For the cities of Detroit, Highland Park, River Rouge and Hamtramck:
Children's toys, clothing and food. November 1st-December 10th.
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
Toys for Tots--All Communities
Visit www.toysfortots.org if your city is not listed in any of the Toys for Tots programs listed below!
The Information Center
20500 Eureka Suite 110
Taylor MI 48180
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.
Community Lutheran Church
23984 Gibraltar Road
Flat Rock MI 48134
734-782-0563 Call on Wednesdays
Holiday assistance and grief counseling
Serves Flat Rock and Brownstown residents ONLY
Faith Christian Center
25535 Ecorse Road
Taylor MI 48180
Contacts: Donald or Julie Mitchell
Holiday Food Program, clothes pantry is open once a month.
By appointment or on Sundays.
Serves Taylor residents ONLY.
1258 Biddle Avenue
Wyandotte MI 48192
723-282-0930 Western Wayne residents 313-563-4457
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.
New for 2009: Go to http://www.sadownriver.org/ and 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 2009 checklist in the office at the address above.
The Salvation Army Downriver will be serving Thanksgiving Dinner on Thanksgiving Day from 11 a.m.
to 1 p.m.at their new "Lunch At The Sal" Soup Kitchen that just opened Nov. 5th, 2009! Everyone is welcome!
TIP 313-833-4000 for Detroit Residents
St. Constance Church
Taylor MI 48180
Phone: 313-291-4050 please make reservations!
You are invited to share Thanksgiving dinner on November 26th from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. with the St. Constance family in the parish hall. There will be turkey, ham and all the trimmings! All are welcome!
Detroit MI 48236
Offering Thanksgiving baskets.
Adopt A Family 2009 Volunteers of America Michigan
Families who would like to receive help may APPLY ONLINE.
Ball Road Baptist Tabernacle Church Thanksgiving Baskets
Contact person: Alan Richards Offered
7007 Ball Road
Focus HOPE: Share with a Senior program
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
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
on Oct. 22, 2011 at 12:06 AM