Sharing the Love this Spring at Love Bigger!

Jen at the Velocity Kick-off Event

Hello all!

So many exciting updates this week and be sure to read on for upcoming charity updates and events near you. Make it a plan to attend at least one to support a cause in your community. It’s good for the heart and it opens us up to see those near us who may need our help.


This spring sure has started out exciting with Love Bigger Charities receiving funds, celebrating groundbreaking events and preparing for so many exciting fundraisers and fun during the outdoor entertainment season!  Read on to learn more.

Love Bigger has joined the Velocity Accelerator and MEDC Support Hub Grant community in Sterling Heights, Michigan. We had our kickoff event last week and many dignitaries were in attendance. Can’t wait to share all the BIG news about our new relationship and where it can take Love Bigger!


Exciting News for the DRE Project!! Funds raised at the 2023 SAY Detroit Radiothon were distributed to local charities on Tuesday, April 4, 2024. SAY Detroit annually distributes a percentage of donations from its fundraiser to partner organizations and charities that share the nonprofit’s mission to provide pathways to success for Detroiters in need.

Hosted by SAY Detroit founder Mitch Albom and featuring SAY Detroit’s program leaders, the presentation and networking opportunity welcomed representatives from twenty-seven charities, including first-time recipients The DRE Project and Wings of Love Missionary Baptist Church. The DRE Project was awarded $10,000 to be used for meals for 100 families. These funds move the needle 20% of the way to the goal of feeding 600 families in 2024. Congratulations to Jennifer Jackson and her amazing volunteers!


Micah 6 Community Celebrates a Groundbreaking in Pontiac!!

I had the chilly pleasure of attending the close-of-financing and groundbreaking event for the Webster Community Center on April 3. The construction project that will renovate this defunct Pontiac school into a community beacon is expected to take 14 months plus another 2 months of inspections and permitting. It should be opening around late summer 2025 for use by the neighboring community in Pontiac! We cannot wait to see all the good that will be accomplished by providing a safe and inviting place for kids and families to gather.



 **If you are looking to uplift your heart and your social calendar this season, join some of our awesome charities for events for a cause. Add these awesome events to your social calendar! **

 Micah 6 Community – Garden of Cocktails Annual Fundraiser from 7 – 9 pm on April 26 at the beautiful Goldner Walsh Nursery in Pontiac. Proceeds support their community work such as gardens, community outreach and support and other community-building efforts. Tickets are $60 per person and can be purchased at:

Their volunteer opportunities may be found at:

Community Housing Network – Bring it Home Event Thursday April 26 at 6 pm at the Community House in Birmingham.  Tickets may be purchased here.

 Neighborhood House – Join Neighborhood house for their Top Golf Fundraiser coming up on May 9 from 6 – 9 pm in Auburn Hills. Tickets available here:

Gifts for All God’s Children – Christmas in July Fundraiser Event will be held at the San Marino Club in Troy on July 16 at 6:30 pm. Tickets may be purchased here:



Jen’s Monthly Lunch & Learn Event

Thursday, May 23 is Jen’s next Lunch & Learn Event titled “Getting Started on your Minimalism Journey”. Please sign up at this link to attend or to receive a link to the recording that will be posted to the Love Bigger You Tube Channel.

Also, visit our channel to watch past presentations/discussions about spring cleaning, decluttering with kids and more!


The Community Housing Network is actively seeking donations of new or gently used air mattresses for their clients who need them upon move-in to their new housing. If you have one to donate, please drop it off to their location in Troy or reach out to and she can pick up when she is in your area if you are local to her.


Download the Love Bigger app to locate charities near you and see their wish lists, post your items offered and match with local charities where you can drop off or who can pick up the items from your doorstep. Donate your items and mark them as donated in the app to track your annual donations for taxes. Love Bigger keeps track of your donations for you!

Thanks for reading and letting us know how we can support your local charity in need. We are here to help and spread the word on how our growing community of joyful givers can support local community improvement efforts all over Michigan, and soon, beyond!

Thanks for reading!

XO Jen and the Love Bigger Team

Spring has Sprung at Love Bigger!

Hi there Love Bigger Community!

Happy Spring 2024! Can’t believe we are past St. Patrick’s Day already and well on our way to the Spring flowers blooming.  ICYMI, the big news earlier this month was that we decided to make Love Bigger free to ALL charities, no matter the level of membership, for the upcoming spring months. We are pursuing exciting avenues, like corporate social responsibility and sustainability partners, in-app and in-newsletter sponsorships, to fund our future development.

If you have a business that would benefit from promotion to our growing audience of charities, joyful givers, downsizers, realtors, professional organizers, people who are moving to smaller spaces and those becoming minimalists, please talk to We would love to promote your business and enable Love Bigger to remain free to all charities for the foreseeable future.

And finally, we would love to welcome our NEW ADDITIONS Neighborhood House in Rochester, Michigan and the Alger Marquette Community Action Board in Marquette, Michigan, expanding our reach to Northern Michigan! Both organizations support families and children, and we are so excited to have them join our growing online community.

