• Christmas Holiday Assistance For Familys In Metro Detroit!

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    CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY ASSISTANCE
    If you suspect you are going to need help to provide Christmas for your children, do NOT wait until the last minute!
    Volunteers have families also and need to have time in their schedules to provide for their own families.

    Please make arrangements with assistance organizations NO LATER than December 1st at the latest!! Many have cutoff dates sooner than this (especially in this recession)!

    And once you ARE on your feet, please remember to give back as you are able.

    CHRISTMAS (& OTHER HOLIDAYS) RESOURCES SUCH AS FOOD, MEALS, TOYS, ETC.

    ALL COUNTIES:

    GOODFELLOWS–All Communities

    Goodfellow Fund of Detroit
    PO Box 44444
    1927 Rosa Parks
    Detroit MI 48244
    Phone: 586-775-6139
    Email: sarigoodfellows@gmail.com
    Website: http://www.detroitgoodfellows.org
    For children ages 4 to 13 in the cities of Detroit, Highland Park, River Rouge, Hamtramck & Harper Woods ONLY!
    Children’s toys, clothing and food. Girls aged four through 10 also receive a doll lovingly dressed by an area volunteer.
    Leave message on how you can be reached.

    NOTE: Some clubs have their own websites so you may also want to try typing your cities name and “Goodfellows” into your search engine OR call your neighborhood city hall!
    Please do NOT call cities that you do not live in!

    THE LIONS CLUB–All Communities

    Visit http://www.lionsofmi.com for a club nearest to you. Many do help with holiday assistance for those in their
    particular area OR http://www.metrodetroitlions.org

    TOYS FOR TOTS–All Communities

    Visit http://www.toysfortots.org if your city is not listed in any of the Toys for Tots programs listed below!
    Also: http://www.detroit-mi.toysfortots.org

    UNITED WAY of SOUTHEASTERN MICHIGAN
    Phone: 2-1-1
    Website: http://volunteer.truist.com/uwsem/org/dir-a-l.html

    SALVATION ARMY
    Website: http://www.salmich.org
    The Salvation Army of Detroit will begin accepting applications for Christmas assistance on Nov. 12, 2012.
    Those living in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties are eligible for assistance.
    Families with children, individuals with special needs and senior citizens can apply for assistance to receive
    food, food gift cards and toys.The program runs through Dec. 14th, 2012 but early applications are strongly
    recommended. Applicants must bring a picture ID for each household adult, birth certificates for household
    children and a current utility bill, as well as proof of household income and expenses

    2 HANDS
    Website: http://www.2 Hands.org
    2Hands is a free resource where people who have a need can easily post their request to be seen by those with giving
    hearts who may have a hand to give. Once you ave registered and posted in your state, 2Hands will act as the portal
    for people who want to help you. If someone reads your posting and feels they can assist, they fill out the Request for Information form and 2Hands then sends them your email address only, so a safe dialogue can begin before a decision
    is made to continue forward with assistance. 2Hands exists with only one purpose—-to bring one hand together with another!

    FREECYCLE–All Communities
    Website: http://www.freecycle.org
    A world-wide website with many chapters in Michigan where you can find items (including new) being given away for
    free. Clothes, toys, you name it! Register early and check daily!

    METRO DETROIT & WAYNE COUNTY

    The Information Center
    20500 Eureka Suite 110
    Taylor MI 48180
    Phone: 734-282-7171
    Email: info@theinfocenter.info
    Website: http://www.theinfocenter.info
    The Information Center, Inc. is able to help, with the generous support of our donors, through two avenues.
    Adopt-A-Family: Donors are supplied with the first names and the “wish list” of a local family. The donors purchase gifts
    for the family and deliver them to TIC offices, where they are then distributed to the families. This is the most rewarding
    way to support a family in need of a “hand-up” at the holidays.
    Gift Certificates/Cash Donations: Some donors prefer to purchase gift certificates to help a individual or family meet a
    special need, or make a cash donation to The Center, who in turn, purchases gift certificates or gifts for individuals and families. The Center’s trained staff thoroughly interviews each client to verify their need for help before distributing any
    form of assistance. We also meet regularly with other agencies to assure that there is no duplication of services. If you
    are interested in helping a local resident OR need assistance, please contact our office for more information.
    Assistance is limited, so please contact us early if you require assistance for your family.

