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 cut-off  dates sooner than this!

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

Also, check with your House of Worship since many provide help with holidays for their MEMBERS
or regular attenders.   Please do NOT call around to churches you do not attend as most churches can only supply their own members!   Its also not fair to expect churches to provide for your family
if you are not of that religion OR if you are not a believer OR a regular attender / member!
ALL SIX COUNTIES:  Most are STATE and NATIONWIDE Programs!

GOODFELLOWS--All Communities
Please check with your City Hall to see if your City has a Goodfellow organization!


Goodfellow Fund of Detroit          The Application Period for 2015 has been CLOSED as of today, 11/12/2015!                          
PO Box 44444                                                                        
1927 Rosa Parks                                                       
Detroit, MI  48244
Phone:  586-775-6139
Email:  sarigoodfellows@gmail.com
Website:  www.detroitgoodfellows.org
Our program serves Detroit, Harper Woods, Highland Park, Hamtramck and River Rouge kids aged
4 through 13. We do not serve any other cities and are not affiliated with any other Goodfellows group.
Forms submitted listing addresses outside of our service cities will not be processed. You can download
an application & we will process your application and contact you via mail in early December. The letter
we send you in December will include instructions on where to go to pick up your children’s packages. 
Distribution occurs during the month of December and families are sent to a specific location based on
their zip code.


SALVATION ARMY --All Communities                                        
Website:  http://centralusa.salvationarmy.org
The Salvation Army of Detroit will begin accepting applications for Christmas assistance on  
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 Nov. 7th  through Dec. 9th, 2013 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.
APPLICATION SITES:
Dearborn Heights   313-563-4457 
Farmington Hills     248-477-1153
Mt. Clemens    734-469-6712
Plymouth    734-453-5464
Pontiac        248-334-2407
Royal Oak   248-585-5600
Warren         586-754-7400
DETROIT:
Denby   313-537-2130 
Grandale  313-835-3736 
Harbor Light   313-361-6136 
Harding    313-822-2800 
Temple     313-897-2914


TOYS FOR TOTS--All Communities
Website  www.toysfortots.org   
Also for Detroit ONLY : www.detroit-mi.toysfortots.org
Select “REQUEST A TOY”, click on “MICHIGAN”, then select “CITY”,
Click on city of residence to find local coordinator’s contact information.
Do NOT apply for cities you don't 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 


VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA--Michigan     
Adopt A Family 2013
P.O. Box 3642
Southfield, MI 48037
Phone: 248-353-4862
Website: www.adoptafamilymichigan.org
The holiday season only adds to the stress for these families. Volunteers of America Michigan's Adopt A Family
Program helps children, families and seniors during the holidays by providing food, toys and clothing in a com-
passionate and supportive manner. Since 1993, the Adopt A Family program has helped over 162,000 families,
children and seniors in southeastern Michigan. This signature program of Volunteers of America Michigan is an
opportunity for individuals, companies and organizations to help families in need, either through direct adoption
or a financial contribution. Families who would like to receive help may APPLY ONLINE by November 


UNITED WAY of SOUTHEASTERN MICHIGAN     (new website address below!)
Phone:  2-1-1
Website: http://www.liveunitedsem.org/pages/2-1-1-online-database
United Way is a nationwide program and is accessible to everyone in the U.S. by dialing 2-1-1.


Detroit T.I.P. LINE                      
Phone: 313-481-1400
Website:  http://www.detroitpubliclibrary.org/specialservice/tip
Referrals for Wayne, Macomb and Oakland counties and can only be accessed from
a Detroit library computer. Call the number above if you do not live near a Detroit Library.


2 HANDS
Website: 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 have 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:  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 & DETROIT:

