Giving Guide

FOX 2 is working for you all year long, but we know we're part of a bigger community -- a giving community.

That's why we go to work every year to help connect you to the people and agencies who need your help. 

At the heart of that effort is The Giving Guide - a list we put together every year that helps make giving easy!  We create this guide to be used as tool to help you get more involved.  The Giving Guide features the needs of local charities – what they do, what they need, and how you can help!

Our partner in this project is Gardner-White Furniture. For years they helped us distribute the list through their stores - but this year we are going virtual!  You can get the Giving Guide below or on Gardner-White's Website 

Also - be sure to stop by any Gardner White Furniture location throughout the holiday to help a family, senior citizen or veteran through Volunteers of America Michigan's Adopt a Family Program. Just look for the big trees with ornaments that each represent someone who needs your help.  Give the gift of hope this holiday!

We invite you to make a Holiday Connection!  

American Diabetes Association

20700 Civic Center Dr

Southfield, MI 48076

CONTACT: Stephanie Camalo

PHONE: 734-255-0667

scamalo@diabetes.org

www.diabetes.org

Whether you're newly diagnosed, been fighting against type 1 or type 2 diabetes for a while, or are helping a loved one, know that you have options. You can still live your best life. All you have to do is take action and stick with it. Type 1 diabetes occurs at every age and in people of every race, shape, and size.  Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes, it means that your body doesn’t use insulin properly. When it comes to prediabetes, there are no clear symptoms, so you may have it and not know it. Before people develop type 2 diabetes, they almost always have prediabetes, blood sugar levels that are higher than normal but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes.

AREAS SERVED: State of Michigan

AGES SERVED: All ages

WISH LIST:

Postage Stamps

Mini Refrigerator

Storage Bins

Moving Company Services

First Aid Supplies

VOLUNTEERS ACCEPTED? Yes, our agency accepts volunteers.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: 

  • Day of event volunteers
  • Community Leadership Board
  • Participants
  • Vendors

AGE OF VOLUNTEERS: Adults 18 and older

Arbor Hospice

2366 Oak Valley Dr.

Ann Arbor, MI 48103

CONTACT: Alana Knoppow, MSW

PHONE: 888-247-5701

aknoppow@hom.org

www.arborhospice.org

Since 1984, Arbor Hospice has provided quality, compassionate care for patients experiencing life limiting illness. Arbor Hospice also cares for patients who may not be ready for hospice through NorthStar Palliative Care. Experienced staff and volunteers work within the community providing certified hospice and palliative care, inpatient hospice, complementary therapies, grief support and community education programs. RNs are available to answer questions at our 24/7 Contact Center. Together with Hospice of Michigan, Arbor Hospice is a founding member of the NorthStar Care Community, serving the end-of life needs of more than 5,100 families across Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. CHAP accredited.

AREAS SERVED: Wayne County, Livingston County, Washtenaw County, Jackson County, Lenawee County, Ingham County and Hillsdale County.

AGES SERVED: All ages

WISH LIST:

Donations to support Arbor’s complementary therapies, including music, massage and pet therapies; Grocery and general merchandise gift cards (Target, Meijer, Walmart, Kroger) are also needed for families who have emergency needs.

VOLUNTEERS ACCEPTED? Yes, our agency accepts volunteers.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Companionship volunteers, military veteran volunteers, pet volunteers, caregiver relief, patient companionship, volunteer musicians, volunteer hair stylists, and grief support.

AGE OF VOLUNTEERS: Adults 18 and older

Area Agency on Aging 1-B

29100 Northwestern Hwy, Suite 400

Southfield, MI 48034

CONTACT: Heidi Boyd

PHONE: 248-914-3011

hboyd@aaa1b.org

www.aaa1b.org

The Area Agency on Aging 1-B (AAA 1-B) is a nonprofit 501(c) 3 organization with a rich history of supporting older adults, people with disabilities and family caregivers in southeast Michigan. We are part of a national network of Area Agencies on Aging and a leader in aging services in a six-county region that includes Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair and Washtenaw counties. We help people access the services and programs they need to remain living independently and with dignity in their own home or with family caregivers. We provide direct care programs for seniors, along with funding and support for many programs provided by our community partner organizations.

AREAS SERVED: Oakland County, Macomb County, Livingston County, Monroe County, Washtenaw County, St. Clair County

AGES SERVED: Adults 60 and above and adults with disabilities 18 and above

WISH LIST:

We have a great need for gift cards that we can provide to older adults when we deliver food to them as part of our Holiday Meals on Wheels Program. These cards would allow those inbound seniors to utilize online shopping for their everyday necessities and help with many of their personal needs. Suggested cards that would be greatly appreciated are:

Amazon, Walmart, Meijer and Target.

VOLUNTEERS ACCEPTED? Volunteers are not needed at this time.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: 

AGE OF VOLUNTEERS: 

Art Road

33827 Cindy St.

Livonia, MI 48150

CONTACT: Carol Hofgartner

PHONE: 313-407-9805

Artroad@provide.net

www.artroadnonprofit.org

Art Road is bringing art class back into schools in Detroit.  Since 2004, Art Road has brought art class back to over 18,000 students that would otherwise have not had art during their curriculum.

AREAS SERVED: Wayne County

AGES SERVED: Ages: 5 -13

WISH LIST:

Markers, crayons, water colors, glue sticks and color construction paper

VOLUNTEERS ACCEPTED? Yes, our agency accepts volunteers.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Volunteers welcome in the art rooms

AGE OF VOLUNTEERS: Adults and children 5 and up (children must be accompanied by an adult)

Arts & Scraps

16135 Harper Ave.

Detroit, MI 48224

CONTACT: Gabby Johnson

PHONE: 313-640-4411

contact@artsandscraps.org

www.artsandscraps.org

Arts & Scraps uses recycled industrial materials to help people of all ages and abilities to think, create, and learn. By integrating STEM and creativity into our workshops for students, educators and parents, our instructors help make learning fun through team building, sustainability, and creativity. Our Detroit Community Store offers recycled materials at a low cost for educators, artists, and families. Our inventory is composed of donated materials from over 200 Metro Detroit businesses and individuals in the community. We provide these items to more than 275,000 people every year.

AREAS SERVED: Wayne County, Oakland County

AGES SERVED: All ages

WISH LIST:

Creative Reuse Materials, Office Supplies, Office Printer and Copier, Conference Table with Chairs

VOLUNTEERS ACCEPTED? Yes, our agency accepts volunteers.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Our volunteers opportunities can be found here www.artsandscraps.org/volunteer

AGE OF VOLUNTEERS: Adults 18 and older

Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan

P.O.Box 80932

Rochester, MI 48308-0932

CONTACT: Betty Zych

PHONE: 248-852-8530

b.zych@sbcglobal.net

www.semich.AssistanceLeague.org

Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan, founded in 1993 serving Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties, is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) hands-on, all member volunteer organization, whose purpose is to clothe, feed, educate and comfort infants, children, and adults through community-based programs. Our signature Philanthropic Program, Operation School Bell, provides new school clothing and/or necessities for elementary and middle school children.

AREAS SERVED: Wayne County, Oakland County, Macomb County

AGES SERVED: All ages

WISH LIST:

Assistance League operates ReSale Connection, an upscale shop in downtown Rochester. We accept gently-used women's clothing and necessities, household goods, and small furniture items.

VOLUNTEERS ACCEPTED? Yes, our agency accepts volunteers.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: For more information, please visit our website.. or call 248-656-0414

AGE OF VOLUNTEERS: Adults and children 17 and up ( children must be accompanied by an adult)

Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America - Michigan Chapter

26111 West 14 Mile (Suite LL1)

Franklin, MI 48025

CONTACT: Kathleen Slonager, RN, AE-C, CCH

PHONE: 248-406-4254

aafamich@sbcglobal.net

www.aafamich.org

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America - Michigan Chapter is the state's only asthma and allergy nonprofit dedicated to providing education, training and advocacy for all those affected by these diseases.

