FOSTER FAMILIES......Please go to the FOSTER YOUTH RESOURCES  page to find out the other Christmas
 resources for foster kids

Downriver Foster Closet         OPEN UNTIL 11/26/2021 
12311 Reeck 
Southgate, MI 48195
Phone: 734-493-6764
The Downriver Foster closet right now collects donations for gently used children’s clothing and items they 
would need daily for children that are in the foster care system. We provide all downriver foster families with 
items they may need for a placement. Most of the kids that come into care come with nothing or very little. 
Right now, we are a new non-profit just starting out, our future goal is to have our own store front. The goal 
would be to have a nice store that the kids felt welcome and safe, we see our storefront having a nice play 
area for families that have more than one kid and while looking for clothes the kids can play. We also would 
like to hold weekly classes for foster parents to help with their kid’s hair care, or support groups. We also 
would love to give a few foster kids downriver a scholarship to help them with school or grants we can give 
to families who have kids who want to be involved in sports and they may not be able to pay out of pocket 
for it.

Big Family of Michigan, Inc. 
23500 Pare  
St. Clair Shores, MI  48080
Phone: 586-415-6968 
Attention Social Workers:
You must be a social worker in Michigan to request gifts. You may request gifts for up to 50 children. The 
sooner you submit your request the better chance there is that your children will receive their specific re-
quests. All requests must be entered by November 1 in order to be filled in time for Christmas. Please be 
patient after you submit your request for access, you will receive an email once your access is granted.

Foster Closet of Michigan / 23 branches throughout Michigan!
Phone: 800-554-4966
Our organization provides clothing, underclothing, toys, shoes, baby equipment, gear and in some cases
furniture, to children placed in the foster care system in State of MI. These items are new and like new items 
that have been donated to us. Children are often placed into foster care with no personal items and in many 
cases they come into care with only the clothes on their back. Our organization provides these kids with sty-
lish new or like new clothing and personal items helping to begin the process of rebuilding their self-esteem 
and providing them with belongings they can call their own. Foster parents and their children are able to come 
into our facilities and pick out the items they need, for free, providing the children with the ability to offer input 
in wardrobe choices and allowing them to express their personal tastes and individuality, another big step in 
helping these children rebuild their lives and self-esteem. Our organization never charges for these services 
or items.  Wayne, Monroe, Macomb and Oakland & Washtenaw Counties!  

Michigan Foster Care Closet of Ann Arbor                   Sign up by 11/07/2021 
251 Jackson Plaza Dr. Suite A-4
Ann Arbor, MI  48103
Phone: 888-511-6322  #803
This year we are limiting our sign-up to families that have shopped at the Ann Arbor closet in 2021. 
We are also including youth that are referred to us through the REACH program and OUR HOUSE.  
Please contact your local agency if you fall outside these guidelines. 

P.O. Box 1739
Taylor, MI  48180
Phone: 313-436-5069
Holiday Bazaar - A Christmas Party for “Our” Foster Children:
Every year, FTSG hosts a combination holiday party/“shopping” trip for foster children aged 12 and under 
and their foster parents. Santa stops by to help, and we have activities, treats, and a chance for each child 
to select a present for themselves and a present for someone they love.

Catholic Social Services of Wayne County  
Happy Holidays for Foster Children Program 
Main Office: 
9851 Hamilton Ave.
Detroit, MI  48202 
Phone: 313-883-2100 
Dearborn Office: 
Garrison Place Office Building
19855 W. Outer Dr.  Suite 207 E
Dearborn, MI  48124
Phone: 313-792-9286
Eastside Office: 
15450 E. Jefferson Ave.  Suite 190
Grosse Pointe Park, MI  48230
Phone: 313-852-1200
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). 


There are other organizations within your town/city that may help with Christmas! Ask about your Fire Dept's 
special programs, your Police Dept's "Shop with A Cop" program, or your school district's programs!  Many 
school districts now have "youth assistance" programs that may help! 

OPERATION SANTA           Must be mailed by Dec. 10th, 2021
The United States Postal Service program was created to help as many deserving families as possible experience
a happy holiday season. 
The USPS suggests when writing a letter to Santa, to be as specific as possible so that the better chance your
 wishes will be granted if your letter is adopted. That means, be specific with sizes, colors, styles, favorite authors, 
book titles, toys, etc. After the letter is written, there are some specific details to ensure the letter makes it where 
it needs to go.
1. Put the letter in an envelope affixed with a First-Class Mail Forever stamp.
2. Include your full return address (every single part of it)
3. Send it to Santa's official workshop address at:

Catholic Charities of S.E. MI
15945 Canal
Clinton Township, MI  48938
Phone: 855-88-CCSEM (22736)
Has an Adopt-a-Family Program! Serves Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, Wayne counties.

The Blood Cancer Foundation of Michigan 
27240 Haggerty  Suite E-15
Farmington Hills, MI  48336
Phone: 248-353-8222      800-825-2536      Contact Kristen West, patient services director at 248-355-8222
Email: Email:
Each year, in an effort to combat some of the stresses of a blood cancer diagnosis and make the holidays 
brighter, BCFM provides gift packages to child patients and their siblings, and children of adult patients. 
Formerly Children's Leukemia Foundation of MI. 
Contact Kristen West, patient services director at 248-355-8222.

