Birthday Celebration at Neighborhood Service Organization (Volunteer Event)

In order to celebrate Good Karma Club's 1st birthday will be hosting the Monthly Birthday Celebration at the NSO Bell Building for residents. Host groups are responsible for providing an activity and cake and beverages for approximately 40 residents. Residents whose birthdays take place during the month will be acknowledged.  Residents are roughly between the ages of 30 and 60 years of age – 80% Men – 20% Women. Most are on some type of subsidy such as social security, disability or veterans benefits all are formerly homeless.

We will be hosting a bingo game for the residents. Please bring a prize if you can.  Suggestions from NSO were $5 gift cards for Checkers, Subway, Wendy's, McDonalds, Walmart, or Meijer.  Add a comment to say what you will be bringing and how many.  Thank you to those who have already signed up to bring the cake and whatnot.

Parking:  The Bell Building is located on Oakman Blvd. at the corner of Woodrow Wilson.  Our parking lot is located behind the Bell Building, off Woodrow Wilson.  Pull up to the gated lot and press the buzzer; the respondent will open the gate.  Follow the signs for NSO Parking at the rear of our parking lot.  Once inside the lot, drive straight ahead, toward the dilapidated building in site next door.  Park in the area that appears to be a smaller lot, then walk toward the front of the building follow the walkway to the Resident Entrance (blue entrance).  Nicole Hess will greet you in our building lobby.

Since 1955 NSO has grown to provide vital life changing programs and services to our most vulnerable neighbors throughout Wayne and Oakland counties. We strive to be Always Within Reach for our most vulnerable neighbors who are homeless, the elderly, children and adults with developmental disabilities, families struggling with addiction and mental illness, people contemplating suicide, as well as young people, whether they are preparing for success in school or success in life.

At the end of the party we will be able to tour the building and learn more about what they do.

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  • Lisa

    Not only was it a great organization with great residents,but a great experience with my fellow do gooders!

    1 · January 25, 2014

  • Ruth

    Just picked up the cakes from Ann Arbor. Heading there now

    1 · January 25, 2014

    • sarah

      Hi Ruth. I forgot to give you money for the cake. Should I mail it to you?

      January 25, 2014

  • Devonna

    Just so you know the tour is getting ready to begin, any individuals that show up during this time will need to wait in the lobby and we will meet you there. Thanks and see ya soon!!!

    January 25, 2014

    • Kyle R.

      Thanks. I'm waiting at the gate but no one is answering :-(

      January 25, 2014

  • Devonna

    "Safe"

    January 25, 2014

  • Devonna

    See you guys when you get here, please drive saffron :-)

    January 25, 2014

  • Jamie

    Im sorry but im not going to be able to make it today. Id love to join next time.

    January 25, 2014

  • jacqueline h.

    I have developed a conflict but this sounds terrific. I hope to join you all in the future,

    January 24, 2014

  • Kyle R.

    I recall seeing something about bringing cash to help with the cost of the cake(s). Is there still a need for that? If so, how much? Thanks!

    January 24, 2014

    • Heidi M

      Just a couple bucks. The cake was $20.

      January 24, 2014

  • Heidi M

    Parking: The Bell Building is located on Oakman Blvd. at the corner of Woodrow Wilson. Our parking lot is located behind the Bell Building, off Woodrow Wilson. Pull up to the gated lot and press the buzzer; the respondent will open the gate. Follow the signs for NSO Parking at the rear of our parking lot. Follow the walkway to the Resident Entrance to the building (blue entrance). Nicole Hess will greet you in the building lobby.

    January 24, 2014

  • Jennifer

    I would like to come, but I would be late due to Saturday morning class. Is it ok to show up around 1.30 or so?

    January 22, 2014

    • Heidi M

      That shouldn't be a problem Jennifer. :)

      January 23, 2014

  • Lisa

    I have three $5 giftcards: Wendy's, McD's, Subway
    along w/ the plates and napkins

    1 · January 22, 2014

  • Devonna

    I'll be bringing chips to snack on

    1 · January 20, 2014

  • djron

    I am a d j. Do you have music already?

    January 19, 2014

    • Heidi M

      Hi Ron, we don't have music so if you would like to bring something feel free. We will be playing bingo but could use some music during the cake maybe, after bingo.

      January 20, 2014

  • Kyle R.

    What if I bring unfrosted cupcakes and we make decorating the cupcakes one of the activities? We did this at work recently with lots of sprinkle/frosting options, and it went over very well with a large group...we got to decorate our cupcake and eat it too :-)

    January 19, 2014

    • Heidi M

      Hi Kyle, that is a good idea but since we already have cake ordered for the event I think it might be sweetness overload. We are going to go with Bingo.

      January 20, 2014

  • sarah

    i could bring apples to apples, which is a fun game. spoons is also a fun card game we could play if we split into groups. i also have a "disco" ball and some mask kits (will there be kids?). any interest in these?

    January 18, 2014

  • Lisa

    I'll bring plates and napkins

    1 · January 16, 2014

    • Heidi M

      I will bring the cups and forks

      January 16, 2014

    • Tracy

      I can bring beverages.

      1 · January 16, 2014

  • Ruth

    I can check Costco next week. Their
    Cakes are really good

    1 · November 17, 2013

    • Ruth

      Yes I replied. I will order the 2 cakes and bring them

      1 · January 7, 2014

    • Heidi M

      Thanks Ruth!! Everyone please bring a couple bucks to contribute for the cakes that are being purchased.

      January 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sure sounds good

    October 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to helping in any way I can.

    August 25, 2013

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