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CROWDRISE : Jun 16, 2014
Tax ID: 45-4230177
BASED: Dearborn, MI, United States



Our Mission

Mack & Third, Inc. is a Michigan domestic non-profit corporation founded by Motown Recording Artist KEM, which is named for an intersection in the area where many of Detroit’s homeless citizens reside. Mack & Third, Inc. assists organizations that support the homeless community, including shelters and organizations which supported KEM throughout his journey from homelessness & addiction to sobriety & success. KEM's annual Mack & Third event is an all-day concert to benefit and recognize Detroit's homeless citizens that provides hot meals and health screenings to thousands of homeless people and has collected hundreds of thousands of canned goods. The 2012 event was attended by 55,000 fans and collected in excess of 130,000 canned goods. Information about the Mack & Third event is available on Facebook at, on Twitter at and on Instagram at Mack & Third, Inc. is a 501c3 organization.

2014 MACK & THIRD: AUGUST 24, 2014
1801 W. JEFFERSON - DETROIT, MI - 48216

On August 24, 2014, Motown Recording Artist KEM will host his fourth ‘MACK & THIRD’ philanthropic event in his hometown Detroit. ‘Mack & Third’ is an all-day concert, fundraiser and food drive to benefit the homeless community. The 2014 event will feature: ‘A Meal & A Message’ for homeless citizens from KEM; several food & merchandise vendors; free health screenings and all-day live concert and comedic entertainment that will conclude with performances by KEM and The O’Jays.

In 2012, KEM presented his third ‘Mack & Third’ event at Detroit’s Cass Park, which was headlined by Maze ft. Frankie Beverly. The event was attended by 55,000 fans, provided free, hot meals to 1,500 homeless men, women & children and collected in excess of 130,000 canned goods.


KEM’s 2014 Mack & Third event has a new, larger location -- The New Detroit Conservancy West RiverWalk Park at 1801 W. Jefferson, Detroit, MI 48216. The West RiverWalk site has significant meaning, as KEM spent his final night of homelessness and addiction at that location on July 23, 1990. The larger location also provides the capacity to grow in the future, including the expansion of services, levels of assistance and audience capacity.


With the new location and the new partnership with the Detroit Conservancy in place, this year’s Mack & Third is a ticketed event. All profits from the event will be donated to organizations that provide services to the area’s homeless community. For a small donation of $5.00, each attendee will have access to a full day of local and National Music and Comedic Acts, free health services, a Children's PlayZone, craft and food vendors and on-stage giveaways. All attendees are encouraged to bring canned goods to donate to Detroit area shelters, food banks, churches and organizations that service the homeless and hungry. 

Tickets for general seating are $5.00 each. Children 15 and under are free, and must be accompanied by an adult.

A limited number of premium tickets are available for $50.00 each, which include: seating at the front of the stage and access to a designated entrance, restroom facilities and beverage carts.

Tickets are available at

Additional details at

Further information regarding Mack & Third sponsorship, donations, volunteering and vending is available by emailing:

For the latest KEM news, visit:; and follow KEM on Twitter & Instagram at @MusicByKEM.

Tax ID: 45-4230177 •


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