GOODFELLOWS---All Communities 
Please check with your City Hall to see if your City has a Goodfellow organization!
AND
Carleton-Ash Goodfellows
Phone: 734-358-4634
AND
Huron Township Rotary Goodfellows  
P.O. Box 289
New Boston, MI 48164-0289
Phone: 734-753-4320 (Helena) OR  734-753-3523 (Terri)
Website: www.hurontownshiprotary.org/Goodfellows.html
Applications are available at your child's 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 Huron Twp. families!
AND
Lincoln Park Goodfellows  
P.O. Box 43
Lincoln Park, MI 48146
Phone: 313-381-3216
Email:  lincolnparkgoodfellows@gmail.com
Website:  http://lincolnparkgoodfellows.com
Applications can be downloaded on the website by Lincoln Park families.
AND
The Redford Goodfellows      
Redford Police Station
25933 Elsinore
Redford, MI
Website:  http://redfordgoodfellows.org
Will be taking applications for Christmas assistance on specific dates and times listed below. Redford
residents, including families with school-age children and senior citizens (63 and older) who may need
help during the Christmas season must apply in person at the Redford Police Station. Proof of residency,
income and benefits for all members of the household is required, as well as birth certificates for all eligible
children and proof of where they attend school. Requests made by telephone or by relatives/friends will
not be accepted. Applications accepted Nov
No applications will be accepted after November.
AND
Riverview Old Newsboy Goodfellow Fund      
P.O. Box 2245
Riverview, MI 48193
Phone: 734-281-4270
The Goodfellows give toys to children up to age 10. Those ages 11 through 18 receive Meijer gift cards.
Please apply by            . This is for Riverview residents ONLY!!
AND
Romulus Goodfellows 
28777 Eureka Road
Romulus, MI 48174
Phone: 734-955-4577
Website:  www.romulusgov.com
To obtain an application, call the number above OR visit the City's website. Applications must be mailed
to the address above to be postmarked no later than Nov.               to be considered.
AND
Trenton Old Newsboys Goodfellows Association      
P.O. Box 370
Trenton, MI 48183
Phone: 734-675-8600
If you know of a family or individual who is in need this Christmas season, contact the Association.
Please note that this program is ONLY for those residing within the boundaries of Trenton. 
Must apply before Wednesday, December
AND
Wayne Goodfellows   
3300 S. Wayne
Wayne, MI 48184
Phone: 734-722-1111  OR  734-722-9319  (Christmas Assistance)
Email:  support@waynegoodfellows.org
Website:  www.waynegoodfellows.org
Every year the City of Wayne Goodfellows provides support to less fortunate families and children.
The Goodfellows provide food, toys, and emergency assistance for residents of Wayne!
AND
Livonia Goodfellows, Inc.           JUST ADDED 10/17/2015
P.O. Box 31582
Livonia, MI  48151
Phone:  734-812-2031
Email:  BHeaton@mi.rr.com
Website: www.LivoniaGoodfellows.org
Livonia Goodfellows is an all-volunteer non-profit organization whose primary goal is to fulfill the pledge
of "No Child Without A Christmas".  The Goodfellows provide each child toys and a clothing voucher for
new clothes.  Canned / boxed food and a fresh food gift card are given to each family. 
Serves the City of Livonia, birth through high school. 
AND
Westland Goodfellows               JUST ADDED 10/17/2015
32715 Dorsey Street
Westland, MI  48186
Phone:  734-788-2270
Website:  www.westlandgoodfellows.org
Serves ages birth to 15 years in the City of Westland.  Donated funds also allow each family to purchase
food for a holiday meal and children's gifts.


SALVATION ARMY---All Communities
Website:  http://centralusa.salvationarmy.org
AND
​The Salvation Army Eastern Michigan Annual Breakfast 
Masonic Temple 
500 Temple
Detroit, MI
Phone: 313-361-6136  OR  877-725-6424
Website:  http://centralusa.salvationarmy.org
Applications also are being accepted for services offered specifically around Christmas,
including holiday food baskets and toys for children in need. Apply between Nov.   through
Dec.        at most offices.
AND
Wyandotte Salvation Army
1258 Biddle Avenue 
Wyandotte, MI 48192
Phone: 734-282-0930  #108    Western Wayne residents: 313-563-4457
Website:  http://centralusa.salvationarmy.org
Assistance with toys and food.  Accepts low-income applicants in the following Downriver communities: 
48101. 48122, 48134, 48138, 48146. 48173, 48180, 48183, 48192, 48193, 48195, 48217, 48218, 48229. 
Applications taken between November 10th and December 3rd, 2015. 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. 
AND
Plymouth Salvation Army      
9450 S. Main
Plymouth,  MI
Phone: 734-453-5464
Website: http://centralusa.salvationarmy.org
Currently accepting applications for Christmas assistance until December


TOYS FOR TOTS---All Communities
Website:  www.toysfortots.org
AND
TOYS FOR TOTS
PO Box 612
Trenton, MI 48183
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 .


