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Sometimes you need to treat yourself. Refresh, reset and support good causes when you shop these local brands.
February is Congenital Heart Defects Awareness month, and in an effort to spread CHD awareness and celebrate all NICU graduates, Kiloh & Co have teamed up with Megan Siegert (Kerry’s cousin!) to raise funds for The Helen Devos Children’s Hospital. Megan’s kids, Lennon + Jack, both graduates of the NICU there, are currently thriving today.
Make It Local: The Children’s Hospital of Michigan has opened a new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), learn more about the specialty care and how you can support families through the Ronald McDonald House.
Good + Better partners with non-profit, Foster the Family, to provide comfort, clothing, luggage, bath bundles and meals to children entering foster case. Through their Buy It Forward program when you buy your products, you can chose your impact and they deliver on the goods.
Make It Local: Learn more about becoming a foster parent at Michigan Department of Health & Human Services Rise Hope & Foster Dreams website.
FEED offers meaningful ways for you to make a difference, from the bags you carry, to the places you gather, to the meals you share. Through the sale of our artisan-made products, we not only provide meals, but also sustainable livelihoods for our artisan partners and their families.
Make It Local: Pick up some fresh treats from On The Rise Bakery Cafe. The Capuchin Soup Kitchen program hires and trains bakers who have recently been released from prison or have completed a substance abuse treatment program.
Better Life Bags is a custom handbag company located in Hamtramck. Every bag is hand cut and hand sewn by a woman from our under resourced community. Your purchase gives them the opportunity to excel at a skill and provide for their families.
KEEP It Local: Support The Empowerment Plan. The organization has evolved into an internationally recognized workforce development organization that hires and trains workers to sew multi-purpose coats for individuals experiencing homelessness.
About Ashley Hubbbard-Porter
Ashley Porter is a Chicago native who now calls Birmingham home. Ashley and her husband Mike and son Jake love attending local festivals, exploring Detroit’s diverse food scene, and venturing outside of Metro Detroit to enjoy the natural beauty of Michigan. With a background in Early Childhood Education, Ashley loves connecting with and supporting families in her community, which is why she is so excited to be a part of LittleGuide Detroit.