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2018 Holiday Wish List

Recognizing that giving comes in all forms, United Way of Genesee County presents our Annual Holiday Wish List. The wish list is a compilation of non-monetary needs of nonprofits in Genesee and Shiawassee Counties, and provides donors with the opportunity to give their treasures to organizations that help meet community needs. The list requests donations of things such as blankets, personal care items, child needs and even toilet paper. When these necessities are donated, nonprofits are able to spend more funds on meeting client needs. We thank you for supporting local charities.

 

Active Boys in Christ

Youth Development Center, teaching trade skills and character-building skills to youth ages 7-17 years. 

Contact: Derrick Watkins, activeboysinchrist@gmail.com, 810.348.8907

Student needs: coats, hats, scarves and gloves. Organization needs: 5 storage containers, 4 basketballs, writing notepaper, 1 case copy-paper, 10pk pencils, 10pk color pencils, office supplies, 10 clip boards and 5 boxes dry erase markers.

 

American Red Cross-East Central Bay Chapter

The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. 

Contact: Amy Meister, amy.meister@redcross.org, 810.893.6647

Needs: For Fire Preparedness Education and Home Fire Response: iPads, 15" drill bags, gift cards. For Service to the Armed Forces Program:  travel coffee mug with handle, small head battery-powered toothbrush, word find books, scarf & gloves, $5/$10 fast food gift cards, $5/$10 Walmart or Meijer gift cards, winter hats/skull caps, crossword books, men’s socks and blank cards with stamps.

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flint and Genesee County

Provide mentorship to youth in Flint and Genesee County through our Community-Based and School/Site-Based Mentoring programs. We serve approximately 500 youth annually in one-to-one mentoring relationships. The agency currently has School-Based Mentoring programs at 8 school buildings throughout Flint Community Schools and Genesee Intermediate School District. 

Contact: Lisa Humphrey, lhumphrey@bbbsflint.org, 810. 235.0617

Needs: Smart TV, craft supplies, pipe cleaners, pompoms, google eyes, stickers, craft paper, glue sticks, craft sticks, scotch tape, hot glue gun sticks, string, markers, pens/pencils, highlighter, poster board, board games, cards (Uno, Skip-Bo), ping-pong net, paddles, balls, basketball and footballs, snacks, gummies, chips, granola bars, juice boxes, incentives/prizes for youth, (2) chess boards/sets, (2) checker sets and a small speaker with microphone.

 

Boys & Girls Club of Greater Flint

The Boys & Girls Clubs offer after-school and summer programs for youth ages 7 to 17, focusing on academic success, healthy lifestyles and good character in Flint and Genesee County. The mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need it most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. The organization serves approximately 2,000 youth annually.

Contact: Amber Miller, amiller@bgclubflint.org, 810.249.3413

Needs: Board games, crayons, markers, colored pencils, construction paper, flash drives, tissues, Chapstick, hand sanitizer, new books, pens, sports equipment, personal hygiene products, plastic storage bags, backpacks, socks, gloves, hats, scarves, coats, bean bag chairs and new clothing.

 

Building Strong Women

Building Strong Women Inc. was created with a primary purpose of assisting recovering women/homeless women within the Genesee County & surrounding areas to become independent, stronger and wiser with encouragement from each other as well as social media and general information. Our mission is to help the women in the Genesee County area with their recovery of substance, domestic violence, homelessness and for whatever reason for being homeless. 

Contact: Pearl Skelton, buildingstrongwomen@yahoo.com, 810.234.7933

Needs: 12 Blankets, 12 sheet sets, 12 pillows, office supplies, bleach, washing powder, toiletries, movie projector, printer, personal needs for 12 ladies, socks and underwear.

 

Carriage Town Ministries

We are a homeless shelter meeting the needs of those who become homeless and offering services, including meals to those in need. 

Contact: Cindy Johns, cjohns@carriagetown.org, 810-223-8787 ext.29

Needs: Underwear for men, women, children; winter coats, especially XL and larger for men & women;   toiletries - full size, office supplies - copy paper, granola bars & other snack foods, waterproof mattress covers - twin size, blue twin size blankets, 100 small pocket-organizer calendars. 

 

Catholic Charities of Shiawassee & Genesee Counties 

The mission of Catholic Charities of Shiawassee and Genesee Counties is the work of the Catholic Church, to share the love of Christ by performing the corporal and spiritual works of mercy. Programs and Services include Center for Hope, Counseling, Substance Abuse Education, Foster Care and Adoption, 3 Soup Kitchens, Community Closets with Clothing/Personal Needs/Laundry and Shower Facilities, Warming Center, Prevention Services and Training, Parent and Youth Counseling, Nutrition Classes and ongoing Water Distribution and Food Giveaways.

Contact: Rae at Center for Hope, Genesee County, 810.406.4246, Joan Clarke, jclarke@ccsgc.org

Needs: Gardening tools (rakes, shovels, brooms, industrial mops and brooms, weed whackers, edgers, lawn mowers snow blower, gardening tools), noise dampening ceiling tiles, blinds and curtains, picnic benches/tables, heavy duty garbage cans, pre-lit Christmas Tree, mini refridgerator/freezer, household items (dishes, towels, blankets, linens), clothing and suitcases for foster and adoptive children, teddy bears and "comfort" toys for children in transition, mentors and volunteers! 


Catholic Charities (Shiawassee County) provides the following: pantry services 3x per week, community closet offering free clothing and household items, Substance Abuse/Mental Health/Alternative to Violence counseling and prevention services.

Contact: Helen Bear at 989.723.8239 to drop off donations in Shiawassee County.

Needs: Children's winter clothing: coats, boots, gloves, mittens and socks of all sizes, adult winter boots, personal care items, blankets, pillows, sheets and bedding sets

 

Center for Higher Educational Achievement (CHEA) 

CHEA provides remedial reading and math and GED education services for adults age 25 and older. In addition, we have a low/moderate income rental housing program and a community engagement radio and TV show.  

Contact: Dr. Marsay Wells-Strozier, Ed.D., centerforhigher@yahoo.com, 810-553-2140 

Needs: 5- TN760 Toner Cartridges for Brother MFC-62710 DW, 4- CG217A Toner Cartridges for HP LaserJet Pro M102W, 6- 61 black ink cartridges for HP Deskjet 1000 Printer, 6- 61 color ink cartridges for HP Deskjet 1000 Printer, 3 Boxes-1/3 cut tab file folders, 2 Boxes -1/3 cut tab file folders-Pink, 4 Boxes-1/3 cut tab file folders-Burgundy, 10 Boxes-Kleenex Tissues, 3 Box of commercial roll toilet paper, 25 Rolls of paper towel, 10 Large black 3 ring binders, 5 Large white 3 ring binders, 3 Boxes-White 9x12 catalog envelopes, 2 Boxes 10x13 clasp envelopes, 5 Boxes of 13-gallon white kitchen garbage bags, 8 Rolls or boxes of 4-gallon garbage bags, 5- 56 OZ Antibacterial soap, 3 Pks. Easy Peel (printable) Labels, 3 Boxes of contractor garbage bags.