    The Detroit News Helping Hands Program
    P.O. Box 441727
    Detroit MI 48244
    The Helping Hands campaign asks Michigan residents to help those in need over the holiday season by publishing
    stories each day in the paper about those needing holiday help. Last day to apply is December 20th, 2011.

    T.I.P. LINE
    Phone: 313-833-4000
    Website: http://detroit.lib.mi.us/tip/database.htm
    Referrals for Detroit residents only and can only be accessed from a Detroit library computer..

    VARIETY / The Children’s Charity
    Variety of Detroit
    30161 Southfield Road Suite 301
    Southfield MI 48076
    Phone: 248-258-5511
    Email: varietydetroit@usvariety.org
    Website: http://www.variety-detroit.com OR http://www.varietychildrenscharity.org

    Community Lutheran Church
    23984 Gibraltar Road
    Flat Rock MI 48134
    Phone: 734-782-0563 Call on Wednesdays
    Website: http://www.clcflatrock.com
    Holiday assistance and grief counseling
    Serves Flat Rock and Brownstown residents ONLY!

    Salvation Army For other communities go to http://www.salmich.org
    1258 Biddle Avenue
    Wyandotte MI 48192
    Phone: 734-282-0930 Western Wayne residents 313-563-4457
    Website: http://www.sadownriver.org
    Assistance with toys and food. Accepts low-income applicants in 17 Downriver communities. Applications taken between November 1st and 1st week in December. Must only apply at their location and have no other holiday assistance program AND have proof of income, ID Social Security cards for everyone in household, birth certificates or Medicaid card for kids. Click on “Christmas Assistance” and print the checklist. Call and make your appointment and write your appointment on
    the checklist. If you do not have access to the Internet, pick up a checklist in the office at the address above.

    Adopt A Family 2011
    Volunteers of America Michigan
    21415 Civic Center Drive
    Southfield MI 48076
    Phone: 248-353-4862
    Email: erohrbach@voami.org
    Website: http://www.voami.org
    Families who would like to receive help may APPLY ONLINE. Pontiac listing is below!

    Focus HOPE: Share with a Senior program
    Phone: 313-494-5500
    Website: http://www.focushope.edu
    Share with a Senior matches individuals and group donors with homebound and low-income
    seniors. Programs are through Dec. 15th.

    Heart to Heart Ministries
    Christmas baskets for senior citizens at nursing homes and residences.
    Phone: 313-573-9076 OR 313-928-8305

    Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan
    29777 Telegraph Suite 1651
    Southfield MI 48034
    Phone: 248-353-8222 OR 800-825-2536
    Email: info@leukemiamichigan.org
    Website: http://www.leukemiamichigan.org
    Provides holiday toy packages to child/teen patients and their siblings as well as children of adult patients affected
    by leukemia. Contact Kristen West, patient services director at 248-355-8222 OR 800-825-2536.

    Riverview Old Newsboy Goodfellow Fund
    P.O. Box 2245
    Riverview MI 48193
    Phone: 734-281-4270
    Open to families residing within the boundaries of Riverview ONLY. The deadlline for families to apply for consideration is Dec. 9th, 2011. The Goodfellows give toys to children up to age 10. Those ages 11 through 18 receive Meijer gift cards. Recipient families will be asked to pick up gifts Dec. 23rd at the fire station.

    Wyandotte Jaycees JUST UPDATED 11/3/2012
    Phone: 734-288-7340
    Email: info@wyandottejaycees.org
    Website: http://www.wyandottejaycees.org
    Provides Christmas baskets for needy families in the downriver area. Those interested in making a nomination are asked
    to send an email to the above email address with the following information: why the family is in need, names of parents and children (with ages), a little background on the family, the nominator’s relationship to the family and a family phone number with the name of an adult in the household to contact for an address if the nomination is chosen. The deadline to make nominations is Dec. 2nd, 2012.

