Acclaim Community Outreach 


ABOUT OUR ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PROGRAM

Each year Acclaim Community Outreach hosts its Annual Pre-Christmas Celebration of Praise to meet the needs of transitional housing residents (and community residents) throughout the Metro Detroit area.  During this most precious time of the holiday season, many individuals suffer from depression, loneliness, and hopelessness. The Pre-Christmas Celebration offers the residents of transitional housing an opportunity to participate in an uplifting evening of music, food, fun and fellowship.  Participants in this event have been Metro Emergency Services (mental health), Mariner's Inn (men's facility), SHAR House (men & women's housing), Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries Oasis Center (men) & Genesis House (women), & Salvation Army Harbor Light/Acres of Hope, including children of transitional housing residents.  Our goal is to get additional transitional housing facilities added each year.  This event is free to all transitional housing and community residents.
 
During this event, residents are provided with prevention materials and giveaways such as hats, gloves, blankets, toiletries and a nutritious all-you-can-eat meal.  The fun-filled evening also provides residents with the opportunity to enjoy music from local vocalists, musicians, youth and adult dance groups, & ensembles.  The Pre-Christmas Celebration is funded by donations that are received from local businesses, individuals in the community, the ACOS Board of Directors, mini-grants, as well as other non profit organizations. 
 
 
 
18th Annual Pre-Christmas Celebration of Praise 2014
Saturday December 13, 2014 @ 6PM
Living Faith Banquet Hall
21740 Ryan Road
Warren, MI  48091
 
 
 
A great time is expected as planning and preparations are underway for this year's annual Christmas celebration.  Both in-kind and monetary donations are welcomed. For more info please contact Carol at (313) 308-5935. 
 
 
 No Celebration for 2013
 
 
 
17th Annual Pre-Christmas Celebration of Praise 2012
Saturday December 8, 2012 @ 6PM
Living Faith Banquet Hall
21740 Ryan Road
Warren, MI  48091
 
 
 
L & M Mime (New Friendly Baptist Church - Detroit, MI)
Acclaim Community Outreach acknowledges youth performing arts mime group
                                                                    
                                             
 
 Salvation Army Harbor Light Choir
 
 
Carl Riggins & Pathway ToChrist Choir (Formerly DRMM Choir)
 
 
                 AMI  Dancers
 
    
  
 
     
                                                                         Gospel  Rapper "Goodson"
 
   
                     Pastor Gerald celebrates his WSU graduation
 
    
 
    
      
 Pastor Milhouse  - New Friendly MBC
 
 
 
 16th Annual Pre-Christmas Celebration of Praise 2011
Saturday December 10, 2011 @ 6PM
Living Faith Banquet Hall
21740 Ryan Road
Warren, MI  48091
Photos and Videos to be Posted Soon!!!!
 


15th Annual Pre-Christmas Celebration of Praise 2010
 
Saturday December 11, 2010 @ 6PM
Living Faith Banquet Hall
21740 Ryan Road
Warren, MI  48091
 
The 15th Annual Pre-Christmas Celebration of Praise was awesome this year.  The Salvation Army Harbor Light Choir and Detroit Rescue Mission Choir both sang with inspiration as they shared their testimonies about recovery.  Mariner's Inn also represented in a big way. 
 
Other participants were Sounds of Imani and Dray Hill of Churchouse Records, both local gospel recording artists in Detroit.  Don't miss next year's event.   
 
 
        
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
14th Annual Pre-Christmas Celebration of Praise 2009
Saturday December 12, 2009 @ 6PM
Living Faith Banquet Hall
21740 Ryan Road
Warren, MI  48091
 
Once again, Acclaim Community Outreach hosted a successful holiday celebration designed for transitional housing & shelter residents. The program included the Salvation Army Harbor Light Choir, Sisters-In-Mime, Detroit Rescue Mission Choir, contemporary gospel recording artist Sounds of Imani, Minister Myra Morrison and gospel recording artist Minister Charles Clarke. Again, many thanks to the Detroit Pistons organization for their support during this special time of the season! 
 
                              
  
 
 
13th Annual Pre-Christmas Celebration of Praise 2008
Special Celebration Designed For Transitional Housing/Shelter Residents
BIG SHOUT OUT TO THE DETROIT PISTONS ORGANIZATION!
Thursday December 18, 2008  6:30PM
13333 E. Warren
Detroit, MI  48215
 
 Performances By:
Salvation Army Harbor Light Gospel Choir
Sounds of Imani
Divine Dancers of Christ

This proved to be another successful event as Acclaim Outreach served residents from the Salvation Army Harbor Light Choir and other shelter residents.  We also render a special thanks to the Detroit Pistons organization for their donation distributed to all the program participants.  Transitional Housing residents had the opportunity to enjoy a wonderful game between the Detroit Pistons and Utah Jazz!  What a great time for the residents, some of whom did not have an opportunity to attend a basketball game.  Hat's off the the Detroit Pistons! 
 
 


12th Annual Pre-Christmas Celebration of Praise 2007
Special Celebration Designed For Transitional Housing/Shelter Residents
 
Acclaim Community Outreach presented the 12th Annual Christmas Celebration on Saturday December 15, 2007 6:00pm at the Living Faith Church Banquet Hall at 21740 Ryan Rd. (between 8 & 9 Mile) Warren, MI.  The event proved to be a great success as approximately 250 invidividuals were in attendance.  Men and women from the Salvation Army Harbor Light - its choir, and youth group from Salvation Army Brightmoor (Pastor & Co-Pastor Brockway, Overseers) were participants; as well as men from Detroit Rescue Mission Oasis Center (Carl Riggins, Program Director) and Detroit Rescue Mission Genesis House for women.  Residents from these transitional housing/shelter programs enjoyed a hearty all-you-can-eat meal, while enjoying wonderful gospel music performances from local area talent.  The program followed with free gifts for everyone.   

 
Many thanks to our donor(s):
 
George Denha
Food Giant
14040 Greenfield
Detroit, MI 
 
 
 
 
11th Annual Pre-Christmas Celebration of Praise 2006
Special Celebration For Transitional Housing/Shelter Residents & Community
 
On Saturday December 16, 2006, Acclaim Community Outreach Services celebrated its eleventh year of feeding  transitional housing residents.  Residents served were from the Salvation Army Harbor Light/Acres of Hope, Mariners Inn, Detroit Rescue Mission Oasis Center & Genesis House & More.  Special musical performances were presented by recording artist Sounds of Imani, Detroit Rescue Mission Choir(DRMM), Anointed N'Christ mime group, youth violinist and many others.  
 

Christmas 2005         Christmas 2005

 The Salvation Army Harbor Light Choir                  The New Day Gospel Singers

Christmas 2005      Christmas 2005

The Detroit Rescue Mission Choir            Gerald with Men From DRMM Oasis Center

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Salvation Army Participants                               Women From Genesis House in Prayer


  Previous Years Christmas Event @ Butzel Family Center 

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