 

Child Advocacy Center

Child Advocacy Center offers hope and healing to children and families through education and collaboration. The Baby Pantry (a program of the CAC) offers assistance with baby basic needs.  All programs are free of charge. 

Contact:  Tracy Poag or Ellen Lynch at (989) 723-5877 to drop off donations. 

Needs: 1,500 diapers (size 5 and 6), $10 gas gift cards (Qty: 10), snacks for children, coffee, bottled water, toilet paper, Kleenex and paper towels.

 

Child Care Network

Child Care Network reduces barriers so that families can experience high quality childcare. We do this by providing childcare scholarships, helping families find and understand high quality care and supporting childcare providers through the Great Start to Quality rating system and providing free resources and consultations. 

Contact: Karla Mancini, kmancini@childcarenetwork.org, 810.407.7285

Needs: fire extinguishers, smoke detectors/carbon monoxide detectors, child safe outlet covers, child safe cabinet/drawer locks, hats for children, mittens for children, Pack-n-plays, children's books, First Aid Kits.

 

Church Without Walls Ministries

We offer Food giveaways, Youth Services/Programs, Food Pantry, tutoring, community expos/events, and transportation services. 

Contact: Tenesa Thompson, cwow.office@gmail.com, 810-238-7000

Needs: Water (Flint Residents), Blankets (100), Folding Chairs (100), and Tables (10), for our Community Center, Copy Paper - 5 cases, 2019 Desk Calendars - 4, 2 Laptops/Computers and Copier/Scanner/Printer for our Community Resource Room, 2, roll of stamps, #2 Pencils - 10 dz., Black Ink Pens - 10 dz., No. 10 Security Envelopes 500 county - 1, Avery 5160 Clear Address Labels - 3 boxes, Gas Card (Transportation),  Gift Cards (Movies, Food - 20 each as Incentives and rewards for our youth group for academic achievement, and families in community involvement)  Would also like grocery vouchers or food baskets for our seniors and families who need help in this area.

 

Clingman Foundation

The Clingman Foundation program is where all stakeholders take responsibility for student/family development. Our purpose is to help students mature educationally, physically, emotionally, and socially while instilling core values such as integrity, loyalty, and excellence into the families we help. Our goals are reached through mentoring and building positive learning relationships. We encourage students to challenge themselves through hard work. Our program exists to works closely with the Flint community to foster hope in the lives of students and families. 

Contact: Diona Clingman, 810.447.5830

Needs: 1 printer, 1 fax machine, 1 video game, 1 camera, 5 athletic jump ropes, 3 basketballs, 3 footballs, 25 pair socks and 25 winter hats. 

 

Clio Center for the Arts

Art classes for adults and children, including people with disabilities and seniors. Art shows by local artists as well as from across the state or country. 

Contact: Janice Warner, cliocenterforthearts@gmail.com, 810.547.7087

Needs: 1 Laptop, office supplies, printer paper, office chair, mailing postcards, 9 X 12, 16 X 20 & 10 X 10 Canvases,  4 Grossing Pliers, 4 Running Pliers, 4 Pistol grip glass Cutters, 4 Weller Temperature controlled 100 watt soldering irons, Inda ink & pens, adult & child size aprons, totes, canvas bags to paint,  plastic table cover and large plastic cups (20oz).

 

Communities First, Inc. 

Communities First, Inc. provides housing and supportive services to the homeless and disabled, arts and culture outreach, environmental education and economic development.

Contact: Essence Wilson, info@communitiesfirstinc.org, 810.422.5358

Needs: Vacuum cleaners, gas cards, Home Depot gift cards, 2013 or newer passenger van, cargo van, a pickup truck, HP 950/951 ink, copy paper, board games, puzzles, copy machine, craft items in good condition, leaf rakes, pointed shovels, flat shovels, wheel barrow and two collapsible wagons. 

 

Corunna Public School District

Nellie Reed Elementary serves Kindergarten and Pre-First students. Contact Shannon Toma at (989) 743-1579 to drop off donations. 

Needs: Dry erase markers, disinfectant wipes, hand sanitizer, Kleenex, pencils, mittens, snow pants (size 5-6), winter boots (size 13, 1 or 2), underwear (size 4-6) and pants with elastic waist (size 5-6).


Elsa Meyer Elementary serves 1st - 3rd grade students. Contact Jamie Jones at (989) 743-4404 to drop off donations.

Needs: Large containers of hand sanitizer (without bubbles), disinfectant wipes, whiteboard markers (thin for student use), pencils and winter boots (various kid sizes).


Corunna Middle School serves 4th – 7th grade students. Contact Christina Bukovick or Molly Biondo at (989) 743-5641 to drop off donations.

Needs: Socks, boys and girls underwear, belts, personal hygiene items, trapper keepers, snacks, pencils and notebooks.


Corunna High School serves 8th – 12th grade students.  Contact Amy Murphy at (989) 743-3441 to drop off donations.

Needs: Laundry soap, gas gift cards, deodorant, razors, shaving cream, 5 bath towels, 5 wash cloths, shampoo, conditioner, bar soap, dish washing soap, toilet paper, basic pants/leggings (variety of sizes), hangers with clips, reusable bags, 5 blankets, hairbrushes and hair spray.

 

 

Crim Fitness Foundation - Community Education Initiative

CrimFit Programs represent the Crim’s longest-standing partnership with Flint Community Schools and its newest partner, International Academy of Flint. These programs now fall under the umbrella of the newest and most innovative partnership between these organizations--the Flint Community Education Initiative, of which the Crim serves as lead agency. This unique strategy incorporates over 70 partners within the community who offer a variety of health, social and educational services utilizing Flint Community Schools and International Academy of Flint as community hubs.  As community hubs, the buildings are open with extended school hours and on weekends to provide vital services such as health navigation, adult learning classes and supplemental learning opportunities for students who may or may not be enrolled in Flint Community Schools or International Academy of Flint. These are all part of the effort to realize the Community Education Initiative’s goals to: 1) increase student attendance 2) increase graduation rates 3) increase third grade reading levels and 4) achieve neighborhood impact.    

 

Brownell Elementary 

Contact: Marlando Wade, 6302 Oxley Drive, 810-767-6446

Needs: Socks, underwear, coats, gloves, hats, and uniforms for students age 4-8.


