Community Outreach

2022 Annual Clothing Drive

To donate:

Click the Amazon Icon below to access the 2022 Annual Clothing Drive Amazon gift list.

Donations are being accepted through Monday, November 14th.

Where do donations go?

Donations will go directly to The House by The Side of the Road.

Are donations tax deductible?

All donations are tax deductible.

How long does it take to donate?

Less than 5 minutes – just a couple of clicks.

Our collection goal:

We aim to reach 800 new items to help keep our neighbors warm this winter season.




All purchased school supplies went our neighbors in need.

Thanks to the generosity of the Michigan Medicine family, we raised $1711 in school supplies and personal care items! This years recipients are:

  • Washtenaw Intermediate School District - c/o Ozone House

  • House By the Side of the Road

  • Detroit Public Schools

Thank you for helping those in need!



The Frankel Cardiovascular Center (FCVC) DEI Steering Committee has initiated a summer program for high school students that will outline the many potential careers in cardiovascular science, medicine, and healthcare at the FCVC. The goal of this program is to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the STEM and healthcare fields.


  • Meet and network with a variety of healthcare and research professionals at the Frankel Cardiovascular Center.

  • Learn about the many potential careers in cardiovascular science, medicine, and healthcare.

  • Participate in hands-on professionally led medical demonstrations.

2022 Cohort

Students share program highlights…

“Pretty much all of today was great and informative. I learned a lot from job shadowing all that to the pig hearts. I learned about the chambers of the heart, and I leaned about genetics with Rajani.”

“How hard they (the professional volunteers) work.”

“Learning my hands ain’t really clean” ~ Handwashing health demonstration station

“One of the best experience and colleges.”

What Teachers had to say…

“All of the U of M staff were amazing, passionate about their work, and very welcoming to my students.”

“Almost all students expressed their interest, desire, and NEED to go to the U of M for college.”

“This program has enlightened and expand my students' minds. WAY TO GO U of M!!!”

Volunteer reflections…

“It was the highlight of my month getting to see those students smile and laugh and push each other to think critically. I loved it so much”

“I realized that being a part of this program felt like a place I belonged. Each of the students that I had a chance to talk to had great questions and they were eager to soak up any information you could give them.”

“I learned how important it is to be of help whenever I can, and that my knowledge in my field can go a long way in helping others.”