Southfield (CW50) – As we prepare for the Thanksgiving season, STREET BEAT host, Lisa Germani, helps to highlight community leaders going above and beyond to give back and gets a sneak peek at The Parade Company. First, she talks with General Secretary and Metro Detroit Area Commander, Major Tim Meyer of The Salvation Army Eastern Michigan Division and President of AT&T Michigan, David Lewis, about how donations make a difference with their Red Kettle campaign.

Major Tim Meyer, The Salvation Army, and David Lewis, President of AT&T Michigan, with Street Beat Host Lisa Germani (Credit: Logan Tesmer/CW50)

Then we meet Nicholas Kristock, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Fleece and Thank You, to hear how his fleece blanket not only provide warmth to children in hospitals but also how they become their blanket of armor.

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Nicholas Kristock, Co-Founder of Fleece & Thank You (Credit: Logan Tesmer/CW50)

Next, she speaks with Founder and Executive Director William Birndorf of Higher Hopes! about their last five years of giving out 1,298,000 pounds of food and their vision for the future.

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William Birndorf, Founder of Higher Hopes!, with Street Beat Host Lisa Germani (Credit: Logan Tesmer/CW50)

Lastly, our crew steps outside the studio and gets a behind the scenes look at The Parade Company with President and CEO, Tony Michaels.

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