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Holiday Collection Drives 2023

There's still time to Shop for Good and provide the items local nonprofits need to help their program participants this holiday season.


A Girl Like Me Inc 

The 100 Toys Christmas Giveaway is poised to have a significant impact on low-income families in several ways. Firstly, the provision of toys during the holiday season can bring joy and happiness to children who may not otherwise have the opportunity to receive gifts. The simple act of receiving a toy can uplift their spirits, boost their self-esteem, and create lasting memories.

  • New unwrapped boys and girls toys.
  • Items can be dropped off at:
    19642 Lyndon St
    Detroit, MI 48223

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Alternatives For Girls

Gift cards will be given to participants over the age of 22 in lieu of a wish list. This will empower our older participants to shop for their own items (wishes). 

  • Gift cards in $25/$50 denomination.
    • Meijer
    • Target
    • Walmart
    • Kroger
    • Amazon
  • Does not accept used/opened items. 
  • Items can be dropped off to the AFG Receptionist Mon-Fri  |  9am -4pm:
    903 W. Grand Blvd
    Detroit, MI 48208

More Information!


American Indian Health and Family Services of Southeastern MI. Inc

AIHFS has a youth program focused on suicide and drug abuse prevention. We regularly do art projects with the youth, and are always in need of food, as we feed the youth at every session. Our philosophy is that "Culture is Prevention".

  • Items can be purchased and mailed via our Amazon wish list. Non-perishable snack items for the youth can also be dropped off at our agency.
  • 4880 Lawndale St
    Detroit, MI 48210

More Information!


Beyond Basics

For more than 20 years Beyond Basics has provided warm winter coats to students at the school we serve.

  • New and gently used coats are accepted. Please do not wrap, as we match coats with student's size and gender.
  • Coats can be dropped off at Beyond Basics:
    18000 West Nine Mile Rd.
    Suite 450
    Southfield, MI 48075 - Large coat bin in the lobby. 
    We are also happy to pick up coats.

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Blessed To Give

We exist to serve and give back to our most vulnerable neighbors. To transform lives through radical generosity by provide continual access to food, clothing, water, and hygiene services. 

  • Put together kits and gather items for us to distribute to the community. It is a great way for groups, staff, and churches to get involved. You can collect the following items:
    • Option 1 - Collect Hygiene Items for the unhoused community
    • Option 2 - Collect classroom supplies for our School Care Closets
    • Option 3 - Collect Towels and Washcloths for our Mobile Shower Program

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Brilliant Detroit

Items will be given to families that may be struggling to provide a good Christmas to their young children for whatever reason or may want to increase what they're able to give to their children this season. All donations will be split equitably amongst our different locations to make sure the reach of the donations we get are able to be spread throughout the city of Detroit.

  • We are collecting toys, books, and winter clothing for our Brilliant Detroit families until December 1.
  • We're asking for new, unwrapped toys for children ages 0-8, new or gently used winter clothes, and have a book wish list we're asking for donations of. Only gently used clothing is allowed, toys and books must be new; and PLEASE DON'T WRAP THE GIFTS
  • To schedule a drop-off at our McDougall-Hunt hub click here.

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For more than 20 years Beyond Basics has provided warm winter coats to students at the school we serve.

  • Join us by collecting or donating some of these items listed to meet the current needs of families residing in COTS Peggy’s Place, our emergency shelter, and in Buersmeyer Manor and Peterboro Arms, our supportive and affordable housing locations.
  • Items can be dropped off at this location between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
    6945 Wagner St
    Detroit, MI 48210

More information!


DRIVE R & E Family Foundation

We are collecting new toys and winter clothing. We will be supporting over 260 children this Christmas by supplying their needs and wants for their wish lists. We are also looking for people to sponsor a child this Christmas and fulfill their wish lists. 

  • Winter Gear:
    • Boots
    • Coats
    • Gloves
    • Hats
  • New clothing, coats, hats, mittens, scarves, boots, toys, hygiene items (i.e. shampoo/soap, toothbrushes/paste, deodorant).
  • Toys such as Lego, sports items, Barbies, dolls etc.
  • Accepts used items.
  • Items can be dropped off at:
    70701 Powell Rd
    Bruce Township, MI 48065


Focus: HOPE

These items would be a huge help to our 44,000 seniors participating in our Food Program. Many of them are homebound and cannot physically buy or afford these items on their own. 

