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Heart 2 Hart Detroit, a 501(c)(3) public charity, was started in June 2012 by Larry Oleinick to help address the homeless problem in the Detroit Metropolitan area. Our vision is to lift up individuals in crisis, and help end homelessness. We provide and distribute food, clothing, toiletries and helpful information to the homeless, and people in need, in the Detroit Metro area. Heart 2 Hart Detroit make deliveries Monday, Wednesday and Friday of food, clothing and toiletries, to the men and women living on the streets or in shelters. We also visit local shelters, warming centers and clothes closets, to distribute clothing to their residents and visitors. 

     Inside the Numbers - (March, we handed out)

715 lunches

   4 winter coats

100 pairs of new underwear

 200 pairs of new socks

  70 toiletries kits (shampoo, soap, wipes, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.)

   5 pairs of shoes

 20 shirts,sweaters or hoodies


      Inside the Numbers- Total Distributed in 2013

7,050 lunches

   160  winter coats

   700  pairs of new underwear

1,250  pairs of new socks

   625  toiletries kits (shampoo, soap, wipes, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.)

   500  pairs of shoes

1,900 shirts, sweaters or hoodies


phone (248)-884-4434

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The Shirt Box in Farmington Hills, will be hosting a clothing drive "A Very Brief Event" April 14th-April 18th. Please drop off new underwear, socks and backpacks to their store at 32500 Northwestern Hwy, Farmington Hills.

Received a generous donation from Quicken Loans to help support our hunger relief efforts.

Our charity has been selected as one of the five finalist, for the Deadline Detroit Bernstein Service Award. Voting starts March 3 and goes through March 30th.

In honor of Martin Luther King Day, students at University Liggett School in Grosse Pointe Woods, prepared lunches and made up hygiene bags for us to distribute to the men and women on our deliveries.

We were interviewed by Mitch Albom for his show The Heart of Detroit airing Thursdays during Local 4 News (WDIV-Detroit) at 5 p.m. The Heart of Detroit shares inspiring stories of metro Detroiters who make others less hungry, less troubled, less impoverished or just a little happier.

With the assistance of Southwest Solutions, we helped place one more person into permanent housing. 

CBS Radio Detroit - WWJ- 950 AM, WXYT- 97.1 FM & WDZH- 98.7 FM has selected Heart 2 Hart Detroit as their Charity Of The Month, Nov 1- Nov 22

Received a generous donation from Quicken Loans to help support our hunger relief efforts.

Heart 2 Hart Detroit received our 501(c) (3) status from the Internal Revenue Service. We are now classified as a public charity. All donations are tax deductible.

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Board of Directors

          Fran Gurwin Bell

         Sue Conway

         Howard Dembs

         Lori Oleinick Dube

         Sarah Deson Fried

         Lenny Grossman

         Mark Jacobs (Chairman)

        Senator Bert Johnson

        Michael Layne

        Andrea Levy

         Kenneth Levy

         Robert Levy

         Larry Oleinick (President)

         Lisa Zeldes
The Heart of Detroit is a groundbreaking public service initiative. Airing weekly during Local 4 News (Detroit) at 5 p.m. and then on MitchAlbom.com, The Heart of Detroit will share inspiring stories of metro Detroiters with heart and everyday people who step up to help make our community a better place to live. 
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." --Margaret Mead