AREAS SERVED: State of Michigan

AGES SERVED: All ages

WISH LIST:

Forever First Class Stamps; Printer Paper - 24#; Printer Ink - Epson #252 Black & Color; Gift Cards

VOLUNTEERS ACCEPTED? Yes, our agency accepts volunteers.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Health Fairs (community outreach); office work; graphic design

AGE OF VOLUNTEERS: Adults and children 10 and up (children must be accompanied by an adult)

Beaumont Children's

3601 W. 13 Mile Rd.

Royal Oak, MI  48073

CONTACT: Charlotte Alex

PHONE: 947-522-0044

charlotte.alex@beaumont.org

www.beaumont.org/services/childrens

Part of Beaumont Health, Beaumont Children’s offers comprehensive services for more than 200,000 infants, children, and adolescents in nearly every medical and surgical subspecialty each year. It is the only Children’s Miracle Network Hospital (CMN) in Southeast Michigan. Through donations received from the CMN partnership, Beaumont Children’s is able to provide services of a Child Life program, secure life-saving pediatric medical equipment, and support charitable care initiatives.

AREAS SERVED: Wayne County, Oakland County, Macomb County, Livingston County, Monroe County, Washtenaw County, St. Clair County, Genesee County, Lapeer County

AGES SERVED: Ages: 0 - 21

WISH LIST:

Approved items on the Beaumont Children's Wish List on Amazon; buzzy, light up wands; stress balls; wooden puzzles

VOLUNTEERS ACCEPTED? Volunteers are not needed at this time.

CNS Healthcare

2900 Conner Ave.

Detroit, MI, 48215

CONTACT: Cara Johnson

PHONE: 734-972-6019

cjohnson@cnshealthcare.org

www.cnshealthcare.org

CNS Healthcare (CNS) is a non-profit, Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) with seven clinics and two clubhouses in Southeastern Michigan. CNS employs more than 375 people and delivers services to more than 10000 people, annually. CNS provides mental health and substance use disorder services and uses a patient-centered approach to identify, support and promote the overall health of children and adults. 

CNS services include psychiatry, therapy, assessment, case management, substance use disorder, and recovery services. Services are delivered in a holistic, trauma-informed manner to meet the needs of individuals and help improve their quality of life.

AREAS SERVED: Wayne County, Oakland County, Macomb County

AGES SERVED: All ages: 0 -17, 18+

WISH LIST:

Stuffed animals (new), Travel sized toiletries, Diapers (all sizes), Wipes, Adult Socks, Adult Underwear

VOLUNTEERS ACCEPTED? Volunteers are not needed at this time.

COTS

26 Peterboro (Suite 100)

Detroit, MI 48201

CONTACT: Aisha Morrell-Ferguson

PHONE: 734-649-2935

amorrell@cotsdetroit.org

www.cotsdetroit.org

COTS exists to create opportunities for families who are overcoming poverty to collaborate, thrive, and succeed in building strong and stable households, neighborhoods and communities. Programs include emergency shelter for families and for victims of domestic violence, supportive housing with assistance for addiction, disability or illness, and child development services for homeless infants and toddlers at Bright Beginnings. Our Passport to Self-Sufficiency assists families in reaching their housing, economic, health, education and career goals through coaching, mentorship and support, as they overcome homelessness and break the poverty cycle for the next generation — and beyond.

AREAS SERVED: Wayne County

AGES SERVED: All ages

WISH LIST:

 Baby care items,Twin sized sheets,Bath towels and washcloths

Toiletries (toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, body wash, lotion)

Feminine hygiene products

VOLUNTEERS ACCEPTED? Yes, our agency accepts volunteers.

AGE OF VOLUNTEERS: Adults and children 10 and up (children must be accompanied by an adult)

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation - Michigan Chapter

25882 Orchard Lake Rd. (Suite 102)

Farmington Hills, MI 48336

CONTACT: Melissa Greer

PHONE: 248-737-0900

mgreer@crohnscolitisfoundation.org

www.crohnscolitisfoundation.org

Our mission is to cure Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases.

AREAS SERVED: State of Michigan

AGES SERVED: All ages

WISH LIST:

Top five needs are activity kits for children and adults who are home bound, ipads for event registrations and collecting information, food donations or gift cards for events, food gift cards for home bound patients

VOLUNTEERS ACCEPTED? Yes, our agency accepts volunteers.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Event volunteers - dates vary

AGE OF VOLUNTEERS: Adults 18 and older

Detroit Goodfellows

PO Box 44444

Detroit, MI 48244

CONTACT: Sari Klok Schneider

PHONE: 586-775-6139

sarigoodfellows@gmail.com

www.detroitgoodfellows.org

The Detroit Goodfellows has a primary mission of "no kiddie without a Christmas".  The organization has been in existence since 1914.  This December we will distribute 30,000 holiday boxes to kids ages four through 13 in Detroit, Highland Park, Hamtramck, River Rouge, Harper Woods and Ecorse.  Each package will contain warm winter clothing (sweatshirt, sweatpants, socks, underwear, hat, gloves/mittens), a dental kit, toys, books, school supplies, games and candy.  Girls 4 through 9 receive a hand dressed doll.  Other programs include shoe, dental, camperships and scholarships to Wayne State University’s School of Journalism for Detroit area young people.

AREAS SERVED: Wayne County

AGES SERVED: Ages: 4 through 13

WISH LIST:

We do not accept product donations

VOLUNTEERS ACCEPTED? Yes, our agency accepts volunteers.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Volunteers are needed to dress dolls (March through September) and to help hand out packages to families (each December)

AGE OF VOLUNTEERS: Adults and children 15 and up (children must be accompanied by an adult)

Dress for Success MI

5361 McAuley Dr.Ste 1125

Ypsilanti, MI 48197

CONTACT: Cathleen Taylor

PHONE: 734-961-5840

michigan@dressforsuccess.org

michigan.dressforsuccess.org

Promote the economic independence of women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

AREAS SERVED: State of Michigan

AGES SERVED: Ages:18 - 65

WISH LIST:

Storage Space-Delivery Van-Clothing Racks-Manikins-Clothes Steamer-20 Career Center Laptops- Community Banners-PR-Dry Cleaner Bag Rolls

VOLUNTEERS ACCEPTED? Yes, our agency accepts volunteers.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: College Internships-Employee Engagement Opportunities-Community Out-reach- Church/Business Groups etc.

AGE OF VOLUNTEERS: Adults 18 and older

Eastern Market Partnership

2934 Russell Street

Detroit, MI 48221

CONTACT: Sam Morykwas

PHONE: 313-833-9300

marketing@easternmarket.org

www.easternmarket.org

Since it began in the 1800s, Eastern Market has gradually become a cornerstone, nourishing its residents by providing fresh and nutritious food throughout Southeastern Michigan. In more recent years, Eastern Market Partnership has built an infrastructure around the market to support our unwavering mission to enrich Detroit—nutritionally, culturally and economically. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, our goal is to maintain Eastern Market’s authenticity, development equity, connectivity, density, & diversity.

AREAS SERVED: State of Michigan, Wayne County, Oakland County, Macomb County, Livingston County, Monroe County, Washtenaw County, St. Clair County, Genesee County, Lapeer County

AGES SERVED: All ages

WISH LIST:

Golf carts, scissor lift, pickup truck, floor mats

VOLUNTEERS ACCEPTED? Volunteers are not needed at this time.

Elli's House

2964 Northampton Dr.

Troy, MI 48083

CONTACT: Catie Bargerstock

PHONE: 517-648-7675

catieb.313@gmail.com

www.ellishouse313.org

Our mission at Elli's House is to abolish sex trafficking in Detroit through relationship building, offering safe shelter, and providing education.

AREAS SERVED: Wayne County, Oakland County, Macomb County, We mainly serve the tri-county area, but have helped folks in trafficking who have come from out of state as well.

AGES SERVED: Primary age group: 25-40yr old women

WISH LIST:

Winter hats/gloves/scarves, individually wrapped snack items (ie chips/cookies), backpacks, blankets, umbrellas/ponchos 

VOLUNTEERS ACCEPTED? Yes, our agency accepts volunteers.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: We are frequently in need of volunteers to make lunches for our street outreach team to pass out, we also take volunteers to join us for street outreach, and volunteers to work with us at our safe house with our residential clients on life-building skills

AGE OF VOLUNTEERS: Adults 18 and older, Younger children could volunteer to assemble hygiene kits or prepare lunches for street outreach, but must be 18+ to interact directly with clients

Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan

25200 Telegraph Road (Suite 110)

Southfield, MI  48033

CONTACT: Pamela BIrd

PHONE: 248-809-4722

pbird@epilepsymichigan.org

www.epilepsymichigan.org

Since 1948, the Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan has led the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives. We focus on our goals: to close the treatment gap between what is being done for people with epilepsy and what should be done, to improve how people with epilepsy are perceived, accepted, and valued in society and to ensure that people with epilepsy have access to full life experiences. The Foundation remains the voice of hope and compassion to the epilepsy community by providing a Here for You Helpline, education, summer camps, advocacy, public awareness, and seizure first aid training.

