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Plan Your God’s Love Bus Tours for Christmas and Winter!

November 3rd, 2017 Posted by God's Love Bus, PCM Chaplaincy, Project Compassion Ministries No Comment yet

It’s not too late to plan your Christmas and Winter trips.  Book your tour now!

The Christmas Light Tour is always fun.  Hines Park Lightfest is open from November 16 – December 31, 2017!

Make your plans this winter and explore the many activities in Southeastern Michigan listed below.

Theatre, Museums, Concerts, Detroit Zoo, Frankenmmuth, Emagine Bowling, The Palace of Auburn Hills, Bell Isle, Restaurants, Shopping, Local Events, Plays, DIA, Movies, Museums, Concerts, Casinos, Outdoor Adventure Center, Dollar Store, Detroit Tour, Sports Venues, Gibraltar Trade Center, Worship Services, Great Lakes Crossing.

To schedule a God’s Love Bus Tour, contact the office at 313-897-7470.

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PCM Receives Walker Bag Donations from the American Sewing Guild

October 13th, 2017 Posted by God's Love Bus, PCM Chaplaincy, Project Compassion Ministries No Comment yet

PCM extends a special thanks to the American Sewing Guild for their donation of over 100 walker bags.  PCM will distribute the colorful, useful and much needed walker bags to our dear elderly at nursing homes and senior living facilities in the greater Detroit area.

PCM featured at Faces of Hope

October 6th, 2017 Posted by God's Love Bus, PCM Chaplaincy, Project Compassion Ministries No Comment yet

Project Compassion Ministries was featured at the Wellspring Lutheran Services Faces of Hope event on Monday October 2, 2017 at Schoolcraft College.  Stories of hope were shared directly from the people we serve and how support of Wellspring impacts people within our community.  Faces of Hope reminds us of giving hope to seniors to preserve dignity and enrich their quality of life.  See our video at  https://youtu.be/1rXsU40f4L0

PCM Bus Ministry Brings Joy to Seniors Today

September 20th, 2017 Posted by God's Love Bus, Project Compassion Ministries No Comment yet

There are some cool bus trips scheduled today for our seniors to enjoy.    Sheffield Manor is going to the Tiger’s Game!  For some seniors, this is the first time to the Tiger’s Game.  This is such a blessing to provide transportation services for those wheel chair bound and ambulatory seniors to experience a change of venue for a few hours.

Four Chaplains Nursing Care Center is headed to Turkeyville in Marshall, MI.   They will enjoy dinner and theater along with an outside flea market.  It is focused on Grandma’s homecooked food and FUN!  The matinee featured is Ring of Fire The Music of Johnny Cash which inspires the audience and promises to be a foot-stompin’, crowd-pleasin’ salute to an American legend!

Project Compassion’s  Bus Ministry celebrates bringing the gift of joy to seniors everyday.  To donate, go to http://www.projectcompassion.net/ and click on the Donate button.

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Michigan Chronicle Article — Project Compassion Block Party and Neighborhood Days

September 7th, 2017 Posted by God's Love Bus, PCM Chaplaincy, Project Compassion Ministries No Comment yet

By Anne Marie Biondo
ARISE Detroit! Special Writer

They played music and read poetry. They swept broken glass from the sidewalks and cleared weeds and debris from alleyways. They visited with the elderly. They ran along downtown streets. They painted tree trunks.

They were among the thousands of city residents who participated in more than 200 events across the city on the 11th annual ARISE Detroit! Neighborhood Days on Aug. 5.
It was a day that lifted spirits, put smiles on people’s faces and beautified scores of neighborhoods across the city. It was a day, as ARISE Detroit! likes to say, that changed Detroit.

VOICES OF NEIGHBORHOODS DAY
Toni McIlwain, ARISE Detroit! board member, of the Ravendale Community Group and Eastside Community Network, hosted 42 children at the Wayne County Family Aquatic Center to paint pictures of the city’s only water park and Chandler Park’s gem. “Those children painted what they saw, and they saw nothing but beauty. They saw a brother and sister holding hands. They saw children splashing in the pool. They saw people laughing and enjoying their day.”
Barb Freeborn of Project Compassion Ministries helped organize a block party of for residents of eight nursing homes along East Grand Boulevard. “This is a great day for them. We have clowns and a strolling trumpeter. We have people who just sit and talk and keep them company. It lifts their spirits and improves their independence.”