THE LIONS CLUB---All Communities
Website:  www.LionsClub.org
Lions Club Metro Council
&
Wayne and Monroe Counties:
Phone: 313-383-6888
Lions Club of Metro Airport:
Phone: 734-522-1171
Allen Park Lions:
Phone: 313-562-4728
Grosse Ile Lions:
Phone: 734-692-2737
Lincoln Park Lions  (includes Melvindale):
Phone: 313-386-8715
Riverview Lions:
Phone: 313-388-9599
Rockwood Lions:
Phone: 734-675-6746
Southgate Lions:
Phone: 734-282-1133
Taylor Lions:
Phone: 313-382-5882
Trenton Lions:
Phone: 734-671-2346
Wyandotte Lions: 
Phone: 313-292-8513


VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA--Michigan          
Adopt A Family 2015
P.O. Box 3642
Southfield, MI 48037
Phone: 248-353-4862
Website:  www.adoptafamilymichigan.org.
The holiday season only adds to the stress for these families. Volunteers of America Michigan's Adopt A Family
Program helps children, families and seniors during the holidays by providing food, toys and clothing in a com-
passionate and supportive manner. Since 1993, the Adopt A Family program has helped over 162,000 families,
children and seniors in southeastern Michigan. This signature program of Volunteers of America Michigan is an
opportunity for individuals, companies and organizations to help families in need, either through direct adoption
or a financial contribution. Families who would like to receive help may APPLY ONLINE by November       . 


Wyandotte JAYCEES
Email:  info@wyandottejaycees.org 
Website:  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.


Catholic Social Services of Wayne County           
Happy Holidays for Foster Children Program
Main Office:
9851 Hamilton Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202
Phone:  313-883-2100
AND
Dearborn Office:
Garrison Place Office Building
19855 West Outer Drive
Suite 207E
Dearborn, MI 48124
Phone: 313-792-9286
AND
Eastside Office:
15450 E. Jefferson Avenue
Suite 190
Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230
Phone:  313-852-1200
Website: http://www.csswayne.org/news.html
More than 300 children in 40-50 families throughout the tri-county area receive gifts and food during
the holiday season as part of the Catholic Social Services of Wayne County program. The Happy Holidays
for Foster Children Program has existed for more than 20 years thanks to donations and corporate sponsors.
(This includes foster children who are placed with low-income relatives).


THE INFORMATION CENTER                   APPLICATIONS Must be picked up by OCTOBER 16th, 2015!
20500 Eureka  Suite 110
Taylor, MI  48180
Phone:  734-282-7171
Email: info@theinfocenter.info
Website: 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 Information Center serves residents of Allen Park, Brownstown, Ecorse, Flat Rock, Gibraltar, Grosse Ile, Lincoln
Park, Melvindale, River Rouge, Riverview, Rockwood, Romulus, Southgate, Taylor, Trenton, Woodhaven & Wyandotte.


Gifts From The Heart Ministries Annual Give-Away
Samaritan Center
5555 Connor, 1st Floor Cafeteria
Detroit ,MI
Phone: 313-646-8363 Tina  OR  313-915-7363 Doris
Website: http://www.samaritan-center.net
Annual Give-Away on                     11:30 a.m. Clothing, Toys on a 1st-Come/1st-Served Basis.
Also free door prizes!


St. Joseph Catholic Church & St. Vincent dePaul        
2565 Third Street   (at the corner of Elm and Third)
Trenton, MI  48183
Phone: 734-676-9082    Anastasia
Website:  http://stjosephchurchtrenton.catholicweb.com
Helps with Christmas presents for downriver children with their "Angel Tree".


Our Children's Fund                                   
C/O West Bloomfield School District
5810 Commerce Road
West Bloomfield, MI  48324
Website:  http://www.westbloomfield.k12.mi.us/wbsd/District/Portal/Our-Children-s-Fund-146.html
Funding requests have included necessities such as medical & dental expenses, eyeglasses, school
supplies & clothing, summer school classes & academic enrichment, gas, food, utility bills as well as
assistance at the holidays in December. For over a decade, OCF has been a safety net for our children
putting hope back into their lives as well as that of their families. Only for the school children of this district!!


Focus HOPE: "Share With A Senior" Program                           
1355 Oakman Blvd.
Detroit MI  48238
Phone:  313-494-5500
Website: www.focushope.edu
Hundreds of volunteers will serve as “special Santas” when they deliver holiday food packages to approximately
1,200 low-income Senior Citizens across metropolitan Detroit as part of Focus: HOPE’s Annual “Share with a Senior”
event on Saturday, December         .  The Seniors, who are among the 38,000 participants in Focus: HOPE’s food
outreach program, will receive fresh food and ingredients for a holiday meal, along with other items to supplement
their monthly food box. The special holiday food includes turkeys or Cornish hens, potatoes, vegetables and other
items.


