Don’t stop the music, Detroit! Coho Events is thrilled to be supporting Born And Raised Foundation (501c3, aka BARD) and their partner, Detroit Homecoming, in their efforts to amplify community engagement raise awareness of the need for community support in Detroit today.
Parker Lynch, Born And Raised Detroit’s head honcho, is passionate about improving the wellbeing and foundation of the city of Detroit. Parker and BARD focus on supporting smaller and more impactful organizations in Detroit, making sure the resources earned from fundraising and events are used as effectively as possible. This year, 100% of proceeds will benefit the Music Hall’s program for educating kids in DPS and Reaching Higher!
Parker has been giving his time and energy for 10+ years to re-engage Detroit expats around the country. Starting with a Thanksgiving-time gathering called “The Gobble Wobble” (he thanks his mom for helping with the original idea,) Parker has organized and mobilized hundreds of current and former Detroiters to raise money for those who need it most.
BARD believes in and leads with the turnkey approach, engaging all who wish to be involved and never turning a helpful soul away. Partnering with Detroit Homecoming has allowed BARD to reach an incredibly vast audience. Even people who’ve never been to Detroit have come on board to help with the cause! For BARD and Detroit Homecoming, “Detroit” is more than a buzzword to sell merchandise. Detroit is an important American metro with a vibrant culture and storied history, though today it’s in need of some TLC. With people like Parker on the job, the Coho team is confident that the Detroit of tomorrow is right around the corner.
BARD is hosting “Don’t Stop The Music,” the final event after the week of Detroit Homecoming activities. Live music provided by Drew Machak, JohnFM, 2LANES, and Mekato, will certainly get the crowd up and dancing. Live art from TYP and an auction of over 50+ Detroit partners will also help add to the giving atmosphere of the event. Ultimately, the funds raised throughout the evening will be given to The Detroit Music Hall, which sends music educators into Detroit Public Schools to teach students to express themselves in creative ways through music.
Detroit Homecoming has drawn more than 300 expats back home to inspire their participation in Detroit’s rebirth, and efforts continue to grow year after year. Parker is confident that the heavy hitters attending this year’s festivities, as well as the “Don’t Stop The Music” event, will help the cause continue to pick up speed, leaving the doors wide open for upcoming events to bigger and better than ever before. You won’t want to miss this incredible evening of goodwill and good fun in the name of Detroit!