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Where Old Swag Goes To Live

Boxes of Old Swag

WDET Staff, volunteers from Patch.com and WSU's Community of Scholars came together to inventory and pack over 1,700 pieces of WDET's old logo T-shirts, sweatshirts, hats and windbreakers. The 39 boxes, valued at over $20,000, were a donation to Matrix Human Services.

With a 105 year history of success in the city of Detroit, Matrix Human Services has 23 locations and a myriad of programs serving over 3,000 people weekly. One of their mottos is: "Transition to Success. Breaking the cycle of poverty".

Loading Up The Swag

Here's what those involved had to say about the project:

"Typically 'Give 5' is a day of service inside our own Patch, but I suggested WDET because you all serve not only each of our communities but Detroit and the great metropolitan area. Originally, I'd figured we'd be stuffing envelopes or answering phones, either of which would have been OK by me. But being able to help you clear half a storeroom while helping Matrix Human Services was so great. I will send you a link as soon as my article goes live." Peg McNichol - Canton Patch editor - www.canton-mi.patch.com

"It was a pleasure volunteering! Thank you for allowing us to help. Since Patch is committed to its communities, all of our employees take five days per year to do charitable work in our Patch area. Each employee is able to choose its volunteer organization. It's our way of giving back to the community, and volunteerism is one of the core principles that Patch was founded on." Rebecca Jaskot - Novi Patch Editor - rebecca.jaskot@patch.com

"Your contributions will go a long way, to help the many that we serve in need...We thank you for your support and look forward to future endeavors with WDET." Sonya Hedrick - Matrix Human Services

Check out photos and more at this article on Patch.com.

If you or your organization are interested in volunteering with WDET, please get in touch with our Membership Assistant and Volunteer Coordinator, Lea Thomas, at lthomas@wdet.org