Durant-Tuuri-Mott 

Contact: Chris Collins, 1518 University Avenue, Flint

Needs: Uniform pants and shirts for students (small youth sizes), boys and girls’ underwear, belts and personal hygiene items: toothbrush, toothpaste and deodorant. 


Potter Elementary 

Contact: Jesse McGraw, 2500 N. Averill Avenue, Flint

Needs: Coats, gloves, hats, school supplies, children books, children holiday movies, holiday decorations, large area rugs 50-72', Halloween decorations, 6' folding tables, plastic folding chairs, office supplies, arts & craft supplies, cleaning supplies, garbage bags, AA and AAA batteries, board games, puzzles, single wrapped snacks, juice, bottled water and carpet cleaner.


International Academy of Flint 

Contact: Jonique Donald, 2820 S. Saginaw St., Flint 

Needs: AED Heart Defibrillator Machine (1), coats for students (150), socks for students (250 packs), gloves, hats & scarves (250), 3-ring binders  1”-3” (10 boxes), binder clips assorted sizes (10 boxes), paper clips assorted sizes (5 boxes), clear plastic storage tubs w/ lids (5-10), sheet protectors (5 boxes), ice packs (5 boxes), movies passes for Attendance & Behavior Incentive raffles (50), Planet 3 Flint Extreme Gift Cards - Attendance & Behavior Incentive raffles (50),  Gift cards for Staff Appreciation, Video Game System (Nintendo or Xbox) (1), Yoga and Physical Activities.

 

Crossover Downtown Outreach Ministries 

A faith-based interdenominational mission established to provide free emergency food, clothing, household, personal hygiene items and youth programs to those most in need in our community.  In addition to our daily services, in preparation for the winter months and the holiday season, Crossover provides new warm winter coats for children, gently used winter coats for adults, Thanksgiving meal boxes, and Christmas packages for families (including gifts, pajamas, and more for children and small gifts and household items for parents) living in poverty. These services are provided with love and respect to any and all who need a helping hand.

Contact: Craig Leavitt or Karen Dukes, info@crossoverministryflint.org, 810-234-2479

Needs:  New toys for children (all ages), new pajamas for teens, hats and mittens/gloves-winter coats-boots (new or gently used for adults), hats and mittens/gloves for children, non-perishable food (soup, canned veggies, canned fruit, peanut butter, oatmeal, etc.), toilet paper, toiletries (deodorant, toothpaste, etc.).

 

Debra Kurtz Foundation

Offering programs and financial support to underprivileged single parents in Genesee County.  The programs will be focused on education and mentoring; and help build stronger and safer communities.  Services provided include: financial management classes, assistance finding: affordable housing, public transportation, affordable child care, and further education.  Also focused on education around child health screening, obtaining child support, single parent social activities, and health and safety classes.

Contact: Adam Kurtz, 248.240.2591

Needs: 1 – Wi-Fi enabled printer (HP),  1 - laptop computer - Wi-Fi enabled,  48 - legal pads - full size or mini legal pads, 250 pencils, 100 ink pens, 125 3-prong folders, 24 3-ring binders, 1 case of copy paper,  500 envelopes - business size. 

 

DeVries Nature Conservancy

DeVries Nature Conservancy is a nonprofit organization created through the estate of Jack and Frances DeVries. It was the DeVries' intent that their property endure forever as a place for the community to enjoy; dedicated to preserving the natural history and agricultural heritage of Shiawassee County.

Contact: Evan Klinkoski or Torey Caviston at (989) 723-3365 to drop off donations.

Needs: 10 bug nets, 2 children's wheelbarrows, 4 children's shovels, 4 children's rakes, 4 watering cans, 4 garden trowels, 4 hand rakes, bales of straw, organic potting soil, 20-30 ft. garden hose, paint brushes and rollers, 1 Hand-Held Circular Saw, craft paint, construction paper, foam paper, craft sticks, chicken feed, dried meal worms, bird seed, hummingbird food, 1 paper shredder and 1 paper cutter.

 

El Ballet Folklorico Estudiantil

EL BALLET FOLKLORICO ESTUDIANTIL is a non-profit organization whose mission is to increase self-confidence and leadership for diverse youth through education, practice of cultural heritage, values, arts and performance of Mexican traditions.

Contact: S. Quintanilla, ebfe@msn.com, 281.935.1311

Needs: 1 copier, office supplies and copy paper, toiletries, school supplies for students such as folders, stickers, pencils, markers, dry-erase markers.

 

 

Ele’s Place

Bereavement center for children and families, providing peer support groups.

Contact: Tracy Payton-Lester, tpaytonlester@elesplace.org, 810.394.7738

Needs: 9" heavy duty plates, 9 oz cups, heavy duty bowls, plastic silverware (forks & spoons), bottled water, juice boxes, sand tray figures (any),  3 first aid kits, red felt, copy paper, Clorox disinfecting wipes, $10 gift cards (gas, Hobby Lobby, Meijer, Walmart, Staples), red 2 pocket folders, LCD projector.

 

Eye of Soul DBA New Evolution Educational Center

Educational services for children in grades K-8th

Contact: Joyce Piert, neec.flint@gmail.com, 810.908.0420

Needs: 10 Apple I-pad Pro tablets, 10 centerfold 8 ft. tables, 5 mobile bookcases, 30 folding chairs, 5 cases (10 reams) printing/copy paper, 1 case (10 reams) multi-colored printing/copy paper, 1 colored printer and ink, 5 NBA basketballs, 3 NFL footballs, 1 3D printer & colored filament, 1 pool table & billiard accessory kit, 1 year Teacher subscription IXL online Learning Center, 1 - 10' x 20' Event Tent.

 

Faith Foundation Resources

The HYPE Program provides professional career and educational training skills to youth and young adults ages 16 to 21. These activities empower youth with the tools to become productive, responsible, self-determined members of society. The program’s professional development team teaches HYPE courses over eight weeks. Courses focus on job readiness, learning the fundamentals of interpersonal skills, and financial literacy training, with a significant credit counseling component. Participants meet for 3 to 4 hours each week. The purpose of the HYPE Program is to assure the success of young people on the north side of Flint by the way of employment training and financial skills as they prepare for life. The program also benefits local employers who are seeking well-prepared employees.     

Contact: Angela Lots, angelalots1@att.net, 708.646.4121

Needs: Young men button down shirts, young women button down blouses, young men belts, young men and women-shoes (all sizes), toiletries, young women hair products, knee-high socks. 

 

Family Service Agency of Mid Michigan

Representative Payee, Guardian & Conservator Services, In Home Care Services and Counseling.

Contact: Violet Couture, vcouture@fsamich.org, 810.767.4014 ext. 413

Needs: Bus passes, gloves, hats and scarfs for men and women, personal care items and socks for men and women.

