Benefit on the Bay fundraiser returns Aug. 23

By: Julie Snyder | Mount Clemens - Clinton - Harrison Journal | Published August 9, 2019


HARRISON TOWNSHIP — One of the leading fundraising events for the Capuchin Soup Kitchen returns to Harrison Township for its 26th year on Aug. 23.

All proceeds from the Benefit on the Bay dinner at MacRay Harbor — organized by Shelving Inc. — will benefit Capuchin Soup Kitchen programs.

“What started as a small gathering of family and friends over 20 years ago has since evolved into something bigger than I could have ever imagined,” said Mike Schodowski, vice president of sales for Shelving Inc. “Each year, I feel inspired by the hundreds of individuals and businesses who consistently mark the event on their calendars and demonstrate their unwavering support toward the Capuchin Soup Kitchen. Supporting these critical organizations has become an integral part of Shelving Inc.’s culture and mission, and we underwrite the entire event to ensure that 100% of the proceeds benefit this deserving and admirable organization that’s making a lasting impact on the city of Detroit.”

Tickets cost $75 and can only be purchased in advance through the event’s website at The cost includes complimentary valet parking, appetizers, dinner, beer and wine. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m.

There will be a wide variety of entertainment featured during the evening, including a performance by the Capuchin Soup Kitchen Choir, and the afterglow dance party with a live band performance and music by DJ Frank Krause. There will also be a silent auction, and speed painter Dave Santia will be on-site to create one-of-a-kind art pieces, which will be auctioned off later in the evening. The event will be emceed by Jay Towers, from Fox 2 News and 100.3 WNIC.

In addition to Benefit on the Bay, Shelving Inc. hosts Bocci with the Brothers, an annual fundraiser for the Capuchin Ministries held every January at Villa Penna in Sterling Heights. Shelving Inc. is a family-owned storage provider based in Madison Heights.

For more information, visit or Sponsorship opportunities, program ads and donations of auction items are being accepted. To donate or to become a sponsor, contact Schodowski at