In The Zone                                                  July 2017

Ozone House's THE EDUCATION PROJECT ensures that students affected by homelessness enroll, attend, and succeed in school. Even though it's only July, we are preparing for the 2017-2018 school year and can use your support.

Here's how we help
The Education Project,  sometimes known as the The Education Project for Homeless Youth (EPHY), is designed to ensure that students experiencing homelessness or unstable living situations enroll, regularly attend and succeed in school. Under the federal  McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act , students who are homeless must have equal access to free and appropriate public education. Ozone House will provide resources for youth to stay in school.

The Education Project relies on a combination of grant support from the state and donations from members of the community. Many of the items provided to families, like toiletries and school supplies, are supplied through donations. This allows The Education Project the ability to fund other school related expenses like field trips, sports/activities, tutoring services and temporary transportation for students. 

Here's how you can help:
  • Inventory Management:  Count, sort and organize school supplies, toiletries, clothing, etc. to be distributed to students and families.  Assemble school supply and toiletry kits as needed. 

  We need to pack 750 backpacks to start the

  school year.

        There are volunteer opportunities for the last two 
        weeks in  August. This is great for individuals, families,
       groups and companies.


  • Distribution of Supplies:  Deliver backpacks and other supplies to schools, shelters, etc. to be given to students. (Completion of Volunteer Orientation/Training, Background Check and Fingerprinting required.)
  • Shoppers:  Volunteers are needed to shop (sometimes with families) at Meijer, Wal-Mart, Target, etc. (using donated gift cards) for these items. (Completion of Volunteer Orientation/Training, Background Check and Fingerprinting required.)
  • Organize a drive for school supplies, socks and underwear, toiletries or gift cards at your local religious organization, place of work, neighborhood, schools, etc.  Contact us for specific needs.
  • Join our Extended Family Network.  The Education Project's Extended Family is a group of volunteers who give us permission to contact them approximately 1-2x per month when our families have requests that we may not have funding for or for supplies we do not have.
  • Make a donation!  We are always in need of gift cards (Meijer, Target, Big Lots, etc.), school supplies, toiletries (shampoo, soap, deodorant, feminine hygiene products, toothpaste, lotion, etc.) and cash to be used to fund special needs of students that may arise during the year.
If you are interested in volunteering, joining our network, organizing a drive, or making a donation, contact us at or sign up to volunteer here.

To see our full calendar, click here.  

July 24 - July 30th

Lucky's Market
1919 S. Industrial Hwy,  Ann Arbor
Lucky's Market Bags for Change

Please vote for Ozone House on the Lucky's Market facebook page. Just find Ozone House in their comments and "Like" the comment. 

July 29 9am -3pm
July 30 12pm - 5pm

1127 W. Huron Street, Ann Arbor, 48103
AFS Garage Sale

AFS is hosting their first ever garage sale at the end of the month and they are donating 100% of the proceeds to
Ozone House ! The garage sale runs on Saturday July 29th from 9-3pm and Sunday July 30th from 12-5pm.

AFS will be selling off a large amount of used exercise equipment including dumbbells, racks, medicine balls, exercise bikes, plyometric boxes, and much more. In addition to those items, we encourage the community to donate items as well! Donations can be made anytime between July 26th and July 28th at AFS Ann Arbor. *Simply email with a description of your item and he will set up a drop off time for you at AFS.
August 6 
6:00 - 8:00 pm

307 N River Street, Ypsilanti, Mi
Sundays in the Garden

Join us on August 6th from 6-8pm at Cultivate Coffee and Tap House for live music. All proceeds benefit Ozone House on the 6th.

Music performed by Abigail Stauffer and Kate Peterson. Featured ale by Odd Side Ales.

Never been to cultivate? It is a must see! Coffee in the morning and a beer garden at night. Brilliant! They are a non-profit organization that gives back to their community every single day.

Cultivate is a true partner to Ozone House. They have been supporting us since they opened in 2016. They have hosted youth from our drop-in center for art projects, and the Wallace's, who own cultivate, have spent their personal time teaching interview skills and resume writing to our WorkZone youth.

August 17
2:30 pm

Graduate Hotel
615 E Huron St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Community Kitchen Job Training Graduation

Join us to celebrate the graduation of Ozone House youth from the Food Gatherers Community Kitchen job training. 

The Graduate Hotel of Ann Arbor has been kind enough to donate their spectacular event room for the Graduation. 

August 31st
Alley Bar 
112 W. Liberty 
Ann Arbor, MI
Millennial Board Night Out and School Supply Drive

Bring some school supplies and 
join the Ozone House millennial board at Alley Bar for a fun night out. Alley Bar will donate 10% of the sales to Ozone House. 
September 23rd
Domino's World Resource Center
30 Frank Lloyd Wright Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
An Evening with Ozone House

Purchase your tickets today for our annual fall fundraiser sponsored by Masco Cabinetry and delivered by Domino's Pizza.

For a full list of our sponsors, more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

Want to volunteer?
We have several volunteer opportunities. Click here to see what is available and to sign-up.
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