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The DSO and Ford Motor Company bring the holiday spirit to Ruth Ellis Center

By |2018-01-16T02:36:43-05:00January 5th, 2012|News|

Highland Park –
In the season of giving, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Ford Motor Company and the Michigan International Gay Rodeo Association filled the Ruth Ellis Center with the holiday spirit on Dec. 21. The evening began with a 45-minute concert by the DSO’s brass quintet, playing a selection of holiday songs. In addition to the performance, Ford’s MODEL team was at the Center handing out care packages of non-perishable food items to the youth. The youth enjoyed a traditional Christmas dinner cooked and served by members of MIGRA.
“The holidays are especially challenging for the youth Ruth Ellis Center serves because it is an extra reminder of the home and family support system that many of them don’t have,” said Laura Hughes, Ruth Ellis Center executive director. “For one night, the DSO, Ford, MIGRA and the many volunteers who help are the youth’s family. We can’t thank these organizations enough for providing this experience for them.”
This is the second year the DSO has visited the Ruth Ellis Center during the holidays. Additionally, Ford’s MODEL team has a charitable history of volunteering for the Center. On December 2, the MODEL team visited the Center for an entire day to decorate the facility for the holidays, prepare food and holiday packages and clean.

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