Last Thanksgiving, I wrote about the — all the ways this city and the surrounding metro area had given back to this ex-Ohioan, making her feel at home in her new hometown, Birmingham, MI.
Having lived here for well over a year now, I’m more thankful than ever this Thanksgiving, and it has to be because of the people. The ever-friendly residents I meet on a daily basis, the city leaders who are willing to sit down and discuss complicated issues, the folks who smile when they learn I’m from “the Patch” — really, you have all made this editor’s life infinitely better as she strives to bring you the news and information you need for your local life.
And so, this holiday season, we’re trying to give back to the folks who need it the most with our 30 Days of Giving series.
Last year, Birmingham Patch brought you , connecting Birmingham residents with holiday volunteering opportunities in and around the city. This year, we’re teaming up with our Patch neighbors in Oakland County and expanding the series to an entire month.
For the next 30 days — every day until Christmas Eve — Patch will bring you great ways to help spread holiday cheer throughout the area, connecting you with the people and organizations who need the most help. There are hundreds of supportive nonprofits in Oakland County with heartwarming missions; we hope one — or several — will strike a chord.
If you have an idea for our 30 Days of Giving, send Editor Laura Houser an email at Laura.Houser@patch.com, or give her a call at 248-534-9780.
But whether they’re about volunteering or not, just keep those stories, photos and comments coming. We’re looking forward to another holiday season in Birmingham, and we can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it.