 

Flint Children's Museum

Our Mission is to inspire a love for learning and awaken imagination through exploration and hands-on play. We have over 40 hands-on museum exhibits plus our seasonal SproutSide garden and play/learning area.

Contact: Administrative Assistant, admin@flintchildrensmuseum.org, 810-767-5437

Needs:  Direct Program Needs: collapsible wagon, colorful bean bags, black 10-inch pizzeria pizza pans,  paper play money, white confetti style and colored tissue paper, adult grocery baskets, children's fabric costumes and hand puppets, child sized metal grocery carts, stickers, craft flat foam sheets/shapes, craft felt assorted shapes/sheets, construction paper,  gallon containers of white glue, children's toys (ages 2-10), books, seasonal flowers/decoration, gift cards (to craft stores, Amazon, Oriental Trading Company, Discount School Supplies, office supply stores, or hardware stores).  Indirect Program Needs (to help us do our job!): electric pencil sharpeners, digital camera, bagless vacuum, Cricut machine, overhead projector, heavy duty shredder, facial tissue, Dixie cups (5 oz), scotch tape refills, tape dispensers, adult scissors, staples, erasers, letter & legal sized white copy paper, sticky notes, sharpies, note pads, garbage bags of all sizes, extra-large window markers, EXPO dry erase markers, vinyl gloves, Dawn dish soap, Pine-sol, window cleaner, disinfectant wipes, DeWalt 18v battery charger, 18v batteries, useful tools for building large scale industrial strength exhibits.

 

Flint STRIVE

Helping the under served of Flint and Genesee County attain viable employment. We help ages 14-79 years old as well as a high ex-offender population. We service potential health care workers, have a sector project from Ruth Mott for zip codes 48503, 48504, 48505, 48506.

Contact: Shari Walter, swalter@flintstrive.com, 810.232.5661

Needs: 10 blankets, 20 toiletry packages (soap, deodorant, shampoo, feminine products, etc.), 10 hats or gloves adult or child, 15 pair black men’s socks, 20 Neck ties, 10 white tee shirts men’s any sizes, 10 panty hose, a few plus size as well.

 

Food Bank of Eastern Michigan 

Service 22 counties of public food distribution.

Contact: Keri Brack, kbrack@fbem.us, 810.396.0210

Needs: 2 hours of your time sorting and processing food in our warehouse.

 

Foster Closet of Michigan – Genesee County

Our organization provides clothing, underclothing, toys, shoes, baby equipment, and gear and in some cases furniture to children placed in the foster care system in State of Michigan. These items are new and like new items that have been donated to us. Children are often placed in 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 stylish new or like new clothes and personal items helping to begin the process of rebuilding their self-esteem and providing them with belongings they can call their own.

Contact: Danielle Dickson, genesee@fosterclosetofmichigan.org, 810.252.1368

Needs: New Toys for ages 0 – 2, new toys for ages 3 – 5, new toys for ages 6 – 12, 5 basketballs, 5 footballs, 5 soccer balls, 5 volleyballs, other things teens may enjoy as their "toy",  new cribs/toddler beds, new car seats (all size), toiletries for children and teens, paper goods for Closet usage.

 

GCCARD Head Start

We are a family-focused preschool program that provides families in poverty with free preschool for their children and services for the family including health, mental health, social services, nutrition, etc.

Contact: Christa Melton or Kelli Webb, christameltonhs@yahoo.com, 810.235.5613

Needs: 20 lice removal kits, 20 Ipads, 50 Uber gift cards, 20 rolls duct tape, 20 boxes of jumbo ziplock bags, children's books (for children birth-5 years old) - as many as possible, dress up clothes for sizes 6 and under as many as possible, Rubbermaid totes as many as possible, outdoor playground equipment for children ages 0-5, snow pants for children sizes 6 and under, children's boots size 11 and under, children's hats, gloves, mittens, school supplies.  Our program serves roughly 1000 kids in poverty, so up to 1000 of each.

 

Genesee County Habitat for Humanity

One hundred percent of individuals and families served by Genesee County Habitat for Humanity programs are low-to-moderate income earning 30-80% of the area median income, (source: income chart issued by US Department of HUD). GCHFH serves all of Genesee County, Michigan.  On average, Genesee County Habitat for Humanity serves over 500 partners and community members per year. This is a list of our programs: Homeownership Services, Critical Homeowner Occupied Repair Program, Neighborhood Revitalization, Habitat Apprentice Residential Training Program (HART), Financial Opportunity Center and ReStore.

Contact: Greg Hull, development@geneseehabitat.org, 810.766.9089 ext. 210

Needs: Lowe's or Home Depot gift cards, 1 portable table saw, 1 shop vac, 1 10" sliding miter box, 1 DeWalt impact drill with hammer drill setting, 2 LED working lights, 1 100ft three headed extension cord, 1 pneumatic 18-gauge 1-1/2" narrow crown stapler, 1 Senco FinishPro 21LXP 21 gauge micro pinner, 5/8" to 2", 1 MAXFIT screwdriving set (45-piece).

 

Genesee County Hispanic Latino Collaborative

Interpretation/translation services, weekly food giveaway, water resources services

Contact: Jessica Olivares, 810.874.2842

Needs: 1 freezer, 1 commercial refrigerator, 10 chairs, 1-2 shelves, and toiletries.

 

Genesee County Prevention Coalition (CGPC)

Improving behavioral health through innovative strategies and community partnerships to prevent mental health and substance abuse disorders impacting Genesee County youth and adults.

Contact: Lisa Fockler, lfockler@thegcpc.org, 810.449.0159

Needs: Desktop or Laptop Computer, printer cartridge - Brother TN 221 (black), TN 225 (yellow, blue, pink), printer drum - Brother Genuine Drum DR 221CL, printer/copier paper, 1 video doorbell, general office supplies i.e. post it notes, yellow pads of writing paper, pens, paper clips, toilet paper, paper towel;  General meeting supplies i.e. cups, napkins, utensils, plates;  Gift cards for meeting/training food - Sam’s Club, Kroger, Meijer, Walmart, Amazon.

 

Genesee Intermediate School District Early Childhood Programs
Free Preschool Programs and Services to Genesee County Children Birth to age 5 years of age. Families must meet each programs eligibility guidelines. These programs include Early On, Early Head Start, Head Start, Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) and SKIP.

Contact: Jessia Alexander, jalexander@geneseeisd.org, 810.591.4984

Needs: We can always use and appreciate any quantity of the following items in a variety of children sizes: Gloves, mittens, hats, snow pants, coats, boots, socks, underwear, sweatpants, blankets, and any kind of toiletries for the families. Thank you for your continued support.