    Huron Township Rotary Goodfellows JUST ADDED 11/13/2012
    Huron Twp. Rotary Goodfellows
    P.O. Box 289
    New Boston MI 48164-0289
    Phone: 734-753-4320 (Helena) OR 734-753-3523 (Terri)
    Website: http://www.hurontownshiprotary.org/Goodfellows.html
    Applications are available at your childs Huron Twp. school or by calling the numbers above. All families will receive a food basket and ONLY children twelve and under will receive Christmas gifts. This program is ONLY for HuronTwp. families!

    Joy of Jesus Ministry
    Administrative Office:
    12255 Camden
    Detroit MI 48213
    Phone: 313-839-4747
    Email: joyofjesus@comcast.net
    Website: http://www.joyofjesus.org
    Joy of Jesus Holiday Ministry:
    P.O. Box 32211
    Detroit MI 48232
    Hosting holiday parties for over 400 youth and their families.

    North End Youth Improvement Council Adopt-A-Child Program
    (Also has a Mentor Program)
    C/O Delores Bennett
    111 King Street
    Detroit, MI 48202
    Phone: 313-871-7529
    Website: http://www.neyic.org

    Senior Alliance Holiday Meals
    The Senior Alliance
    3850 Second Street Suite 201
    Wayne MI 48184
    Phone: 734-722-2830 OR 800-815-1112
    Email: info@tsalink.org
    Website: http://www.TheSeniorAlliance.org
    This program provides hot festive meals to homebound seniors age 60 & over OR disabled people on Christmas, Easter
    and Labor Day. SAHM is supported primarily through private donations. Meals are delivered by volunteers.

    ALSO

    Detroit Area Agency on Aging
    1333 Brewery Park Blvd.
    Detroit MI 48207
    Phone: 313-446-4444
    Website: http://www.daaa1a.org
    (Same as above)

    Holiday Meals on Wheels
    Valley Services
    1980 Bagley
    Detroit MI
    Phone: 313-446-4444
    This program provides meals to homebound seniors on Christmas, Easter and Labor Day.

    The Salvation Army Eastern Michigan Annual Breakfast
    Masonic Temple
    500 Temple
    Detroit MI
    Phone: 313-361-6136 OR 877-725-6424
    Website: http://www.salmich.org
    Applications also are being accepted for services offered specifically around Christmas, including holiday food baskets
    and toys for children in need.

    TOYS FOR TOTS This information is for the cities listed below ONLY! If you are
    PO Box 612 from Monroe County, this is NOT for you (see listing below for
    Trenton, MI 48183 Monroe County!)
    Phone: 313-363-9482
    Applications are available at the Brownstown Township Police Department but must be mailed to
    the above address. The Police Dept. will not accept any applications. The program is for children in Brownstown,
    Flat Rock, Gibraltar, Woodhaven, Rockwood, Riverview, Wyandotte, Trenton and Grosse Ile Twp. ONLY .

    Madison Community Resource Center
    5370 McKinley
    Detroit MI
    Phone: 313-574-4813
    Website: http://www.MadisonCommunityResourceCenter.org
    Toys for Tots program, Holiday “Feed A Family” program.

    Zion Chapel Church of Christ Holiness (U.S.A.)
    3000 24th Street at Butternut
    Detroit MI 48216
    Phone: 313-894-4320
    Email:
    Website: http://www.zionchapelchurch.org
    United Christian’s Women’s Ministry invites you to fellowship with us at our Annual Community Dinner!

    “True Meaning of Christmas” Dinner
    William Ford Senior Activity Center
    6750 Troy (just north of Ecorse Road and west of Telegraph Road)
    Taylor MI 48180
    Phone: 313-291-7740
    Website: http://www.cityoftaylor.com/seniors
    Free dinner & camaraderie for those who are alone or less fortunate. Free transportation for those without transportation. Call in advance.

    Northeast Guidance Center/Assistance League
    Administrative Office
    12800 E. Warren
    Detroit MI 48215
    Phone: 313-824-8000
    Website: http://www.neguidance.org
    Holiday help for those that receive services at the community mental health agency.

    Bridging Communities
    6900 McGraw
    Detroit MI 48210
    Phone: 313-361-6377
    Website: http://www.bridgingcommunities.org
    Christmas Meal-On-Wheels deliveries to seniors in Southwest Detroit.

