Pleasantrees Partners with Heart 2 Hart in Heartfelt Homeless Aid Effort

November 9th, 2023 Culture & Lifestyle
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As the chill of November descends upon Michigan, it brings with it a reminder of the plight of those without shelter. In alignment with Homeless Awareness Month, a heartwarming collaboration emerges in the state, spotlighting the power of community and corporate responsibility. Pleasantrees, a renowned name in the cannabis industry, announces its partnership with the Detroit-based nonprofit, Heart 2 Hart, marking a significant stride in their social responsibility endeavors.

This initiative arrives at a time when homelessness in Michigan is a pressing concern, with a reported 8,206 individuals without a home in 2022 and an anticipated increase in 2023. Pleasantrees, with its roots firmly planted in three dispensaries across metro Detroit, is well-placed to make a tangible difference in the local community.

Pleasantrees' gesture of goodwill harnesses the spirit of the holiday season. For every item sold from its apparel line, Pleasantrees Provisions, the company pledges to donate a piece of clothing to those in need. This simple yet impactful act of kindness underscores Pleasantrees' deep-seated commitment to social equity and improving lives affected by the pre-legalization era of cannabis. Their dedication to being a "Good Neighbor" forms the cornerstone of the company's 4th pillar in its Social Equity Plan.

The beneficiary of this campaign, Heart 2 Hart Detroit, is a beacon of hope for those experiencing homelessness. Their efforts extend beyond mere handouts; they provide essential items like food, clothing, toiletries, and more, uplifting individuals in crisis with a vision to end homelessness. Their remarkable track record in 2022, including the distribution of 13,200 meals, 5,200 pairs of socks, and 2,100 shirts and sweatshirts, is a testament to their unwavering commitment to the cause.

The president and founder of Heart 2 Hart, Larry Oleinick, has been a pivotal figure in the community's fight against homelessness. Recognized as a 2023 Michiganian of the Year by The Detroit News, Oleinick's leadership since the inception of Heart 2 Hart in 2012 has seen the organization expand its reach significantly, touching lives beyond its initial hub at Hart Plaza.

Pleasantrees' campaign transcends the boundaries of a traditional charitable initiative. Beyond the in-store apparel drive, the company also aims to fulfill other critical items on Heart 2 Hart's wishlist, demonstrating a holistic approach to giving back.

This partnership between Pleasantrees and Heart 2 Hart is more than a corporate gesture; it's a manifestation of the values that both entities stand for — compassion, community involvement, and a commitment to making a difference in the lives of the less fortunate. As Michigan grapples with the challenges of homelessness, initiatives like this offer a glimmer of hope and a blueprint for how businesses can leverage their resources and platforms for the greater good.

For more details on this initiative and Pleasantrees' dedication to social equity, visit

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