Friday, March 22, 2013
They collected more than 500 personal care items for the Neighborhood House.
Inspired by a Rochester Hills teen's charity work, a Brownie troop at Brooklands Elementary School recently collected more than 500 personal care items to donate to the Rochester Area Neighborhood House. Troop 74742 worked with Danielle Ziaja, founder of Clean Start Service Project. Earlier this month, Danielle met girls from the Brownie troop to sort the items and donate them to the Neighborhood House; Clean Start donated almost 7,000 items that day. Read more about Clean Start in this special section on Rochester Patch. Danielle is the daughter of Rose and Bob Ziaja, an orthodontist in Macomb and Clarkston. She grew up seeing her dad receive nonstop samples of toothpastes. Thus, a service project was born. So far, Clean Start has …
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Here's how you, too, can support her Clean Start Service Project.
In between college applications and senior year activities, a Rochester Hills teen-ager is making a difference in the lives of families across southeast Michigan. Danielle Ziaja, founder of Clean Start Service Project, recently donated 15,000 items to the Rochester Area Neighborhood House and Lighthouse of Oakland County. That brings her lifetime total of donations to more than 69,000 items. Danielle, a senior at Detroit Country Day High School, organized Clean Start Service Project last year to help supply homeless shelters and charity organizations with personal care items they may need. Read more about Danielle in this special section on Rochester Patch. Danielle is the daughter of Rose and Bob Ziaja, an orthodontist in Macomb and …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
There's really no stopping Danielle Ziaja and her Clean Start Service Project, is there?
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- Kristin Bull
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
A Rochester Hills teen-ager whose collections and donations of toothpaste and other personal care items have made an impact on organizations across the Detroit area is at it again. This time, Danielle Ziaja has donated another 23,000 items — bringing her lifetime total to more than 54,000 personal care items. Danielle, a senior at Detroit Country Day High School, recently presented the Lighthouse of Oakland County, the Rochester Area Neighborhood House and CrossPoint Cares with the donated items. It's all part of her Clean Start Service Project, which she started last year to help supply homeless shelters and charity organizations with items they may need. "Working on this project has allowed me to meet so many kind and caring people who …
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Danielle Ziaja has collected over 50,000 personal care items for her Clean Start project.
Rochester Hills teen Danielle Ziaja was recognized for her outstanding acheivement in forming the Clean Start project at this week's City Council meeting. Ziaja has collected over 50,000 personal care items to donate to such charities as Rochester Area Neighborhood House and Lighthouse of Oakland County. (Read more about Ziaja at "Rochester Hills Teen Helps Others Get a 'Clean Start' With Super Donation.") "Rochester Hills has a great philanthropic spirit and it's great to recognize it in the next generation," Mayor Bryan Barnett said when presenting the plaque to Ziaja. Clean Start is in need of personal hygiene items, such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoos and conditioners, mouthwash, soap and shower gels. The organization also …
Friday, August 31, 2012
Here's how Danielle Ziaja is making a difference in Oakland and Macomb counties.
On the Friday before her senior year at Detroit Country Day was set to begin, Danielle Ziaja of Rochester Hills had a hair appointment, a senior photo shoot and some summer calculus homework to finish up. She is, in many ways, a typical 17-year-old. Except for the 1,300 crayons, 185 bars of soap and 3,282 tubes of toothpaste that were packed into the back of her parents' Yukon. On Friday morning, Danielle unloaded the crayons, soap and toothpaste, along with thousands of other personal care and school supply items, onto a cart bound for a warehouse at the Lighthouse of Oakland County. The shipment capped off a summer of similar donations across Oakland and Macomb counties — 31,026 items in all. "People who talk about being worried about …
Monday, July 2, 2012
Danielle Ziaja collected more than 12,000 personal hygiene items for the needy in Oakland County.
It all started with a small tube of toothpaste. As the daughter of an orthodontist, Danielle Ziaja has grown up seeing her dad, Bob Ziaja, receive nonstop samples of toothpastes in his Macomb and Clarkston offices. About a year ago, she had an idea to do something amazing with the samples of toothpaste — and of other personal hygiene products that dentists and doctors received. And that's how the Rochester Hills teen made a Clean Start. Danielle, who will be a senior at Detroit Country Day, started the Clean Start Service Project, which collects personal items and school supplies to donate to local organizations that help the needy. To date, she has collected 12,640 items. They have come from dentists and doctors, from a collection drive …