 

Genesee Intermediate School District Head Start/Early Head Start Programs – 9 Sites

Early Childhood Education and Family Support Services for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years.

CONTACT: Annette Scott, afscott@geneseeisd.org, 810.591.7272


Cummings G-2200 Walton Ave. Flint, Contact: Sheronda Tipton, 810-760-1422, stipton@geneseeisd.org

Needs: Diapers sizes 3,4, 5,  pull ups sizes 4,5,  grocery gift cards, undershirts/boys/girls 2T, 3T, 4T, 5T,  underwear/boys/girls 2T, 3T, 4T, 5T,  socks/boys/girls all sizes,  coats/boys/girls 4T, 5T 6,  snow suits for toddlers 12 -18 mos., snow pants/boys/girls 4T,5T,6,7,  hats, gloves, scarves.   


Manley 3002 Farley, Flint, Contact: Veronica Stewart, 810-591-4260, vstewart@geneseeisd.org

Needs: Toiletries (toilet paper, soap, deodorant, dish liquid, laundry detergent, fabric softener, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, feminine products), diapers sizes 3, 4, 5, coats/boys/girls 3T, 4, 5, 6,7,  boots/boys/girls sizes 4, 9, 10, 11, underwear/boys/girls 3, 4, 5, 6.   


TLC-CA/The Learning Community, 1181 W. Scottwood Ave. Flint, Contact: Chloe Metcalf, 810-591-7231, cmetcalf@geneseeisd.org

Needs: Clothing/boys/girls 3T, 4T, 5T,  underwear/boys/girls 3T, 4T,5T,  socks/boys/girls size preschool, hats, gloves, scarves/boys/girls, coats/boys/girls size 3T, 4T, 5T;  gas cards, grocery gift cards.    


Educare 1000 Gladwyn, Flint, Contact: Jenny Hall, 810-600-5403, jhall@geneseeisd.org

Needs: Hats and gloves for infants, toddlers, underwear 2T, 3T,4T, 5T, shirts/pants 6mos, 9mos, 12mos, 24mos, 36mos, 2T, 3T,4T,5T,  socks/boys/girls for infants/toddlers, boots/boys/girls sizes 9,10,11,12,  onesies-6mos, 9mos, 12mos., coats/boys/girls size infants, toddlers.    


Summerfield Head Start 1360 Milbourne Ave, Flint Contact: Romeka Patton-Lane, 810-591-4994, rpattonl@geneseeisd.org 

Needs: Bunk bed/twin mattresses, stove,  dishes (plates, cups, glasses, silverware), pots, pans, comforter sets --twin, full, queen, sheets sets--twin, full, queen, storage totes, grocery gift cards, gas cards, bus passes, coats/boys/girls sizes 18mos, 2T, 3T, 4T, 5T, 6x, hats, gloves/mittens/boys/girls for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, underwear/boys/girls 2T, 3T, 4T, 5T, socks for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, sweatpants/boys/girls sizes 18mos, 2T, 3T, 4T, 5T, 6x, shoes/boots/boys/girls sizes 6 through 12, toiletries (toilet paper, paper towels, soap, deodorant, dish soap, laundry detergent, shampoo, conditioner, feminine products). 


ELC/Early Learning Center 1221 E. Bristol Road, Flint, Contact: Laura Baker, 810-591-4270, lkbaker@geneseeisd.org 

Needs: Winter coats/boys/girls 3T, 4T, 5T, boots/shoes/boys/girls 9-11 then children 1 and 2,   pants/boys/girls 3T, 4T, 5T,  underwear and socks/boys/girls 3T, 4T, 5T,  pull ups/boys/girls 3T, 4T,5T,  gas cards.    


Cathedral of Faith Head Start 6031 Dupont Street, Flint, Contact: Simon Osita, 810-820-9299, sosita@geneseeisd.org 

Needs: Coats/boys/girls 3T, 4T, 5T, boots/boys/girls sizes 9-11, then 1 and 2, beds/mattresses. 


Stalker Early Childhood 3329 Burnell Ave., Flint, Contact: Amanda Herman, 810-591-7226, AHerman@geneseeisd.org

Needs: Coats/boys/girls 3T,  4T, 5T,  hats, gloves, scarves for preschoolers, underwear/boys/girls 3T, 4T, 5T, socks/boys/girls for preschoolers, boots/boys/girls sizes 9-11, then 1and 2,  toiletries (toilet paper, soap, deodorant, dish soap, laundry detergent, shampoo/conditioner, feminine products),  gas cards,  bus passes, diapers 3, 4, 5.    


Dailey 6236 Neff Road, Mt. Morris, Contact: Tonya Robinson, 810-591-9811, TMRobinson@geneseeisd.org

Needs: Hats, gloves, scarves/boys/girls,  coats/boys/girls 6months through 5T,  underwear/boys/girls 3T, 4T, 5T,  undershirts/boys/girls 6mos through 5T,  socks/boys/girls for preschoolers,  clothes/boys/girls 3T, 4T, 5T, snow suits/boys/girls 3T, 4T,5T,  snow pants/boys/girls 3T, 4T, 5T, 6mos-24mos,  boots/boys/girls 9-11, then 1-2,  toiletries (toilet paper, soap, deodorant, lotion, feminine products, shampoo/conditioner, dish liquid, laundry detergent),  gas cards,  grocery gift cards,  pull ups sizes 3, 4, 5,  turkeys, meat.     

 

Genesee STEM Academy

Genesee STEM Academy is a charter school that offers in-school and afterschool services to Headstart - 10th grade students.

Contact: Jonathan Harris, jonathan.harris@geneseestem.com, 810.600.6466

Needs: Plain White Copy Paper (at least 5 cases)

 

Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan

We provide leadership development programming to girls.  Girls gain hands-on-experiences in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math), Outdoor Education and Camp, Life Skills, and Entrepreneurship.

Contact: Shannon Fransen, sfransen@gssem.org, 313.870.2528

Needs: Donations of new items needed for families of the girls we serve at Shelter of Flint and YWCA of Greater Flint:  winter items for children and babies - gloves, hats, winter coats, boots- all sizes; other clothing items - socks, underwear - all adult and children sizes;  baby Items - wipes, diaper rash cream, bottles; toiletries - body wash/soap, toothpaste, deodorant, haircare products specifically ethnic hair shampoo (Sauve, V05, Pantene), Cream of Nature, Shea Moisture; haircare - headbands, hair scarves, bobby pins, hair tie, barrettes, beads, bands, hair rings; household Items - dishes, pots and pans, air mattresses; Donations needed from businesses:   Donations of school supplies from local businesses , Standard swag from local businesses (hand sanitizers, pencils, notebooks, etc.) up to 500 items.

 

Greater New Jerusalem Church of God in Christ

Youth enrichment classes, summer programs and religious support.

