Hug Detroit Day Backpack Supplies & Food Drive

Hello Fellow Woodbridge Pub Community, neighbors, shops and friends.

I am the founder of Hug Detroit Community Services. We’ve hosted a Backpack and School Supplies Drive for over 11 years. This year we are reaching out to you to request sponsorship/donations to assist in our Backpack and School Supplies Drive. Last year with your help we gave over 500 backpacks away. Any amount will be appreciated.

We have numerous ways to assist.

Collect your own backpacks & school supplies and drop off Sunday, August 27th at 11a.

*Donate to gofundme:

* Donate Eventbrite

We also are endorsing Home of Serenity, This year's Hug Detroit Day Ambassador is the Founder & Ceo of Home Of Serenity, Diane Pears. Home of Serenity is a nonprofit organization that was formed on 05/10/2021 to provide residential care to homeless and disadvantaged pregnant youth. They, currently, have a facility located in Detroit Michigan. The HOS team is working every waking hour to open doors that have an impact on our community. We plan on bestowing most of the donations to her organization.

*Send a donation to Home of Serenity 18701 Grand River Ave. Unit #156 Detroit Michigan 48223

*** Home of Serenity is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. All contributions made are tax deductible. Our tax ID number is 86-3783861.***

Thank you in advance for your contribution. If by any chance you are not able to donate this year. Please consider making a donation next year.


By Council President Brenda Jones

WHEREAS, on August 24-25, 2013, Nicole “Sky Covington” Freeman and Sheila EveretteHale sponsored the first two-day festival celebrating HUG DETROIT DAY, featuring family activities, music and live entertainment, art exhibitions and vendors, but most importantly, hugs, handshakes, caring and sharing of community to acknowledge the awesome people of Detroit; and

WHEREAS, the impact of, and the excitement generated by HUG DETROIT DAY was so well received by the community that it will be celebrated on the fourth Sunday of August each year since its inception. This year’s HUG DETROIT DAY, planned for August 27, 2023, will show appreciation for the accomplishments of Detroit and its people, celebrating a day of non-violence, honoring those who have lost their lives to protect the community, and emphasizing all that we have in common – with a day of hugs.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Detroit City Council, in appreciation for the important sentiment promoted by this event, hereby designates the fourth Sunday of August each year as HUG DETROIT DAY, and recognizes Sunday, August 27, 2023, from 1:00 p.m. through 11:00 p.m., as the 11th Annual HUG DETROIT DAY official party, a big Love and Music Official Block Party held on Woodbridge Pub (neighborhood). Approved by: Detroit City Council on Tuesday, July 31, 2018

For more information please reach out to Nicole “Sky Covington” Freeman for any additional questions.

Donations (3)

  • Emem Samu
    • $20 
    • 1 mo
  • Gisele Caver
    • $20 
    • 2 mos
  • Diane Pears
    • $10 
    • 2 mos
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Nicole T. Covington
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