30,000 volunteers in metro Detroit to help families in need

INKSTER, Mich. (WJBK) -- Starfish Family Services, a private, nonprofit agency serving vulnerable children and families in metro Detroit, is partnering with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) to host "Diapers for Detroit" on Saturday.

Nearly 30,000 volunteers are in town to give away thousands of diapers to families in need.

It begins at 11:30 a.m. at 30000 Hiveley Road.

"Diapers for Detroit" is one of many service learning projects that is offering teenagers an opportunity to strengthen their faith and discover their call to serve the world - at home and abroad.

About Starfish Family Services:

Founded in 1963, Starfish Family Services is a private, nonprofit agency serving vulnerable children and families in metropolitan Detroit. Our passion is early childhood development. We strive to prepare young children for a successful start to school. Our programs and services uniquely recognize and respect the important role of parents and other caregivers in the long-term success of children. As a leading provider of Early Head Start and Head Start programs, we embrace a comprehensive strategy that also works to address other challenges that children and their families may face at home. In addition to early childhood services, we provide parenting programs, children's mental health services, after-school programs, and other youth services including an emergency shelter for teens and youth in crisis. www.starfishonline.org

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