Mose Primus of Yorkshire Woods community invited neighborhood children to help put finishing touches on the east side neighborhoods’ vegetable garden. About 50 children showed up to paint tree stumps left after Primus and his board members cleared six vacant lots to plant the garden. “We thought, let’s make the trunks into benches and stools. Once they dried, we decided to paint them. That’s where this paint party came in.”

Jomo King, Grandmont Community Association, drew 500 people for its annual Arts & Crafts Fair. Some 50 artisans, crafters and small business owners participated. “It not only allows us to showcase our local talent. It’s free, it’s safe and it’s no nonsense. You don’t often hear the positive things going on, but we just held a quality event in the neighborhood,” King said.

Tor Vinson, Detroit Roses, held a back-to-school supplies drive at Stoepel Park. “We decided to focus on youth, which ties into one of our pillars: Strengthening Our People. We pride ourselves on getting into the community. ARISE Detroit! helped us get the word out,” said Vinson.

Dr. Threada Lynn Young, of “Bridging the Gap, Bringing communities Together” walk/run on the Detroit Riverfront said the event was designed to bring old and new Detroiters together and drew 57 runners and 150 participants overall. “I didn’t think the communities, the neighborhoods were aware of what was going on downtown, in Midtown and along the riverfront. Sports is a way to break down racial barriers,” said Young.

Jevona Watson, of Detroit Sip, held an entrepreneur fair at her coffee shop on W. McNichols after cleaning up alleys behind six businesses. Her new coffee shop, Detroit Sip, will open in September. “We Detroiters cannot afford to pick and choose when we want to celebrate and be proud. We have to do it all the time. The lesson is, we will always need each other,” she said.

ARISE Detroit! is a nonprofit coalition promoting community activism, volunteerism and positive images to create a better Detroit. Learn more at www.arisedetrit.org or phone, 313-921-1955.
Spirits soar and work gets done on 11th annual ARISE Detroit! Neighborhoods Day.

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44th Annual Block Party, Thank You!

August 8th, 2017 Posted by God's Love Bus, PCM Chaplaincy, Project Compassion Ministries No Comment yet

Project Compassion Ministries would like to thank you for volunteering for our 44th Annual Block Party on Saturday, August 5, 2017.  It was a beautiful summer day to celebrate with our seniors, gather on their lawns, entertain and socialize.  Project Compassion’s goal was to come together for one purpose: to bring the Love, Compassion and Joy of our Lord to his eldest children!  The block party was, once again, a great success and we hope all participating enjoyed it as much as we did.

Our theme for decorations at the nursing homes was “Good Times at the State Fair!”  The winners will be announced soon.  All five nursing homes were up for the challenge so it will be difficult to select a winner.

Thank you to our sponsors Kitch, Drutchas Attorneys, Mr. and Mrs. J. Stenson, Brian Keith, Michigan Chaplains Association, Absopure and the many donors who helped make this event a success.  A special thanks to our community partners, Iroquois Avenue Lutheran Church, The Angel Foundation, Let’s Go Group and ARISE Detroit! for their help making memories for seniors and making a difference in the quality of life of residents living in nursing homes. Thank you ARISE Detroit! for helping to publicize our event in the community.  Thank you for our many volunteers and entertainers including the Original DJ, our strolling trumpeter, visitors, dancers, food preparers, bus drivers and clowns.

None of this would be possible without our dedicated staff and their preparation for the event. Iroquois Avenue Lutheran Church, who provided ongoing support for this event, with their attendance, cooking the food, and helping us with setup before and cleanup after the event,

We look forward to begin the planning for our 45th Annual Block Party in 2018 and hope everyone will join us again!

http://www.projectcompassion.net/gods-love-bus/44th-annual-block-party-thank-you/

PCM 44th Annual Block Party

July 31st, 2017 Posted by God's Love Bus, PCM Chaplaincy, Project Compassion Ministries No Comment yet

PCM 44th Annual Block Party

Sponsorships

Gold Sponsor

Kitch, Drutchas Attorneys & Counselors

Bronze Sponsors

John and Leeanne Stenson

Brian Keith

Michigan Chaplains Association

Donors

Absopure Water

ARISE Detroit!

Erwin and Judith Aufdemberge

Elizabeth Hakola

Irene Martin

Carol Pohl

Eyla Russ

Lorraine and Glen Sattlemeier

44th Annual Block Party Details

Greetings in Christ Jesus!