  • Can Openers
  • Jar/Bottle Openers
  • Rocker Knife
  • Palm Vegetable Peelers
  • Large Print Measuring Cups and Spoons
  • Cut Resistant Gloves
  • Heating Pads
  • Magnifying Glasses with Light
  • Adjustable Shoehorn and Sock Remover (collapses for easy packing and storing)
  • Large Print Word Searches
  • Large Print Sudoku's
  • Large Print Crossword Puzzles


Glamorous Moms Foundation

The items from our Giving Tree program will be gifted to expectant Moms in Michigan living in vulnerable situations and communities - via our New Mom Basket mission.  The items needed are listed on the flyer provided.

  • Giving Trees are a fun and festive way to give back! We are looking for local businesses to partner with who would be willing to place a Holiday tree in their lobby or office and hang our paper ornaments with our New Mom Basket needs written on each ornament on the tree. The businesses customers are welcome to take 1, 2 or even 5 or more ornaments off their tree, purchase the needed items listed and then place the items back under the tree as their Giving Tree donation. A GMF rep will then schedule a pick-up time to collect all donations after the Giving Tree event. We will provide the ornaments with hooks or ribbon included for hanging. Please let us know which one you prefer and if you prefer a certain color ribbon to match your business decorations or brand colors, please don't hesitate to let us know that too! 
  • The GMF dates for 2023 to participate are Nov 29 - Dec 27, 2023.
  • If you would like to host a Giving Tree in your business in honor of Glamorous Moms Foundation - please email us at


Hospitality House

These items will be collected, packaged together into a kit and distributed directly to families when they come to shop the pantry. 

  • Sponsor a Holiday Meal Box (Thanksgiving Dinner Package)
    • For just $60, a special dinner package will be put together including an assortment of holiday favorites including a protein. We are looking for donations to help us offset the price of acquiring these goods, especially for the holiday protein (turkey, ham, fish). 
  • We will be collecting, packaging, and distributing meal kits that will be distributed to families when they come to shop at the pantry the weekend preceding Thanksgiving (November 18th-23rd). We have signed up 419 households who have requested holiday meal boxes. Aside from monetary donations to support the purchase of goods, we are collecting items such as:
    • Canned pumpkin, sweet potatoes, yams, green beans, corn, cranberry sauce, stovetop stuffing mix, crispy onions, pie crusts, chicken and beef stock, turkey, ham, cream of mushroom soup and more. 
  • Hospitality House does not accept pre-opened food items or items that are past the expiration date, we DO accept items past the 'best by' date. 
  • Items can be dropped off during normal business hours Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9-4pm or Saturday 9-2pm. We do not recommend mailing items as they can very quickly get expensive.
    2075 E. West Maple Rd.
    Suite B204
    Commerce Township, MI 48390

More Information!


Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers

These items will be delivered by volunteers to homebound seniors and disabled adults throughout the months of November/December so as to help brighten their holiday. 

  • Each year, IVC strives to help brighten up the holidays for our homebound seniors and disabled adults we serve. Throughout the months of November/December, our volunteers deliver special holiday food items, hygiene products, and wrapped gifts to these people in need. We are collecting donations of these items so that we are ready to serve in the holiday season. If you have non-perishable food, hygiene products, or gifts that you can donate, please call our office at 586-757-5551 or reply to this email. 
  • Most requested food items:
    • Canned Tuna, Chicken and Other Meats
    • Canned Fruits & Vegetables
    • Peanut Butter & Jelly
    • Hot & Cold Cereals
    • Pasta & Canned Sauce
    • Packaged Cookies & Crackers
    • Pudding, Gelatin & Fruit Cups
    • Microwavable Meals
    • Rice, Noodle & Potato Packets
    • Soups & Ramen
    • Protein Drinks (“Ensure” Type)
    • Other non-perishable items, in smaller sizes and non-glass containers
    • Most requested toiletry items: 
    • Dishwashing Liquid
    • Laundry Detergent
    • Toilet Paper
    • Paper Towel
    • Soap 
    • Toothpaste 
    • Shampoo 
    • Any other toiletries
  • Ideas for Gifts: 
    • Socks 
    • Gloves
    • Hats
    • Slippers with grips on 
    • bottom
    • Scarves 
    • Candy/treats
    • Deck of cards
    • Anything else you can think of!
  • Do not allow items in glass jars, large bulk items, or used gifts. Do not need to be wrapped. 
  • Items can be dropped off at our office any time Monday-Thursday between 9am-4pm until December 22nd. We can also have staff do a pick-up if the office is too far to drive. 
    25650 Kelly Rd
    Roseville, MI 48066