GOODFELLOWS--All Communities
Please check with your City Hall to see if your City has a Goodfellow organization!
Detroit Goodfellows                              2021 Registration is open!  
PO Box 44444                                        Fill out the application listed below ASAP!
Detroit, MI  48244
Phone: 586-775-6139
You may sign up for our 2021 program serving kids ages 4 through 13 in Detroit, Highland 
Park, Hamtramck, River Rouge, Ecorse and Harper Woods at any time. We will reach out in September 
to confirm your interest.

Soldiers’ Angels
2895 NE Loop 410   Suite 107
San Antonio, TX  78218
Phone: 210-629-0020
Adopt-A-Family is open to families of deployed service members, families of Post 9-11 wounded, ill and 
injured service members and veterans, and veteran families enrolled in the HUD/VASH program.

SALVATION ARMY--All Communities                                         
Please check under the appropriate COUNTY listings below to find the one that services YOUR community! 
Families with children, individuals with special needs and senior citizens can apply for assistance to receive 
food, food gift cards and toys. Birth certificates for household children and a current utility bill, as well as 
proof of household income and expenses are needed.
Dearborn Heights   313-563-4457  
Farmington Hills     248-477-1153        
Mt. Clemens    734-469-6712
Pontiac         248-334-2407
Royal Oak    248-585-5600
Warren         586-754-7400
Salvation Army--Wyandotte
1258 Biddle 
Wyandotte, MI  48192 
Phone: 734-282-0930
Denby       313-537-2130  
Grandale  313-835-3736                    OPEN 11/01/2021 TO 12/06/2021     9 TO 11 A.M.; 1 TO 3 P.M. 
Harbor Light   313-361-6136  
Harding    313-822-2800  
Temple     313-897-2914 
16130 Northland Dr.
Southfield, MI  48075   
Phone: 248-443-5500
The Salvation Army Plymouth            OPEN FROM 10/05/2021 TO 11/11/2021
9131 S. Main 
Plymouth, MI  
Phone: 734-453-5464
Serving Belleville, Canton, Northville and Plymouth. Appointments are not needed. Walk-in to apply 
October 5th-November 11th, 2021 or online. Thanksgiving & Christmas help!
The Salvation Army Wayne-Westland       OPEN 10/04/2021 TO 12/01/2021 
2300 S. Venoy 
Westland, MI  48186
Phone: 734-722-3660

THE LIONS CLUB--All Communities
Visit for a club nearest to you. Many do help with holiday assistance for those
in their particular area  OR  
The Salvation Army Farmington Hills
27500 Shiawassee
Farmington Hills, MI  48336
Phone: 248-477-1153
Coats for Kids program. Provides assistance programs for residents at Farmington, Farmington Hills, 
Southfield, Novi, Wixom, New Hudson and South Lyon. All assistance is provided by appointment only. 

Adopt A Family 
P.O. Box 3642 
Southfield, MI  48037
Phone: 248-353-4862
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 compassionate and supportive manner. Since 1993, the Adopt A Family program has helped 
over 162,000 families, children and seniors in S.E. MI. This signature program of Volunteers of America
MI is an opportunity for individuals, companies and organizations to help families in need, either through 
direct adoption or a financial contribution.

Hope for the Holidays
Hidden Heroes / Elizabeth Dole Foundation       
Phone: 202-249-7171
Financial Relief for Military and Veteran Caregiver Families
Hope for the Holidays provides financial assistance to military and veteran caregivers—just in time for 
the holidays. The fund has been established to offer financial relief in the midst of a challenging year. 
Are you a military or veteran caregiver who has experienced increased need or loss of income this year? 
**All applicants will also be invited to join our peer support network, Hidden Heroes Caregiver Community, 
and offered access to our financial planning support program.

Community Housing Network 


DO NOT call the organizations below UNTIL you see the actual dates listed beside each organization, 
listing the day they will begin accepting applications!  If calling & annoying the volunteers continues 
in 2022, we will NO LONGER publicize this information! 
Its not fair to start calling until the VOLUNTEERS are ready and NO, it does NOT give you the upper-
hand registering your children! It simply gets ME complaints so in return, I will no longer publish this 
help! Thank you to those who respect the guidelines!

Please check the top of this page (below) FIRST before scrolling below OR going to Pages 2 & 3!

For Detroit, Metro Detroit, and Out-Wayne County, stay right on this page!  

For Lenawee, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland and Washtenaw Counties, please go to Page 2 by clicking on this link!

For Christmas food and dinners, please go to Page 3 by clicking on this link!

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! It's 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!


Detroit T.I.P. LINE   
Phone: 313-481-1400
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.

FREECYCLE--All Communities
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!

Phone: 2-1-1
United Way is a nationwide program and is accessible to everyone in the U.S. by dialing 2-1-1.