AREAS SERVED: State of Michigan

AGES SERVED: All ages

WISH LIST:

iPhone 8 or more recent that will be used for camera purposes, Gift cards of any type, Printing services, T-shirt printing, Transportation for programs

VOLUNTEERS ACCEPTED? Yes, our agency accepts volunteers.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Clerical projects and event assistance

AGE OF VOLUNTEERS: Please contact the Foundation for additional information

FAR Therapeutic Arts and Recreation

1669 West Maple Road

Birmingham, MI 48009

CONTACT: Pamela Ayres

PHONE: 248-444-0300

payres@FAR-therapy.org

www.FAR-therapy.org

FAR  is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization providing a space for folks with special needs to enrich their lives. Founded in 1951, we work with clients of all ages, introducing them to new activities and experiences, helping them gain a deeper understanding of themselves and showing them new ways to communicate how they feel.

We offer music, art, dance/movement and recreational therapy for children and adults with a variety of special needs diagnoses. We work to expose our clients to new avenues of expression which serve to improve how they relate and interact with their environments and families.

AREAS SERVED: Wayne County, Oakland County, Macomb County, Virtual therapy

AGES SERVED: All ages, Any diagnois

WISH LIST:

Art supplies, sporting equipment, music equipment, gift cards and office supplies.

VOLUNTEERS ACCEPTED? Yes, our agency accepts volunteers.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Weekly group therapy support, summer camps and special events

AGE OF VOLUNTEERS: Adults and children 15 and up (children must be accompanied by an adult)

Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit

2661 Greenfield Rd.

Dearborn, MI 48120

CONTACT: Sarah Rood

PHONE: 313-943-2697

srood@metrodetroitanimals.org

www.metrodetroitanimals.org

The Friends are dedicated to the rescue, protection, and adoption of companion animals in need while inspiring the human-animal bond. Vision Statement:  A community free of homeless and neglected pets.

We meet our mission by:

Saving 100% of healthy and treatable animals

Providing high-quality animal care and adoption services

Delivering innovative outreach programs and activities that promote education

Promoting animal welfare legislation

Embracing environmental responsibility with earth-friendly practices and facilities

AREAS SERVED: State of Michigan

AGES SERVED: Age:18+ to adopt, 16+ to volunteer

WISH LIST:

Pedigree Adult Dog Food (Dry & Canned),Purina Kitten Chow (Dry & Canned),Topical Flea Prevention (Kittens, Cats, and Dogs),Dog Toys (Plush, squeaky and bones/kongs)

VOLUNTEERS ACCEPTED? Yes, our agency accepts volunteers.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: 

  • In - Shelter Volunteers
  • Fundraising and Event Volunteers
  • Doggy Day Out Volunteers
  • Foster Volunteers

AGE OF VOLUNTEERS: Adults 18 and older, Youth Volunteers ages 12-15

Gleaners Community Food Bank

2131 Beaufait

Detroit, MI 48207

CONTACT: Carrie Lettieri

PHONE: 866-453-2637

siteadmin@gcfb.org

www.gcfb.org

Gleaners Community Food Bank is a vital link between available food and those who need it most. With broad community support, we address the root causes of food insecurity throughout Southeast Michigan in collaboration with member agencies, the Feeding America network, and our program partners. Through this network and our own programs, we provide millions of pounds of donated and purchased food to people in need. Named 2019 Food Bank of the Year for our collaborative and innovative approaches, we believe it is possible to solve hunger. Gleaners adopts best practices and cost-effective systems and procedures to increase household impact and focus on food security for the whole community.

AREAS SERVED: Wayne County, Oakland County, Macomb County, Livingston County, Monroe County

AGES SERVED: All ages

WISH LIST:

Canned protein (tuna, chicken, beans), peanut butter, canned fruit (packed in water or light syrup), canned vegetables (low sodium), whole grain pasta, and cereal.

VOLUNTEERS ACCEPTED? Yes, our agency accepts volunteers.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Gleaners has updated its volunteer program in response to the pandemic. Limited volunteer opportunities are available at www.gcfb.volunteerhub.com. Gleaners will continue to monitor the ongoing situation, putting the safety of its volunteers, guests, and

AGE OF VOLUNTEERS: Adults and children 10 and up (children must be accompanied by an adult)

Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit

3111 Grand River

Detroit, MI 48208

CONTACT: Jen Merz

PHONE: 313-400-8159

jen.merz@goodwilldetroit.org

www.goodwilldetroit.org

Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit (GIGD) is a nonprofit with a mission to co-create independence and dignity through the power of personal and workforce development. Since its founding in 1921, GIGD has delivered best-in-class personal and workforce development programming to metro Detroit veterans, returning citizens, residents who have been chronically under or unemployed, and those living with mental illness or a disability. 

AREAS SERVED: Wayne County, Oakland County, Macomb County, Livingston County, Washtenaw County

AGES SERVED: Ages:19+

WISH LIST:

Pallet Jacks for stores and warehouse, Box Truck to replace aging vehicles and/or for home pickups, semi-truck trailers for moving donations and/or to become an attended donation center, Walmart gift cards, packaged food, digital support with salesforce integration, used cars

VOLUNTEERS ACCEPTED? Yes, our agency accepts volunteers.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Sorting and putting merchandise out in our retail stores.

AGE OF VOLUNTEERS: Adults 18 and older, Adults and children 15 and up (children must be accompanied by an adult)

HAVEN

801 Vanguard Dr.

Pontiac, MI 48341

CONTACT: Jasmine Valentine

PHONE: 248-322-3705

jvalentine@haven-oakland.org

www.haven-oakland.org

HAVEN is Oakland County’s only agency offering comprehensive services for survivors of intimate partner violence and sexual assault. HAVEN clients and their children have access to safe-emergency shelter, 24/7 crisis and support line, counseling, advocacy, forensic exams, community resources and educational programming. All client services are free of cost. HAVEN is funded by corporate donors, community foundations and the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA). HAVEN is a nationally recognized organization with 46 years of experience.

AREAS SERVED: Wayne County, Oakland County, Macomb County

AGES SERVED: All Ages

WISH LIST:

 Twin-size comforters, twin-size sheets, pillows, pillowcases and full-size towels

VOLUNTEERS ACCEPTED? Yes, our agency accepts volunteers.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Unlike any other holiday giveaway or "adopt-a-family" program, GIFT GIVEAWAY     empowers survivors who have utilized HAVEN’s services in the last 12 months to "shop" (for free) through hundreds of items that you and other caring community members donate.

AGE OF VOLUNTEERS: Adults 18 and older, Adults and children 15 and up (children must be accompanied by an adult)

Heart of the Hills Players

P.O. Box 946

Warren, MI 48090

CONTACT: Steve Krupa

PHONE: 248-736-3121

hohplayers@gmail.com

www.hohplayers.org

Heart of the Hills Players is a thriving theatre group (age 50+) that entertains audiences across southeast Michigan.

AREAS SERVED: Wayne County, Oakland County, Macomb County

AGES SERVED: Ages: 50+

WISH LIST:

A venue to rehearse and perform (large enough for a small stage and an audience: 100 seats and 3,000

square feet) 

Storage space for equipment, props and costumes

People to join the organization (ages 50+)

Media support to promote the shows

People to attend the shows.

VOLUNTEERS ACCEPTED? Yes, our agency accepts volunteers.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: 

Need people who love to perform on-stage or work behind-the-scenes in areas including set design,

development and construction, costumes and props, sound and lighting.

AGE OF VOLUNTEERS: 50+

Hospice of Michigan

2366 Oak Valley Dr.

Ann Arbor, MI 48103

CONTACT: Alana Knoppow, MSW

PHONE: 888-247-5701

aknoppow@hom.org

www.hom.org

Pioneering hospice care for more than 40 years, Hospice of Michigan (HOM) is committed to providing comprehensive, compassionate care to all. HOM also cares for patients who may not be ready for hospice through NorthStar Palliative Care. Our team of certified professionals and volunteers provide services to enhance patients’ quality of life at the end of life - including caregiver education, complementary therapies and grief support. RNs are always available to answer questions at our 24/7 Contact Center. HOM is a founding member of the NorthStar Care Community, serving the end-of life needs of more than 5,100 families. CHAP accredited.

