Osborn Neighborhood Alliance celebrates five years
By Puakea Olaisha Anderson
Special to the Michigan Citizen
DETROIT — Osborn Neighborhood Alliance celebrated its five-year anniversary and auction to sustain future issues of the Osborn neighborhood premier newsletter Osborn Voice. The event took place at the D:hive Loft on Woodward Nov. 9. The Osborn Voice highlights people, activities, businesses and resources in every issue. Published quarterly, The Osborn Voice reaches on average over 5,000 residents in the Osborn Community, while the anniversary issue reached approximately 8,000. The event was for special invited guests of the Osborn Voice. Those in attendance included stakeholders, business owners, partners and financial supporters of Osborn Voice. While it was a celebration, the event was also a fundraiser. A silent auction and discounted ad space was offered in an attempt to raise the night’s goal of $6,000.
Flaco, a local artist, donated his artwork to Osborn Neighborhood Alliance and it was auctioned off for charity. “I have a big heart, I like donating stuff,” says Flaco. “I love working with kids and building communities. I am glad that I could be a part of it.”
Osborn Neighborhood Alliance not only has a newsletter but also gives back to the community. The purpose of the newsletter is to highlight the community and inform people about the good work they do in the area.
“We do a lot of things in the community and one of the things that we do is give away food and clothes everyday,” said Shanise Foote, program coordinator for Matrix Human Services.