Joy of Jesus Ministry                   
Administrative Office:
12255 Camden
P.O. Box 32211
Detroit MI  48213
Phone:  313-839-4747
Email: joyofjesus@comcast.net
Website:  www.joyofjesus.org
Each Christmas we participate in the “A Gift for All God’s Children” program. Depending on level of support,
300 to 400 needy youth are blessed with Christmas gifts from their personal wish list. In addition, gift baskets
are provided to the parent(s) or guardian(s). The entire family attends an afternoon of fun, entertainment, food
and a special presentation from the Word of God. 


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: www.neyic.org
The NEYIC is responsible for many successful youth-oriented programs including Adopt-A-Child for Christmas
Program. Adopt-A-Child for Christmas Program alone brings together many thousand volunteers, parents and
over 3,000 low-income youth recipients, aging from newborn to 12 years. At this festive outing, the youth are
influenced by their evening’s mentors while receiving gifts of warm clothing and toys. The mentors also provide
the young children direction through conversation and interest. The children experience kindness, concern and
generosity of others. They also participate in crafts, are entertained and enjoy a light meal.


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:  www.TheSeniorAlliance.org
This program provides hot festive meals to homebound seniors age 60 & over OR disabled people on Christmas,
Easter and Labor DaySAHM 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:  www.daaa1a.org 
(Same as above)
​AND
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.


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


Annual Christmas Adopt-a-Family Christmas / Trenton Firefighter's Charities
1989 King Road
Trenton, MI  48183
Phone:  734-676-1314
Email:  evans@trenton-mi.com   Chief Jeff Evans 
Website:  www.cityoftrenton.com
The presents will be delivered by Santa and his elves on Christmas Eve with the help of the Trenton Fire
Department!! Serves Trenton residents ONLY!


"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:  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:
2900 Conner    Building A
Detroit MI  48215
Phone:  313-308-1400
Website:  www.neguidance.org
The Holiday Adopt-a-Child Program matches interested individuals, families, churches, businesses
and organizations with children in need. These children suffer from severe emotional disturbances
or live with parents suffering from a chronic mental illness. The families may include elderly grand-
parents raising their grandchildren, disabled and out-of-work parents, families who have been burned
out of their homes and single-parent families living on limited incomes. This holiday season presents
a bigger problem for our families due to the current economic climate and severe cuts imposed upon
indigent families.


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


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:  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: 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

GOODFELLOWS--All Communities
Please check with your City Hall to see if your City has a Goodfellow organization!

SALVATION ARMY--All Communities
Website:  http://centralusa.salvationarmy.org

TOYS FOR TOTS---All Communities
Website: www.toysfortots.org

THE LIONS CLUB---All Communities​
Website:  www.LionsClub.org


VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA-Michigan                   
Adopt A Family 2013
P.O. Box 3642
Southfield. MI 48037
Phone: 248-353-4862
Website:  www.adoptafamilymichigan.org
The holiday season only adds to the stress for these families. Volunteers of America Michigan's Adopt A Family
Program helps children, families and seniors during the holidays by providing food, toys and clothing in a com-
passionate and supportive manner. Since 1993, the Adopt A Family program has helped over 162,000 families,
children and seniors in southeastern Michigan. This signature program of Volunteers of America Michigan is an
opportunity for individuals, companies and organizations to help families in need, either through direct adoption
or a financial contribution. Families who would like to receive help may APPLY ONLINE by November      


ASSOCIATED CHARITIES of Lenawee County                
221 S. Tecumseh Street
Adrian, MI  49221
Phone:  517-265-7255   
Email: thecharities@tc3net.com
Website: www.­thecharities.­org
One of the roles since the beginning of the agency is providing food, toys & gifts for the Christmas holiday.