AREAS SERVED: Wayne County, Oakland County, Macomb County, Monroe County, St. Clair County, Lapeer County, HOM has offices in Southfield, Bloomfield Hills, Clinton Township and Dearborn. In addition, HOM and Arbor Hospice serve an additional 42 counties across the Lowe

AGES SERVED: All Ages

WISH LIST:

 Monetary donations to support Hospice of Michigan’s broad range of services and programs, including the complementary therapies program (pet, music and massage), which enhances quality of life at the end-of-life. Grocery and general merchandise gift cards (Target, Meijer, Walmart, Kroger) are also needed for families who have emergency needs.

VOLUNTEERS ACCEPTED? Yes, our agency accepts volunteers.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Caregiver relief, pet volunteers, military veteran volunteers, patient companionship, volunteer musicians, volunteer hairstylists, grief support, as well as other specific hospice programs including the floral delivery program and individuals who can sew

AGE OF VOLUNTEERS: Adults 18 and older

Humble Design

180 N Saginaw St.

Pontiac, MI 48342

CONTACT: Laura Corp

PHONE: 248-897-0137

laurac@humbledesign.org

www.humbledesign.org

Humble Design serves individuals, families, and veterans emerging from homelessness by transforming empty houses into welcoming homes using donated furniture and household goods. Our warehouses are curated by design teams that personalize homes based on our clients’ needs and preferences. More than a makeover, it’s a start over.

AREAS SERVED: Wayne County, Oakland County, Macomb County

AGES SERVED: All Ages

WISH LIST:

- Diverse toys and books

- Cookware (pots and pans, baking sheets)

- Kids wall art 

- Twin, full, queen mattress sets

- Mattress protectors

VOLUNTEERS ACCEPTED? Yes, our agency accepts volunteers.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Sorting donations in warehouse and helping us up set up homes.

AGE OF VOLUNTEERS: Adults 18 and older, Adults and children 15 and up (children must be accompanied by an adult)

Jackets for Jobs

5555 Conner, Suite 2097

Detroit, MI 48213

CONTACT: Alison Vaughn

PHONE: 313-579-9160

avaughn@jacketsforjobs.org

www.jacketsforjobs.org

Jackets for Jobs is an award winning nonprofit that provides job training and clothing to job seekers. We are honored as one of the BEST & BRIGHTEST Companies to work for in the nation. We provide job seekers with the tools to succeed in the interview and to get the job.

AREAS SERVED: Wayne County

AGES SERVED: Ages:18 and up

WISH LIST:

Van(someone hit our company van and its totaled out)

2 Laptops

office furniture (table/chairs)

VOLUNTEERS ACCEPTED? Yes, our agency accepts volunteers.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: We need volunteers to help sort the donated clothes

AGE OF VOLUNTEERS: Adults 18 and older

JDRF International

24359 Northwestern Hwy, Suite 125

Southfield, MI 48075

CONTACT: Krystal Dunlap

PHONE: 248-936-1282

kdunlap@jdrf.org

https://www.jdrf.org/michigannoh/

JDRF is the #1 global funder in type 1 diabetes research.  Many people know type 1 diabetes or T1D as "juvenile diabetes."  It affects over 1.25 million children and adults in the United States alone.  Our mission is to cure, prevent and treat T1D until cures are found.  We also fund research to allow for better technological advancements that will remove barriers to healthy living until a cure is found.

AREAS SERVED: State of Michigan

AGES SERVED: All Ages

WISH LIST:

Donated sports memorabilia, donated experiences for our donors, Fox 2 swag, non-perishable prepackaged snacks for our events,

VOLUNTEERS ACCEPTED? Yes, our agency accepts volunteers.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Parking lot volunteers for our Walk on Wheels events (September 19, October 3)

AGE OF VOLUNTEERS: Adults 18 and older

Jo Elyn Nyman Anchors Programs for Children - The pediatric program for Hospice of Michigan and Arbor Hospice

2366 Oak Valley Dr.

Ann Arbor, MI 48103

CONTACT: Chantal Curell RN, BSN, CHPPN

PHONE: 888-247-5704

ccurell@hom.org

www.anchors4children.org

As the only statewide pediatric program of its kind in the United States, Jo Elyn Nyman Anchors Programs for Children offers a continuum of services to support families facing the unimaginable – wherever they live and whenever they need support. With a focus on maximizing quality of life for every child under of our care, Anchors Programs for Children offers a range of pediatric services supporting families’ unique needs, including Compass Support Services, The James B. Fahner MD Pediatric Hospice Program and The Anchors Perinatal Program. Jo Elyn Nyman Anchors Program for Children is a program of the NorthStar Care Community.

AREAS SERVED: Wayne County, Oakland County, Macomb County, Livingston County, Monroe County, Washtenaw County, St. Clair County, Lapeer County, Lenawee County, Ingham County, Jackson County and Hillsdale County. HOM has offices in Southfield, Bloomfield Hills, Clinton

AGES SERVED: Children up to age 18

WISH LIST:

Amazon gift cards are needed to purchase items for memory making materials (heartbeat recorders, scrapbooks, etc.) Grocery and general merchandise gift cards (Target, Meijer, Walmart, Kroger) are also needed for families who have emergency needs.

VOLUNTEERS ACCEPTED? Yes, our agency accepts volunteers.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Caregiver relief, pet volunteers, volunteer musicians

AGE OF VOLUNTEERS: Adults 18 and older

Just Ask Foundation,Inc.

18901 Prevost St.

Detroit, MI 48235

CONTACT: Marsha Florence

PHONE: 800-323-5336 or 248-761-3739

marsha@justasktalkshow.org

www.justasktalkshow.org

"Just Ask" is an education and resource television program dedicated to serving the disabled, elderly, their caregivers and the general public. We provide supportive  and helpful services, such medical resources, support groups, durable medical equipment, healthy cooking, fitness, legal services and Disability Magic Makeovers which feature persons with disabilities that have made personal achievements in their lives through humanitarian deeds.

AREAS SERVED: State of Michigan

AGES SERVED: All ages

WISH LIST:

Donated Demo kitchen for our 30 minute cooking shows, gas cards, gift cards,  company give-aways,  grant writers, laptop computer, field camera (2) Canon XHA1, Light Kit , wireless microphone kit, Tri Caster, public relations services and social media rep

VOLUNTEERS ACCEPTED? Yes, our agency accepts volunteers.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Volunteers are always welcome to provide a hand in our fund raising events, and public awareness programs.

AGE OF VOLUNTEERS: Adults 18 and older

Kids Kicking Cancer

27600 Northwestern Hwy. (Suite 220)

Southfield, MI 48034

CONTACT: Cindy Cohen

PHONE: 248-864-8238

cindy@kidskickingcancer.org

www.kidskickingcancer.org

Kids Kicking Cancer, a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization, began in 1999 with ten children at Children’s Hospital of Michigan. Kids Kicking Cancer is a global organization dedicated to lowering the pain of children through the teaching of martial arts as a therapy. Children learn breath work, meditation and traditional karate movements that empower them to teach others and thus gain purpose within their lives.  Our young cancer patients teach other children with challenging illness and even adults how to breathe in the light and blow out the darkness.

AREAS SERVED: State of Michigan

AGES SERVED: Ages: 3 - 25

WISH LIST:

New toys & books & art supplies, gift cards for gas, house supplies, groceries, etc., (Target, Meijer, Walmart, Amazon, Kroger, Michael’s, etc)., Backpacks & School supplies, Tickets for opportunities in the community for families (sporting events, movies, shows, experiences. Etc).

VOLUNTEERS ACCEPTED? Yes, our agency accepts volunteers.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Martial Arts Therapists, Annual Golf Outing, events for children & families, helping with program and office projects, etc.

AGE OF VOLUNTEERS: Adults 18 and older, Adults and children 10 and up (children must be accompanied by an adult)

Latino Family Services 

1145 Lawndale

Detroit, MI 48209

CONTACT: Marizela Reyes

PHONE: 313-279-3232

Mreyes0301@gmail.com

www.latinofamilyservices.org

Our organization works at different levels of sustainability  prevention with youth who have disabilities  and educational needs to build services and resource for youth and family through education and resourcing  in the community Our program in Spanish and English

Strengthening Families  is used  in order to benefit the entire family. We do translation services  for outside organizations in need of an interpreter we provide zoom services when need for all services  including probation . Working with kids is a joyous opportunity

AREAS SERVED: State of Michigan, Wayne County, Oakland County, SOUTHWEST DETROIT  (SPANISH SPEAKING

AGES SERVED: Ages:5 years to seniors

WISH LIST:

We Need a van in order transport seniors and youth . 

chrome books for youth 

System to translate to multiple people at one time during learning session such as ESL and strengthening families

A projector

VOLUNTEERS ACCEPTED? Volunteers are not needed at this time.

