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Detroit, MI, Sunday, August 28, 2022, 12:00-10:00 PM, The Hug Detroit Day Community Service, Hug Detroit Day, City of ArtZ, LEEP,​ and Elizabeth Conference, Amazing Kinks​, ( Islamic Center of Detroit – Sufian Nabhan), First Ladies Black Wall Street Expo, Gwen Foxx Entertainment,  Tangent Gallery, Vanguard Community Development Corporation (CDC) and many others presents the Hug Detroit Family Day Block Party/ Concert to celebrate the 10th Annual Hug Detroit Day.” Let’s continue to get back to the “hugs and handshakes”.   After a much anticipated renovation, we are happy to announce the grand reopening of the Black Bottom Park,  (https://detroithistorical.org/learn/encyclopedia-of-detroit/black-bottom-neighborhood). 

The Hug Detroit Family Day Block Party/ Concert Backpack & School Supplies (Canned Goods & non perishable) takes place Sunday, August  28, 2022, in conjunction with an Art Exhibit and features live painting, musical performances and more. This FREE event will be held at the Black Bottom Park, 905 E. Milwaukee, Detroit, MI.  This year’s theme is “All Things Family”.  It kicks off with a dance celebration featuring a collage of ethnic dancers. We will also host the Hug Detroit Day Spirit Awards at this year’s Hug Detroit Day Block Party/ Concert & Backpack, School Supplies & Can Goods (non perishable food) Drive. We are collecting canned good, backpacks and school supplies for the next two months. And could truly use your help, donations and service. Our goal is to raise money, to also purchase canned food, book supplies and school supplies. If you like to make a donation please go to our gofundme: https://gofund.me/1bb41fe9

“HUG Detroit Day” was founded in 2013 by Nicole (Sky Covington) Freeman, CEO of Nicole Freeman Management and co-founded by Sheila Everette-Hale, CEO of LEEP (Linking Everyday EXTRAORDINARY People) and Everette’s Natural Beauty School, Inc. It is the vision of Sky Covington and Sheila Everette-Hale who shared their desire and passion to take one day out of the year to literally HUG Detroit and its people.  We want to show appreciation for the inspiring accomplishments of this great city and the people therein … to thank those who stayed here through the storm and those who came to help us rise above and excel as we create a New Detroit and new ways of being and doing things together. 


Sky Covington’s concept, “Let’s get back to the days of hugs and handshakes,” comes from a place and time when people made an effort to give a hug or handshake, just out of love and respect for their neighbor or friend. 

For interviews and more information please contact Nicole Freeman at 248-383-3385 or Sheila Hale at 313-527-2884, email us at hugdetroitday.com. Feel free to drop canned food donations & backpacks/ school supplies at Woodbridge Pub 5169 Trumbull Detroit, MI. July 10th- August 24th.

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