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Annual Events

 


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COMMUNITY SPELLING BEE (FUNDRAISER)

The Community Spelling Bee is New Breed Community Development Corporation's annual fundraising event and is one of the most anticipated and unique events at New Breed CDC. Each year the Community Spelling Bee is held at New Breed CDC's Community Center to bring together a fun and educational experience for everyone in our community. Proceeds from the eventhelpsupport our focus on building a college going culture among our youth in the community.

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Annual Events

 


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COMMUNITY SPELLING BEE (FUNDRAISER)

The Community Spelling Bee is New Breed Community Development Corporation's annual fundraising event and is one of the most anticipated and unique events at New Breed CDC. Each year the Community Spelling Bee is held at New Breed CDC's Community Center to bring together a fun and educational experience for everyone in our community. Proceeds from the eventhelpsupport our focus on building a college going culture among our youth in the community.

Daddy Son Fishing Trip

 

In a fast-paced world it’s hard to find time to slow down and enjoy family. To help bringfathers and sons together, annually the New Breed Community Development Corporation has planned a morning of fun and lasting memories for fathers and sons to share at the Father and Son Fishing Trip. The trip is held atBelle Isle Park.

The trip is open to boys ages 5-18 and their fathers, grandfather, uncles and even male mentors. Prizes will be awarded to the father/son teams with the heaviest and longest fish caught. Fathers and son bond over shared experiences — whether they catch fish or not. Pre-registration is not required, but is encouraged for this event.

Daddy Daughter Dance

 

Just imagine an evening of dinner, dancing and memories with your daughter made to last a lifetime. Imagine no more. The NBCDC’s Malachi Project annual Father-Daughter Dinner Dance is such an event. This popular event is the perfect opportunity to dress up and spend some quality time together!

Our Daddy Daughter Dance, featuring a "princess" theme. Light appetizers, dinner, desserts, punch and tea will be served. Girls receive a corsage and parting gift. Couples receive a complimentary photo. Dance tickets are $30 each. Photo packages will be available for an additional fee.

Similar to ahigh school prom, girls often spend the day preparing their hair and nails, and choosing the perfect dress. Dad is busy dressing in his tuxedo or best suit and practicing the dance steps he has long forgotten.

The doors open to a magical venue where dads and daughters receivecorsages and boutonnieresand of course, pose for pictures. A word of caution for dads and grandfathers…come to this party well rested! We can guarantee, daughters will not sit down following dinner and dads will be taking off their ties and sport coats, trying to keep up with the younger generation on the dance floor.

Easter Egg Hunt

The New Breed Community Development Corporation host an Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt every Easter Sunday. At this annual event there are give-a-ways, candy bags, bounce houses, music, nutritional food items, and golden egg grand prizes. The Easter Bunny is available for pictures following the egg hunt. The Easter Egg Hunt is held especially for kids 12 and under. This is afree eventand parents are encouraged to bring their cameras.

70's Disco Party

New Breed Community Development Corporation encourages residents to grab their love beads, their forty fives, for a party that jives. We turn the beat around for low income residents as the community get down with disco at NBCDC's annual '70s Disco Party. The disco party raises funds for NBCDC mission.

The event includes music, dancing, and the chance to purchase raffle tickets for prizes, including anApple iPad,Detroit Lions ticketsand other special prizes. Dinners and beverages is sold for a minimum cost to help needy families. Residents will dance to the biggest hits of the 1970s under a spinning disco ball and awards will be given to the best outfit, hairstyle and dance moves. It’s a time to recall the good times, memories that last, for a blast of the past to support the needy.

Jazz On The Grass

Annually New Breed Community Development Corporation sponsors a free outdoor Jazz, Rhythm & Blues, and Gospel concert held in the honor of low income residents of theCity of Detroit. The goal is to promote awareness and appreciation for all forms of jazz, gospel, and rhythm & blues genres through free, quality live musical performance, while showcasing Detroit's vast musical talent alongside emergent artists to encourage under-served residents of all ages.