Please check under the Foster Youth Resources page on this website for all the organizations that will help you!
This includes families who have taken in relative placements from the state. 


Caleb's Kids Presents 2022 Holiday to Remember                     Now Open!
Website & Application:
We are sponsoring families of children in need (up to age 18) who have experienced the loss of a parent, caretaker, or 
guardian to suicide. Families must live in Wayne, Oakland or Macomb County. If you or anyone that you know meets 
this criteria and are in need of support this holiday season, please fill out the application above!

Soldiers' Angels Adopt-A-Family
2895 NE Loop 410, Suite 107                                      Registration opens on Wednesday, September 7th, 2022!!
San Antonio, Texas 78218
Phone: 210-629-0020
The program provides holiday support to families of deployed servicemembers; families of Post 9-11 wounded, ill, 
and injured service members and veterans; as well as veteran families enrolled in the HUD/VASH program. If you fall
into the above categories and could use help through the holiday season, please check the website  to learn more about 
the program.
Soldiers' Angels Adopt-A-Family is a program designed to supplement your holiday celebrations. We understand that
financial struggles may keep many of you from providing holiday gifts for your children or from hosting a celebratory 
holiday meal. Through Adopt-A-Family, individuals, businesses, and organizations from across the country have the 
opportunity to adopt qualified military and veteran families. Their objective is to provide gifts for each of your children 
as well as a gift card for you to purchase your holiday meal. 

USPS OPERATION SANTA  (United States Post Office)         NOW OPEN UNTIL Nov. 28th, 2022
The Postal Service is accepting letters for the 109-year-old USPS Operation Santa program. 
Letters must be postmarked by Nov.28th, 2022 and will be uploaded to through Dec. 15, 202    
for potential adoption.
Program Details:
USPS Operation Santa was established by the Postal Service to help those in need during the holidays. Whether you 
believe in Santa or not, the nondenominational program is intended to help as many deserving families as possible 
experience a happy holiday season. And that can only happen if there are letters to post on USPS 
Participation in USPS Operation Santa is simple. All you have to do is write a letter, put it in an envelope affixed with a 
First-Class Mail Forever stamp, and make sure you include your full return address — apartment number, directional in-
formation (i.e., E Main St, Apt 103) and ZIP Code — and send it to Santa’s official workshop address:
Letters without full return addresses or names will not be posted for adoption.
What Should I Ask For?
It is entirely up to the letter writer as to what appears on their wish list. But the more specific writers are with sizes, colors, 
styles, favorite authors, book titles, toys, etc., the better chance their wishes will be granted if their letter is adopted. When 
someone writes a letter, it is opened by Santa’s elves, and for safety reasons, all personally identifiable information of the 
letter writer is removed (i.e., last name, address, ZIP Code) and uploaded to for adoption. Letters 
must be postmarked by Nov. 28th, 2022 and letters will be uploaded to the website for adoption through Dec. 15, 2022.

AID IN MILAN                                     Apply online now! 
89 W. Main 
Milan, MI  48160 
Phone: 734-439-8420
Aid in Milan collaborates with local organizations and community members to provide seasonal support to families in need. 
This support is available to enrolled clients and those referred to us by partner agencies.
Our most popular programs include:
1. Winter clothing: coats, hats, scarves, and gloves
2. Christmas: gifts from Toys For Tots, Third Hand Milan, Milan Rotary Club, Saline Rotary Club, and Adopt-a-Family donors. 
Must have proof of residence in the Milan Area School District or in the 48160 ZIP code (such as a recent utility bill or a lease 
agreement). Milan is actually located in both Monroe & Washtenaw Co. 

