We couldn’t keep Sisterhood Fitness running without the generous support of our volunteers and financial sponsors. Thank you!
NOTE: For donations sponsoring a walker in the 2018 Walk-A-Thon please include the walkers name in the instructions to seller comment box. ie. “Sponsoring Jane Doe in WALK-A-THON ”
Give Online – All donations are tax-deductible
Write checks to Hamtramck Community Initiative, DBA Sisterhood Fitness EIN#26 0871799
Mail checks to Sisterhood Fitness, 9405 Joseph Campau, Hamtramck, MI 48212
Join Us In Empowering Women: In October 2016, Sisterhood Fitness officially opened to the community! We are the only local fitness and community center exclusively for women in Hamtramck. Sisterhood Fitness is a project of the Hamtramck Community Initiative, a 501c3 non-profit.
Since then we have served hundreds of women in our space on Joseph Campau in Hamtramck. One faithful member lost 40lbs coming every day the gym was open. Run predominately by volunteers, we are open five days a week and offer a variety of exercise classes, access to exercise equipment, and one-on-one instruction. Sisterhood Fitness also provides space for educational courses such as ESL and Citizenship.
Women pay $30 a month to access the gym, but this only helps subsidize our operating costs. Until we can increase our membership base, we will need to raise an additional $35,000 a year to cover the remainder of our operating costs. Your generous donations help us pay the bills, buy better gym equipment, make space improvements, offer scholarships as well as pay a director to oversee operations during this start-up phase.
“I come to be motivated for my diabetes, my cholesterol and to feel light and not “blah” in the morning. I feel bad until I come here.”
“I used to work out at home for like 4 years, I got really bored and unmotivated. I started coming to Sisterhood Fitness to get motivated. My endurance is building up. I met new friends. We’re like family. We all get along.”
“I feel comfortable here. Exercising together with people makes me feel powerful and happy. I don’t get out of my house a lot, so this is such a good thing. There is no other women’s gym for women from Yemen who mostly speak Arabic and need privacy. You’ve helped me and the women here so much! I’m so grateful”.
“Thank God, I came to Sisterhood to lose weight and to motivate myself. My back was hurting from the weight, but now it’s not anymore…. (Now) I can move more.”