Jo Brighton Skills Center
4460 18th Street
Wyandotte, MI 48192

Thursday at 9am

To volunteer: Email Us



Dana Browning

Nicole Baker
Bridgette Barton
Katie Browning
Crystal Eskin
Joe Hirsch
Shawn Kennedy
Denise Knapp
Jessica Kull
Dana Mayhew
Joe Mayhew
Mike McMahon
Kristin McMaster
Jennifer Miller
June Rice
Whitney Schenavar



Wyandotte Community Partners

This is the tenth year of operating the Blessings in a Backpack-Wyandotte program for the children in our community. We are currently feeding students throughout our 4 Elementary Schools, Middle and High School.  We would like to expand the program to our three Special Education Schools as well.

  • $155 provides one child food every weekend (6 meals) for an entire school year
  • A full year of funding must be raised in advance to start a new school in the program
  • We are currently feeding 500 students – $50,000 annually is needed to maintain our current program.
  • 59% of all students in Wyandotte qualify for the Blessings in a Backpack program.
  • We hope to eventually expand to all schools in Wyandotte as funding is raised.

Please visit this website monthly to see the progress we are making and for upcoming events.  More volunteers and community partners are needed to expand and maintain our program.  Additional volunteers are needed for ongoing fundraising.

Wyandotte Comedy Night Blessings in a Backpack

Comedy Night


Blessings in a Backpack-Wyandotte is once again hosting a Night of Comedy. The event will take place spring of 2023. Check back in February for event date and details.

Blessings in a Backpack Portofino River Cruise

Save the Dates


Portofino Detroit River Cruise

June 2023

We plan on repeating this event in 2023, so look for information in the spring of 2023 and get you tickets early so the boat does not leave the dock without you.  This event is a sell-out every year.


Wyandotte Street Fair – Lemonade Stand

July 2023

Come support Blessings in a Backpack-Wyandotte by stopping by the Lemonade stand and purchasing a cold glass of lemonade.


Fall Event

November 2023

Plans are underway for an event to be held in early November.  Check back at the start of summer for more details.

Yeo and Yeo Foundation Blessings in a Backpack

Yeo & Yeo Foundation


Congratulations!  The Yeo & Yeo Foundation is pleased to present a charitable contribution of $2,000 to Blessings in a Backpack – Wyandotte.  This contribution is courtesy of the Yeo & Yeo Foundation and the employees of Yeo & Yeo’s Ann Arbor office.

We admire your work in the community and your diligent efforts to improve the world around us.  The services provided by your organization are valuable and necessary in our present-day circumstances.  We are honored to present you with this contribution and hope that it will help provide your organization with the resources you need to continue your endeavors.