Lighthouse MI

46156 Woodward Ave.

Pontiac, MI 48342

CONTACT: Emily Wood

PHONE: 248-920-6000 x2212

emily@lighthousemi.org

www.lighthousemi.org

Lighthouse endeavors to build equitable communities and alleviate poverty in partnership with and in service to individuals, families and organizations. Lighthouse was formed in 2019 when Lighthouse of Oakland County and South Oakland Shelter merged, bringing together 75+ years of experience serving our community. We offer emergency assistance and a variety of supportive services to help struggling households establish long-term stability.

AREAS SERVED: Oakland County

AGES SERVED: All ages

WISH LIST:

 Lighthouse relies on donations to support the individuals and families we serve. Our top needs are:

•              Nonperishable Food Items – canned vegetables, peanut butter, jelly, snack foods, soup, canned meat, boxed potatoes, cereal, pasta sauce, noodles, etc.

•              Personal Care Items – shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, feminine care products, incontinence briefs, etc.

•              Baby Items – diapers, pull-ups, wipes, formula, baby food, etc.

•              Household Items – laundry detergent, cleaning supplies, toilet paper, paper towels, etc.

More information can be found at www.lighthousemi.org/FoodDrive

VOLUNTEERS ACCEPTED? Yes, our agency accepts volunteers.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Lighthouse has numerous volunteer opportunities available. Our biggest need for volunteers is around our food distribution programs. We need volunteer assistance to help pack emergency food boxes, load boxes into vehicles, deliver food, and more. You can

AGE OF VOLUNTEERS: Adults and children 15 and up (children must be accompanied by an adult)

Make-A-Wish Michigan

7600 Grand River Ave. (Suite 175)

Brighton, MI 48114

CONTACT: Christy Schulte

PHONE: 810-522-6525

cschulte@michigan.wish.org

www.michigan.wish.org

Since 1984, Make-A-Wish® Michigan has granted more than 10,000 wishes to Michigan children with critical illnesses. Make-A-Wish Michigan continues to actively grant transformational wishes right now, serving children throughout the entire state of Michigan and bringing hope, strength and joy to wish kids when they feel isolated and vulnerable. It is only through community support—caring individuals, family foundations, corporate friends, school-aged kids and other supporters—that wishes are made possible. Hope is essential for wish kids, and continued support from the community is vital to bringing hope to Michigan kids when they need it the most.

AREAS SERVED: State of Michigan

AGES SERVED: Ages: 2 1/2- 17

WISH LIST:

 Mickey and Minnie items

Disney Jr. items (Doc McStuffins, Paw Patrol, etc.)

Superhero items

Crafts for all ages

Legos

Teen boy and girl items (ex. Bath & Body Works gift cards, blankets, nail polish, etc.)

VOLUNTEERS ACCEPTED? Yes, our agency accepts volunteers.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: We are looking for wish-granting volunteers throughout the state of Michigan. These volunteers virtually meet with our wish kids and their families to help capture the essence of the child’s wish and enhance the wish throughout the process. Wish-granting

AGE OF VOLUNTEERS: Adults 21 and older

March of Dimes

26261 Evergreen Rd (Suite 290)

Southfield, MI 48076

CONTACT: Courtney Ryan

PHONE: 734-375-6590

CRyan@Marchofdimes.org

www.Marchofdimes.org

March of Dimes fights for the health of all moms and babies. We’re advocating for policies to protect them. We’re working to radically improve the health care they receive. We’re pioneering research to find solutions. We’re empowering families with programs, knowledge and tools to have healthier pregnancies. By uniting communities, we’re building a brighter future for us all.

AREAS SERVED: Wayne County, Oakland County, Macomb County, Monroe County, Washtenaw County, St. Clair County

AGES SERVED: All moms, babies, and families who need support before, during or after pregnancy.

WISH LIST:

Baby items to donate to Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) such as diapers, onesies, wipes, blankets, etc.

VOLUNTEERS ACCEPTED? Yes, our agency accepts volunteers.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: March of Dimes has a number of volunteer opportunities where you can help raise awareness of the health threats facing moms and babies. Contact out local March of Dimes office to make a difference in your community.

AGE OF VOLUNTEERS: We do not have an age limit on volunteers, but young children must be accompanied by an adult.

Matrix Human Services

1400 Woodbridge St.

Detroit, MI 48207

CONTACT: Linda Garrison

PHONE: 313-962-5255x1136

lgarrison@matrixhs.org

www.matrixhumanservices.org

Matrix Human Services, a 501(c)3 organization, has served the Detroit community and surrounding areas for well over 100 years. The League of Catholic Women led the way in 1906 with a vision and mission to fight poverty. Today our mission remains the same as we continue to touch hearts and change lives in our community. With programs at more than 30 locations, Matrix Human Services serves more than 20,000 individuals and families each year.

AREAS SERVED: Wayne County, Oakland County, Macomb County

AGES SERVED: All ages

WISH LIST:

Computer Tablets for our after school and summer youth programs. 

School supplies and backpacks for elementary, middle and high school students

Hats, scarves, gloves, mittens for preschool through adult

Gift Cards to use for transportation, program incentives, emergency basic needs for adults including seniors

Small size toiletries such as shampoo and soap for adults including seniors

VOLUNTEERS ACCEPTED? Yes, our agency accepts volunteers.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: We have volunteer opportunities to work with our pre-school children in Head Start, youth in our after school and summer programs, adults in our education and employment programs and seniors including those that are homebound.  More inforamtion is on our

AGE OF VOLUNTEERS: Adults 18 and older

NAMI Michigan

401 S. Washington Ave.

Lansing, MI 48910

CONTACT: Kevin Fischer

PHONE: 517-853-0951

kfischer@namimi.org

www.namimi.org

Nonprofit,  grassroots behavioral healthcare organization dedicated to improving the lives of the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

AREAS SERVED: State of Michigan

AGES SERVED: All ages

WISH LIST:

Marketing support, Office furniture and equipment

VOLUNTEERS ACCEPTED? Yes, our agency accepts volunteers.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Volunteers are needed in our office, with local affiliates and at events.

AGE OF VOLUNTEERS: Adults and children 15 and up (children must be accompanied by an adult)

National Kidney Foundation of Michigan

1169 Oak Valley Dr.

Ann Arbor, MI  48108

CONTACT: Kathy McGrath

PHONE: 734-222-9800

kmcgrath@nkfm.org

www.nkfm.org

Kidney disease is at the heart of the NKFM’s mission – to prevent kidney disease and improve the quality of life for those living with it. 70% of kidney disease can be prevented. The NKFM also focuses on its root causes (obesity, diabetes, hypertension) to help people avoid the disease altogether. The NKFM is included in the nation’s top 1% of charities by Charity Navigator, the nation’s leading charity evaluator.

AREAS SERVED: State of Michigan

AGES SERVED: All ages

WISH LIST:

Food and beverage donations for fundraising walks and run events. Children’s toys/games, jewelry, hotel/

resort packages, sports memorabilia, tickets to sports/ entertainment events/venues. Donated photography

services for programs and Kids Camp. Donated advertising and promotional space.

VOLUNTEERS ACCEPTED? Yes, our agency accepts volunteers.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Volunteer for a fundraising event or one of our programs. Help is needed seasonally in our Ann Arbor. Search "volunteers" at www.nkfm.org.

AGE OF VOLUNTEERS: Adults 18 and older

Neighborhood House

1720 S Livernois

Rochester Hills, MI 48307

CONTACT: Jeni Carino

PHONE: 248-651-5836

developmentofficer@ranh.org

www.ranh.org

Neighborhood House, a nonprofit human service organization founded by communities of faith, assists our neighbors during times of hardship. Serving over 3,000 local households a year, we use an approach built on compassion and inclusion for all neighbors. 

We assist families and individuals in crisis move towards long-term success through emergency financial assistance, career mentoring, counseling, budget coaching, food and clothing, transportation as well as educational classes.