    Seedlings
    PO Box 51924
    Livonia MI 48151-5924
    Phone: 734-427-8552 OR 800-777-8552
    Email: info@seedlings.org
    Website: http://www.seedlings.org
    Provides holiday books for blind children.

    New Dimension Outreach Food Bank
    Ignited International Ministries
    20320 Superior
    Taylor MI 48180
    Phone: 734-407-5100 (church)
    734-383-5658 (food bank)
    Email: info@igniteddetroit.com (church)
    Food4u@ymail.com (food bank)
    Website: www. ignitedinternational.com
    Holds new toy drives for its clients and has a food bank.

    Greater Apostolic Faith Temple
    4735 W. Fort Street (1 mile west of the Ambassador Bridge)
    Detroit MI
    Phone: 313-843-3660
    Website: http://www.greaterasp.org

    Project Hope International
    Phone: 248-797-1762
    Email: projecthopeintl@yahoo.com
    Website: http://www.projecthope.org
    “Christmas Cheer” program

    Capuchin Soup Kitchen
    4390 Conner (between Mack and Warren)
    Detroit MI
    Phone: 313-822-8606 ext.17
    AND
    Capuchin Services Centers
    63333 Medbury
    Detroit MI
    Website: http://www.cskdetroit.org
    Donates food and warm winter clothing to children 10 and under as part of the Caps, Coats N’ Kids Holiday Program.

    Cathedral Church of St. Paul
    4800 Woodward Ave.
    Detroit MI 48201
    Phone: 313-831-5000
    Email: info@detroitcathedral.org
    Website: http://www.detroitcathedral.org
    Holds a New Year’s Feast on New Years Day from noon to 2:30 p.m. All are invited!

    LENAWEE COUNTY

    Associated Charities of Lenawee County
    221 S. Tecumseh Street
    Adrian MI 49221
    Phone: 517-265-7255 Open M-F 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    Toys for Tots, Christmas Food

    MACOMB COUNTY

    Providence Ministries
    PO Box 5464
    Warren MI 48090-5464
    Phone: 586-215-6766
    Email: reachinghispeople@yahoo.com
    Website: http://www.theprovidentcorporation.com
    Providing Christmas gifts for families with children ages 5-17 who are homicide survivors and demonstrate the need for holiday assistance. They will adopt 7 families. Families are to submit a letter explaining their story that can be verifiable through local police, DHS, etc. All letters will be reviewed and the families selected will be notified by mail to come in for
    an interview at which time all documents necessary for documentation are to you be presented. Please download the application at their website at the above address. Application and letter MUST be mailed back to the address listed on
    the form by Friday, Nov. 4th, 2011.

    Solid Ground Shelter & Community Center
    Administrative Office:
    17955 11 Mile Road
    Roseville MI 48066
    Phone: 586-772-3604
    Website: http://www.solidgroundinc.org
    AND
    Masonic Center
    27151 Gratiot (North of 11 Mile)
    Roseville MI
    Solid Ground Shelter and Community Center, along with the Masonic Center, is hosting a Christmas Day Dinner at the Masonic Center (address above) from 2 to 5 p.m. The day will include a turkey dinner with the fixins’ & dessert, Santa, door prizes, entertainment, toys for children, new and used clothing and boots for children and adults and miscellaneous gifts for everyone. Some coats will also be available. There is no cost and no registration is required.

    Cairnes Community Center
    480 Orchard
    Mt. Clemens MI
    Phone: 586-464-0728
    Phone: 586-464-0728
    Website: http://www.mtcps.org
    Hosting “Breakfast with Santa” for low-income families and others on Dec. 18th from 9-11 a.m.
    Cost is $5 for breakfast and a photo of your child or children with Santa. No reservations are needed.

    St. Mark Catholic Church
    Good Samaritan Coalition
    4401 Bart Street
    Warren MI 48091
    Phone: 586-759-3020
    Christmas help.

    The Macomb County Crisis Center is operating a Christmas Help Referral Program. During this time, the crisis center
    will accept calls for Christmas help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 586-307-9100. Collect calls will be accepted.
    Families needing help this holiday season may call the center and phone counselors will give referrals to appropriate community resources.

