PBJ Outreach – News & Events

Feb 2015

Monthly Request – Hand Sanitizers and Snacks

We are often asked what we are most in need of and this month our appeal is for the following:

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  • Small hand sanitizers
  • Large bags/boxes of snacks that we can then break down into smaller packages, such as:
    • Chips
    • Pretzels
    • Crackers
    • Cookies

Thank you!

See What Fr. Steve from Our Lady of Good Council Had to Say About His PBJ Experience

Read the article written in the January 25 OLGC Parrish Bulletin

FR Steve Bulletin Article

Jan 2015

Are Our Guests Cute or What?

Check out the pictures from today’s activities in Mexicantown. If you are curious where PBJ sets up, it is right across the street from the beautiful Most Holy Redeemer Church.

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A Great Morning in Mexicantown!

PBJ had a great turnout on Saturday morning.   We were able to pass out PBJ, tuna fish and meat sandwiches.  The macaroni & cheese with ham was very popular – who wouldn’t like that!

The ever popular tamales were served, as well as some of the families were able to take home some canned foods and other groceries to help them get through the week feeding their families.

The team also distributed clothing for adults and children.   Take a look at some of the pictures of our friends in Mexicantown.

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United Way

If your workplace is involved in a United Way workplace campaign, please consider designating P.B.J. Outreach, Inc. as a recipient. The PBJ United Way number is 86-1096943. Thank you.


PBJ Mentioned in USA Today!

One of our great volunteers was featured in the college edition of USA Today. Thanks for mentioning PBJ Josh York!

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Thank You Catholic Vantage Financial!

We were doing our usual on a Thursday night, processing clothing donations and loading the vans for distribution, when we had two visitors join us in the basement.  Peter Bagazinski and Emma Teller of Catholic Vantage Financial stopped by to deliver some wonderful donations they collected on our behalf.
Catholic Vantage FinancialPBJ would like to extend a big thank you to Catholic Vantage Financial employees and their members for the generous donations to PBJ. They held a coat and boot drive for PBJ which generated some great donations for those we service.  The Catholic Vantage Financial employees also participated in Jean Day on Fridays paying $1 each week they wore jeans to work.  On top of the generous clothing donations, Celeste Wojcik of PBJ (middle) was presented with a check for $150 by Peter and Emma.

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Dec 2014

Even Santa Volunteers at PBJ! – The annual Christmas shoebox distribution was held on the Saturday before Christmas. Santa and his volunteers passed out beautifully wrapped shoe boxes filled with gloves, socks, hygiene items and candy to our friend’s downtown.   The shoe box program was spearheaded by one family and their friends resulting in approximately 1200 boxes delivered to PBJ!  That was enough for PBJ as well as a few other charities PBJ partners with when blessed with extras.  It is truly amazing what PBJ supporters can do!

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Christmas Posada CelebrationPBJ was honored to host a Posada Event for approximately 125 children who are parishioners of The Most Holy Redeemer Church in Mexicantown. Mexicantown is one of the neighborhoods PBJ services and were thrilled to be able to celebrate with these families and provide gifts for the children.  If you would like to volunteer in the future and help with our ongoing service to the Mexicantown neighborhood, please visit the Volunteer page for more info.

2014 Posada

Lawyers Serving on the Front Line for PBJ – Dozens of Michigan lawyers and judges, have spent their Saturday mornings making sandwiches; passing out food, clothing, and books; and providing much-needed fellowship to the poorest of the poor in Detroit’s infamous Cass Corridor.  Read more about this beneficial partnership.