Dec 10, 2018

The Cobo Cares season wraps with Adopt-a-Child for Christmas

The Cobo Cares program is ongoing during the spring, summer and fall seasons, providing free exercise, networking and community engagement opportunities for the local downtown community. Activities like Zumba, Yoga and Tai Chi are coupled with opportunities to give back to local non profits that support the areas needy such as Forgotten Harvest and COTS.

To bring an end to the Cobo Cares season, each year the Adopt-A-Child for Christmas party for disadvantaged children is held in Cobo Center.  Along with sponsoring a family of children for the holidays, Cobo Center provides a safe warm space for Detroit families to gather and celebrate the holidays.

The festivities of the evening include thousands of people of all races and religions, screaming, ripping open presents, hugging each other, swapping smiles, kissing and crying tears of joy.  Generous people from the Metro Detroit area, as well as distant communities across the state and Canada, present gifts of winter clothing and toys to needy Detroit area children who range in age from birth to 12 years. Sponsors receive the name, age and clothing size for each child they have agreed to adopt, bring the wrapped gifts to Cobo and enjoy the evening with their adopted families. Refreshments and entertainment by volunteers from in and around Detroit (church and school choirs, marching bands, theater groups, clowns and more) complete the celebration.

For more information on Adopt-a-Child for Christmas, visit the web: http://neyic.org/

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