    Extended Hand Charity
    4130 24 Mile Road
    Shelby Twp., MI 48316
    Phone: 586-254-3123
    Email: extendhand@comcast.net
    Website: http://www.extendedhandcharity.org
    Serves families in Macomb and Oakland Counties. See website for more details.

    MONROE COUNTY

    Monroe County Toys for Tots Program of Southeast Michigan
    Stewart Road Christian Ministries
    1199 Stewart Road
    Monroe MI 48161
    Phone: 734-384-9771
    Website: http://www.toysfortots.org
    This is for Monroe County residents only. Required information will include household income and proof of the adult applicant’s relationship to the child, such as a medical card, a birth certificate, adoption papers or guardianship court
    papers. Grandparents cannot register their grandchildren for this program unless the grandparent has legal guardianship
    or custody. Those who are unemployed should bring copies of their unemployment verification. Those who are employed should bring copies of their last 3 pay stubs. Those that receive Social Security should bring copies of the current reward letters that reflect the monthly payment. Applicants will be notified Dec. 12-15 as to when and where to pick up toys.

    Spirit of Christmas JUST UPDATED 10/25/2012
    The Salvation Army of Monroe County assisted more than 1,500 families through the Spirit of Christmas effort in 2011.
    #This year, sign-ups for the Spirit of Christmas will take place at four locations from Nov. 5 through Nov. 30, 2012.
    The Salvation Army of Monroe, 815 E. First St., will host sign-ups from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday.
    #The South County office, 7200 Lewis Ave. Suite C-1 in Temperance will take sign-ups from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday.
    #MCOP, 1140 S. Telegraph Rd., will be taking sign-ups by calling 241-2775 ext. 204 for hours.
    #Only Greenwood and River Park residents can sign up from 9 to 11 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays for River Park
    residents and 2 to 4 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays for Greenwood residents.
    #To sign up, identification is needed for all adults in the home along with proof of Michigan residency, medical cards
    or birth certificates for all children in the home; combined household income or Bridge Card and original social security
    card of all members of the household, adults and children, must be presented.
    #Distribution for the Spirit of Christmas will take place Dec. 17 for food only and Dec. 18 and 19 for food and toys.

    Eagles Nest Church
    620 E. Fourth Street
    Monroe MI 48161
    Phone: 734-241-1502
    Website: http://www.eaglesnestcommunitychurch.com
    Wings, a volunteer project that provides clothes, household items, toys, coats and food to the needy will have a special Christmas distribution.

    The Dundee Youth Service Organization (DYSO)
    Dundee High School
    130 Viking Dr.
    Dundee MI
    Phone: 734-770-8088

    The House of Restoration
    1110 E. Second Street
    Monroe MI

    Summerfield Township Volunteer Fire Department
    Phone: 734-777-2115 OR 734-856-4246 Chief Nick Lucas
    On Christmas Eve, members of the Summerfield Township Volunteer Fire Dept. will continue a tradition that dates back decades! Department members will be delivering bags of toys, candy and other surprises starting at dark Christmas Eve. Residents of the township need only to leave a porch light on and Santa Claus will stop by for a visit and drop off gifts. Residents should call Chief Lucas at the number above!

    OAKLAND COUNTY

    The Waterford Goodfellows is encouraging families served by the Waterford School District who are in need of holiday assistance to call 248-618-7555. Sign up for holiday assistance is limited to the first 300 families. This year, signup will
    be in person on Dec. 3rd at 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Waterford Parks and Recreation Department, 2303 Crescent Lake Road
    in Waterford. To qualify you must show your driver’s license or provide written documentation from the Waterford School District that your children are currently enrolled in the Waterford School District.

    The Sterling Heights and Warren Goodfellows are accepting applications for Christmas assistance on Tuesday, Nov. 15th from 9 to 11 a.m. and on Wednesday, Nov. 16th from 9 a.m. to noon. in the transportation garage at the Warren Community Center. Applicants must bring proof of residence, income, government help, and ages, gender and birth certificates for children. For information call 586-651-5716.

