Non profits

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Macomb Now Magazine is happy to share this listing of nonprofit organizations with you. We know this list does not include every organization in Macomb County looking for assistance. If you have information about an organization you would like to see included on this list email editor@macombnowmagazine.com.

A Beautiful Me® is a 501c3 charitable organization that provides unique, interactive workshops to build self-esteem in ALL women of ALL ages. Specializing in after school workshops for 3rd-12th grade girls. The original curriculum and delivery is a pro-active approach and has a measurable outcome to equip our future generation of confident women!

Since 2009, over 1,800 girls have participated in southeast Michigan and have grown their self-worth. Bring our workshop to your school or girl scout troop – being the liaison and advocate – by contacting Founder/Executive Director Karen Palka at karen@ABMe.us.

www.ABeautifulMe.com

www.Facebook.com/ABMe.Detroit

www.Facebook.com/ABMeCloset

www.Facebook.com/EntirelyWomen

www.Facebook.com/AvantGardeHairDetroit

Angels of Hope – An all-volunteer organization of angels dedicated for nearly a decade to supporting local families by providing financial assistance and support to children and those who love and care for them as they battle cancer. Kelley Baetens at kbaetens@angelsofhope.org or cal 248.867.4577

Angie’s Toy Chest – A nonprofit organization raising funds for the Toys for Tots annual Christmastime fund raiser with the United States Marines. Angie D’Aleo Morelli hosts her Christmas Party every December collecting toys for Macomb County.

https://www.facebook.com/Angiestoychest

Big Family of Michigan – Hi, I’m Jeanne Fowler, founder of Big Family of Michigan in Fraser.  As a child abuse survivor, I started this nonprofit organization to help stop child abuse and to improve the lives of children in foster care so that they never have to experience a childhood like mine.  Specifically, Big Family of Michigan’s mission is to train and educate people who are in positions to recognize and report child abuse, and to teach Michigan’s foster children to trust. Its vision is to break the chain of child abuse by helping today’s victims become tomorrow’s survivors.  We also want to create positive childhood memories. Each year, the nonprofit organization receives over 6,000 gift requests from children for the holidays.  Your help would be appreciated!

HOW TO HELP:

  • “Adopt” one, or several children and purchase the items on their gift list;
  • Host an internal and/or external toy drive and donate the new toys to Big Family; All gifts are wrapped and sorted at Big Family.
  • Sponsor a wrapping day at Big Family’s warehouse in Fraser by scheduling a team of your employees to volunteer;
  • Donate wrapping paper, tissue paper,  gift bags and tape;
  • Make a monetary donation for Big Family to purchase requested gifts.  Many children request clothing and outerwear in specific sizes; and/or Donate gift cards—especially for Target or  Wal-Mart.

Find out more about Big Family at www.BigFamilyOfMichigan.org.  To volunteer or make a donation call (248) 885-0155, or email us helpkids@bigfamilyofmichigan.org.

The Brio Foundation – An organization for the purpose of receiving and administering funds for the creation and operation of a charitable home for social outcasts such as disabled children and adults as well as discarded animals. Ultimately the long-term goal of The Brio Foundation is to raise funds to build a charitable home for the special needs of disabled children/young adults together with animals likely to be euthanized.

info@thebriofoundation.org

Ctrefzer@thebriofoundation.org

www.thebriofoundation.org

Please be advised the website is transitioning to a new web host and will have a new look soon. Both The Brio Foundation as well as the Brio Energy Corp are moving to Macomb so the addresses will be updated with the launch of the new sites.

 

Collex Wheels of Hopewww.collex.com – or email julieg@collex.com or call 586.615.7753. Call or email if you would like to donate a vehicle or moon for gas cards and insurance or learn about other ways to help.

 

Families Against Narcotics FAN – – An organization working to prevent, support and comfort those affected by drug addiction. www.familiesagainstnarcotics.org

 

Friends of Foster Kids — Realizing there was no funding or services that provided a Christmas for foster children, Friends of Foster Kids (FOFK), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was founded in Macomb County, Michigan in 2008. From Macomb County alone there are approximately 900 children in foster care each year. Many of these children have never experienced the “Spirit of Christmas”.

We provide a “Christmas” for foster children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse and neglect and placed in temporary housing or shelters. In a season for family, granting a child’s wish speaks softly of unconditional love from people who care. Through the hard work of volunteers and the generosity of many donors, empty space is transformed into the North Pole, and the “Spirit of Christmas” becomes real for hundreds of kids who believed they are alone and forgotten.

With the cooperation of the Department of Human Services (DHS), Friends of Foster Kids expanded to lend a hand to older “kids” transitioning to college or those who are ageing out of foster care at age 20, we help them by meeting some of their basic needs to live independently. From laptops and dormitory supplies, to dishes and household furnishings, there is much need.