Residents receive free gifts and groceries in a park setting. There are games,face painting, and inflatable events for children. This is a unique opportunity for low income residents to hear some of the local jazz, gospel, rhythm & blues players in the industry as well as up-and-coming talent in an intimate setting free of charge. Each participant is regarded and distinguished as our Guest of Honor. It is our goal to enrich the lives of many underprivileged people.

Project BackPack

Project Backpack is an event program that provides a FREE backpack filled with school supplies for low income youth that qualify, and community students ofsingle parent homesor for students being raised by grandparents.

Back To School Party

To celebrate a successful summer New Breed Community Development Corporation would like to invite all children that were enrolled in Camp Breed this summer, along with their parents, to an End of the Summer &Back to SchoolBash. This Party will take place the last Friday in August. There is Free Groceries for participating families, Hot dogs, Treats, Basketball Games, Entertainment, Family Portraits Face Painting, Haircuts, FREE BACKPACKS, Inflatable Bouncers, Live DJ, and much more.

Lovefest

The Community Celebration Day features carnival-like rides and inflatable’s’, live music and performances, face painting, clowns, Angry Birds, Dora the Explorer,  organizational tables, refreshments, giveaways, basketball tournaments, health checkups, petting farm, pony rides, and much more on the grounds of New Breed Community Development Corporation. Last year’s event included presentations from local politicians, City, School Board members, and other elected officials. Guest appearances were made by current and former NBA Players Jermaine Jackson, Jerry Stackhouse, Willie Green, and the Detroit Pistons own Walker Russell Jr. Several local activists were recognized for their role in helping to develop the former New Breed Community Development Corporation.Over 1200 independent athletes and students in schools and centers across Detroit participate in the event.

Youth Fest

At New Breed Community Development Corporation a Youth Fest is held on the last day of school for student in Detroit. The New Breed Community Development Corporation coordinates bands, games, food, and crafts to initiate summer vacation for the youths of the community.

Harvest Party

Many parents are not happy about their childrentrick or treating. Others do not approve of how Halloween celebrates darkness and fear with scary masks, costumes or activities. Some seek a Halloween alternative because of what they see is a negative influence at Halloween, one that encourages poor behavior.

Parents and Students now have this alternative. On October 31 of every year New Breed Community Development Corporation sponsors a Harvest Party for Community children 14 and under. It is a safe environment where kids can just be kids. There are lots of games, treat bags, a fun mystery house, live dj, contests, puppet show, hot dogs, raffle prizes (including a bicycle), best costumes contest, bounce-houses, carnival games, and of course, BUCKETS AND BUCKETS OF CANDY!!!

Turkey Give-A-Way

The Thanksgiving season is a time we all naturally reflect on our lives and family gatherings, but it can also be a difficult time for families with limited resources. Annually NBCDC shows our community that it cares by providing a blessing of Turkeys to those who may be struggling to make ends meet.

New Breed Community Development Corporation gives free frozen turkeys and food baskets for Thanksgiving. NBCDC offers 400 free frozen turkeys to the first 400 families that register. Families can register by coming in person to 4300 Marseilles Detroit, MI, Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Recipients must provide ID and a utility bill. Only one turkey is allowed per household.

Thanksgiving For The Homeless

On Thanksgiving Day the New Breed Community Development Corporation will continue its tradition of opening its doors and inviting the community’s hungry, homeless, poor and lonely men, women and children by hosting the annual Thanksgiving Dinner and Service. NBCDC's staff and volunteers are gearing up to prepare, serve and deliver nearly 350 free meals to those in need.

The community is invited to enjoy a family style meal and fellowship. The day’s event begins with a special Thanksgiving service at 11:00 a.m. Local musicians and talents will be entertaining guest. A traditional Thanksgiving meal will follow the service.

A special invitation is extended to those who might not otherwise have a place to go or the means to prepare a meal. Home delivery of Thanksgiving meals is available for shut-ins. Shut-ins living in the Detroit (East-side) area, who would like a Thanksgiving dinner delivered to their home should request one at least 24 hours before the event.