    Goodfellows of Ferndale
    Headquarters:
    1635 Livernois
    Ferndale MI 48220
    Phone: 248-546-2510
    AND
    1070 E. Nine Mile Road
    Ferndale MI 48220
    Phone: 248-546-2512
    “Let No Child Be Without A Christmas” is the Goodfellow’s motto. For Ferndale and Pleasant Ridge families only.
    Applications accepted December 1-15. Low income, elderly, handicapped

    Berkley Goodfellows
    Phone: (248) 541-9000 (Police Dept.)
    Names accepted until a few days before Christmas. Berkley residents only. Self or agency referrals accepted.

    Hazel Park Schools – Christmas Basket Project
    Phone: (248) 544-5347
    Food and gifts for children, serves some seniors. Referrals and applications accepted after Thanksgiving.
    Contact the local Hazel Park elementary school that child attends or call above number.

    Focus Hope
    Phone: (313) 494-5500
    Agencies must complete referral forms, call to have form sent. Low income, Oakland County.

    Community Services of Oakland
    Phone: (248) 542-5860
    By appointment only – apply after October 1 until program is filled. Christmas gifts for Hazel Park, Ferndale and Madison Heights – children 13 and younger. Call for appointment. Will try to assist with last minute hardship Christmas requests
    with outside agency referral (for SE Oakland residents only).

    Extended Hand Charity
    4130 24 Mile Road
    Shelby Twp., MI 48316
    Phone: 586-254-3123
    Email: extendhand@comcast.net
    Website: http://www.extendedhandcharity.org
    Serves families in Macomb and Oakland Counties. See website for more details.

    Baldwin Center
    212 Baldin Avenue
    Pontiac MI
    Phone: 248-332-6101
    Email: baldwin@baldwincenter.org
    Website: http://www.baldwincenter.org
    Offers Christmas baskets to Pontiac families.

    Lighthouse of Oakland County
    46156 Woodward Ave.
    Pontiac MI 48342
    Phone: 248-920-6060
    Website: http://www.lighthouseoakland.org
    Gifts for Seniors and “Adopt A Family Christmas Program”. Matches families with donors and then helps distributes
    donor gifts to adopted families in December. Also baby, household and personal care items and medical equipment
    such as wheelchairs and walkers.

    Rochester Area Neighborhood House (RANH)
    1234 Inglewood
    PO Box 80112
    Rochester MI 48308-0112
    Phone: 248-651-5836
    Website: http://www.ranh.org
    Holiday Food Baskets, RANH’s Christmas Shopping Days program designates a time for those in need to select gifts
    for their children. These gifts are donated by the Rochester community specifically for this event.

    Orchard Family Services
    114 Orchard Lake Road
    Pontiac MI 48341
    Phone: 248-858-7766
    AND
    2351 W. 12 Mile
    Berkley MI 48072
    Phone: 248-544-4004
    AND
    2045 Maple Road
    Walled Lake MI 48390
    Phone: 248-624-3811
    Website: http://www.oaklandfamilyservices.org
    Has an Adopt-A-Family program and served 427 individuals and families in 2010!

    Farmington Salvation Army
    Phone: (248) 477-1153
    Christmas only – applications accepted through December 11. Appointment required. Serves Southfield,
    Farmington Hills, Wixom, S. Lyon and Novi.

    Royal Oak Salvation Army – Thanksgiving and Christmas
    Phone: (248) 585-5600
    Applications accepted November 4-6 for Thanksgiving and Christmas – need proof of household income, I.D., proof
    of residence, SS cards for all and birthdates of children. (Serves SE Oakland for Thanksgiving except Southfield.
    No Christmas help for Hazel Park.)

    Warren Salvation Army
    24140 Mound Road (9 1/2 Mile and Mound)
    Warren MI 48091
    Phone: (586) 754-7400
    Christmas assistance only (food voucher). Apply after November 10, Monday-Thursday 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. ID for adults, SS card for all, Medicaid cards, proof of income.

    South Oakland Shelter
    431 N. Main St.
    Royal Oak, MI 48067
    Phone: 248-546-6566
    Website: http://www.southoaklandshelter.org
    Provides shelter, meals and other services including holiday help through their “Hope for the Holiday” program
    to homeless men, women and children and low-income.