Neighborhood House believes that neighbors helping neighbors is the model of a strong community.

AREAS SERVED: Rochester, Rochester Hills, Auburn Hills, Oakland Township and Addison Township

AGES SERVED: All ages

WISH LIST:

Please visit www.ranh.org/donate-now to learn how your gift can empower the life of a neighbor in our community. 

VOLUNTEERS ACCEPTED? Yes, our agency accepts volunteers.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Our volunteer opportunities include, but are not limited to, serving at the Food Pantry, Clothes Closet and our main office along with various special projects and events. 

To learn more, please visit: www.ranh.org/volunteer-opportunities

AGE OF VOLUNTEERS: Adults and children 15 and up (children must be accompanied by an adult)

Neighborhood Legal Services Michigan 

7310 Woodward Avenue (Suite 301)

Detroit, MI 48202

CONTACT: Jaqi Gwynn

PHONE: 313-782-4204

jgwynn@wcnls.org

www.nlsmichigan.org

Neighborhood Legal Services Michigan (NLSM) a 501(c) (3) nonprofit human services agency has been serving the community with legal services since 1966. NLSM provides legal, education and housing programs. Educational programming includes Moot Court; conflict resolution; alcohol and drug awareness; motivational and professional development subject matters. Housing services provides both Rapid Rehousing and Permanent Supportive Housing; First Time Homebuyer Workshops; and Mortgage Foreclosure assistance. NLSM is also working to fill the need for services to Victims of Human Trafficking. Elder Law & Advocacy Center provides legal services to senior citizens and caregivers.

AREAS SERVED: Wayne County, Oakland County, Macomb County

AGES SERVED: All ages

WISH LIST:

Accounting/fundraising software, new furniture for placed clients, van in good working condition for client transportation, gift cards for food and gas, and new household goods for formerly homeless, placed clients.

VOLUNTEERS ACCEPTED? Volunteers are not needed at this time.

New Day Foundation for Families Facing Cancer

245 Barclay Circle (Suite 300)

Rochester Hills, MI 48307

CONTACT: Heather Blasko

PHONE: 248-648-1105

heather@newdayff.org

www.foundationforfamilies.org

New Day serves cancer patients and their families. No family should fight cancer alone or make unthinkable choices between medical treatment and providing basic necessities. New Day works with hospitals across Michigan to help families reach the other side of cancer by overcoming financial toxicity, a harmful side effect that creates significant barriers to treatment and healing.

AREAS SERVED: State of Michigan

AGES SERVED: New Day serves families with at least one dependent child in the home.

WISH LIST:

Auction items, blankets for Care Packs, grocery store and gas gift cards, home repair services

VOLUNTEERS ACCEPTED? Yes, our agency accepts volunteers.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Volunteers are needed to grocery shop and deliver to immune-suppressed patients who need to avoid busy stores. 

New Day is also forming a Youth Council for teens interested in volunteering their time. For more info, contact Barb@newdayff.org.

AGE OF VOLUNTEERS: Adults and children 15 and up (children must be accompanied by an adult)

Oakland Family Services

114 Orchard Lake Road

Pontiac, MI 48341

CONTACT: Kristin Benton

PHONE: 248-858-7766 x1203

kbenton@ofsfamily.org

www.oaklandfamilyservices.org

Since 1921, Oakland Family Services has recognized that sometimes families face challenges they cannot resolve on their own. Individuals and families have continued to struggle with problems that require professional support, guidance and services. More and more families are dealing with day care, parenting issues, family and work stress. Substance abuse, family violence, child abuse, divorce, death and a host of other problems contribute to feelings of loneliness and confusion. Oakland Family Services remains committed to providing a wealth of programs for individuals and families in our community, programs that help put individuals and families back on a path to a brighter future.

AREAS SERVED: Wayne County, Oakland County, Macomb County

AGES SERVED: Pre-birth through older adults

VOLUNTEERS ACCEPTED? Yes, our agency accepts volunteers.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Virtual story-time readers for preschool classrooms. Readers help expose children to the world through their favorite stories. 

Virtual preschool STEM activities to aid in learning math and science concepts. 

Playground, garden, and grounds clean up assistance

AGE OF VOLUNTEERS: Adults and children 15 and up (children must be accompanied by an adult)

Operation Get Down, Inc.

10100 Harper Avenue

Detroit, MI  48213

CONTACT: Deborah Powell-Conner

PHONE: 313-308-0186

dpowell@operationgetdown.org

www.operationgetdown.org

Non-profit servicing the substance abuse and homeless population.

AREAS SERVED: State of Michigan, Wayne County

AGES SERVED: Ages: 18+

WISH LIST:

We are in need of men's t-shirts, underwear, towels, wash clothes, twin sheet sets, and blankets, thermo wear

VOLUNTEERS ACCEPTED? Yes, our agency accepts volunteers.

AGE OF VOLUNTEERS: Adults 18 and older

Operation Graduation/Jalen Rose Leadership Academy

15000 Trojan Street

Detroit, MI 48235

CONTACT: Michelle Ruscitti-Miller

PHONE: 800-975-0001

assistant@jalenrose.com

http://jrladetroit.com/

JRLA is an open enrollment, tuition free, public charter high school in Detroit. Our mission is to empower all scholars to develop the strength of character, skills, and knowledge needed to matriculate, be great in, and graduate from college so that they have opportunities to be successful in the competitive world and take care of themselves and the people that they love. Focused on a 9-16 model, our Post-Secondary Success Team works ceaselessly with 420 current scholars and over 600 alumni to provide college counseling and support to not only make sure they graduate from high school, but college as well. Operation Graduation is the non-profit arm of the academy.

AREAS SERVED: Wayne County

AGES SERVED: Ages: 14 - 22

WISH LIST:

New weight room equipment, new windows and window coverings, science lab supplies, robotics kits and school supplies.

VOLUNTEERS ACCEPTED? Volunteers are not needed at this time.

Penrickton Center for Blind Children

26530 Eureka Rd.

Taylor, MI  48180

CONTACT: Janet Ames

PHONE: 734-946-7500

janet@penrickton.com

www.penrickton.org

Our mission is to serve children who are legally blind with multiple disabilities, such as developmental delay, orthopedic problems, autism and seizure disorders.  All children are 1 - 12 years old and unique in their abilities and disabilities. 

The purpose of Penrickton Center is to provide five day residential, day care and consultation programs to teach each child to become as independent as possible and to learn about the world around them.  Children come primarily from Southeastern Michigan for onsite services and from all over North America for consultation, advice and resources. 

AREAS SERVED: State of Michigan, Wayne County, Oakland County, Macomb County, Livingston County, Monroe County, Washtenaw County, St. Clair County, Genesee County, Lapeer County, Northern Ohio

AGES SERVED: Ages: 1 - 12

WISH LIST:

 100% Fruit Juice, Carnation Instant Breakfast, hot cereal, baby wipes, AA batteries

VOLUNTEERS ACCEPTED? Yes, our agency accepts volunteers.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Volunteers are an important part of our program, we need help with office tasks, mail processing, outdoor maintenance and a variety of other tasks.

AGE OF VOLUNTEERS: Adults 18 and older, Adults and children 10 and up (children must be accompanied by an adult)

Rose Hill Center

5130 Rose Hill Blvd.

Holly, MI  48442

CONTACT: Dennis Howie

PHONE: 248-531-2413

dhowie@rosehillcenter.org

www.rosehillcenter.org

Open since 1992, Rose Hill Center is a comprehensive program that treats adults with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorder, major depression and other mental illnesses. Rose Hill believes people can recover from mental illness when they receive professional psychiatric care, participate in meaningful daily activity, develop mutually supportive relationships and engage in their treatment program. To achieve this, Rose Hill has a full continuum of programs to support the needs of each resident and provide them with insights, life skills, attitudes and medications needed to move to recovery and manage their illness.

AREAS SERVED: State of Michigan, People come from all over the United States for treatment

AGES SERVED: Ages: 18+

WISH LIST:

Kayaks, life vests, and a kayak trailer

Sound system equipment

Disc Golf equipment

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: We have 3 distinct opportunities for volunteers, the flower fair, Christmas decorating, and the annual golf outing.

