FIRSTMERIT BANK FOOD DRIVE
FirstMerit Bank announces the return of the FirstMerit Bank Food Drive! The Drive will collect donations of food to benefit Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan in an effort to raise awareness of the hunger relief initiative. Thousands of pounds of food for those in need in the region are expected to be generated from the campaign, which is in its fourth year of partnership with the festival.Bring in three non-perishable food items for a free admission coupon at participating branches. The following FirstMerit Branches will be collecting items Aug. 19 - 30:
- 4609 Crooks Road, Royal Oak
- 800 S. Main Street, Royal Oak
- 4710 Rochester Road, Royal Oak
- 2078 E. Big Beaver Road, Troy
- 175 S. Livernois Road, Rochester Hills
GETTING ACTIVE FOR GREAT CAUSES
Saturday morning will kick-off with the Priority Health Arts in Motion 5k. For more information, click here.
Also on Saturday, Priority Health kicks off the Zumbathon celebration to benefit St. John Providence Health System Cancer Center of Excellence and the Karmanos Cancer Institute. For more information, click here.
FAMILY DAYS FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM presented by Ford
This year, Ford Arts, Beats & Eats is teaming with Autism Alliance of Michigan and Autism Speaks to offer select families a unique experience and an all-access pass to the festival. We are proud to have Ford as a presenter of this event along with supporters Benito's Pizza, Olga's Kitchen and Town Tavern who are providing lunch for the families. For more information, click here.
DEAF ARTS FESTIVAL
Beaumont Hospital teams with ABE this year to will to donate exhibit space for the second annual Deaf Arts Festival featuring as many as ten outstanding artists that are hard of hearing/Deaf. For more information on the Juried Fine Art Fair, click here.
Ford Arts, Beats & Eats is excited to partner with the Royal Oak First United Methodist Church to provide a Mother/Baby tent for festival guests again this year. This tent will offer a place for families to change their babies and children as well as a section for breastfeeding mothers. There will even be some extra supplies on hand in case something is forgotten! The tent will be located on the lawn of the First United Methodist Church, on the corner of Washington and Seventh St.
GATE CHARITY PARTNERS
Ford Arts, Beats & Eats is proud to once again support great local and regional charity organizations through its Gate Charity Program. 2013 will see 14 partners working together at the gates to greet and assist guests with entry into the festival. A complete list of partners is below.
BEVERAGE CHARITY PARTNERS
Ford Arts, Beats & Eats is proud to once again support great local charity organizations through its Beverage Charity Program. 2013 will see over 25 partners working together at the beverage booths to serve guests at the festival. A complete list of partners will be located here soon.