How you can make a difference in the life of a foster child:

  • Build a Christmas for one or more foster children by being a Christmas Angel and purchasing gifts on their wish list.
  • Financial donation/support
  • Donations: General need gifts, Wrapping paper supplies, College supplies, Scholarship opportunities and Gift cards to stores such as Meijer and Walmart
  • Volunteer to help at Christmas as a wrapper, office help, bike builder or greeter!
  • Be an advocate – spread the word!

Let them know that someone cares…they are not alone…they are not forgotten.

Changing lives…one child at a time.

Contact Theresa Toia – Founder/Director at info@friendsoffosterkids.org
www.facebook.com/FriendsofFosterKids
twitter.com/foffk

 

Gift of Life Michiganhttp://www.giftoflifemichigan.org Gift of Life has more than 500 active volunteers – and every single one of them makes a difference. Please consider joining our team.Volunteers are asked to agree in writing to allow Gift of Life to share their stories related to donation and transplantation and review and sign a volunteer job description. Gift of Life will send you the necessary information about volunteering and add your name to our newsletter mailing list. If you’re interested, please contact Kim Zasa, Gift of Life’s volunteer coordinator. She can be reached by email or by calling 734-922-1042.

 

Goodfellows – For the past 86 years, the St. Clair Shores Goodfellows have raised money for clothes, toys and food for needy children in our community. Every penny raised, every can of food collected goes to families in St. Clair Shores. If you are in need of the Goodfellows assistance, call 586-980-0400 after Thanksgiving and set up an appointment to meet with the Goodfellows volunteers. Christmas baskets will be delivered to families on Christmas Eve. Remember that 100 per cent of what is collect is distributed to needy families right here in St. Clair Shores. The St. Clair Shores Goodfellows organization is a nonprofit, volunteer group formed in 1926 to ensure that no family goes without Christmas.  Each year we help over 100 families and hundreds of children in St. Clair Shores. The funds received from the Goodfellows Newspaper sale is the major source of income used to support our efforts. Please forward any donations that you would like to make to:

St. Clair Shores Goodfellows c/o Steve Scavone 22430 Alexander, St. Clair Shores, MI 48081 Please make checks payable to: “St. Clair Shores Goodfellows.”

 

The Fraser Goodfellows are heading into their 47th season hosting fundraisers to ensure no child goes without a Christmas.  President Robert Brannon said the group is 67 members strong and includes both men and women dedicated to raising funds to support families in need in their community.  A huge garage sale in August is just a prelude to the groups’ major annual dinner and auction fundraiser hosted at the Vintage House on the first Friday in November.  The event has grown to include hundreds of supports bidding on tons of donated items and raises nearly $20,000 each year. The efforts of the Fraser Goodfellows see over 100 families and a total of nearly 300 men, women and children on the receiving end of holiday food baskets and wish list items.  Christmas 2012 will include presenting 30 new bikes to children thanks to a partnership between the Goodfellows and Farmers Insurance.  To contact Fraser Goodfellows visit them online at frasergoodfellows.org or call (586)285-9866.

 

Clinton Township Goodfellows – Gearing up to mark their 55th year giving back to their community, the Clinton Township Goodfellows currently boasts 107 members and works from July to December to make sure no child goes without a Christmas.

An annual spaghetti dinner, that included dishing out 1,172 plates of pasta last October, keeps the group on a solid fundraising track each year. “Last year we served over 650 families” Harrison said. “And our number used to be larger, it goes up and down and we do have new guidelines and an application process  too.” Copies of the application can be obtained by going to the club’s website at www.clintontownshipgoodfellows.com.  Upcoming dates for registering to receive assistance this holiday are Monday, Nov. 19 from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. or Tuesday, Nov. 20 from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. at the Macomb County Library – South Branch at 35891 S. Gratiot.

Higher Learning Services – Higher Learning Services ( HLS) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to provide an avenue that empowers individuals to achieve their highest potential. We work towards achieving our mission by providing six week after school workshops for local middle schools in Macomb County. The work shops are currently held at Richards Middle School and Clintondale Middle School. The focus is to build healthy self-esteem in the young girls by encompassing supportive and educational resources. Our future goal is to raise funding to purchase and renovate a foreclosed home to open Dream House: Daytime Retreat Empowering Aspiring Minds to meet social, physical, mental, and emotional development of youths individuals and families. We look to open our doors in the Fall of 2015. Our program will increase social and learning skills through a variety of activities while providing a safe, comfortable, and supportive environment.

