Zingerman’s partners for April are working with Garrett’s Space

ANN ARBOR, me. – Zingerman’s Community of Businesses is helping to raise awareness of the work of Garrett’s Space during the month of April.

Julie and Scott Halpert lost their son Garrett to suicide more than three years ago. He would have turned 27 on Thursday.

In the years since his death, his parents devoted themselves to creating Garrett’s Space – an Ann Arbor nonprofit that works to prevent suicide among young adults.

“It was a way for us to turn our grief into something really positive and I hope he is proud of us,” said Julie Halpert.

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Garrett’s Space is dedicated to reducing suicides and filling critical gaps in supportive care options for young adults facing significant mental health problems.


During April, select Zingerman companies will be able to donate cash to support Garrett’s Space. You can also donate directly to Garrett’s Space on their official website here.

A fundraising campaign will take place on Friday in the Zingerman Mail Order Warehouse Shop. All sales from the warehouse on Friday will be donated to Garrett’s Space. Due to COVID, there are a maximum of three customers in the store at the same time, masks must be worn and social distancing guidelines must be followed.

Zingerman’s mail order company is located at 610 Phoenix Drive. It will be open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The money raised will go to Garrett’s Space, creating a supportive space for young adults facing mental health problems.

For more information on the fundraiser, please visit Zingerman’s Community Spotlight page here.


For more information on Garrett’s Space, please visit the official website here. You can donate directly to Garrett’s Space here.

If you are thinking of harming yourself, reach out to someone. There are people who listen and help.

  • Emergency – Call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

  • Washtenaw County 24/7 Mobile Crisis Team Intervention & CARES Team 734-544-3050.

  • Ozone House 24/7 Crisis Line for teenagers and young adults, click here. 734-662-2222.
  • Call or text someone you know.

  • The National Suicide Prevention Hotline offers 24/7 phone calls and online chat. Click here or call 800-273-8255.
  • The Trevor Project provides 24/7 crisis management for young LGBTQ people. Click here or call 866-488-7386.
  • Trans Lifeline Peer Support Hotline for Trans People contact at 877-565-8860, available 10 am-4pm EST.

  • Crisis Text Line offers crisis advice around the clock. Just write HOME to 741741.

  • Click here to learn more about local mental health resources in other countries.

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