Detroit-Based Business Raises Money for Detroit Public Schools
Datdaio Enterprises, a Detroit-based productions and publishing company uses live-recording event to raise money for the Detroit Public Schools. Portions of profits of the sale of the resulting CD will be donated to the schools of the Detroit Public School system.
The production “Sunday Morning in the D,” will take place, Saturday, June 14, 2008, at the 1,700 seated, Fellowship Chapel, located at 7707 W. Outer Drive, in Detroit. Unable to get a local recording artist to “work for free,” the CEO, an established and talented singer decided to record a gospel project herself. “A former DPS teacher, now in the Farmington Hills system, told me the biggest problem with Detroit schools is finances and resources,” says Flakes, a graduate of the DPS system. “So, basically, I figured somebody has to do something...and right, now,” she huffed.
Although Datdaio Enterprises wants to raise money to give to the Detroit Public Schools, “Sunday Morning in the D,” is admission-free. Ms. T. J. Flakes does not want financial struggles to prevent anyone from attending. “Times are really hard and money gets low,” she states. “But I want the city to enjoy a professional production regardless of their financial situation.” A public offering, however, will be received at the event.
The company says it will aggressively promote the album, to boost sales. “We understand that low sales mean low funds to give the schools; and, that’s just unacceptable,” exclaims Flakes. “I owe most of my success to the Detroit Public Schools. I left Redford High School well-prepared for college and the world,” she declares.
The philanthropic move of Datdaio Enterprises does not surprise many people familiar with the little-known company; considering, the name is an acronym for do all things decently and in order. “This company delves into many interests; and, we will ensure the city of Detroit will always benefit from our success,” Ms. Flakes says proudly. “I believe it is the duty of all businesses to somehow promote or uplift the city in which they operate. Our success is meaningless, if Detroit doesn’t gain from it.”
Datdaio Enterprises, pronounced: dất-dῑ ’-yṑ, believes it can really make a difference in the lives of the children of Detroit. It will donate money to the Detroit Public Schools to help bring the burdened school system back to the high-level of educating proficiency it once possessed.