Local Celebrities Don Denim Duds to Raise Funds for Kids


ROYAL OAK— Detroit celebs, including the Channel 955 Mojo in the morning crew – Mojo, Spike and Shannon; Trudi Daniels, radio personality from WCSX 94.7; Vic Faust, WXYZ Channel 7’s Action News anchor; Erin Nicole, Channel 7 anchor; and Boswell, Detroit rising fashion photographer, are getting their best denim on to raise funds for Judson Center, a local non-profit organization who has been changing southeast Michigan lives for 90 years.

The campaign, Jeans for Judson, will help raise funds and awareness to help Judson Center build brighter futures for children, and families in our community. The kick off began with a jean dedication on Monday.

“Wearing jeans in the workplace is a way to raise funds for us, and at the same time boost employee morale,” said Judson Center President and CEO Cameron Hosner. “We are engaging HR managers across the region to get their employees engaged in our mission by being casual on Fridays, or a day whenever they choose. It’s a great way to raise awareness and get companies involved on a deeper level as they learn about how to get involved in our programs that will help children and families in need. And, who doesn’t like to wear jeans to work? It’s something everyone can get behind” added Hosner.

Local celebrities are joining the movement by donating a pair of their jeans, autographed, to kickstart the campaign, which will be framed and hung at Judson Center headquarters in Royal Oak to bring excitement to this year-long program. “It is a fun and engaging way to support an outstanding Michigan charity who serves thousands of people in our backyard,” said Shannon Murphy, morning personality on Channel 955, who earlier this year supported Judson Center with Time Team Detroit in beautifying Judson Center’s 7 acre main campus, and helping to host a bike drive for kids in foster care at Judson Center – an event that provided 250 bikes to children in need in our community.

Judson Center is asking the community to spread the word on their social media networks by using the hashtag #jeansforjudson. “It’s a small step that can help us reach a larger audience, and bring awareness that will help us to rescue and restore the lives of children and families in our shared community,” said Vice-President of Development Kelli Dobner. “We want everyone to join the movement so they can be a part of helping the 3,000 children in our care. Don’t let anything come between you and your Judson jeans!”

If you would like more information about Jeans for Judson, or how you can become involved at Judson Center, contact Andrea Coronado at 248-554-6361, or andrea_coronado@judsoncenter.org