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February Volunteer Spotlight: Dale Henderson

Each month, Alternatives For Girls’ Volunteer Department, highlights one volunteer who AFG staff recognize as being a dedicated and passionate volunteer. This month we spotlight Dale Henderson, a mentor in AFG’s Prevention Program! Dale has been involved with AFG for over a year. She first joined as a volunteer for the after-school program, then the Rise N’…

ARTIFACTRY Partners with AFG’s Sew Great Detroit: The Corktown boutique is now selling market tote bags handmade by women in AFG’s program

One of the exciting things about AFG’s location in southwest Detroit is its entrepreneurial energy.  So many new businesses in the area are contributing creativity and opportunity to the neighborhood that AFG calls home.  Gail Kwiatkowski, the owner of ARTIFACTRY located in Corktown, is an example of someone who is contributing to the neighborhood buzz!  Gail…

October Volunteer Spotlight: Erin McLoughin

Each month, Alternatives For Girls’ Volunteer Department, highlights one volunteer who AFG staff recognize as being a dedicated and passionate volunteer. This month, Erin McLoughin, a volunteer in AFG’s Outreach Department, was nominated because of her dedication to AFG’s mission! After surviving her own trauma, Erin decided she wanted to give back. She chose AFG because of…

Volunteer Opportunities at Alternatives For Girls

More than 300 volunteers give over 20,000 hours of their time and talents to Alternatives For Girls each year!  The programs provided for girls and young women at AFG could not be done without volunteers. For more information on our current volunteer opportunities and how to become a volunteer at AFG, contact our Volunteer Services Manager, Jenny…

AFG’s Sew Great Detroit Teaches Profitable Skills

Sew Great Detroit has recruited four new women to participate in the weekly commercial sewing employment training program, headed by volunteers and support staff. Last September, four women from the first class of Sew Great Detroit graduated from the program. Since their graduation, all have continued sewing and some have earned income from their new…

The Dow Chemical Company Event Provides Vital Support to AFG Programs

On a mild summer day, 100 employees from The Dow Chemical Company and four Alternatives For Girls Peer Educators (PEs) are outside of the H Hotel in Midland Michigan, packing backpacks and hygiene kits and assembling bicycles and picnic tables. A few of the PEs grab a packing list for the backpacks and start looking…

AFG Volunteer Department Says “Thank You!”

On November 10th, the AFG Volunteer Department held a volunteer appreciation dinner and invited all current and past volunteers to attend. “We held the Volunteer Appreciation dinner because AFG wanted to recognize volunteers for their service. Doing this appreciation dinner was our way of saying thank you for their investment of time,” explained Melody Moore,…

Sew Great! Group Celebrates Major Success

On October 23rd, the women from the Sew Great! Program were joined by AFG staff and volunteers to celebrate their completion of a 100 bag order for the Art’s My Bag project. For the past five weeks, the women have been hard at work completing the order for Art’s My Bag, which is a project…

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