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Next Steps 4 Seniors Foundation

Over 300,000 seniors in Michigan struggle with food insecurity, meaning they do not know where their next meal is coming from. Help Next Steps 4 Seniors Foundation deliver Meijer gift cards to over 1000 seniors in December!

  • We are requesting $10 donations so each senior we deliver Christmas gifts to, can receive a $10 Meijer gift card.

Donate here!


Northville Community Foundation/Maybury Farm

This items received will reduce the costs for supplies needed so that we don't have to increase fees to visit or attend activities at the farm.

  • We are requesting various supplies & equipment needed to successfully meet our needs for education, animal care and gardening.
  • Maybury Farm
    50165 Eight Mile Road
    Northville, MI 48167

More information!


Oakland HOPE

Oakland HOPE food pantry is the largest in Oakland County providing FREE groceries to over 15,058 children, seniors, veterans and immigrants each month. The FOOD items listed are the MOST requested and the MOST expensive for a Food Pantry to provide.  

  • Food most requested, most expensive costs for a Food Pantry:
    • Cereal
    • Oatmeal
    • Canned Tuna
    • Canned Salmon
    • Canned Chicken
    • Peanut Butter (16oz.)
    • Jelly (plastic squeeze bottle) 19oz
    • Any Kind of Soup
    • Hamburger/Tuna Helper
    • Mac-n-Cheese
  • Accepts gently used items.
  • Bulk loads and Food Drives please drive around the rear (Baldwin side) at the overhang and rear of the semi-trucks to drop off bulk loads.
    20 E. Walton Blvd.
    Pontiac, MI 48340
  • Please contact so you can meet with hand trucks and capture photos!



These requested items are needed for the people we serve. Families are not asking for food as there is plenty from many organizations and churches already. They have requested clothing items to keep themselves and kids warm. The items we put on our wish list are high priority for these households. 

  • We are collecting underclothes, toiletries and bathroom essentials for the families we serve in our programs. These items will help keep women and girls warm during the colder days. A lot of our families take public transportation and have to stand outside in the cold to wait for buses so the undergarments that can keep them warmest are much needed. The items will be distributed to families in our programs in Detroit and Inkster.
  • Much needed items for women and girls:
    • T-shirts
    • Socks
    • Underwear (no used items accepted)
    • Hygiene products (no used items accepted)
  • Items do not need to be wrapped.
  • Items can be purchased off our wish list and mailed to us at:
    18701 Grand River rd.
    Detroit, MI. 48223
  • Items can also be dropped off to our location at (please call ahead to schedule a drop off time and date 313-9822465):
    13000 west 7 mile rd.
    Detroit, MI. 48235

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The Blood Cancer Foundation of Michigan

Each year, BCFM provides gifts to more than 700 children and teens across the state. We provide gifts not only to pediatric patients, but to their siblings and to children of adult patients because we understand that a blood cancer diagnosis affects the entire family.

  • When you sign up for this program, you can tell us how many children you'd like to support and we will send over each child's wish list so you can provide them with the exact toys they've requested. We ask that you purchase 3-5 toys for each child you choose to support. 
  • Want to do more or help out in different ways? We also need volunteers to help package these toys to get them ready to be shipped to families. 
  • We do not accept used toys. Everything needs to be new and in package. Toys do not need to be wrapped.
  • Items can be dropped off or shipped to:
    27655 Middlebelt Rd
    Suite 160
    Farmington Hills, MI 48334

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