AGE OF VOLUNTEERS: Adults 18 and older

Seedlings Braille Books for Children

P.O. Box 51924

Livonia, MI 48151-5924

CONTACT: Barrie Brown

PHONE: 734-427-8552 x301

Seedlink7@ameritech.net

www.seedlings.org

Seedlings Braille Books for Children is a 501(c)3 non-profit, tax-exempt organization dedicated to increasing the opportunity for literacy by providing high quality, free and low cost braille books for children.

AREAS SERVED: State of Michigan, We provide books across the US and worldwide as well.

AGES SERVED: Ages: 0 - 21

WISH LIST:

Windows 10 laptop, Hammermill 8 1/2 x 11, White Copy Plus Copy Paper, 92 Brightness, 20 lb, 5000 Sheets/Carton, Epson Workforce ES-500W II Wireless Color Duplex Desktop Document Scanner, AA and AAA batteries, 12x16 White Board

VOLUNTEERS ACCEPTED? Volunteers are not needed at this time.

Shades Of Pink Foundation

P.O. Box 2538

Birmingham, MI 48012

CONTACT: Karla Sherry

PHONE: 248-320-1559

karla@shadesofpinkfoundation.org

www.shadesofpinkfoundation.org

Shades Of Pink Foundation provides temporary financial assistance to breast cancer patients throughout Southeast Michigan who are experienced in financial distress due to their diagnosis and treatment. Through the generous support of individuals, organizations and corporations in our community, we do more than help our clients to navigate through the financial stress of their diagnosis, we provide peace of mind to families in the midst of an epic challenge.

AREAS SERVED: Wayne County, Oakland County, Macomb County, Livingston County, Monroe County, Washtenaw County, St. Clair County, Genesee County, Lapeer County

AGES SERVED: All ages

WISH LIST:

Our Foundation does not distribute physical goods, only monetary grants to women facing financial hardship as a result of a breast cancer diagnosis.

VOLUNTEERS ACCEPTED? Yes, our agency accepts volunteers.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Shades Of Pink Foundation welcomes all volunteers, especially for our annual zoo walk which happens in May of every year. We will welcome volunteers younger than 18 at the zoo walk if they would like to participate in helping with our survivors sidewalk,

AGE OF VOLUNTEERS: Adults 18 and older

Single Family Living Non-Profit Organization

1420 Washington Blvd. (Suite 301)

Detroit, MI 48226

CONTACT: Jeri Hunley

PHONE: 586-843-9678

www.singlefamilyliving@gmail.com

www.singlefamilyliving.org

Our mission is to provide positive guidance & outreach to single families in the areas of budgeting, education, family care, counseling, life skills, housing retention and development.

AREAS SERVED: Wayne County, Oakland County, Macomb County, Port Huron

AGES SERVED: All ages

WISH LIST:

Building, school & office supplies, new books K-12th grades, carpenters & electricians, gas cards and new bedding all size beds.

VOLUNTEERS ACCEPTED? Yes, our agency accepts volunteers.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Tutors for Math, Science & Reading, Virtual & In Person Events, Computer Tech's.  Virtual Book Reading person for children's books.

AGE OF VOLUNTEERS: Adults and children 15 and up (children must be accompanied by an adult)

St. Anne's Mead

16106 West Twelve Mile Road

Southfield, MI 48076

CONTACT: Peggy Kathryn Goodwin

PHONE: 248-557-1221

peggygoodwin@goodwinconsulting.us

www.stannesmead.org

St. Anne's Mead provides the highest quality assisted living, memory care and extended care  in a vibrant, interfaith environment.  As a leader in senior living and care, public education on issues that matter to an aging population is at the heart of what we do.

AREAS SERVED: Oakland County

AGES SERVED: Ages: Residents 68+ Family members 40+

WISH LIST:

Parakeet Food, Depends and wipes, gardening and art supplies.

VOLUNTEERS ACCEPTED? Yes, our agency accepts volunteers.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Gardening and yard cleanup, Assistance at Family Fun Day 

AGE OF VOLUNTEERS: Adults and children 15 and up (children must be accompanied by an adult)

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

32121 Woodward Ave. Ste 350

Royal Oak, MI 48073

CONTACT: Megan Holt

PHONE: 248-744-1301

megan.holt@alsac.stjude.org

www.stjude.org

St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. At St. Jude, families never receive a bill- for treatment, travel, housing or food, because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. St. Jude treats children from all 50 states and all around the world.

AREAS SERVED: State of Michigan

AGES SERVED: Ages: 0 -18

WISH LIST: Please visit our website to learn more about our agency! 

VOLUNTEERS ACCEPTED? Yes, our agency accepts volunteers.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Please check with us regarding various event needs and office projects.

AGE OF VOLUNTEERS: Adults 18 and older

St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center

16800 Trinity St.

Detroit, MI 48219-3968

CONTACT: Kevin Lill

PHONE: 313-535-9200 x3109

kevin.lill@svsfcenter.org

www.svsfcenter.org

Since 1844, St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center (SVSF), has served the needs of Southeastern Michigan. Beginning as a kindergarten for orphaned children in Detroit, education has always been central to our mission. SVSF’s programs provide free, personalized, one-on-one educational assistance for children and adults in a safe, supportive environment to help families break through the barriers to education. At SVSF, we understand that learning is not just intellectual, but emotional. We don’t just provide education and content. We provide wrap-around support while looking toward a future where all those who strive for their best can achieve greatness.

AREAS SERVED: Wayne County, Oakland County, Macomb County

AGES SERVED: Ages: 5+

WISH LIST:

Room Air purifiers (3-4)

New student folders, 3-ring binders, and notebooks

New bean bags/soft chairs for reading area

VOLUNTEERS ACCEPTED? Yes, our agency accepts volunteers.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center always has need for volunteer tutoring as well as case-by-case needs for gardening, administrative assistance, publicity and/or marketing. Let us know what you are interested in, by visiting our Volunteer page and filli

AGE OF VOLUNTEERS: Adults and children 15 and up (children must be accompanied by an adult)

The Children's Foundation

3011 West Grand Blvd, Suite 218

Detroit, MI 48202

CONTACT: Jill Nelson

PHONE: 313-964-6994

jnelson@yourchildrensfoundation.org

www.YourChildrensFoundation.org

The Children’s Foundation is a premier foundation focused on the health and well-being of the children of Michigan and their families by working in collaboration with other organizations in the community. By listening to community needs The Foundation responds by mobilizing and enhancing resources through innovative partnerships and funding models. Since 2011, the Foundation has distributed more than 70 million dollars in grant funding to more than 130 partners throughout the state. Current initiatives of The Children’s Foundation include Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation, The Jamie Daniels Foundation, First Tee- Greater Detroit and Paul W. Smith Charities.

AREAS SERVED: State of Michigan, Wayne County, Oakland County, Macomb County, Livingston County, Monroe County, Washtenaw County, St. Clair County, Genesee County, Lapeer County

AGES SERVED: Ages: 0 - 24

WISH LIST: Please visit our website to learn more about our agency! 

VOLUNTEERS ACCEPTED? Volunteers are not needed at this time.

The Rainbow Connection

621 W University Drive

Rochester, MI 48307

CONTACT: Ingrid Todt

PHONE: 248-601-9474

itodt@rainbowconnection.org

www.rainbowconnection.org

The Rainbow Connection is a compassionate wish-granting organization dedicated to fulfilling the wishes of Michigan children with life-threatening medical conditions. The Rainbow Connection also provides additional services to the Wish Families to support them before, during and after the wish.  Since 1985, we have granted the wishes of over 3,800 children and have remained true to our promise of never turning away an eligible child in need of a wish. The Rainbow Connection has received Charity Navigator's highest 4-star rating for the ninth consecutive year, an honor only 4% of rated charities across the U.S. achieve. 86 cents of every donated dollar is spent on our wish-granting services.

AREAS SERVED: State of Michigan

AGES SERVED: Ages: 2-18

WISH LIST:

Gift cards to restaurants, gas stations, grocery stores and local retail store (all gifts for the Wish Children)

VOLUNTEERS ACCEPTED? Yes, our agency accepts volunteers.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Volunteers are an essential part of The Rainbow Connection family, contributing more than 5000 hour annually. Depending on your skill set, preferences and availability, you may be interested in one of the areas identified below:

1) Host a Fundraising Eve

AGE OF VOLUNTEERS: Adults and children 15 and up (children must be accompanied by an adult)

The Salvation Army Eastern Michigan Division

16130 Northland Dr.

Southfield, MI 48705

CONTACT: John Hale

PHONE: 248-443-5500 x282

john.hale@usc.salvationarmy.org

www.salmich.org

Founded by William and Catherine Booth in London, England in 1865, The Salvation Army is a faith-based, non-profit organization dedicated to serving people in need without discrimination. The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit has been Doing The Most Good in southeast Michigan for 133 years. This past year, The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit was involved in providing 2,446,588 meals and 382,681 nights of shelter for the homeless. The Salvation Army uses $.86 of every dollar raised to provide direct services to people in need each and every day of the year. For more information about The Salvation Army, please call 877-SAL-MICH, or visit us at salmich.org.