 

Kid Rock Foundation – The Kid Rock Foundation gratefully excepts monetary donations that will support programs helping disadvantaged children, victims of war and natural disasters, and those suffering from illness. If you are interested in making a contribution to the foundation, please send a check to Kid Rock Foundation, PO Box 1230, Clarkston, MI 48347. We currently do not accept online donations. Please note that donations are for the purpose of helping families and organizations in need, and that a personal appearance or response from Kid Rock should not be expected as a result of a contribution to the foundation. http://www.kidrock.com/kidrock-foundation

 

Lions Club/ New Baltimore –  Being a Lions Club member is both fun and rewarding as you watch your community efforts improve lives. If you know an NBLion, have them sponsor you, or email Lion Karl Rutledge. NB Lions meet every 2nd and 4th Tuesday at the Amvets Hall (7:00PM)

51285 County Line Road, New Baltimore

Call Lion Karl @ Cell: 313-610-5055 or Home: 586.716.3797

 

The Macomb Charitable Foundation exists to help children living at or below poverty level in Macomb County.     Our goal is to alleviate the suffering of children and their families by providing financial assistance for items such as but not limited to; food, clothing, personal care items, rent/utility assistance, vehicle repair, educational assistance and when available personal & spiritual mentoring.      This goal is accomplished through the generosity of our contributors by providing children with benefits and services that meet their basic needs, thereby enhancing their self esteem.

It is our desire to focus on the child .  To make that child’s life richer, not just by offering assistance with worldly goods, but by offering kindness, humility and respect. The Macomb Charitable Foundation makes every effort to be open and fully accountable to our donors and to make careful business decisions so that contributed dollars provide the maximum help to the needy children who have been referred to us.  These referrals are accepted without regard to political affiliation religious belief or ethnic identity.  http://www.macombcharitablefoundation.org/

 

Macomb County Humane Society – Our dogs, cats, puppies and kittens are all waiting for a good, permanent home with a responsible owner. Could that be you? Come visit us at 11350 22 Mile Road in Utica.

If you live in or near Macomb County and are missing a pet, please come see us. We make every effort to return stray pets to their owners. We are supported entirely by people like you. Donate $10.00 today, and help us care for an animal that needs your help.

We also accept donations of supplies; check out our shelter needs page for a list of food and supplies we need. We are a private, nonprofit, charitable organization and we do not receive any government funds. We have volunteer opportunities, too. So, spend some time, get to know us, and feel free to drop by and visit the animals & staff at the shelter.

 

Macomb Food Program – The mission of the Macomb Food Program is to provide food to hungry people in Macomb County. To support this mission, the role of the Macomb Food Program is to develop and supply leadership in the areas of hunger awareness, advocacy and generating financial support. The Macomb Food Program is always in need of monetary and food donations. For more information, please see below.

Food Pantries

Currently, 55 neighborhood food pantries provide emergency food service in Macomb County. Food packages are prepared according to the needs of the family or individual. Contents of the packages vary because most of the food is donated. The average food package will last between five and seven days.

If You Need Food

The criteria to access the Macomb Food Program requires only that a person be a Macomb County resident and have an emergency need for food. The person in need of emergency food must call United Way information/referral 2-1-1 (or 1-800-552-1183).

You can help alleviate hunger in Macomb County! Make your donation today!

The Food Program is able to purchase some food at reduced costs — sometimes as little as 14¢ per pound! For every dollar the Food Program receives, it is able to purchase over two days worth of food.

To make a donation, you may send a check or money order to the Macomb Food Program at 21885 Dunham Road, Suite 10, Clinton Township, MI 48036. Checks and money orders should be made payable to: Macomb Food Program. Donations can also be made via credit card. Please call the Macomb Food Program for more information.

The Macomb Food Program is a registered non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

The Food Program also accepts food donations and also benefits from organized food drives. Please contact the food program if you would like to make a food donation.

For more information contact:

Macomb Food Program

Phone: 586-469-6004

Macomb Literacy Partners – Macomb Literacy Partners’ mission is to improve the quality of life of all residents of Macomb County by helping to eliminate adult illiteracy.

MLP recruits and trains adult volunteer tutors and provides free one-on-one tutoring for adults with basic literacy or English-as-a-Second Language needs.

To volunteer or inquire about literacy services, contact the MLP office at (586) 286-2750 or read@macombliteracy.org

 

Moms of Michigan Military and Supporters – MOMMS. Supporting all branches of the military. Hosts five packing parties a year sending to troops oversees. To find out more about MOMMS, including volunteering , donating oar adding your soldier to their list, go to www.operation -love.com or contact Chairperson Cheryl Corsi 586.405.3095.