It is time for Project Compassion Ministries 44th Annual Block Party on Saturday, August 5th bringing the Love of Christ to residents in over eight nursing homes on East Grand Boulevard in Detroit. The Block Party gives nursing home residents the chance to gather on the lawns outside of their homes and to socialize with our volunteers, (both young and old) from Detroit and neighboring communities.  They come together for one purpose: to bring the Love, Compassion and Joy of our Lord to His eldest children!

This year we are striving to ensure participation of our donors, churches and social organizations in our block party.  Most nursing home residents do not have regular visitors and greatly enjoy the conversations, the attention, the prayers, the games, the songs and (most of all) YOUR presence.  We are currently in need of entertainers: singers, musicians, dancers, clowns, magicians — you name it!

Please pray about what you can provide on this special day. Join the other volunteers for a continental breakfast, orientation for the day’s visits, and team assignments, at 12:00 p.m. at Iroquois Avenue Lutheran Church, located at 2411 Iroquois Avenue, Historic Indian Village, Detroit 48214.

Just before 1:00 p.m., volunteers will be transported to the nursing home visitation starting point by a PCM “God’s Love Bus.” Volunteers may also choose to drive their cars to the starting points. The party will conclude by 3:00 pm.  Volunteers are encouraged to gather back at the church around 3:15 pm for a time of sharing and socializing.

If you are not able to join us at the Block Party, please prayerfully consider one of the following sponsorship opportunities.
Platinum Sponsor $2,500                                                        Gold Sponsor $1,000
–    Prominent Logo on all Print Materials                            – Logo on all Print Materials
–    Mention in all Media Releases                                          – Mention in all Media Releases
–    Acknowledgement on Website/Social Media                – Acknowledgement on Website/Social Media

Silver Sponsor $500                                                                Bronze $250
–    Acknowledgement in all Print Materials                        – Acknowledgement on Website/Social Media
–    Acknowledgement on Website/Social Media

In addition, you are invited to go to explore other ways to provide assistance and support to this wonderful ministry, especially the Chaplain and God’s Love Bus ministries. Please prayerfully consider making a financial donation to support the ministry, volunteer your time and talents, or find many other ways to contribute.

The enclosed Block Party flyer gives more information about the event, as well as some ways that you, your church or social organization can make this a special day for the nursing home residents – and for yourselves.   For more information or to sign up, please call Barb Freeborn at Project Compassion at 313-897-7470 or 248-797-9046 cell.

Chaplain Eric Stenson, Executive Director

Project Compassion Ministries 44th Annual Block Party

Project Compassion Ministries 44th Annual Block Party

July 6th, 2017 Posted by God's Love Bus, PCM Chaplaincy, Project Compassion Ministries No Comment yet

PCM 44th Annual Block Party

Sponsorships

Gold Sponsor

Kitch, Drutchas Attorneys & Counselors

Bronze Sponsors

John and Leeanne Stenson

Brian Keith

Michigan Chaplains Association

Donors

Absopure Water

ARISE Detroit!

Erwin and Judith Aufdemberge

Elizabeth Hakola

Irene Martin

Carol Pohl

Eyla Russ

Lorraine and Glen Sattlemeier

44th Annual Block Party Details

Greetings in Christ Jesus!

It is time for Project Compassion Ministries 44th Annual Block Party on Saturday, August 5th bringing the Love of Christ to residents in over eight nursing homes on East Grand Boulevard in Detroit. The Block Party gives nursing home residents the chance to gather on the lawns outside of their homes and to socialize with our volunteers, (both young and old) from Detroit and neighboring communities.  They come together for one purpose: to bring the Love, Compassion and Joy of our Lord to His eldest children!

This year we are striving to ensure participation of our donors, churches and social organizations in our block party.  Most nursing home residents do not have regular visitors and greatly enjoy the conversations, the attention, the prayers, the games, the songs and (most of all) YOUR presence.  We are currently in need of entertainers: singers, musicians, dancers, clowns, magicians — you name it!

Please pray about what you can provide on this special day. Join the other volunteers for a continental breakfast, orientation for the day’s visits, and team assignments, at 12:00 p.m. at Iroquois Avenue Lutheran Church, located at 2411 Iroquois Avenue, Historic Indian Village, Detroit 48214.