Contact: Linda Hopkins, mshopkins001@gmail.com, 810.919.7588

Needs: Commercial Refrigerator, 15 passenger van, 25 8 foot LED lights, 4 commercial ceiling fans, 6 chandeliers, 60 sheets of dry wall-10 feet, 2 basket ball goals, rims and post, pots, pans and serving trays, cloth table coverings 15 round,  4 rectangle black or white, 4 8 feet tables, 1 file cabinet, 2 pantry cabinets with locks.

 

Great Start Shiawassee (SRESD)

Great Start Shiawassee (SRESD) is a collaborative effort to ensure all children in Shiawassee County are safe, healthy and ready to succeed in school and in life. Great Start connects families to early childhood resources such as home visiting programs, parenting groups, playgroups and preschool. Contact Courtney Herrick at (989) 725-2581 to drop off donations. 

Needs: New (in the box) infant and toddler car seats.

 

Heart of Worship Dance Studio

I provide dance to at risk youth that live in Flint.

Contact: Porcha Clemons, porchaclemons@gmail.com, 810.835.1905

Needs: 60 girls costumes, 15 boys costumes, 75 Tap shoes, white printing paper, ink for HP printer (ink 65), shelves for dancers shoes. 

 

Hope (Helping Orphaned Pets through Education)

Free straw to the public for outdoor pets, shelter building classes for community cats, dog body language classes, low cost dog training classes, pet pantry for those in need , etc. 

Holly Jo Bradford, hollyjoj@gmail.com, 810.964.2577

Needs: 1,000 outdoor garbage bags, 200 bales of straw, 12 rolls of Mylar, 2 hot knives, 24 rolls aluminum tape, igloo dog houses, 24 large Styrofoam coolers, 12 scissors, royal blue & bright green spray paint.

 

Higher Quality of Life Ministries Vision Center

Weekly Bible Teachings, Weekly Recovery Group, Men/Women Support Groups, Food Pantry, Men Transition Houses, Annual Vacation Bible School, Children Literacy Program, Nutrition Mobile Trucks, Forgotten Man Ministry, Reading in the Park.

Contact: Mary Baldwin, marybaldwin13@gmail.com, 810.814.3100

Needs: Air conditioning unit, toiletries, office supplies, blankets, twin size sheet sets/w pillow cases, bath towels, bus passes and vacuum cleaners.

 

Holmes STEM Academy-Community Care Center

Our mission is to nurture a growing culture of compassion in our community and provide resources in order to meet the needs of our students. Teachers refer students to the Community Care Center weekly for clothing, hygiene products, and more. We do our best to fill in the gap for our families here at Holmes STEM Academy.

Contact: Jermaine Jones, jjones@crim.org, 810.964.2193

Needs: School Uniforms - Elementary School:  collared polo shirts solid light blue, yellow, or white, children's sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL, boys and/or girls long or short sleeved, pants khaki, black or navy children's sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL, boys or girls sweaters solid light blue, yellow, or white children's sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL, boys and/or girls no hoodies, please.  Toiletry Items - Children and Youth Items:  conditioner, soap, toothpaste, lotion, hand sanitizer, women deodorant. Underclothes - children and youth Items underpants - girls children's sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL, underwear – boys children's sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL, Socks - all sizes for children and youth, youth-sized bras,   shoes - children and youth Items, all children and youth shoe sizes and types except sandals.  Winter Hats and Gloves - all children and youth sizes - boys and girls. Healthy snacks: individually wrapped granola bars & cereal bars, individually packaged apple sauce. Family Outreach Items: Laundry detergent, non-perishable food, bus passes, hand sanitizer wipes, diapers, baby wipes.

 

Jachin Baptist Church

We offer free breakfast every Sunday 8:30 am -9:30 am and free lunch every Wednesday 4:30-6:30 pm for youth in surrounding area of 2715 N. Averill Flint 48506.

Contact: Christine Watkins, jachinchurch@gmail.com, 810.391.2296

Needs: Fresh/frozen Fruit, veggies, meats, water, beans, hot plates, food storage containers, cooking oil, peanut butter and pasta, non-perishable food items, large pot and lid for spaghetti.

 

Laingsburg Community School District 

Contact Julie Nosek at (517) 651-5034, ext. 1035 to drop off donations. 

Needs: $10-$25 gas gift cards, graham crackers, granola bars, pretzels, goldfish crackers, Kleenex, disinfectant wipes, baby wipes, hand sanitizer, travel sized deodorant and body spray.

 

Legal Services of Eastern Michigan

Civil legal assistance to seniors, veterans, violence survivors and community members with limited means.

Contact: Keri Allison, 800.322.4512 ext. 130

Needs: 1 - 3 gently used office desks, 3 - 5 gently used office chairs, 3 - 5 pieces of office style framed art.

 

McLaren Hospice

Hospice and Palliative Services

Contact: Matt Meeuwse, matthew.meeuwse@mclaren.org, 810.496.8757

Needs: Blankets for residents (any quantity), 2-3 boxes of poly fill for pillows, 4-5 used iPod/MP3 players to help provide music to our residents.

 

Montessori for Flint

Montessori for Flint is a community group that advocates for and supports free, public Montessori elementary education that is available to any family from Flint or the surrounding area. Currently housed at DTM, the program supports 5 elementary Montessori classrooms for pre-K to 2nd grade.

Contact: Elizabeth Jordan, jordanel19@yahoo.com, 810.610.7209

Needs: 25 pair knit gloves/hats (spares and for children who do not have them), 10 large bottles of hand sanitizer, 50 boxes tissue (Kleenex), 50 packages Clorox wipes.

 

Morrice Area School District 

Contact Thomas Ureche at (517) 625-3143 to drop off donations.

Needs: Toiletries (men/women deodorant, feminine products), disinfectant wipes, hand sanitizer, heavy winter gloves/hats/boots/coats/snow pants (various kid’s sizes), gas gift cards, board games, Legos, Magna-Tiles, 8 basketballs, 8 volleyballs, 10 badminton rackets, shuttle cocks, 20 lacrosse sticks, 4 xylophones, djembe drum, bongos, art supplies and teen clothes (various sizes for boys and girls).

 

My Brother’s Keeper

My Brother's Keeper a homeless shelter for men and veterans 18 and older. 501(c)3, Comprised of a 9 member Board of Director.

Contact: Debra Hayes, debrahayes1.mbk@gmail.com, 810.234.1163

Needs: Clothing: shoes, socks, underwear, t-shirts, sweatpants, sweat shirts, pajamas, (sizes to 5XL);  bedding, comforters/quilts, twin sheets sets, blankets, pillows/pillow cases; bath towels/washcloths, soap, shaving cream and razors, and deodorant; bleach, detergent, household cleaning supplies; gift cards, food, fresh meats and large can foods.

