It was a busy and exciting morning at the S.A.Y. Detroit Play Center as Mitch Albom and the Michigan Masons Charitable Foundation announced a 10-year, multimillion dollar grant for S.A.Y. Detroit in what may be the single largest commitment to S.A.Y. Detroit, and to S.A.Y. Play, yet received. In honor of this gift, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan has proclaimed October 5th, 2016 “Michigan Masons Day.” The entire grant will be given to S.A.Y. Detroit and its umbrella of charities, including the S.A.Y.
Detroit Family Health Clinic and the S.A.Y. Detroit Play Center, which provides a literary and tutoring program that serves students, ages 8 to 18. The S.A.Y. Play Center (19320 Van Dyke St., Detroit), which opened in 2015, is located on a 14.5-acre campus that previously was the site of the abandoned Lipke recreation center. Learn more at sayplay.org.