Saline Area Social Service Receives $150,000 Commitment from the Mullick Foundation for Its New Facility
SALINE, Michigan, April 6th, 2022 – Saline Area Social Service (SASS), the primary food assistance and emergency aid organization in Saline, is pleased to announce a charitable contribution in the amount of $150,000 from The Mullick Foundation to help fund the purchase of its new facility. This commitment follows the Foundation’s ongoing collaboration with SASS to support local households facing financial hardship. SASS plans to relocate its services to its new home at 1259 Industrial Dr. on the east side of Saline later this year.
“It is a major milestone for us to transition to a building that can house all our inventory in a single, more accessible building,” says SASS Executive Director Anne Cummings.
“We are incredibly grateful to the Mullick Foundation for investing in SASS and our new home. The MullickFoundation has supported our operations for many years, and we are amazed at their commitment to providing aid for those in need in our community,” Cummings says.
Established by the community in 1961, SASS provides groceries and household essentials, programs that support quality of life for students and seniors, holiday aid, referrals, and limited emergency assistance. Currently at 224 W. Michigan Avenue in downtown Saline, SASS uses every inch of the two-story house and basement for storage, including bathrooms, hallways, offices, kitchen, garage, under staircases, and outdoor porches.
“Our clients haven’t been able to enter the pantry to meet with staff or do their own shopping for over two years. Our new home will allow us to invite our clients back into the facility to shop for themselves and have the warm, inviting customer experience that we were able to offer before the COVID pandemic,” said Cummings. “We are excited for this opportunity to improve our ability to fulfill our mission to serve.”
SASS will transition its operations in the coming months to the newly purchased building in Wood Duck Park, 1259 Industrial, Saline. The location is near Saline High School, Walmart, and other businesses. Details regarding client access and donations will be announced in the coming weeks.
A fundraising campaign is underway to fund the purchase of this new facility with over 40% of the $850,000 goal raised to date. SASS is currently in the Quiet Phase of this campaign, with initial efforts focused on large, leadership gifts. In addition to the Mullick Foundation’s $150,000 leadership commitment, the SASS board of directors has committed over $100,000 in personal contributions.
Information about the fundraising campaign and the organization’s transition to the new building is available at: https://salinesocialservice.com/newhome/
About The Mullick Foundation
The Mullick Foundation is a private family foundation serving Wayne and Washtenaw counties based in Saline, Michigan. The Mullick family has been supporting causes close to their heart for years. Prior to the formal formation of the foundation, they would come across issues in the community, friends in need, or stories about strangers seeking assistance, and do their part to help. It has always been their mission to give people opportunities they may otherwise not have had. The Mullick Foundation was formed in May 2011 as an avenue to continue philanthropic endeavors as a family.
About Saline Area Social Service
Saline Area Social Service (SASS) is a private, tax-exempt non-profit organization that has been in the community for over 60 years and serves the most vulnerable students, families, and senior citizens that live in and around the Saline area. SASS’s mission is to provide our short- and long-term aid, directly and through referrals, to its participants in need. For more information, visit salineareasocialservice.com.
Phone: (734) 429-4570 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SalineAreaSocialService