Michigan Voices

Give Back with Great Start Collaborative and Share Detroit

Episode Summary

March 31, 2024 ~ Closing out reading month, WJR Senior News Analyst Marie Osborne hosts Veronica Pechumer, Great Start Collaborative Oakland County Director. Most research shows that children who are read to in early life have a better chance of graduating high school and show greater financial success. Great Start Collaborative is a program which provides reading materials to pediatrician offices which are offered, free of charge, to parents as an incentive to read to their children. If you are looking for a unique volunteer opportunity that fits your skills, or perhaps you belong to a book club or civic organization that is looking for a volunteer opportunity, Share Detroit is here to help. Jeanette Phillips is the executive director of Share Detroit, and she explains how the website is a one-stop-shop for anyone looking for a volunteer opportunity. Share Detroit makes it easy for people to find local nonprofits and engage with them how they choose whether it’s donating money, volunteering time, attending an event, or buying much needed items from nonprofit wish lists. Share Detroit is also a 501c3 nonprofit created to support all other nonprofits across metro Detroit.