EMEAC’s Stand Up! Speak Out! Program having Mom-2-Mom Fundraiser & Bake Sale March 24 at CCC
February 29, 2012
A Mom-2-Mom Charity Sale & Bake Sale will be held March 24 from 9:30 am to 12:30 p.m. in Mid-town Detroit's Cass Corridor Commons – the new home of East Michigan Environmental Action Council (EMEAC) at 4605 Cass Avenue, inside the First Unitarian Universalist Church. www.emeac.org
“This re-sale is a fun event where families can make money, save money, re-use and recycle the items they’ve already spent hard-earned dollars on. It’s win, win win!” said EMEAC Policy Coordinator Alisha Deen-Steinder.
A Mom-2-Mom sale is like a large flea-market or indoor garage-sale where anyone can sell gently used children’s & teen items from their home. Shoppers pay only a $1 entrance fee and can browse through hundreds of used items at garage-sale prices. There will be 30-35 tables with children’s items. Clothes sizes will be from infant all the way up to teen. Large items like strollers and kid’s bicycles are also welcome. Delicious baked goods and coffee will be available also. Proceeds go to support EMEAC's Stand Up Speak Out (SUSO) programming.
“We are also going to have the Young Educators Alliance. Some of them are going to be selling their items, so teens are definitely welcome,” said EMEAC SUSO Youth Coordinator William Copeland. “Right now we get a lot of funding from grant sources, which are great, but we want to start doing more independent fundraisers to help support our Young Educators Alliance, our in school programs and for the policy work that we do.”
It costs $20 to rent a table to sell items. Anyone interested is encouraged to beat the crowd and arrive early for the $2 Early-Bird special from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Beginning at 9:30, the doors officially open at the $1 entrance fee.
The Mom2Mom Sale concept has taken off in churches and schools every Saturday morning all around the Detroit-Metro area, but very few such sales have been located in Detroit. This is a great way for to keep money in the community.
“Full-priced children’s clothes, shoes, toys, games can cost a fortune, and it’s nice to have a one-stop place to get cheap, quality used clothing for my family.” A Royal Oak mother of two said.
Who do the proceeds of the sale go to?
Stand Up! Speak Out!
Stand Up! Speak Out! (SUSO) is the advocacy arm of the East Michigan Environmental Action Council. SUSO programs and activities advocate for environmental justice in Southeast Michigan through legislative policy initiatives while encouraging community involvement through youth and adult education and training.
SUSO is also home to the Young Educators Alliance a small group of young adults (aged 14-24) who come together to identify issues in their environment and work collectively on solutions, using their creativity and personal insight. YEA advocates for healthy environments in Detroit in a way that fosters leadership and holistic development. Young people learn to identify injustices, place them in a historical context, and propose alternatives that involve community input, community organizing, and/or advocacy. The program aims to build a “pipeline for community activism” in which young people come to see themselves as community activists and learn to network and engage with existing communities of activists. SUSO also partners with EMEAC’s ReMedia and Greener Schools programs to conduct environmental education classes and trainings in Detroit schools for students in grades 6-12.