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MondayJune 2013

The phone rings a lot around 826michigan.

Sometimes (rarely) it’s bad news. Sometimes (mostly) it’s, “what time does tutoring start?”, “when do you release your next workshop schedule?”, or “can you fix my iPod that I just ran over in my car?”. (Those last ones make us so sad!)

But sometimes, a phone call is VERY good.

Like the one we received about eight weeks ago from Firestone Complete Auto Care, which is located right around the corner from us at Division and Huron St in downtown Ann Arbor. We had taken our donated Subaru Outback (much-loved, if with its own little quirks) to be serviced back in the fall, and one day out of a clear blue sky the Firestone folks called us to say, in so many words, “Do you need new tires on that car? We were just thinking about you and wondering if you needed new tires!”.

And let us tell you, when we received that call the clear blue sky suddenly started raining glitter, flowers, and hearts down upon us. Because yes, indeed, we needed new tires very much.

Sometimes generosity surprises us, and we here at 826michigan count this among the best feelings in the world. To know that our downtown neighbors were thinking of us and extended a hand to help means more to us than we can really say. So we, and our beloved 826-Mobile, send a big robot thank you to Jerry Weaver and the crew at Firestone Complete Auto Care — our June Supporters of the Month!

Liberty Street Robot
Supply & Repair
115 East Liberty Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 761-3463
Detroit Robot Factory
1351 Winder
Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 818-0255