Just before 1:00 p.m., volunteers will be transported to the nursing home visitation starting point by a PCM “God’s Love Bus.” Volunteers may also choose to drive their cars to the starting points. The party will conclude by 3:00 pm.  Volunteers are encouraged to gather back at the church around 3:15 pm for a time of sharing and socializing.

If you are not able to join us at the Block Party, please prayerfully consider one of the following sponsorship opportunities.
Platinum Sponsor $2,500                                                        Gold Sponsor $1,000
–    Prominent Logo on all Print Materials                            – Logo on all Print Materials
–    Mention in all Media Releases                                          – Mention in all Media Releases
–    Acknowledgement on Website/Social Media                – Acknowledgement on Website/Social Media

Silver Sponsor $500                                                                Bronze $250
–    Acknowledgement in all Print Materials                        – Acknowledgement on Website/Social Media
–    Acknowledgement on Website/Social Media

In addition, you are invited to go to explore other ways to provide assistance and support to this wonderful ministry, especially the Chaplain and God’s Love Bus ministries. Please prayerfully consider making a financial donation to support the ministry, volunteer your time and talents, or find many other ways to contribute.

The enclosed Block Party flyer gives more information about the event, as well as some ways that you, your church or social organization can make this a special day for the nursing home residents – and for yourselves.   For more information or to sign up, please call Barb Freeborn at Project Compassion at 313-897-7470 or 248-797-9046 cell.

Chaplain Eric Stenson, Executive Director

Project Compassion Ministries 44th Annual Block Party

PCM God’s Love Bus Transportation Program

June 28th, 2017 Posted by God's Love Bus, Project Compassion Ministries No Comment yet

Project Compassion Ministries, Inc. Receives $10,200 Grant for

PCM God’s Love Bus Transportation Program

Project Compassion Ministries, Inc., the only provider of transportation for wheelchair bound seniors in Southeastern Michigan received a $10,200 grant on June 1, 2017.  The grant was endowed by Mary Thompson Foundation, St. Clair Shores, Michigan for the purpose of funding transportation services to underserved seniors in nursing homes and senior living facilities in Detroit Michigan.

The goal of the project is to provide transportation services with six (6) scheduled God’s Love Bus Trips to those underserved seniors in Detroit Michigan at the targeted group of four (4) nursing homes, assisted and independently living and senior apartments.  The funds will be allocated to the bus service department .The project will be headed by Calvin Stewart, Bus Supervisor, who has been with Project Compassion for over 25 years.  Ten Nursing Homes and Senior Living Facilities will be interviewed with four awarded to participate in the program.

This program offers decision making options and accommodates the special needs of nursing home residents in addressing quality of life issues.  Feelings of loss of control and isolation are diminished thereby increasing residents’ well-being.  Trips out of the facility are ranked as one of the foremost concerns of nursing home residents pertaining to their personal autonomy.  PCM will utilize its specialized wheel chair accessible God’s Love Buses to transport residents to and from the outings with year round and seasonal event venues.

The events will be planned and financed by the senior living facility.  The bus trip will be of no cost to them within 100 miles.  Our program will strengthen and build our customer base as well and increase satisfaction.

Kroger Community Rewards Program

June 28th, 2017 Posted by God's Love Bus, PCM Chaplaincy, Project Compassion Ministries No Comment yet

Project Compassion Ministries is continuing to offer Kroger Community Rewards as another means to bring in additional funds to the ministry.  Your support makes an immediate impact to the lives of our Lord’s eldest children in nursing care facilities and senior living environments.  It provides the opportunity for spiritual enrichment and socialization adding to resident’s quality of life.

You can help now by signing up for Kroger’s Community Rewards!   When you participate in Kroger’s Community Rewards, you will join a special group of people who make fundraising easy by shopping at Kroger’s and swiping their Kroger Plus Card all to support Project Compassion Ministries!

Would you consider participating to help us achieve our mission?

We thank you in advance for your support! Your participation is greatly appreciated and will be used to support our Chaplaincy and the God’s Love Bus. You can sign up online at www.krogercommunityrewards.com or call us at 313-987-7470.

Share the attached flyer with your family and social media network.  The more people who participate the larger the impact will be.  Click on the attached link to access the flyer.

 

http://www.projectcompassion.net/gods-love-bus/kroger-community-rewards-program/