised more [...]

By |2018-08-20T14:14:47-04:00August 20th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Two New Grants Fuel SOS’s Mission to End Homelessness

The McGregor Fund and Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan bestow $140,000 in total funding for shelter and HandUp  platform South Oakland Shelter  received a major boost in our efforts to change lives for the better – thanks to two generous grants totaling $140,000 from the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and the McGregor Fund. [...]

By |2018-08-15T14:00:05-04:00August 13th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Coolidge Place Development Clears Major Hurdle

State approves Low-Income Housing Tax Credits for the project; groundbreaking in Oak Park to take place by Spring 2019 South Oakland Shelter (SOS) today announced a major step forward in its plans to build Coolidge Place, a high-quality, affordable housing development in Oak Park, MI. The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) has reserved $1,361,400 [...]

By |2018-07-27T20:26:26-04:00July 27th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Brightens SOS Office

 Volunteers donate time, talents and more to create a warm environment for both clients and staff Brand-new lockers. Freshly planted flowers. Sky-blue paint for the new bike shed. Toys galore for the play room. These were but a few of the generous donations the South Oakland Shelter received from Mercedes-Benz Financial Services as part [...]

By |2018-07-09T17:00:24-04:00July 9th, 2018|News|0 Comments