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The 2021 Tau Beta Turkey Drive supports families who participate in the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) program at The Children's Center of Detroit. We are hoping to provide 100 turkey or ham family dinners again this year. These items will be distributed Monday, November 22nd. 


Due to COVID, monetary donations are preferred.

Monetary donations will be used to purchase turkeys and hams and all of the sides.

o   We are preordering frozen turkeys & hams that we will pick up from the Value Center Marketplace the day we deliver the food items to The Children's Center of Detroit.

o   Please make checks payable to Tau Beta - write Turkey on the subject line.

o   You may mail/drop off checks to Liz Bsharah, 1045 Audubon, GPP, 48230 or Tracey Simpson, 1506 Lochmoor Blvd, GPW, 48236 by November 15th.

o   Reminder: Make your donation on-line and immediately receive a receipt for your donation

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Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions.


Liz Bsharah (313) 515-7777 /


Tracey Simpson (313) 585-4961 /


Kathy Driscoll, (313) 570-1360, Lil Rinke (586) 634-0805, Susie Sine (313) 550-1999,

Phyllis Sullivan (313) 407-6493

The Children’s Center is currently accepting the following donations:

   Baby Clothing:
(newborn) thru PreteenClothing (up to size 14/16)
(clean and gently used)

Please bring your donations to building:

79 West Alexandrine

Monday – Thursday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

For more information contact:

JoAnn Al-Hachami at: 
or (313) 262-0943.

The Children’s Center Food Pantry is in need of donations

Please consider helping in one of the following ways:

        Put non-perishable food items on your porch for pick-up.  Call, text, or email me and I will grab them by the end of the day.


        Send non-perishable food items to my porch via Kroger/ Amazon or any food delivery service of your choice. 

                             Hannah Wheatley

                             64 Fairford Rd

                              Grosse Pointe Shores, MI 48236


        Send a check made out to Tau Beta to the above address, and groceries will be purchased to fill the need of the pantry.


This request will be sent out periodically as the pantry needs replenished monthly.  Your donations are greatly appreciated. Thank you, in advance, for your kindness and generosity. 


**A non-perishable food item shopping list may be found at under VOLUNTEER/ FOOD PANTRY/ SHOPPING LIST.


Contact Information:

Hannah Wheatley, Junior Member

64 Fairford Rd

Grosse Pointe Shores, MI 48236



Welcome to the Tau Beta Association website. Tau Beta Association has promoted charitable and philanthropic projects and services to benefit the people of Southeastern Michigan for over 100 years. Founded in 1901 as a non-profit association, Tau Beta has supported numerous causes including tuberculosis treatment, The Hamtramck Community House and Tau Beta Camp for metropolitan Detroit area girls and boys.

Tau Beta membership voted in January of 2004 to partner with The Children’s Center of Detroit and focus our volunteer and fundraising efforts on activities for this worthwhile institution. Located near the Detroit Medical Center, and established in 1929, The Children’s Center of Detroit serves the mental and emotional well-being of thousands of at-risk children and families in Detroit.

Presently, Tau Beta has a resident Senior membership of over 460 women, over 240 Non-Resident Senior members and more than 50 Junior members.

Mission Statement

The Tau Beta Association is a charitable organization comprised of like-minded women committed to improving lives in the Greater Detroit area through volunteerism and fundraising.

Now, you can support our work through your everyday activities like errands, online purchases, and even grocery shopping!

Kroger Community Rewards

Shop at Kroger?  Register your Kroger Rewards Card to donate a percentage of your transaction to Tau Beta (and get great coupon deals while you’re on their website!).  Our Organization Number is IG157.  Re-enroll every April!

Shop on Amazon?  Register for AmazonSmile and select 
Tau Beta Association to have 0.5% of total eligible purchases donated.

The Tau Beta Fall Market

September 23-25, 2021

Fall Market Corporate Sponsors 2021

Visit our Fall Market 2021
 page for
complete details!

Mistletoe Magic
Country Club of Detroit

Wednesday December 22, 2021

Mistletoe Magic, a festive holiday fundraiser, celebrates the long legacy of Sigma Gamma Association and Tau Beta Association helping young people with special needs. Visit the Mistletoe Magic website to donate.

Memorial contributions and donations are always appreciated. You may donate online using our secure donation form.

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