 

Neighborhood Engagement Hub

NEH believes that strong, vibrant and unique neighborhoods are critical to the revitalization of the City of Flint. In order to support creation of vibrant neighborhoods in the City, NEH is focused on empowering residents by providing the tools, capacity and educational resources necessary to aid resident leaders in their work. NEH has three primary program areas - the Community Tool Shed, Community Center, and Neighborhood Support Services.     

Contact: Ashley Everhart, director@neighborhoodengagementhub.org, 810.620.1299 ext. 2

Needs:  5 push lawn mowers, 10 pairs of loppers, coffee, standard copy paper, office supplies, cleaning supplies, lidded garbage cans, books on urban gardening, urban planning, community design and/or Flint history for resource library, coloring/children's books/games, filing cabinets. 

 

New Paths, Inc. 

Substance use disorder treatment for adult men and women. Supportive housing for men and women in recovery. Sober living environment for those seeking help for their addiction.

Contact: Erin McClelland, emcclelland@newpaths.org, 810.233.5340

Needs: 100 blankets, 100 pillows, 100 towels, 100 washcloths, 5 basketballs, 25 board games for ages 13+, 10 chess boards with pieces, 50 reading books for ages 13+, 25 DVD non-violent movies rated PG, NC-17, Office supplies such as sticky notes, pens, pencils, legal pads, highlighters, journals, gift cards to Sam's, Walmart, Home Depot, Meijer, Kroger, Amazon, men's and women's underwear sizes Lg-3x, men's and women's socks, men's and women's winter coats sizes Lg-3x.

 

North Flint Reinvestment Corporation

North Flint centered community advocates focused on home improvements, education management/program development, and economic development. Providing better living conditions for Flint residents.

Contact: Tiffany Pruitt or Doris Clarke, 810.787.9019

Needs: Paint & materials, roofing materials (shingles, plywood & nails), lighting (exterior & interior), wall repair (drywall & joint compound), insulation (efficient use of energy), gap fillers (keeping the outside elements and animals where they belong), waterproof flooring, soffits & facia materials (roofing wood & nails), plumbing supplies (commercial & residential).

 

Old Newsboys of Flint

Christmas Box Program, Newborn through high school, Coat and Shoe Program, K-6th Grade. In 2017 we served 6,179 kids with Christmas Boxes and over 550 received new coats and shoes.

Contact: Lisa Kirk, lkirk@oldnewsboys.org, 810.744.1840

Needs: 100-200 Coloring Books, 25-50 Board Games.

 

 

Owosso Public School District

Contact Jessica Thompson at (989) 729-5682 to drop off donations.

Needs: Children's body wash and shampoo (ex: Barbie shampoo or similar), personal hygiene items for teens: body wash, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner and lotion.

 

Perry Public School District 

Contact Karri LaFehr at (517) 625-0103 to drop off donations. 

Needs: Toiletries 

 

Respite Volunteers of Shiawassee

Respite Volunteers of Shiawassee provides patient and caregiver education and support, matches volunteers with adults who have health challenges, and coordinates weekly visits to provide respite to the caregiving family. Call Respite Volunteers of Shiawassee at (989) 725-1127 to drop off donations.

Needs: Postage stamps, plain white copy paper, legal size envelopes, 6 ¾” envelopes, paper products and paper towels.

 

Richfield Public School Academy

Prek-8th grade public education offers students in flint leadership opportunities through our blueberry ambassador program, AWIM program, after school drama theater activities and sports. We hold our students high academic standards and helping them to become leaders of the future. We offer a full community food pantry, weekend backpack program and various opportunities for parents to become involved in their child’s education.

Contact: Joni Clemons, jclemons@richfieldpsa.org, 810.616.4892

Needs: 20 bottles of shampoo, 25 men’s and woman deodorant, 10 boxes of Kleenex, 20 bars of soap, 20 packs of crayons, 10 packs of markers, 20 packs of pencils, 15 spiral notebooks, 25 glue sticks. 

 

Rotary Club of Fenton

We provide literacy programs to youth and run a debate program for local elementary and middle schoolers.  We also support a variety of youth development programs through community outreach.

Contact: Noah Morgan, info@fentonrotary.org, 810.287.3167

Needs: 2 music stands for the Debate Program, projection screen/projector for presentations, and always more volunteers.

 

SafeCenter

SafeCenter provides the following services to individuals affected by domestic and/or sexual violence: 24-Hour Crisis Line (877) 952-7283, emergency shelter, housing programs and assistance, individual counseling and advocacy, information and referrals, legal advocacy and prevention, education programs and support groups.

Contact Angie Bowles at (989) 723-9716 to drop off donations. 

Needs: Slippers for all ages, 13/30 gallon garbage bags, hair conditioner, 90% rubbing alcohol, bleach, disinfectant wipes, hand soap, liquid dishwasher soap, size 3+ diapers, Pull-Ups, $10/$20 Speedway gas gift cards, toilet paper, Kleenex, paper towel and plastic totes (big and small).

 

Shelter of Flint

Shelter of Flint integrates programs and services with safe, affordable housing to help low income and homeless individuals and families achieve independence and stability. Shelter of Flint serves more than 1,000 adults and children each day through our programs: outreach, emergency shelter, transitional housing, permanent supportive housing, supportive services, and housing units. Sixty percent of the people who come into our emergency shelter are children under the age of 10. 

Contact: Liz Ruediger or Laura Tilson, lruediger@shelterofflint.org, 810.238.4711

Needs: Diapers-sizes 3 and up and pull-ups/training pants, deodorant, body wash, shampoo and conditioner (for all hair types), lotion, hair brushes/combs, adult incontinence products, gift cards - $10 to $25 value to stores such as Walmart, Meijer, or Forman Mills, bath towels and wash cloths (white preferred for laundry purposes), twin sized bedding (white preferred for laundry purposes), individual serving size food items (please, nothing that requires a can opener or scissors to open), travel size (hotel size) hygiene products, socks, laundry baskets, household cleaning supplies, toilet paper, laundry soap, canned goods, air mattresses, dishes, silverware, pots and pans, small appliances (toasters, coffee pots), dish towels, strollers, adopt a family program - Christmas gifts for families in the shelter. PLEASE NOTE: Due to the generosity of our community, we do not need smaller size diapers, baby wipes, or feminine hygiene products.  

 

Shiawassee Council on Aging (SCOA)

Shiawassee Council on Aging (SCOA) provides nutrition, socialization and in-home services to Seniors 60 years and older in Shiawassee County.

Contact Catrina White at (989) 723-8875to drop off donations.