MACOMB COUNTY

GOODFELLOWS---All Communities
Please check with your City Hall to see if your City has a Goodfellow organization!
AND
Chesterfield Goodfellows
Phone: 586-716-1555, ext. 240
Chesterfield residents only. Phone line active November 1st until December
AND
Clinton Township Goodfellows
Phone: 586-764-7618
Clinton Twp. residents only.
Website:  www.clintontwpgoodfellows.com
AND
Eastpointe Goodfellows
Applications available at:
Eastpointe City Hall
23200 Gratiot Ave.
Eastpointe,  MI 
Applications accepted .               Eastpointe residents only.
AND
Fraser Goodfellows
Apply at:
Fraser Public Library
16330 14 Mile Road
Fraser, MI
Phone:  (586) 294-0450
Fraser residents  only. Register at the library on Nov                                  . Call For times.
AND
Mt. Clemens Goodfellows
Register at:
Mt. Clemens Community Center
300 N. Groesbeck
Mt. Clemens, MI
Mt. Clemens residents only. Register in person Nov.

AND
St. Clair Shores Goodfellows
Phone:  586-980-0400
St. Clair Shores residents only. Call to register for appointment November


SALVATION ARMY--All Communities
Website: http://centralusa.salvationarmy.org
AND
Salvation Army                          
55 Church Street
Mt. Clemens, MI  48043
Phone:  586-469-6712
Website: http://centralusa.salvationarmy.org
Apply in person Nov.           from 9am-11am and 1pm-3pm and December
Provides toys for newborns to age 14.  The application process will take place on a first come, first serve basis
between 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Applicants are required to bring the following documentation
when applying for Christmas assistance regardless if you have been to our office in the past.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION:
1.  Current Michigan ID or drivers license for everyone in home 18 years and older
2.  Birth Certificate of Verification of Birth for all children in home 17 and younger. 
    (Children born in another country must have a translated birth certificate)
    We are providing toys for childrennewborn to age 14.
3.  Proof of all household income for the last 30 days (includes pay stubs, unemployment, social security,
    disability,child support, etc.)
4.  Current food stamp and/or cash assistance verification letter from DHS indicating amount
5.  Proof of all household bills (includes electric, gas & water bills, telephone/cell phone bills, cable/satellite,
    car payments, insurance, etc.)
6.  Rental Agreement/Mortgage Information
Service Area: SERVING NORTHERN MACOMB COUNTY
​AND
Salvation Army-Warren
24140 Mound Road
Warren, MI  48091
Phone: 586-754-7400
Warren, Roseville, Centerline, St. Clair Shores and Eastpointe residents only.
In person applications accepted November


TOYS FOR TOTS---All Communities
Website:  www.toysfortots.org



THE LIONS CLUB---All Communities​
Website:  www.LionsClub.org


VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA--Michigan                                   
Adopt A Family 2013
P.O. Box 3642
Southfield, MI 48037
Phone: 248-353-4862
Website: www.adoptafamilymichigan.org
The holiday season only adds to the stress for these families. Volunteers of America Michigan's Adopt A Family
Program helps children, families and seniors during the holidays by providing food, toys and clothing in a com-
passionate and supportive manner. Since 1993, the Adopt A Family program has helped over 162,000 families,
children and seniors in southeastern Michigan. This signature program of Volunteers of America Michigan is an
opportunity for individuals, companies and organizations to help families in need, either through direct adoption
or a financial contribution. Families who would like to receive help may APPLY ONLINE by November


South Eastern Michigan Indians, Inc.       
26641 Lawrence
Center Line, MI 48015
Phone: 586-756-1350
Email: Semii1975@yahoo.com
Website: www.semii1975.org
Holds a children's Christmas Party each season with clothes and toys.  Call for details!


HOPE Center Macomb / Good Shepherd Coalition
33222 Groesbeck Hwy.              Register on these days ONLY for 2015!
Fraser, MI  48026                  Mondays 9/28, 10/5, 10/12  from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Phone:  586-491-2924                       Wednesday 10/7, 1014 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Email: info@hopecentermacomb.org
Website:  www.hopecentermacomb.org
Service area: Clinton Twp, Fraser, Macomb Twp (south of 23 Mile) Mt.Clemens, St. Clair Shores,
Sterling Heights, Shelby Twp, Utica.  Must bring in proof of family size, income and residency---
you will NOT be served without all of this.  Open to families ONLY with children aged 14 and younger.


Samaritan House
Phone: 586-336-9956
Website:  http://www.samaritanhousemichigan.org
Must be a registered client of Samaritan House. Service area: Shelby Twp north of 23 Mile, Macomb Twp.
north of 23 Mile, Romeo, Bruce Township, Ray Township, Armada and Washington Twp.