    Open Door Outreach Center
    7170 Cooley Lake Road
    Waterford MI 48327
    Phone: 248-360-2930
    Email: opendoor4328@sbcglobal.net
    Website: http://www.opendooroutreachcenter.com
    Offers programs to assist low and moderate-income families during holidays and other special occasions to assist
    low and moderate-income families who live in Waterford, White Lake, West Bloomfield, Keego Harbor, Sylvan Lake, Commerce, Walled Lake and parts of Wixom. Referrals from other agencies are also accepted. Families who live
    outside of our service area will find some help and referrals to agencies in their home area.

    Troy Police Department & Troy VFW Post 4037 JUST UPDATED 11/4/2012
    2375 E. Maple (VFW Post 4037)
    Troy MI 48083
    Website: http://www.tpchelps.org
    Holiday baskets for Christmas for Troy residents. Family names are provided by Troy People Concerned and the
    Troy School District. Businesses adopt families and donate while the Police Department and the VFW Post assemble
    food and gifts for delivery in time for Christmas. Troy resident’s only – low income (150% of poverty), all ages.

    Adopt A Family 2011 / Volunteers of America
    Administrative Office:
    618 E. Walton Blvd.
    Pontiac MI 48340
    Phone: 284-209-1033
    Email: info@voami.org
    Website: http://www.voami.org

    Grace Centers of Hope
    35 E. Huron Street
    Pontiac, MI
    Phone: 248-334-2187
    Website: http://www.gracecentersofhope.org
    Serving dinner to homeless and needy people at two seating’s, 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the center.
    Women need to enter at the Perry Street entrance; the men’s entrance is on University.

    Catholic Charities of Genesse County (may serve those close to Oakland County line)
    Administrative Office:
    901 Chippewa
    Flint MI 48503
    Phone: 810-232-9950 OR 810-239-4417 (bi-lingual line)
    Website: http://www.catholiccharitiesflint.org
    Offers Christmas and Easter help.

    Good Shepherd Coalition 2012 Holiday Assistance Program JUST ADDED 10/7/2012
    33222 Groesbeck
    Fraser MI 48026
    Phone: 586-415-8100
    ONLY Families with Children 17 yrs. & under are eligible to register. For families needing Thanksgiving
    & Christmas. Must bring proof of residency, income and family size.
    Mondays, Oct. 1, 8 & 15 from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM and Wednesdays, Oct. 10 & 17 from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

    WASHTENAW COUNTY

    Salvation Army of Washtenaw County JUST UPDATED 10/22/2012
    Ann Arbor Community Center
    100 Arbana Drive
    Ann Arbor MI
    Phone: 734-668-8353
    Website: http://www.sawashtenaw.org
    AND
    9 S. Park
    Ypsilanti MI 48197
    Washtenaw County residents in need of assistance this holiday season can apply to receive a
    gift card to a local grocery for food and families with childdren up to age 14 can also apply for
    toys from the Salvation Army Corps community center’s toy shops by applying at the Ann Arbor
    Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24th, 2012 OR 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25th,
    2012. Apply at the Ypsilanti Corp.’s office from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, October 23rd thru Thursday,
    October 25th, 2012.

    Faith in Action
    603 S. Main St.
    Chelsea, MI 48118
    Phone: 734-475-3305
    Website: http://www.faithinaction1.org
    Christmas Adopt-A-Family project for those living in the Chelsea & Dexter school districts ONLY.

    Saline Social Service Inc.
    131 E. Michigan Avenue
    Box 404
    Saline MI 48176
    Phone: 734-429-4570
    Email: socserv@frontier.com
    Website: http://www.salinesocialservice.com
    Provides food baskets for Easter and Christmas. Also has a Holiday “Adopt A Family”program.
    Must be a resident of the Saline School District.

    Washtenaw Community Elves
    Email: help@washtenawelves.com
    Website: http://www.washtenawelves.com
    Offering new and gently used gift items to families in need for the holiday, with no income restrictions.
    Since 2005 we have provided and delivered gifts to hundreds of children in our community! Accepting
    applications from Nov. 27th through December 19th, 2011. See website for more details!

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