 

Needs: Adult Pull-Ups (size L or XL), shower benches, disinfectant wipes, adult wipes, new or gently used sweatpants for men and women, household cleaning supplies, paper towel, toilet paper, Kleenex, White Out, tape, highlighters and red gel pens.

 

Shiawassee Hope

Shiawassee Hope helps people in poverty build hope, skills and motivation for improving their lives. Participants discover their strengths, receive resources and are paired with a Navigator - a mentor who will assist them with removing barriers and opening up possibilities for their future.

Contact Samantha Ardelean at (989) 402-8079 to drop off donations.

Needs: Christmas toys (ages 0-18 years old), Christmas stockings, stocking stuffers, non-perishable food items, gas gift cards, diapers and wipes.

 

The Arc Shiawassee

The Arc Shiawassee provides programs and services for individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities in Shiawassee, Clinton, Ingham and Eaton counties. We receive no state or federal funding and rely solely on membership, grants, fundraising and donations.

Contact Sara Tulppo at (989) 723-7377 to drop off donations.

Needs: 25 Elementary-aged books about animals, dinosaurs and insects, 10 younger-aged board games.

 

 

The Salvation Army-Genesee County

We provide emergency assistance for utilities and rent; seasonal Christmas assistance with food, toys, and some clothing.

Contact: Scott Holman, scott_holman@usc.salvationarmy.org, 810.232.5790

Needs: Bus passes, coats for older children (adult sizes), stocking stuffers, pajama bottoms for older kids. 


The Salvation Army Owosso Citadel Corps
The Salvation Army Owosso Citadel Corps provides the following services and programs: Christmas Toy Shop, Community Kitchen (Serves meals Monday-Friday), food pantry, eviction prevention, youth programming, assistance with Consumers Energy past due or shut-offs and homelessness.

Contact: Lt. Jonathan Taymayo, 989.725.7485

Needs: Toys, hats, gloves, non-perishable food items, coffee and toiletry items.

 

The Scholars Etiquette and Self Image Institute

Serve young ladies in Genesee County ages 13-19.  We have an 18 lesson program that focuses on building self-worth, proper body image and social etiquette.  These lessons encourage dreaming, pursing, and goal setting.

Contact: Tanisha Jones, etiquetteandselfimageinstitute@gmail.com, 810.210.6618

Needs: Copy paper (3boxes), printer, ink for printer, Kleenex, bottled water, notebooks (50), blue or black ink pens (50), roles of fleece material to make blankets for a community project (5), sound system with microphone and speaker, folders (100).

 

Shiawassee Family YMCA

Shiawassee Family YMCA believes in youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. All YMCAs have four core values (respect, responsibility, honesty and caring) which are incorporated into all of our programs, fitness options, special events, activities and community involvement. 

Contact Laura Burroughs at (989) 725-8136 to drop off donations.

Needs: Pickleball: nets (2), paddles (10) and balls (2 sets), Gator Skin Basic foam dodgeball set (set of six balls), Official 8.5" Rubber Dodgeball set (set of six balls), colored copy paper, coffee, powdered creamer, sweetener/sugar packets, XL  gym towels, hand sanitizer refills or pumps and 12 rolls of stamps.

 

Voices for Children Advocacy Center

Voices for Children Advocacy Center will focus on (1) child victims of child abuse and neglect and their families (including human trafficking), (2) prevention services for children in Genesee County, and (3) advocating for the well-being of the child.

Contact: Claudnyse Holloman, claudnyse@voicesforcac.org, 810.238.3333

Needs: Individually-wrapped snacks (for the families), Juice boxes, canned soft drinks, Individual half and half cups, K cups (for Keurig), magazines, board games and toys, books, Sam’s Club/Meijer/Kroger gift cards, candy for the children, coloring books (for children and teens), colored pencils, crayons, sketchbooks/art journals, sketching pencils/pastels/other art supplies for art journaling, stress balls and other quiet fidget toys, journals, full size stuffed animals with tags attached, batteries (all sizes), copy paper, file folder labels,  Staples/OfficeMax gift cards, laundry detergent, liquid or foaming hand soap, toilet paper, paper towels, sanitizing wipes, tissues, wood floor cleaner, upholstery cleaning service, free or reduced printing services, gas cards (for volunteers visiting kids), gift cards to Home Depot/Lowes, Walmart/Meijer/Target gift cards for unmet foster child need, doggie treats, doggie toys, Purina Pro Sport dog food.

 

Wellness Services

Helps those that are either infected or affected by HIV.  Provides free HIV and STI screening and community education, free safe sex and harm reduction supplies, needle exchange program, free naloxone kits, food pantry, medical case management, and LGBT drop in center for youth and allies. 

Contact: Yashica Ellis, yellis@wellnessaids.org, 810.232.0888 ext. 204

Needs: MTA day bus passes, deodorant, laundry soap, bath soap, dishwashing soap, toilet paper, hand sanitizer, popcorn seeds, popcorn oil, headphones, canned goods, maxi pads, tampons, lotion, honey, shampoo, conditioner, coffee, creamer, sugar, coffee maker, cup of noodles or soup, snacks, Flint Farmer's Market gift cards.

 

Whaley Children’s Center

Whaley Children’s Center provides tools to children and families who have experienced trauma to reach their full potential.

Contact: Alexandrea Giguere, agiguere@whaleychildren.org, 810.234.3603

Needs: (4) unscented body wash, (1) vacuum, (4) cordless radios, (2) bottles of laundry scent enhancers, (2) bottles of laundry detergent, (3) roasters, (5) serving spoons, (2) led night lights, (2) bottles of dishwasher detergent, sports bra any size, (2) boxes of dryer sheets, (2) bottles of Febreeze, pack of Clorox wipes.

 

WOW Outreach

We are Community Driven:  Community Action every 2nd Saturday, Annual Unity March & Expo, Teen Summit, Youth Ambassadors (Upcoming After-School Program), Living Room Conversations - Provide Resources, a warm meal and Gift Cards to Families in Flint MI.

Contact: Tenesa Thompson, workintwogether@gmail.com, 810.789.7700

Needs:   Water, lotions, laundry detergent, feminine products, place settings - plastic (plates, forks, cups, napkins), office supplies - copy paper - 5 cases, Epson T252XL 4PK Ink Cartridges - 5pks, HP CZ138FN 4pk Ink Cartridges -  5pks, #10 envelopes - 1 box of 500, 1 Roll of stamps, 2 pocket laminated presentation folders - 100, 2 pocket folder w/fasteners - 100, black ink pens - 5 dozen, 3 tab manila file folders -  2 boxes, monthly tab dividers - 12 pks, monthly numerical tab dividers - 12 pks, sheet protectors, 25 photo frames for certificates, gift cards for family recreation (movies, food, Walmart, etc.).