GOODFELLOWS---All Communities  
Please check with your City Hall to see if your City has a Goodfellow organization!
Brownstown Goodfellows                        Applications accepted Nov.
21313 Telegraph (Rec and/or Water dept.) 
Brownstown, MI 
Carleton-Ash Goodfellows 
Phone: 734-358-4634
Dearborn Heights Goodfellows                Postmarked OR emailed no later than Nov. 
Dearborn Heights, MI  48127
Flat Rock Goodfellows                                Deadline to apply is Friday, December 16th, 2022
28639 Division 
Flat Rock, MI 48134
Phone: 734-535-6502
For questions or to sign up for the Christmas List, please call the number above. 
Garden City Goodfellows  
Phone: 734-679-7838
Huron Township Rotary Goodfellows         Email for an application!
P.O. Box 289
New Boston, MI  48164-0289
Phone: 734-753-4320 
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!
Lincoln Park Goodfellows  
P.O. Box 43
Lincoln Park, MI  48146
Phone: 313-381-3216
Applications can be downloaded on the website by Lincoln Park families. 
Livonia Goodfellows, Inc.  
P.O. Box 31582
Livonia, MI  48151
Phone: 313-438-086
If you are a Livonia resident in need of Christmas assistance for your children, or know of a Livonia family with children who 
needs assistance, please contact the Livonia Goodfellows or print out an application. All applicants MUST BE a resident of the 
City of Livonia.
Redford Goodfellows / Redford Police Station  
25933 Elsinore
Redford, MI 
Phone: 313-387-2599   313-498-8475
This year, because of the Covid virus, the Goodfellows will be accepting applications by mail, email or by appointment. Please 
see the website above for application details and requirements for help! 
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. This is for Riverview 
residents ONLY!!
Romulus Goodfellows / Romulus Goodfellows Drop Box / Romulus City Hall
11111 Wayne 
Romulus, MI  48174  
Phone: 734-955-4577
Blank applications can be printed from the link below, or hard copies can be picked up at Romulus City Hall, Romulus Public 
Library, Romulus Fire Department Headquarters. Those submitting applications after the deadline should be aware that there 
the committee may not be able to honor their request this holiday season. Please be advised: Only Romulus residents will be 
considered for aid. Those who received holiday assistance from another charitable agency or church will be ineligible.
Southgate Goodfellows / Southgate Police Dept. Records Bureau        Deadline for applications is Nov.  
14710 Reaume Parkway
Southgate, MI 48195
Those who apply for assistance must be Southgate residents with children up to 16 years of age. Applications are available
in the wall hanger in the far-right corner of the Police Dept. lobby. 
Southfield Goodfellows                                             Deadline for applications is Oct. 
P.O. Box 2336
Southfield, MI  48037
Phone: 248-788-5899
Provides holiday assistance to low-income families and senior citizens that live in Southfield and Lathrup Village. 
Taylor Goodfellows 
Phone: 313-461-2919
Providing food, clothes, toys, and other necessary items to children during the holiday season.
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.  
Wayne Goodfellows  
P.O. Box 472
Wayne, MI  48184
Phone: 734-260-6849
Every year the City of Wayne Goodfellows provides support to less fortunate families and children. The Good-
fellows provide food, toys, and emergency assistance for residents of Wayne!
Westland Goodfellows 2022 Christmas Assistance for Children     Must be received by 11/11/2022
Jefferson Barnes Community Vitality Center
32150 Dorsey  
Westland, MI  48186
Phone: 734-788-2270
If your family needs help for this Christmas, you must apply using our application process. You MUST complete
in full and submit online. This application is for WESTLAND RESIDENTS WITH CHILDREN ONLY, and proof of
residency is required. Lastly, there are many agencies that provide Christmas assistance – Salvation Army, Toys 
for Tots, etc. DO NOT APPLY to more than 1 program for Christmas assistance. The Goodfellows will cross ref-
erence. Applications may be mailed or dropped off to the address above on Mondays-Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Application Website:

Wyandotte Goodfellows                     Registration Days:    Mon. 12/               9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
Copeland Center                                                                    Tues. 12/               9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
P.O. Box 392                                                                            Thur. 12/              3 p.m. to 7 p.m. 
2306 Fourth
Wyandotte, MI  48192 
Wyandotte residents only. 
Please bring ID's and birth certificates, financial info etc. Even if you do not have all of the info, please show 
up with what you have, we can work around many situations.

KID SANTA        No longer accepting applications!
This year we are taking nominations and requests for families electronically. Only families that fill out the Google
Form listed above will be accepted. Submissions by phone call, text, email or Facebook messenger will NOT be 

One Michigan for Immigrant Rights 
Phone: 313-473-0490
Helps Immigrant families with Christmas! 

The Salvation Army Angel Tree registration for the Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Garden City, Livonia, and Redford areas 
will be open November 1st - December 1st

The SALVATION ARMY---All Communities                      Registration now open online at 
​The Salvation Army Eastern Michigan Annual Breakfast  
Masonic Temple  
500 Temple
Detroit, MI
Phone: 313-361-6136     877-725-6424
Detroit Grandale Salvation Army                                    Registration now open online at 
11311 Montrose                                                                 Open from 11/7 to 12/7/22                                        
Detroit, MI  48227
The Salvation Army Plymouth                                        Registration now open online at                                      
9451 S. Main 
Plymouth, MI 48170
Phone: 734-414-8210
​We help provide families in need with toys, gifts, and food during the holidays.

The Salvation Army Dearborn Heights Corp.            Open from Nov. 1st, 2022 to Dec. 2nd, 2022 at 
26700 W. Warren
Dearborn Heights, MI 48127
Phone: 313-563-4457
*All low-income residents of Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Garden City, Livonia, and Redford.
The Salvation Army Wayne-Westland                             Registration now open online at  
Phone: 734-722-3660
If you live in Inkster, New Boston, Romulus, Wayne or Westland and need a little support this Christmas season, 
please let us know. We also have a Christmas party for seniors, food baskets for veterans and nursing home visits. 
The Salvation Army Downriver Corps.         The Downriver Corps application is now open at
1258 Biddle Ave.                                              Distribution will be from 12/19/2022 to 12/22/2022  Registration closing 12/3/22
Wyandotte, MI  48192
Phone: 734-282-0930 #606                                  Western Wayne residents: 313-563-4457
At Christmas, a meal basket and food voucher are provided to eligible families based on family size. In addition, 
one adult from each eligible household may visit The Downriver Salvation Army “Toy Shop” and select toys and 
stocking stuffers for children age 16 and younger. Seniors will receive a grocery store gift card for their Holiday 
Meal. Those that have no children and no seniors in the household, will receive a holiday food box.