Sterling Heights Community Relations Department / Holiday Assistance Program
Sterling Heights City Hall---Lower Level
Phone: 586-446-2470
Website: http://www.ci.sterling-heights.mi.us/
Sterling Heights is teaming up with public and private service organizations for the Holiday Assistance Program. 
Those seeking help for the holiday season can come to the city's Community Relations Office in the lower level
of City Hall, from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays in October to have their name added to the list.  The last day
to register is Oct. 27th, 2015!  Proof of Sterling Heights residence, along with a picture ID, birth certificates of
dependents, current statement from the DHS and/or Social Security and last years W-2 and/or state assistance
form is required. 


Good Samaritan Coalition
Apply at:
St. Mark Church
4401 Bart Street
Warren, MI 
Phone: 586-759-3026
Services Roseville, Eastpointe, Warren and Centerline. 
Apply in person October


Cairnes Community Center
480 Orchard
Mt. Clemens, MI
Phone: 586-464-0728
Phone: 586-464-0728
Website: www.mtcps.org
Hosting "Breakfast with Santa" for low-income families and others on Dec.
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.


St. Maximillian / St. Francis
In-Person Registration:
Parish Outreach Center
23965 23 Mile Road
Macomb Twp., MI
Register every Wednesday from 3pm-7pm Oct                       except for Nov 28th (closed). 
Service area: Northern Macomb County.


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:  www.extendedhandcharity.org
Serves families in Macomb and Oakland Counties.  See website for more details.



FREE CHRISTMAS DINNERS

There will be a free Christmas Supper at Grace Episcopal Church, 115 S. Main, Mt. Clemens.  Doors open at 4 p.m.
with dinner served at 5 p.m.  This is also their regular Wednesday Community supper which includes a full hot meal,
free blood pressure screening, access to the Free Store and companionship of 125 of the community. 
For more info call 586-465-4573 OR email gracemtclemens@yahoo.com.
AND
VFW Post 2358, 25671 Gratiot, Roseville, 48066 will hold a Christmas Dinner on Sunday, December
Call 586-954-7090 for more information! 
AND
ACC as part of its twice-monthly Pantry of Plenty food distribution program, will provide 1,300 meals for needy
residents on Christmas Eve. Last year, the organization provided 1,000 dinners. The Christmas dinner, which
will be available for pick-up starting at 11:30 a.m., will include chicken, potatoes, vegetables and a roll.
Tuesday, December
Arab-American Chaldean Council  Youth Recreation and Leadership Center
62 W. Seven Mile Road, Detroit, 48203   Website:  www.myacc.org



MONROE COUNTY

GOODFELLOWS---All Communities
Please check with your City Hall to see if your City has a Goodfellow organization!


SALVATION ARMY--All Communities
Website: http://centralusa.salvationarmy.org
AND
Spirit of Christma 2015        
The Salvation Army of Monroe County, Mich., has announced the signup times and locations for those seeking
holiday season assistance through the Spirit of Christmas campaign.
•Monroe: Salvation Army
815 E. First St.: 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. or 1 to 4 p.m., Mondays-Fridays, Nov.
and also from 1 to 4:30 p.m. or 6 to 8 p.m. Nov.
•Temperance: Salvation Army
7200 Lewis Ave., Suite C-1: 1-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays from Nov.
No applications will be taken at either site on Nov. 27 or Nov. 28 because of the Thanksgiving weekend holiday.
Those applying for aid must bring a photo ID for each adult in the home, medical cards or birth certificates for
each child in the home, proof of Michigan residency, proof of total household income or Michigan Bridge Card,
and original Social Security cards (no copies) for each adult and child in the home.Distribution information will
be announced at a later time.


TOYS FOR TOTS---All Communities
Website:  www.toysfortots.org
AND
Monroe County "Toys for Tots" Program of Southeast Michigan
Stewart Road Christian Ministries
1199 Stewart Road
Monroe MI  48161
Phone:  734-384-9771
Website: 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.        as to when and where to pick up toys.


