Fundraising is not easy and can be very mundane, but Team Detroit’s Greenhouse interns brought life back to it, through their ‘Jail and Bail’ event that raised $2,850 for Detroit PAL.
In this event staffers of Team Detroit could pay to have other employees put into timeout. The ‘Jail and Bail’ fit well with Detroit PAL because of the strong partnership between the organization and Detroit Police Department. “With the police tie in, we decided it would be a nice kind of thing with the jail cell to benefit this organization.” said team lead Mckenzie McDougall.
In addition to the timeout portion of the fundraiser, Team Detroit interns had a bake sale and a silent auction to raise funds for Detroit PAL.
McDougall and her team, comprised of former student athletes understood the value of character building through the powerful draw of athletics were elated to hear about Detroit PAL and our efforts to better serve the youth in Detroit.
“I love this organization,” McDougall said “but we chose PAL because the whole intern team had a love for sports and we wanted to be able to bring our sports background to our hometowns of Detroit.”
To end the event, Detroit police officer assigned to Detroit PAL, Chenetta Pasley, brought the Detroit PAL Dazzlers (5-7 year old cheerleaders) and they performed a cheer three times because the crowd was so responsive. Seeing Detroit PAL participants made the event extra special.
Detroit PAL is so fortunate to have great friends like the ones at Team Detroit to instill our mission and promise to the people of Detroit. A big thank you goes out to all the Team Detroit interns including Mckenzie McDougall, Jillian Covault, Kathlyn Mooradian, Bill Bevan, Evan Maguire, Ancun Zou and Roy Yewah. To see photos from this event, please visit our Flickr page.