THE LIONS CLUB---All Communities
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 

TOYS FOR TOTS---All Communities         Wayne & Macomb Toys for Tots opens 10/1/2022!  
For Children ages 0-12.
Website: lco-sites/default.aspx?nPageID=100&nPreviewInd=200
West Wayne County         Apply ONLINE between October 1st to November15th, 2022
Infants to age 12 and open to residents of Allen Park, Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Ecorse, Garden City, Lincoln Park, Redford, 
River Rouge, Southgate, Taylor, and Northwest Detroit (zip code 48228).
SOUTH WEST Oakland County & NORTH WEST Wayne County   Apply online from Nov. 1st, 2022 to Dec. 2nd, 2022
Area Coordinator: Barb DuRei
Phone: 248-571-7336                                              
April Saari
Phone: 248-571-7161
Covering the Following Communities: Farmington, Farmington Hills, Novi, Northville, Plymouth, Canton, Salem, West 
Bloomfield, Milford, Highland, Commerce, Wixom, Walled Lake, Orchard Lake, Keego Harbor, South Lyon, White Lake, 
Union Lake, Wolverine Lake. 
Phone: 313-510-1053      Phil 313-909-6039     Gwinn Pearl 313-909-6039 
We have two contacts this year for the season which are Phil Smith number 313-510-1053 will handle Dearborn, Dearborn 
Heights, Garden City and Redford and parts of Detroit, and Gwinn Pearl 313-909-6039 will handle Allen Park, Lincoln Park, 
River Rouge, Southgate and Taylor. Over all responsibility if Phil Smith who is the Lead Coordinating Officer for the entire 
area listed. If there is a problem, contact Phil Smith.
TOYS FOR TOTS-Detroit & Macomb     Open for applications Oct. 1st, 2022 until Dec. 1st, 2022 
This year, the Marine Reserve Toys for Tots Campaign for Macomb and Wayne County (Eastside) are working exclusively 
with Agencies and Nonprofit Organizations (A/NPO). Scroll down the page to see the listed A/NPOs in your county. Please, 
email the nearest A/NPO to your zip code for the Family Toy Application, and DO NOT forget to sign the form before submit-
ting it back to them. DO NOT send the application to our email address, return it to the A/NPO email address that sent it to 
TOYS FOR TOTS-Trenton               
PO Box 612 
Trenton, MI  48183 
Phone: 313-363-9482 
Serves: Belleville, Brownstown, 

U.N.I.T.Y. (Uniting Neighborhoods And Inspiring Today's Youth) / Adopt A Family Program   
P.O Box n211239
Detroit, MI  48221                                                    Applications due Oct. 15th, 2022
Phone: 313-444-9838
Must live in Wayne, Oakland or Macomb County. See website for details!

Volunteers of America Michigan      
PO Box 3640
Southfield, MI  48076
Phone: 248-353-4862
For some Michigan families, 'hardship' and 'struggle' are not just words. Volunteers of America Michigan's Adopt A Family 
program helps children, seniors and veterans by providing food, toys, clothing and something else equally essential: Hope! 
The Adopt A Family program has been here in our community since 1993, connecting those who can help with those who 
need help. 
The Adopt A Family program, which begins each year in early September and runs through the end of December, has been 
serving those in need across Michigan since 1993. In the 29-year history of this special program, hope and joy – along with 
toys, clothing and meals – have been brought to children, seniors and veterans during the season that is supposed to be 
the happiest time of the year. Sponsors (individuals, families, teams, organizations, businesses) adopt families for the holi-
days, providing at least one new toy and one new outfit for each child in the family, as well as a special holiday meal. Many 
sponsors provide much more!
Program Guidelines: 
All applicants must have an income of no more than 20% above the federal poverty level.
ADDITIONALLY, Applicants must fit one of the following traits:
To register, go to this link!


Have your checked the Multiple Counties listings above FIRST?

2022 Wyandotte Jaycees Holiday Assistance                                            Apply by Saturday, December 11th, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. 
Website Application:
Do you know a family that is in need of assistance this Thanksgiving season? If there is an overwhelming number of applications, 
preference will be given to Wyandotte families and the communities closest to Wyandotte. You may apply on the application above 
for both Thanksgiving and Christmas at the same time.
Application form:

Blessed & Highly Favored Always Foundation 2nd Annual Toy Drive  
Booker T. Dozier Community Center  
2025 Middlebelt 
Inkster, MI 48181

Burning Bush Ministries  
30355 Annapolis Ave.
Westland, MI 48186
Phone: 734-487-7054            Toll-Free 888-3New-Life 

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

Detroit Friendship House Santa Toy Shop
9540 Conant
Hamtramck, MI 48212
Phone: 313-871- 7443
Holiday Food Distribution:
Date & time above! Please stay in your vehicle and unlock the trunk for our volunteers. Masks and ID's are required!
Christmas Gifts:
Friendship House tries to take some of the burden off our client’s shoulders by providing a Santa Toy Shop every year.
Right before Christmas, we set up our facility’s lobby with toys donated to us by generous benefactors to look like a
Christmas Toy Shop. We allow our clients with children to “come shop” for toys that are appropriate for their children’s
age and size. Everything from books to bikes, dolls, trucks, games, sports equipment, & digital devices. One toy per child;
must have a birth certificate or insurance card for each child.

