Apart But In Our Heart
This year's Walk4Friendship looked slightly different yet remained familiar with the same colorful tee shirts, dedicated walkers and enthusiasm to raise funds for a crucial organization. As in other Labor Days, walkers in colorful tee shirts could be seen walking down various West Bloomfield streets instead of only Maple Avenue. Organizers this year encouraged walkers to decorate their own tee shirts and create their own virtual walks including family and friends while still following state guidelines in the number of people gathering and keeping 6 feet apart. The day's efforts earned close to $500,000 for The Friendship Circle which supports 3,000 individuals with special needs by providing recreational, social, education and vocational programming.
THE ROSENBERG GROUP continued its tradition of sponsoring the event, participating in the walk and awarding a stunning trophy to the "Exceptional Friendship Team" who worked hard to raise the most funds for the walk. And following its tradition, Team bELIvers, created by the Menuck family, honoring their son Eli, received the award.
Participants were treated to breakfast, drive-in style!
The Rosenberg Group was honored to support the grand opening of Platform18 in Royal Oak, Michigan. Ryan Rosenberg served as Master of Ceremonies for the 250 attendees introducing Ethan Davidson of the Davidson Foundation and Gary Torgow, Chairman of Chemical Bank, TCF Division. Platform18 is a dedicated space for Partners Detroit's Jewish Young Professional division. The Partners Detroit organization will call Platform18 home offering private meeting rooms, event space along with a variety of classes.
Partners Detroit aims to help members of the Detroit Jewish community connect to their heritage through education programs and community-wide service projects.
Walk4 Friendship 2019
West Bloomfield, Michigan
Persistent rain couldn't keep three generations of THE ROSENBERG GROUP along with thousands of others from participating in this year's Walk4 Friendship. More than 4,000 people took to the streets on a rainy day to raise funds and awareness of the great work The Friendship Circle, of West Bloomfield, achieves serving special needs children and adults. This single event raised more than $200,000. WXYZ-TV Channel 7, interviewed Jordan Rosenberg about his family's dedication to the event and to the organization.
Along with donating time, THE ROSENBERG GROUP, served as a corporate sponsor for the third consecutive year and presented The Exceptional Friendship Award honoring the top fund raising team.
This year's winning team,"The bELIvers" created by the Menuck Family celebrating their son Eli.
Forgotten Harvest, Detroit's food rescue organization, celebrated its supporters recently and THE ROSENBERG GROUP was honored to be recognized. The 27th Annual Comedy Night highlights the hard word and success of Forgotten Harvest in feeding our communities hungry families. Headllining the evening was Jim Gaffigan, a four time Grammy nominated comedian, actor and best selling author. Gaffigan is known for his humor centering on fatherhood, he's a father of five children, and his observations on life and food.
Forgotten Harvest. formed in 1990, is based in Oak Park, Michigan, and works to fight hunger and waste. Last year, the organization rescued over 41 millions pounds of food by collecting surplus prepared and perishable food from 800 locations, including grocery stores, fruit and vegetable markets, restaurants, farmers and wholesale distributors.