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Sun Contributions Will Sustain Community Programs As Market Marks 125th Anniversary

DETROIT – (June 13, 2016) – Sun Communities, Inc, the nation’s premier provider of manufactured home communities and RV resorts, headquartered just outside Detroit in Southfield, Michigan, announces a major corporate gift to Eastern Market Corporation, which will continue the mission of building a healthier, wealthier and happier Detroit.

Sun Communities is a corporate Friend of Eastern Market, supporting multiple community initiatives including Market facility enhancements, food access programs and the further development of a vibrant food hub for the region. It also includes a partnership to educate Sun Communities’ workforce on the benefits of the Market and its programs.

“For years the iconic Eastern Market has been vital to the city of Detroit and surrounding communities in promoting happier, healthier lifestyles and supporting our local farmers. It has a history that is rich in culture and diversity and a spirit that is energetic, contagious and inviting. Sun is proud to partner with Eastern Market to continue to build, expand and share their mission and legacy within and beyond the city borders," said Gary Shiffman, CEO Sun Communities.

“The addition of Sun Communities to the organizations that demonstrate commitment to our community by supporting Eastern Market’s programs will allow the Market to continue to nourish Detroit, as it has for 125 years,” said Dan Carmody, President of Eastern Market.

Sun Communities’ philanthropic gift kicks off Eastern Market’s “2016 Nourish Detroit” campaign; working to raise funds and enlighten the region on Eastern Market’s impact. Others are encouraged to become a Friend of Eastern Market with a donation before June 24, 2016 at

About Eastern Market Corporation

Eastern Market Corporation (EMC) is the nonprofit that manages Eastern Market on behalf of the City of Detroit. Our vision is to create the most inclusive, resilient, and robust regional food hub in the United States and to ensure that Eastern Market is a community that nourishes a Detroit identity — from food to art and commerce to culture.

For more information, call (313) 833-9300, visit our revamped website at, or follow us on Twitter: @EasternMarket and Facebook: EasternMarketDetroit.