Djmowill 2nd Annual Christmas party                                     Friday, December 2nd, 2022     5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
21311 Telegraph
Brownstown Twp, MI 48183-1314
This is a family friendly Christmas party for the kids and families can come play games, take pictures with Santa, eat, dance 
and have a good time also will be raffling off some toys for the kids $5 entry per person kids 2 and under are free.

​Downriver for Veterans   
2447 Fort 
Wyandotte, MI 48192 
Phone: 734-934-0532
For families including Veterans & First Responders. When messaging please include how many people in your family, 
the names, genders, ages, and sizes of the children.

Give a Kid a Christmas / River Rouge Police Dept. ​
Phone: 313-842-8700 
Children ages 3 to 11 who live in River Rouge and are enrolled in the River Rouge School District are eligible to apply.
No Kids Without A Christmas 
No Kids Without A Christmas is a non-profit organization helping children of River Rouge, MI with Christmas gifts and other 
needs. Applications are now available at the City of River Rouge Clerks Office. All applicants must have a current River Rouge 
address on file.

Holy Cow Creamery   
939 Ford Ave.
Wyandotte, MI 48192
Phone: 734-407-8077
We'll be giving away plenty of fun and exciting toys for children, so make sure to stop by and claim yours! (Limit 1 per 
visitor). First-come, first-served! All gifts are free! We will not be open for business during this event. However, we hope 
to see everyone from our amazing community so we can wish you all a Happy Holiday.

Kids RFA Kids Christmas Party
Ride For Autism / Taylor High School
11211 Beech Daly
Taylor, MI 48180
This is part of the "Give Back" Events that Ride For Autism of Michigan puts on through the year for Families that are
affected with Autism. You must RSVP so RFA Ambassador Rachael Adams Logsdon can get with the Big Guy so he can
bring Christmas presents for the children affected by Autism and their siblings.

Redford Brightmoor Initiative                                                     Saturday, December 3rd, 2022       9:30am – 12:30pm
12065 West Outer Drive
Detroit, MI 48223 
Phone: 313-326-4947
One Stop Shop is the holiday store where our Brightmoor neighbors can shop for free clothing, personal care items, toys,
appliances, gifts for family and friends, and groceries as well as enjoy a hot meal after shopping. For 15 years, the One Stop 
Shop has been held on the first Saturday of December. Each year hundreds of families shop at the One Stop Shop. Last year, 
the store served 830 people, including 483 children. Each family works with a volunteer who serves as a personal shopper to 
help adults find just the right items for their family’s needs, while their children enjoy fun activities in another part of the church.

Rising Sun Ink Nonprofit Organization Spirit of Giving 
29265 Cherry Hill Suite A
Inkster, MI 48141 
Phone: 313-942-0005

The Healing Harvest, Inc.  
Adopt- A-Family Year-Long Program:
A year-long dedication to supporting individuals and families who are faced with economic disparities. Participants 
are selected before the Christmas holiday and are showered with hope, gifts, household items and food. The program 
continues beyond the holidays to place special emphasis on providing coaching (accountability partner) and life skills 
coaching to support economic development. The Healing Harvest will be adopting families in Inkster for the holidays. 
Space is limited.

The Salvation Army Downriver Corps.                   Please register online at 
1258 Biddle Ave. 
Wyandotte, MI 48195
Phone: 734-282-0930

Trenton Firefighter's Charities / Annual Christmas Adopt-a-Family Christmas 
1989 King 
Trenton, MI 48183
Phone: 734-676-1315
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!

Van Buren Charter Township-Government Free Toy Giveaway 
46425 Tyler 
Belleville, MI 481111
The Van Buren Township Clerk's office Coats for Kids program will be hosting a FREE Toy Giveaway of which will take 
place in front of Township Hall. The toys are geared towards children ages 2-8. Toys include games, dolls, cars, and more!

WRIP Women Renewed in Power Resource Center 
62 Massachusetts   Suite 2
Highland Park, MI 48203
Phone: 313-646-6577 
This year, W.R.I.P. is working with Toys for Tots to give free toys to families this season. Please contact us if your family 
could use the extra help. First-come, first-served!

Wyandotte Shop With A Cop 
3200 Biddle Ave.
Wyandotte, MI  48192
Phone: 734-324-4500


A Girl Like Me, Inc. 3rd Annual Christmas Giveaway                   APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED!
Phone: 313-766-5380
A nonprofit organization that helps Girls, Teen Mom's and Mom's up to 25 With Mentoring, Resources and Needed baby items.