THE LIONS CLUB---All Communities​
Website: www.LionsClub.org


VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA--Michigan        
Adopt A Family 2015
P.O. Box 3642
Southfield MI 48037
Phone: 248-353-4862
Website: www.adoptafamilymichigan.org
The holiday season only adds to the stress for these families. Volunteers of America Michigan's Adopt A Family
Program helps children, families and seniors during the holidays by providing food, toys and clothing in a com-
passionate and supportive manner. Since 1993, the Adopt A Family program has helped over 162,000 families,
children and seniors in southeastern Michigan. This signature program of Volunteers of America Michigan is an
opportunity for individuals, companies and organizations to help families in need, either through direct adoption
or a financial contribution. Families who would like to receive help may APPLY ONLINE by November


The Bedford Goodfellows will take applications from Nov.            for its Christmas Food Basket program.
Phone:  734-847-3641  (Chris)
This assistance is limited to Temperance & Bedford Township residents. Applications must be filled out Mondays
through Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 3 p.m.; or Fridays from 9 a.m. to noon; at the following locations:
•Bedford Branch Library, 8575 Jackman Rd.
•Department of Human Services (South County office), 8765 Lewis Ave.
•Bedford Area Senior Center, 1653 Samaria Rd.
•Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, 8330 Lewis Ave.
•Bedford Adult Education Office, 1623 Sterns Rd.
&
Basket pickups will take place from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday Dec. at Lambertville United Methodist Church,
8165 Douglas Rd., Lambertville. Those picking up a food basket must show a photo ID, proof of income, and a current
utility bill “with your correct address” on it.


Eagles Nest Church
620 E. Fourth Street
Monroe MI  48161
Phone:  734-241-1502
Website:  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

GOODFELLOWS---All Communities
Please check with your City Hall to see if your City has a Goodfellow organization!
AND
Berkley Goodfellows
Phone: (248) 541-9000 (Police Dept.)
Names accepted until a few days before Christmas. Berkley residents only.
AND
Goodfellows of Ferndale
Headquarters:
1635 Livernois
Ferndale, MI  48220
Phone: 248-546-2510
&
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 & Pleasant Ridge families only.
Applications accepted                                   Low income, elderly, handicapped
AND
The Sterling Heights Goodfellows are accepting applications for Christmas assistance on Tuesday,
Nov.                               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. NOT yet updated for 2015!   
AND
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.      at 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Waterford Parks and Recreation Dept.,
2303 Crescent Lake Road in Waterford. To qualify you must show your driver's license or provide written docu-
mentation from the Waterford School District that your children are currently enrolled in the Waterford School
District
AND
Farmington and Farmington Hills Goodfellows
Phone:  248-871-2848
Website: www.farmingtonareagoodfellows.org


SALVATION ARMY--All Communities 
Website: http://centralusa.salvationarmy.org
AND
Farmington Salvation Army
Phone:  (248) 477-1153
Website:  http://centralusa.salvationarmy.org
Christmas only – applications accepted through        Appointment required.
Serves Southfield, Farmington Hills, Wixom, S. Lyon and Novi.
AND
Royal Oak Salvation Army – Thanksgiving and Christmas
Phone: (248) 585-5600
Website:  http://centralusa.salvationarmy.org
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.)
AND
Warren Salvation Army
24140 Mound Road (9 1/2 Mile and Mound)
Warren, MI 48091
Phone: (586) 754-7400
Website: http://centralusa.salvationarmy.org
Christmas assistance only (food voucher).
ID for adults, SS card for all, Medicaid cards, proof of income.


TOYS FOR TOTS---All Communities
Website: www.toysfortots.org


THE LIONS CLUB---All Communities​
Website: www.LionsClub.org


VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA--Michigan              
Adopt A Family 2015
P.O. Box 3642
Southfield, MI 48037
Phone: 248-353-4862
Website: www.adoptafamilymichigan.org
The holiday season only adds to the stress for these families. Volunteers of America Michigan's Adopt A Family
Program helps children, families and seniors during the holidays by providing food, toys and clothing in a com-
passionate and supportive manner. Since 1993, the Adopt A Family program has helped over 162,000 families,
children and seniors in southeastern Michigan. This signature program of Volunteers of America Michigan is an
opportunity for individuals, companies and organizations to help families in need, either through direct adoption
or a financial contribution. Families who would like to receive help may APPLY ONLINE by November


Sterling Heights Police and its Fraternal Order of Police Lodge are looking for families who need help this holiday
season and organizers hope to help 40-50 children from the Sterling Heights area.  Each child will get to spend
about $100 on toys, clothing or gifts for their families.  The Sterling Heights FOP Lodge 118 is hosting the event
at the Target store at Metro Parkway and Dequindre.  Police officers will help the children throughout the store,
pushing carts, picking out & wrapping gifts.To recommend a family OR to donate, contact:
Sgt. Randy DePriest at 586-446-2851 or pdepriest@sterling-heights.net 


Oxford Orion FISH    
487 First Street
P.O. Box 732
Oxford Twp.,, MI 48361
Phone: 248-628-3933
Website:  www.oxfordorionfish.org
Because of our generous neighbors, AngelFISH which provides Christmas gifts for qualified children.


