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Neighborhood House Hosts Third Annual Blast Off 2 School Event
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Media Contact: Nicole Feidner, 248-651-5836 ext. 33, events@ranh.org

ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. – Neighborhood House, Ascension Providence Rochester and the Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan have teamed up to host their annual Blast off 2 School back-to-school event on August 17th at the Neighborhood House main office (1720 S. Livernois, Rochester Hills, MI). Since opening their new facility in 2016, Neighborhood House has been able to expand all of their services, including the Blast off 2 School program. At this event, eligible children will receive school supplies, backpacks, and back to school clothing. They will also have the option to sign up for health assessments. Last year, an 11-year-old boy had his first physical because of this program. The event provides access to critical services for these children, which might not otherwise be available.

This event is free for Neighborhood House clients and families with children ages 4-18 who qualify for Medicaid or free and reduced lunch programs. Families must live in Auburn Hills, Rochester, Rochester Hills, Oakland Township, Leonard or Lakeville (ID required).

“We love teaming up with Ascension Providence Rochester and the Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan to bring this wonderful program each year,” says Kathy Losinski, director at Neighborhood House. “This event, in addition to other Neighborhood House services, helps our families in need on their path to self-sustainability.”

Eligible families can register for this event (no walk-in’s) before August 8. To apply, please visit www.ranh.org/get-help/ or call 248-651-5836 ext.21.

Blast off 2 School is looking for donations including binders, spiral notebooks, index cards, highlighters, markers, mechanical pencils, colored pencils, glue sticks, scissors, pens, and more. For the full wish list, visit www.ranh.org/wish-list. Donations can be dropped off at Neighborhood House Office, Neighborhood House Clothes Closet, Ram’s Horn, Stewart Team Real Estate Partners, Assistance League Resale Connection, or The Rochester Hills Public Library until August 9.


Neighborhood House is a private, non-profit human service organization that was founded in 1968. It is the agency’s mission to assist the community during times of hardship, providing services that include emergency financial assistance, counseling, job coaching, budget assistance, transportation, food assistance, clothing assistance and more, with a goal of providing tools that will lead toward self-sufficiency. NH serves any qualifying families in need from Rochester, Rochester Hills, Auburn Hills, Oakland Township and Addison Township. With the support of hundreds of local volunteers, Neighborhood House believes that “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” is a model for a strong community. For more information about getting services or volunteering, visit our website at www.ranh.org.

Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan ®, serving Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties, is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3), hands-on, all-member volunteer organization whose mission is to clothe, feed, educate, and comfort children and adults through community-based programs. This fall Assistance League will provide 4,300 students with school clothing. ReSale Connection is Assistance League's nonprofit, upscale resale store in downtown Rochester, offering high quality, new and gently used merchandise at a great value.

Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital is part of one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the US. Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. We support the community with a variety of programs, classes, and screenings.