Annual Toys for Tots Program 2022                      October 1st, 2022 to Nov. 1st, 2022 (until all available slots are full)
Anderson Life Development Center
8017 Ohio 
Detroit, MI 48204
Phone: 313-467-7002   313-948-0439        Call these numbers to register!
For children ages 0-12 years old! 

Benny N. Napoleon Foundation                
Benny loved the kids and we do too! If you or someone you know needs our help this Christmas season, message or 
email us and let's chat!

Brilliant Detroit / Our Second Annual Holiday Giveaway!
5675 Larkins 
Detroit, MI  48210
Phone: 313-483-8992
Brilliant's Fitzgerald Site:                   
16919 Prairie
Detroit, MI  48221
Phone: 313-447-0165
Giveaways. First-come, first-served. 
Osborn Site:  
13800 Eastburn
Detroit, MI 48205
Phone: 313-332-1069 
Warm up with a hot cocoa bar, cookie decorating, snowman decorating contest, tree lighting ceremony and holiday 
grab bags for the kids. 

Cass Community Social Services
11745 Rosa Parks Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48206
Phone: 313-883-2277
Countdown to the Cass Christmas Store... We're filling the racks with coats and clothing, loading the tables with toys,
jamming the shelves with books and boots, and adding wrapping paper, tape, ribbon and scissors for good measure. 
A gigantic thank you to everyone who donated to make this happen.

Cornerstone Church Detroit Christmas Clothing Giveaway     
22159 Grand River Ave. 
Detroit, MI  48219

Crossroads of Michigan Christmas Giveaway Day  
2424 W. Grand Blvd. 
Detroit, MI  48208
Phone: 313-831-2787

Detroit Firemen's Fund Association   
1301 3rd   Suite 329
Detroit, MI  48226
Phone: 313-628-0099

Detroiters Helping Each Other 
Children up to age 18. 

Detroit Police Sargent Santa Program             
1300 Beaubien 
Detroit, MI  48226 
Phone: 313-596-5570

Detroit Rescue Ministries 
150 Stimson 
Detroit, MI  48201
Phone: 313-993-4700
Over 500 families were helped this Christmas 2021!

Detroit Southwest Pride
Phone: 313-986-1610
This group of organizations and businesses partner together to spread some holiday cheer to families in Detroit 
who need help making sure their children have gifts under the tree and a warm meal on the table this Christmas. 

Doors of Success
13560 E. McNichols  Suite 130
Detroit, MI  48205
Phone: 313-300-5822
Doors of Success is a non-profit community outreach organization providing resources to families and youth in 
Metro-Detroit and surrounding areas.

Durfee Innovation Society  
24700 Collingwood
Detroit, MI  48206
Phone: 313-224-4505
Free toys while supplies last.

DETROIT GOODFELLOWS                                         NOW OPEN FOR 2022!! 
PO BOX 44444
Detroit, MI 48244-0444
Phone: 586-775-6139
Website:  To register!
Making Sure No Child Is Forgotten
The Old Newsboys’ Goodfellow Fund of Detroit was founded in 1914 by James J. Brady. Each holiday season, 
we distribute gift boxes to kids ages 4–13 living in Detroit, Highland Park, Redford, River Rouge, Hamtramck, 

From Women to Queen's Christmas Bike Giveaway for Children ages 4-12      Wednesday, December 21st, 2022 at 10 a.m. 
New Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church Parking Lot
2201 Elmhurst
Detroit, MI 48206
Greetings everyone!! We are giving away used bikes for ages 4-12. When I find out exactly how many bikes we are getting I 
will make list of each child we are giving a bike to and upon pick up the parent will have to sign off on it!! Parents must have 
own transportation to pick up bikes. If you are unable to pick up your child's bike please notify us that way we can move on 
to the next person on the list because we won't have any space available to store them for you. All bikes will come with a
brand new helmet. We will also be giving out hot chocolate and maybe soup or chili with the help from our friends from PGCC 
MsLynne NeNe Thames and Evolving Jessica United Reach!!

Greater Whole Truth Resource Center 3rd Annual Toys for Tots        
5391 Pennsylvania 
Detroit, MI  48213
Phone: 586-372-8274 Liz 
Toys for boys & girls ages newborn to 13 years. 

Healing Center Central Church Christmas Gift Giveaway       
3225 Fenkell Ave.
Detroit, MI  48238
Child must be present. 
Healing Center East Church                                             
14074 E. 7 Mile
Detroit, MI  48205
Phone: 313-245-9216
We're giving hundreds of Christmas gifts away to all children 17 and under until supplies last to all that 
attend! Child MUST be present!
Healing Center West                                                                              
28981 Annapolis Ave. 
Detroit, MI  

IBEW Local 58  
1358 Abbott
Detroit, MI 
Phone: 313-963-2130
Kids Christmas Party for members of the union!

Joy of Jesus Ministry   
Administrative Office:
12255 Camden 
Detroit, MI 48213
Phone: 313-839-4747
​Each year Joy of Jesus reaches out to 100 needy families and provides a Thanksgiving meal with a turkey and all the 
fixings. We also work with Here’s Life Inner City (the urban ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ) and up to 25 other 
inner-city churches and community organizations to package up to 2,000 Thanksgiving meals for Detroit needy families.
​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.