 

Mount Clemens Kiwanis – The Kiwanis Club of Mount Clemens, through guidance and example, work to make a difference in our community and develop future generations of leaders. Every day, Kiwanians are revitalizing neighborhoods, organizing youth-sports programs, tutoring, building playgrounds, and performing countless other projects to help children and the city of Mount Clemens, Michigan. Join Us Today! The Kiwanis Club of Mount Clemens have served the children of the world and the local community since 1921. We couldn’t do it without the generous contributions and support of our dedicated members. We invite you to become a Kiwanian, and join fellow business owners and individuals as we serve Mount Clemens, Michigan and support the organizations that make a difference in our city and the world. Whether you wish to donate your time, expertise, or make simply make a financial contribution in support of our work, the Kiwanis Club of Mount Clemens welcome you to attend one of our monthly meetings and learn about what it means to be a Kiwanian.

For more information on joining the Kiwanis Club of Mount Clemens, or if you would like to attend one of our meetings as our guest, please contact  Kiwanis Club of Mount Clemens

Jill Johnson, Secretary
c/o Printing by Johnson
1430 South Gratiot Avenue
Mount Clemens, Michigan 48043586.469.3555 Office
586.943.3393 Cell
http://mountclemenskiwanis.com/

 

Mount Clemens Rotary – The Rotary Club of Mount Clemens Mission

The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty. The Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better world.Founded in 1920 by a group of 24 Mount Clemens businessmen, the objective of the Club was to promote and foster community based initiatives beginning with the Boy Scouts of America, the establishment of Camp Rotary part of the Wolcott Mill heritage site, and in later years Easter Seals. It was the Easter Seals effort that was the precursor for the Club to join in the world wide fight to eradicate polio from the face of the earth, through Rotary International’s Polio Plus Campaign.

Today, the Rotary Club of Mount Clemens boasts in excess of 80 dedicated men and women in supporting international and local community organizations that are involved in areas of improving health, water, education and eliminating abuse, particularly for children and those in third world countries.

http://www.mountclemensrotary.org/

 

The New Baltimore Goodfellows has been in existence for an impressive 72 years now and was born out of a group at the New Baltimore Civic Club. Currently 100 members strong, Jack and Flo Hayman serves as president and vice president proud to follow the path set by their late father and father-in-law, Ted Hayman, who was a founding member back in 1940. The list of families in need has increased over the last few years, with over 100 from the Anchor Bay School District expected to receive packages in December.  Flo Hayman said selling newspaper ads for their publication plus selling the paper on street corners produces all their funding each year. Applications for assistance are currently available to local families in need at all Anchor Bay Schools, the New Baltimore City offices, The Voice Newspapers offices or by writing to New Baltimore Goodfellows, PO Box 82, New Baltimore, MI 48047.  Donors or those in need can also call (586)231-7129.

 

Richmond Lions Club – Also known as the Richmond Goodfellows at Christmastime! Richmond Lions Club has been active in the area since 1940 and members are men and women who strive to make a difference in our local community as well as in communities worldwide. Our clubs volunteer efforts go beyond the support of vision care, to addressing unmet health and education needs worldwide. (Richmond Lions Club, PO Box 221, Richmond, MI 48062).

 

Salvation Army – The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.  55 Church St.

MOUNT CLEMENS, MI
Contact: Major Lori Wright
Tel: 586 469 6712

Macomb Harbor Light
42590 Stepnitz
CLINTON TOWNSHIP, MI
Contact: Major Charles Wright
Tel: 586 954 1838

Warren Corps
24140 Mound Rd.
WARREN, MI
Contact: Major Kevin Van Zee
Tel: 586 754 7400

Four thrift stores throughout the county with drop offs for donations.

https://donate.salvationarmyusa.org/disaster

Volunteer for Bell Ringing – www.bellring.org

 

Starkweather Arts Center — We work hard on a very small budget, and with many volunteers, to provide quality arts programming for Northern Macomb County.

We host gallery art shows, music programs, art classes, and community events throughout the year.

Grace Venet
Board Secretary
Starkweather Arts Center
586.752.5700
Starkweatherarts@comcast.net
Starkweatherarts.com

 

Team Angels – a group of angels participating in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk began as a team and turned into an organization raising more than $48,000 in the last four years. www.teamangelsfoundation.org or email teamangels2000@hotmail.com.

 

United Wayhttp://www.liveunitedsem.org/

 

Wigs4Kids – Wigs 4 Kids is a local, grassroots, nonprofit 501©3 organization that provides wigs & support services to Michigan children experiencing hair loss as a result of illness and treatment. Our program is available to children and teens between the ages of 3 through 18 at no charge to them or their families and there is no waiting. We are funded solely by the kindness and generosity of the community. There are many ways to support Wigs 4 Kids: volunteer your time, talent or treasure! To learn more, visit www.wigs4kids.org or contact Maggie Varney, Founder & CEO at maggie@wigs4kids.org or call the Wellness Center at: 586-772-6656. If you ever know of a child in need, please refer them to us. We help everyone, charge nothing and turn no one away.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Wigs4Kids

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Wigs4Kids