Partnering with local nonprofits is very important to us at Cobo Center. We have an exciting lineup of events this Cobo Cares season and we encourage everyone to participate.”
For the third year, the Cobo Cares season offers thirteen health and wellness events from May through October for workers and residents in Southeast Michigan and downtown Detroit, providing networking, exercise and introductions to local area non-profit agencies.
“We can get from 10 – 60 people at these events, and the local non profit agencies set up a presence with information about what they do, how to donate and how to get involved,” said Molinari. “We work with the community to make connections, and encourage continued networking and engagement.”
Last year the Cobo Cares program collected more than $2,500 in funds and hundreds of pounds of goods such as books, hygiene kits for the homeless, school supplies etc., from the events.
The 2019 Cobo Cares program will support local causes including Common Ground Sanctuary, Green Living Science, Alternatives for Girls, COTs, Detroit Public Schools,
Eastern Market, Zumba with Ivy, Bees in the D, Michigan Humane Society, Green Living Science, Detroit Boxing Gym and Rock CF Foundation.
Outdoor activities are held at Cobo Square, the outdoor terrace at Cobo Center in view of the 4,000 square-foot interactive marquee digital sign. Indoor activities are located in the beautiful 30,000 square-foot, three-story glass atrium, overlooking the Detroit River.
In 2018, Cobo Center volunteers partnered with Humble Design as part of the Cobo Cares program to help build tables and bookcases for families transitioning out of homeless shelters. Volunteers also spent the day at Humble Design’s Pontiac warehouse helping with cleaning, repairing and renovating. The 2018 Cobo Cares season concluded with the annual Detroit “Adopt-A-Child for Christmas” program sponsored by Cobo Center and the City of Detroit. The program paired thousands of local Detroit children with sponsors who gifted them Christmas presents including toys and warm clothes at a Christmas party held at Cobo Center.
About Cobo Center: With 723,000 square feet of exhibit space, Cobo Center boasts one of the largest contiguous exhibit floor spaces in North America and is the 17th largest convention center in the country. Visit online at www.cobocenter.com