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

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

Third Annual Rent Party Raises the Roof (and Funds) To Fight Housing Crisis in Metro Detroit

Kresge Mansion bash draws hundreds of SOS supporters, but more help is needed. South Oakland Shelter’s Third Annual Rent Party blended the past with the present – in hopes of forging a brighter future for people facing homelessness in metro Detroit. Hundreds of party-goers filled Detroit’s beautifully restored Kresge Mansion on June 2 for [...]

By |2018-06-21T16:29:41-04:00June 13th, 2018|News|0 Comments