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About The Picnic & Backpack Drive

Serendipity, Collage & Potpourri (SCP), the organization behind the Annual Detroit House Music Picnic & Back to School Backpack Drive is a non profit tax exempt community organization. SCP has collaborated with Detroit area community outreach programs and churches along with public and charter schools for the betterment and improvement of the students’ learning environment.

SCP collaborated in the 1st Annual Urban Groove Picnic and Back Pack Drive in 2006. This family picnic took place on its current site of Belle Isle. With the audio system sponsored by, legendary producer Derrick May’s, Transmat Records the picnic featured a line-up of Detroit’s best DJ’s performing. SCP and A Sense of Balance Productions collected 50 back packs.

The 2nd Annual House Music Picnic and Back Pack Drive held in 2007 displayed the commitment of the community, with sponsorship coming from Underground Resistance Recordings (UR), owned and run by globally acclaimed producer Mad Mike Banks, has long been a Detroit mainstay and one of the original bastions of the international techno scene. SCP collected 200 back packs for Bennett Elementary School. Due to the demand for school supplies in Detroit Public School the goal for 2008 is to support two elementary schools with 500 back packs and school supplies.

As can be seen in the thank you notes from the students, there is a great need for school supplies at Bennett Elementary. This need is now even more urgent by a building fire that occurred over the children’s 2007 Christmas break which displaced the students and destroyed many of  their classroom supplies including literature books, pens, notebooks, and coloring materials.

DMA Urban Groove will be partnering with SCP and a number of other sponsors to obtain the goal of 500 back packs for Bennett Elementary in Southwest Detroit and Sherill Elementary on the Northwest Side of Detroit.

2008 Backpack Drive Schools
Bennet elementary
2111 Mullane St
Detroit, MI 48209
(313) 849-3585
Sherill Elementary
7300 Garden St
Detroit, MI 48204
(313) 873-6723

Presently, SPC & DMA Urban Groove is working closely with the House Music Party promotion team of Strictly House Detroit with parties in several Metro Detroit locations to spread the enjoyment of House Music while helping a worthy cause.

The 3rd  Annual Urban Groove Back Pack Drive & House Music Picnic is scheduled for Saturday August 9, 2008 at Belle Isle Shed # 19 10am - 10pm, with confirmed appearances by DJ Alton Miller, DJ Eric Johnson, Shake, DJ Norm Talley, DJ Rick Wilhite. DJ Todd Weston, DJ Bruce Bailey, DJ Cent, DJ Reggie Hotmixx Harrell, DJ Mark Flash and DJ Aaron Carl with a special Live performance by Veronique.


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