Lend a Hand This Holiday Season


We are often reminded this season how important it is to share and give. Last week we offered some ideas on fun things to do in Detroit over the holidays and one of them was to volunteer. Below are two of our clients who are looking for assistance. Remember that these organizations are looking for help year-round as well!

Focus: HOPE

  • Where: Focus: HOPE Food Warehouse, 1200-B Oakman Blvd., in Detroit.
  • When: THIS Saturday, Dec. 17. Pick-up starts at 8 a.m. and runs through 10 a.m.
  • What: Focus: HOPE is looking for volunteers to help make special holiday deliveries to hundreds of low-income senior citizens. The nonprofit organization is providing special holiday food boxes to an estimated 1,400 senior citizens in four counties — Wayne, Oakland, Macomb and Washtenaw. After volunteers pick up their food boxes, they will be provided with addresses to deliver the packages to, and other staff and volunteers will help load their vehicles for the deliveries. Individuals can also choose to “adopt a senior citizen” for the holidays by donating and delivering fresh food and small gifts to the senior.
  • Contact: Yolanda Baker

Forgotten Harvest

  • Where: 21800 Greenfield Road, Oak Park
  • When: Anytime! (Call ahead for details)
  • What: Forgotten Harvest aims to relieve hunger in metro Detroit by gathering extra food from grocery stores, bakeries and more – to distribute to emergency food providers. Volunteers can 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.
  • Contact: Nicole Peeples (Volunteer Coordinator)