We would love nothing more than to be able to serve your organization, or one that has served your family in the past, so please pass along our website at to those decisionmakers you know who would like a pipeline of new and used (but in good condition) goods, free promotion, a place to tell their stories to their community and to be promoted by a team who wants to help them serve as many people as possible in 2024.

ANNOUNCEMENT!!  Love Bigger has been selected to participate in the Shop313 Initiative through Comerica Bank and the Detroit Pistons this Wednesday night March 20! If you are at the game, please stop by to meet us in person, and drop your name in the drawing for fun prizes and meals donated by Breadless, a terrific new healthy eating restaurant with locations in Detroit and Rochester!

Any charity who is live on the Love Bigger app right now will be able to provide materials to me to place at our table at the March 20 game. We will be happy to represent your charity to guests at the event, and we have opportunities to provide in-game promotions and giveaways as well. Our team is excited to share your opportunities to serve with the greater Detroit community via this exciting event.

LET’S TALK SPRING DECLUTTERING THIS THURSDAY AT LUNCH! Jen’s Next Charitable Downsizing and Spring Cleaning-themed Lunch & Learn call will take place on March 21 at 12:30 pm. Visit to sign up.

Please feel free to send us your feedback on the app, and how we can make it better, to  Thanks so much for being one of our first Community Members!!

We appreciate you!

XO Jen and the Love Bigger Team

Two exciting Love Bigger digital events coming up in February!

Hi There Love Bigger Community!

I hope this post finds you well and thriving in the spirit of giving and community. As always, I am incredibly grateful for the unwavering support you have shown to the Love Bigger movement. Your commitment to spreading kindness and generosity is the heartbeat of our mission. Today, I am reaching out with some exciting opportunities to deepen our impact and support local nonprofits in a meaningful way. Here’s how you can be a part of this journey:

  • Download the Love Bigger App!
    • If you haven’t already, please download our app. It’s a fantastic tool to stay connected and updated with our initiatives.
  • Use the App! Share Your Items to Donate:
    • Use the app to share items you wish to donate. Your generosity can make a significant difference in someone’s life.
  • Follow Us on Social Media:
  • Stay in the loop with our latest news and community stories by following us on Facebook and Instagram.

Upcoming Events!

For our wonderful parents in the community, I have something special for you. Join me on February 13 for “Teaching Kids to DeClutter with a Purpose,” a unique event designed to teach your children the joy of giving. It’s a perfect opportunity to help your little ones part with the toys and items they no longer need, and in doing so, help others in need. Register Here!

And then, mark your calendars for February 22! I’ll be hosting our monthly roundtable to share more “DeClutter with a Purpose” tips and insights about the Love Bigger movement. This event is also for any Charity interested in becoming a partner and letting us help you connect with donors! Register Here!

These events are not to be missed and are a great way to connect with like-minded individuals who are passionate about making a difference.

Your participation in these events and initiatives is more than just an action; it’s a declaration of love and support for those in need. Let’s continue to spread the message of Love Bigger and create ripples of positive change in our communities.

Thank you once again for being a part of this incredible journey. Together, we can make a bigger difference.


Love Bigger App Update 1/7/24

Greetings Love Bigger Community!

We wanted to let you know that a new release is going live on the App Store and Google Play. You will want to update your version on your phone as soon as possible so that you can take advantage of the new attributes. Here are just a few of the goodies we have added now with this update, and there are still more to come:

  • Charities can now have an “Owner” and as many “Members” as they would like under the same account for each location at no additional charge. Owners can control members joining and can remove members of their team if necessary.
  • Ability to upgrade memberships in the app at any time.
  • Notifications have been improved to keep you updated about things happening in the app when you are not checked in, so you can respond when you return.
  • Enhancements to pick-up and drop-off scheduling to improve clarity and ease of use.
  • Ability to add more than one story or photo so that you can stream new information into the app as it happens. These posts can be made by the Owner as well as Members, but the Owner has final say as to whether the content plays or not.

We are sending out surveys this week to our Charities and our Donors, and we would love to hear from you about any issues you are encountering and any feedback you would like to give us about what we should improve, add or enhance within the app or on the website. We will be adding reporting functionality to the website release very soon, and would love to hear about reports that would make a difference to you as well. So watch for that message later this week, collect your thoughts and send us all your feedback. We are here for it, as we want this app to become an invaluable resource for you on both the Donor and the Charity side.

Thank you, again, for being an early adopter of the Love Bigger app!  We appreciate you and all you do to make this world a better place for all of us in it!


What are you most thankful for this year?

This Thanksgiving, we are especially thankful for the opportunity to nurture this incredible community and for the chance to make a meaningful impact through our partnerships with local charities. Your involvement has been the heartbeat of Love Bigger, and it’s something we deeply cherish.

Share Your Gratitude and Help Us Grow Love Bigger This Thanksgiving!

As we approach this Thanksgiving weekend, we are filled with immense gratitude for each one of you. Your presence and support have been pivotal in growing our Love Bigger family. In the spirit of giving thanks, we’re eager to hear from you.