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 (SE Oakland residents only).


Extended Hand Charity      
4130 24 Mile Road
Shelby Twp., MI 48316
Phone: 586-254-3123
Email:  extendhand@comcast.net
Website:  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:  www.baldwincenter.org
Offers Christmas baskets to Pontiac families.


Lighthouse of Oakland County            Open for applications Tuesday, Sept.
46156 Woodward Ave.     9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Pontiac, MI  48342
Phone:  248-972-1493
Email:  shansen@LighthouseOakland.org
Website: 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.  Serves all of Oakland County.


Rochester Area Neighborhood House  (RANH)          
1234 Inglewood
Rochester, MI  48307
Phone:  248-651-5836 
Website:  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.  Serves ONLY Auburn Hills, Lakeville, Leonard, Oakland Twp., Rochester & Rochester Hills!
AND
RANH Christmas Program for Families Further Info:
If you are a Neighborhood House client and have children between the ages of newborn to 18,  you are invited
to fill out an application for our Christmas Program which includes a food basket and gifts for the children.
Your file at Neighborhood House must be up to date with: Michigan ID, 2012 Tax Return if filed, proof of income,
birth certificates for children.  Come into the Neighborhood House during our intake times of Monday through
Thursday, between the hours of 11:30 and 2:30 to fill out an application.   Be ready with sweatshirt and pajama
sizes for each child as well as two gift ideas between $20 and $25.
If you are not sure your file is up to date, please bring all of the items listed above.


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:   www.oaklandfamilyservices.org
Has an Adopt-A-Family program and served 427 individuals and families in 2010! 


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          
2375 E. Maple  (VFW Post 4037)
Troy, MI  48083
Website: 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.


Grace Centers of Hope        
35 E. Huron Street
Pontiac, MI 
Phone:  248-334-2187
Website:  www.gracecentersofhope.org
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: www.catholiccharitiesflint.org
Offers Christmas and Easter help. 


Good Shepherd Coalition 2015 Holiday Assistance Program 
33222 Groesbeck
Fraser,  MI  48026
Phone: 586-415-8100
Email:  good-shepherd@att.net
Website: http://www.gscmacomb.org
During the gift giving holidays, we offer food baskets and/or gifts for children of all ages also through
supporting churches.




WASHTENAW COUNTY

GOODFELLOWS---All Communities
Please check with your City Hall to see if your City has a Goodfellow organization!

SALVATION ARMY
​Website: http://centralusa.salvationarmy.org
AND
Salvation Army of Washtenaw County            
Ann Arbor Community Center
100 Arbana Drive
Ann Arbor MI 
Phone:
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 children 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             


TOYS FOR TOTS---All Communities
Website:  www.toysfortots.org


THE LIONS CLUB---All Communities​
Website: www.LionsClub.org


VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA--Michigan         !
Adopt A Family 2015
P.O. Box 3642
Southfield MI 48037
Phone: 248-353-4862
Website: www.adoptafamilymichigan.org
The holiday season only adds to the stress for these families. Volunteers of America Michigan's Adopt A Family
Program helps children, families and seniors during the holidays by providing food, toys and clothing in a com-
passionate and supportive manner. Since 1993, the Adopt A Family program has helped over 162,000 families,
children and seniors in southeastern Michigan. This signature program of Volunteers of America Michigan is an
opportunity for individuals, companies and organizations to help families in need, either through direct adoption
or a financial contribution. Families who would like to receive help may APPLY ONLINE by November


Faith in Action
603 S. Main St.
Chelsea, MI  48118
Phone:  734-475-3305
Website: Nancy Paul, Director:  nancypaul@faithinaction1.org
Website:   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:  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:  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!   We will
begin accepting requests for help starting Nov.           Until then, please take time to review our
Request Help page for more information on how the process works and what we need to make a
successful holiday for you and your loved ones!






CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY ASSISTANCE
This page was last updated: November 12, 2015
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FOR CHRISTMAS
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NOTE!
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DINNERS,
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