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Oakland and Macomb County Charities

A Time of Giving – Oakland and Macomb County Charities

Holidays bring out the giving spirit in people. I thought we should do a blog about some charities that one might be able to give to through a monetary donation or a donation of time. These are just a few charities working out of Oakland and Macomb Counties that I’ve found. Please let me know if you’d like to be included and I can add your organization as well.

Oakland and Macomb County Charities –

Area Agency on Aging 1-B 

AAA 1-B Central Office (Oakland County)
29100 Northwestern Hwy., Suite 400
Southfield, MI 48034 – Oakland County services
(248) 357-2255
(800) 852-7795

Established in 1974, the Area Agency on Aging 1-B (AAA 1-B) is a nonprofit 501(c) 3 organization with a 40+ year history of serving older adults and people with disabilities in southeast Michigan. We serve a six-county region that includes Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair and Washtenaw counties. We are part of a national network of Area Agencies on Aging and a leader in aging services in southeast Michigan—setting the course in providing the services, innovations, and advocacy needed to make sure a growing senior population has the resources and supports it will need. WebsiteFacebook

Art Road

33827 Cindy Street
Livonia, MI 48150

Art Road provides special arts activity classes, including supplies and an instructor, at no cost to elementary schools that lack art programs. Families can volunteer in class or at events – or donate money to this organization. All ages are welcome. WebsiteFacebook

Forgotten Harvest

21800 Greenfield Road
Oak Park, MI 48237
Phone: (248) 967-1500

At Forgotten Harvest, they deliver 138,000 pounds of surplus food per day to local charities six days a week, providing families in need with fresh and nutritious food free of charge. Volunteers are asked to help pack food. Note: Volunteers must be at least 12 years of age, and volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. WebsiteFacebook

Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit

Various locations throughout the area

Their Mission Statement: “Co-creating independence and dignity through the power of personal and workforce development.”

Today, Goodwill’s team provides many quality services. Currently, they support more than 900 local businesses each year with a reliable workforce. Goodwill trainees receive classroom and vocational instruction. They also receive workplace behavior coaching, financial literacy, placement assistance, and career support. The end result is skilled, mature and confident workers. We make sure that all are motivated to succeed for their employers. WebsiteFacebook

Leah’s Happy Hearts

Leah’s Happy Hearts
P.O.Box 530031
Livonia, MI 48153-0031

Leah’s Happy Hearts is committed to preserving the memory of Leah James by dedicating themselves to promoting awareness, funding research for pediatric brain tumors, and by giving children who are living with life-threatening illnesses opportunities for hope, love, and laughter. Through information sharing, emotional support, and fun events, Leah’s Happy Hearts can provide magical moments and comfort to these very special children and their families. WebsiteFacebook

Macomb Charitable Foundation

18215 24 Mile Road
Macomb, MI
(586) 232-3473

The Macomb Charitable Foundation is a non-profit organization run solely by volunteers whose purpose is to REACH OUT to the CHILDREN in our community who are homeless or living below the poverty level. It is their desire to provide these children with basic NECESSITIES. WebsiteFacebook

Macomb Food Program

Macomb Community Action
Attn: Macomb Food Program
21885 Dunham Road, Suite 10
Clinton Township, MI 48036
(586) 469-6004

Feeding the hungry since 1975, the Macomb Food Program provides immediate relief to those in need of food through a network of more than 50 pantries and hunger relief organizations. The Macomb Food Program supplies food at no cost to ensure pantry shelves are stocked and operates as a non-profit 501(C)(3) organization. WebsiteFacebook

Salvation Army Eastern Michigan Division

Eastern Michigan Division Headquarters
16130 Northland Drive
Southfield, MI
(248) 443-5500

At The Salvation Army, they rely heavily on volunteers to help them Do The Most Good all over the world. By volunteering in Eastern Michigan, you’ll play a vital role in lifting up the lives of countless people in need. Whether it’s providing meals to the hungry, responding to a disaster, or ringing a bell at your local grocery store, there are countless ways to generously volunteer your time to help those in need in Eastern Michigan. They have year-round volunteer opportunities for individuals, families, schools, organizations, and businesses. WebsiteFacebook

Southfield Goodfellows

Southfield Goodfellows
P.O. Box 2336
Southfield, MI 48037
(248) 788-5899

The Southfield Goodfellows are an all-volunteer, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. The primary goal of the Southfield Goodfellows is to assure that no child in Southfield or Lathrup Village is forgotten during the Holiday Season. We also assist in meeting the food requirements of needy families and senior citizens in the community during this special time of year. WebsiteFacebook

The Bottomless Toy Chest

425 E. Elmwood Avenue
Troy, MI 48083

Mailing address –
P.O. Box 623
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303
(248) 646-8931

The Bottomless Toy Chest is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization devoted to delivering empowering toys, craft projects, and interactive activities to hospitalized pediatric oncology patients. Our mission is to lift the spirits and promote a positive state of mind in young cancer patients by providing them with engaging, empowering activities while they are going through treatment. WebsiteFacebook

United Way for Southeastern Michigan

United Way for Southeastern Michigan
660 Woodward Avenue, Suite 300
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 226-9200

United Way’s Mission is “to mobilize the caring power of Detroit and Southeastern Michigan to improve communities and individual lives in measurable and lasting ways.” WebsiteFacebook

Variety the Children’s Charity

600 S Adams, Suite 230
Birmingham, Michigan
(248) 258-5511

Through core programs that provide assistance to underserved children with cognitive and/or physical challenges or who are victims of disadvantage, poverty, or natural disaster, Variety – the Children’s Charity Detroit is changing the lives of children in Southeastern Michigan each day. With your generous support, Variety children are leading happier and healthier lives. WebsiteFacebook

Wigs for Kids

30126 Harper Avenue
Saint Clair Shores, MI 48082
(586) 772-6656

Maggie’s Wigs 4 Kids is a non-profit organization providing kids 3-18 new hair, new hope, and a chance to be themselves. Donate 3 ways –

  1. Be the voice of the kids – Insurance doesn’t cover the cost of wigs for Michigan children in need. 3 wig bills have been launched to change this. Click here to learn more and sign the petition!
  2. Donate your hair – We utilize every hair donation to make wigs. We don’t turn kids away. Every strand counts. See how you can help.
  3. Donate money for their new facility – They are growing! Help them raise the capital to complete their new facility.

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Well, I hope this has inspired you. Have a VERY Happy Thanksgiving!!


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