AREAS SERVED: Wayne County, Oakland County, Macomb County

AGES SERVED: All ages

WISH LIST:

Monetary donations to support The Salvation Army’s critical social services and programs that help those in need throughout metro Detroit

New unwrapped toys

New hats, gloves and coats for adults and children during Coats for Kids taking place Saturday, November 6, 2021

Gift cards (Visa, MasterCard or Walmart) in the amount of $25

Commercial kitchen equipment

Commercial playground equipment

Emergency canteen trucks

VOLUNTEERS ACCEPTED? Yes, our agency accepts volunteers.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: The Salvation Army is looking to fill hundreds of volunteer shifts at red kettle locations throughout metro Detroit, beginning Friday, Nov. 12 and running through Christmas Eve, excluding Thanksgiving and Sundays. For more information about bellringing, p

AGE OF VOLUNTEERS: Adults and children 5 and up (children must be accompanied by an adult)

Turning Point, inc

76 S. Main St.

Mount Clemens, MI 48043

CONTACT: Karan Bates-Gasior

PHONE: 1-586-4640-785

kbgasior@turningpointmacomb.org

www.Turningpointmacomb.org

Turning Point’s mission is to provide programs and resources that enable survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault to regain control of their lives. Turning Point works toward ending the use of violence as a means of oppressing and controlling others, and endorses the concept of helping people assume power over their lives.

Turning Point serves the community by educating about the dynamics of domestic violence and sexual assault, and as a voice advocating for the people we serve. Turning Point is dedicated to the development and promotion of model programs that address the root causes of violence, and to the enhancement of the quality of life for present and future generations.

AREAS SERVED: Wayne County, Oakland County, Macomb County, St. Clair County

AGES SERVED: All ages

WISH LIST:

Paper products, cleaning supplies, gift cards-any, snacks, sheets & towels

VOLUNTEERS ACCEPTED? Yes, our agency accepts volunteers.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Work with clients requires a background check and 40 hours of training, Office work requires background check and 8 hours of training and resale shop volunteers need a background check and an orientation.

AGE OF VOLUNTEERS: Adults 18 and older

Vista Maria

20651 West Warren Ave.

Dearborn Heights, MI 48127

CONTACT: Jessica Marcetti

PHONE: 313-271-3050 x118

volunteer@vistamaria.org

www.vistamaria.org

What began 140 years ago as a home for girls and women in need has evolved to encompass mental health services, foster care and adoption, and secure care for the survivors of human trafficking, along with a focus on education, independent living, and advocacy for the welfare of children.

Vista Maria embraces a trauma-informed approach — understanding that all people have experienced traumatic events, yet it is through an understanding of trauma and restorative relationships that we instill hope and enable healing within each child and family.

AREAS SERVED: State of Michigan

AGES SERVED: Ages:11-18

WISH LIST:

At this time of year, all items must be new-- thank you! 

1.) Clothing for teen girls and boys, sizes Small – 3XL:  skinny jeans, colorful t-shirts, hoodies, basketball shorts, 

leggings & sweatpants, pajama sets and slippers 

2.) Full-size hygiene supplies:  Chapstick or Carmex, body wash and lotions, women’s cordless electric shavers, 

braiding hair (all colors), hair oil / hair grease, hair bonnets 

3.) Recreation supplies:  Colorful gel pens, journals or composition notebooks (no spiral bound), coloring books,  

board games & card games, craft kits (diamond art, jewelry making, etc.) 

4.) Music players: CD players with radios, alarm clock radio, earbuds and headphones

VOLUNTEERS ACCEPTED? Yes, our agency accepts volunteers.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Our Holiday Wish List Program is a fun and rewarding way for volunteers to make the holidays warm and wonderful for our residents. The Vista Maria Boutique and offices become the epicenter of holiday cheer every December! You can help sort and wrap gifts

AGE OF VOLUNTEERS: Adults and children 15 and up (children must be accompanied by an adult)

World Education Relief

13940 Gratiot

Detroit, MI 48205

CONTACT: Charles Amanze

PHONE: 248-945-1720

charlesamanze@yahoo.com

www.worldeducationrelief.org

World Education Relief was established in 1999 when used computers were dumped in the trash, while disadvantaged students are trying to catch up with technology. We accept donated new, fairly used or off lease IT equipment (K-12 laptops, laptops, PCs, Printers/Copiers) from the public, libraries, schools and businesses; we refurbish them and distribute to disadvantaged students and senior citizens in our community.

Steps to receive computers:

-Write a letter telling us why they need computer,

-Bring the letter to our location and pick up their computer,

-Donate to our cause so that others can receive from us.

Distribution hours: Saturdays, 10:00am - Noon

AREAS SERVED: State of Michigan, Wayne County, Oakland County, Macomb County

AGES SERVED: All ages

WISH LIST:

We appreciate donations of the following items from the public, schools, libraries and businesses:

New, fairly used or end of lease K-12 laptops.

New, fairly used or end of lease IT equipment, including laptops, PCs, monitors, keyboard, mouse, power cords.

New, fairly used or end of lease printers/copiers.

Sizeable commercial building.

Sizeable moving truck with lift gate.

VOLUNTEERS ACCEPTED? Yes, our agency accepts volunteers.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Volunteers help to refurbish donated items and prep them to be given to the disadvantaged members of our community. No computer experience is required by volunteers. In fact, volunteers acquire knowledge after working on a few computers.

AGE OF VOLUNTEERS: Adults 18 and older

World Medical Relief, Inc.

21725 Melrose Avenue

Southfield, MI 48075

CONTACT: Josephine Jabara

PHONE: 313-866-5333 x 243

jjabara@worldmedicalrelief.org

www.worldmedicalrelief.org

World Medical Relief, headquartered in Southfield, MI, is an international humanitarian relief agency that also serves low income people in Metro Detroit with affordable prescriptions, medical supplies, durable medical equipment, blankets, hygiene kits and many other items.

AREAS SERVED: State of Michigan, Wayne County, Oakland County, Macomb County

AGES SERVED: Depending on program (blankets/hygiene kits - all ages, prescription program 18+)

WISH LIST:

New twin size blankets

Personal hygiene items

Industrial shelving

2 refrigerators

VOLUNTEERS ACCEPTED? Yes, our agency accepts volunteers.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Volunteers are active throughout the agency as greeters, in clerical, fundraising, outreach, positions. The majority of the volunteers is needed to sort medical supplies.

AGE OF VOLUNTEERS: Adults and children 15 and up (children must be accompanied by an adult)

Zaman International

26091 Trowbridge St.

Inkster, MI 48141

CONTACT: Monica Boomer

PHONE: 313-551-3994

community@zamaninternational.org

www.ZamanInternational.org

Zaman International is a non-profit organization committed to advancing the lives of marginalized women and children by empowering them to break the cycle of poverty. Founded as a grassroots group of volunteers in 1996, Zaman has grown to a world-class non-profit organization that has helped nearly 2.5 million people around the world. Operating from its 40,500 square-foot facility in Inkster, Zaman offers assistance ranging from basic necessities to life skills, education and vocational training, and workforce development. Internationally, Zaman collaborates with partners to assist those in need of clean water and relief from natural disasters.

AREAS SERVED: Wayne County, Oakland County, Macomb County, Monroe County, Washtenaw County

AGES SERVED: All ages

WISH LIST:

New or gently-used clothing

New or gently-used shoes

Non-perishable food items (vegetarian preferred)

Hygiene products (new)

Cleaning products (new)

VOLUNTEERS ACCEPTED? Yes, our agency accepts volunteers.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: On-site volunteers typically assist with all aspects of donation sorting and distribution.  Opportunities with specific departments (eg. English language tutoring) are available on a limited basis and may require additional training and a minimum time com

AGE OF VOLUNTEERS: Adults and children 16 and up