Detroit Marriott Dinner

Holidays are a time for hope and generosity, and New Breed Community Development Corporation partnered with Forgotten Harvest and General Motors Foundation brings hope to those most in need by hosting a Holiday Meal for 250 people. Families are invited to participate in our Holiday Meal on the Tuesday before Christmas, for a meal to remember served by local celebrities at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center in the Renaissance Ballroom. Transportation is provided for all.

Christmas Eve Meal & Music

Annually on December 24thNew Breed Community Development Corporation serves over 600 Christmas Eve meals to individuals in the Community. This event consists of a live choir and band playing Christmas music. These are meals that you can take home.

Adopt-A-Family

The holidays are a natural time to think about others, especially those less fortunate. The New Breed Community Development Corporation is seeking individuals, businesses and organizations to help provide holiday gifts for 130 children and seniors living in poverty or in low-income households.

Each holiday season, donors are anonymously matched to a senior or family of one or more children through the Holiday Adopt-A-Family program. Adopt-A-Family provides the donor with the age and gender of each child in the family and a brief description of the circumstances that led to their need for assistance. The donor then provides gifts for the family or senior. The recommended that each family or senior receives gifts of both personal and nutritional background.

Adopt-A-Family pairs individuals who are facing difficult times with someone else in the community who is able to share and willing to give. The program cultivates the ethic of giving back and of sharing, which at its core is the strength of community.

This is a very difficult year for our Holiday Adopt-A-Family program given the growing poverty and unemployment rate in Metro Detroit. We rely on the generosity of individuals, businesses and organizations to volunteer or to donate by adopting a family or an elderly person. They provide a holiday to kids, families and the elderly who would otherwise go without.

Most of the beneficiaries are single-parent households, children and senior citizens. They are referred to Adopt-A-Family by a local residents, social worker or case manager through state agencies and human service nonprofit organizations.

Volunteer Banquet

NBCDC sponsors a Banquet and Volunteer Dinner honoring those who have consistently dedicated their time and energies to support New Breed Community Development Corporation. The dinner is held annually.  This is a day to thank individuals who continue to help New Breed Community Development Corporation serve our community! This is a catered event, featuring special artists, performances, singers, and spoken word and other entertainment!

Detroit Pistons Community Event

Annually, New Breed Community Development Corporation takes over 250 children and their families to a Detroit Pistons game who has never been to a professional sport outing. Transportation is provided and the event is sponsored by the Detroit Pistons Organization.

Detroit Tigers Family Day

Annually, New Breed Community Development Corporation takes over 250 children and their families to a Detroit Tigers game who has never been to a professional sport outing. Transportation is provided and the event is sponsored by the Detroit Tigers Foundation.

Kiddie Disco

New Breed Church and New Breed Community Development Corporation presents it’s Annual Resurrection  Sunday Kiddie Disco Affair for ages 12 & under on Easter Sunday of each year. This event features kid friendly music, entertainment, pictures with cartoon characters, prizes, fashion show, face painting, balloon twist, Dance Contest, Red Carpet Entrance and raffle for Easter baskets.

Mother & Son Dance

Fathers and Daughters aren’t the only ones having all the fun! We’ve now got an event for the Moms and Sons too! New Breed Community Development Corporation present a Pre-Mother’s Day “Mother/Son Dance” annually. Mothers and sons can put on your best outfit and get ready for food, dessert, great music, dancing, the outrageously popular “Soul Train Line,” “Mother/Son Musical Chairs,” and much more.

Free Haircuts & Tie

New Breed Community Development Corporation's Malachi Project is teams up annually with Aaron T's Cuts, Big Sam’s Cuts and New Breed Church to show that “Impacting Young Men Never Looked So Good.” We provide free haircuts and free ties to all boys ages 17 and under. Every male student will receive advice, life tips, and affirmation from a male mentor and have an opportunity to enroll in a year-round mentoring program while getting their hair cut. Additionally all boys learn how to a tie and receive a free new tie. Tutors are on hand to assist young men who are struggling in school.