Journey to Healing Holiday Toy Giveaway sponsored by Marine Toys for Tots      Accepting applications thru Nov. 30th, 2022
10231 Puritan 
Detroit, MI 48221
Phone: 313-731-2871
Toys for Tots applications are for children ages 0 to 13. All applications must be submitted online. 

20141 Kelly 
Detroit, MI 48225 
Phone: 313-401-5433
A neighborhood organization primarily serving the Regent Park area

Mariners Inns' Adopt-a-Family Program 
445 Ledyard 
Detroit, MI 48201
Phone: 313-962-9446 #230  Tehilah

Matrix Human Services Angel Tree 20                   
1400 Woodbridge
Detroit, MI  48207
Phone: 313-962-5255

Mostyn Community Development  "Hats, Gloves, & Love" Annual Giveaway         
2727 Second Ave. Suite 152 
Detroit, MI  48201
Phone: 313-704-9538
MCD is hosting “Hats, Gloves, & Love”, an annual giveaway that helps families who are in need of warm clothing and toys. 
MCD plans to provide 300 coats, 350 hats, 350 gloves, and 300 Christmas gifts. All items provided will be distributed on a 
first-come, first-serve basis. There are no stipulations and all donations are free. 
Distribution Site: 
16520 Wyoming
Detroit, MI 

Next Step Youth Foundation  
MUST register at this link:
Ages Newborn to 10 years old. Winter wear & Christmas toys!

Northeast Guidance Center / Assistance League                     
Administrative Office:
2900 Conner    Building A                           
Detroit, MI  48215                     
Phone:  313-308-1400
The holidays can bring wonderful memories of family, friends and giving but often many children won’t experience the 
excitement of receiving gifts during the holidays. Northeast Integrated Health's Adopt-a-Child program provides some-
one like YOU an opportunity to bring joy to our neediest children who receive behavioral health services at NIH and may 
have serious emotional disturbances or live with a parent who has a mental impairment.

PHG Urban Life Center (Power, Hope and Grace Bible Church)   
​6495 W. Warren Ave. 
Detroit, MI 48210
Phone: 313-895-7464     313-895-7464
PHG Urban Life Center Toy Chest of Love:
Through our Adopt-A-Family for Christmas program, and other seasonal collaborations, such as being a distribution 
site for the U.S. Marines Toys for Tots Christmas program, we provide an avenue for financially challenged families to 
provide new toys and other gifts for their children at Christmas time.

McGraw Resource Stop's Holiday Festival
Building Communities 
6900 McGraw Ave.
Detroit, MI  48210
Phone: 313-361-6377

Take My Hand / Bless A Child Christmas Registration  
Phone: 248-270-8391

(21st) Takin' Christmas To the Streets                          
Roosevelt Park in Corktown
2200 Michigan Ave.
Detroit, MI  48216
Wrapped gifts containing brand new items are given to the men, women and children who join us that day. This event is 
open to all and at no charge. 

TOYS MAKING I.M.P.A.C.TS. Community Christmas Party                    Registration open NOW until Nov. 26th, 2022   6 p.m.
TMI Detroit, Inc.                                                                                           Noon until 6 p.m. daily 
PO Box 34036
Detroit, MI 48234,
Phone: 313-878-1965
Qualified low-income families in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties may register for the Toys Making I.M.P.A.C.T.S. 
Community Christmas Party in Detroit, daily from 12:00pm until 6:00pm.
Family Applications Forms are available at following participating businesses located at:
Tower Center Mall, 15400 Grand River Avenue, Detroit MI 48227
*Children must be 14 years old or younger to qualify. 
Applicants MUST BE PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN (documented).  
Please bring valid driver’s license or State I.D, and proof of income, e.g. DHS Eligibility Notice, paystubs, SSI/SSD notice, 
birth certificates, guardianship, etc.

Triumph Church / East Campus Christmas 2021 Big Give Grocery Giveaway   Sign up for all giveaways on website!
2760 E. Grand Blvd. 
Detroit, MI  48211
Register at the above website!

UNI's Winter Wonderland 25th Annual Holiday Party                                           Saturday, December 10th, 2022    Noon to 3 p.m. 
Urban Neighborhood Initiatives
Springdale Green Play Lot
8300 Longworth 
Detroit, MI  48209
Phone: 313-841-4447
We will have free food, a petting zoo, community resources, pictures with Santa, small businesses, and much more at our event! 
This is a free event and everyone is welcome to join us!

Walking in Purpose Ministries Intl. / Christmas Fellowship & Toy Giveaway
1600 Clay   Art Bldg. 217
Detroit, MI  48211
Phone: 586-298-0078   Please RSVP

Women, Children & Families United (W.C.F.U.)  
2nd Annual Hope for Coats & Holiday Cheer Giveaway Event 
8801 Woodward Ave. 2nd Floor
Detroit, MI  48202
Phone: 313-355-2678
Distributing free coats, winter accessories, gifts and more. 

This page was last updated: November 27, 2022