Every year ThriftyFun gets numerous requests from people looking for help for their families for Christmas. Since we do not have the resources to offer direct help, we have set up this guide to help people find charities in each state. This is a guide about finding Christmas charities in Michigan.
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Since 1962, the Chaldean American Ladies of Charity has been assisting needy families in the Detroit area. The organization sponsors an "Adopt-A-Family" program, providing needy Chaldean families with gifts at Christmas.
Santa Claus Girls provides toys and other gifts to needy children of Kent County.
Forgotten Harvest, a food bank in the Detroit area, may be able to provide assistance with holiday meals.
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Here are questions related to Michigan Christmas Charities.
Where can I find help for Christmas?
By Kimberly from Chesterfield, MI
It would depend on what kind of help you need. However, most of the charities have already given the help that their funds allow.
Can anyone tell me where I can get help for Christmas this year? I lost my job and my husband is on disability. Thank you.
By Cathy from Clarkston, MI
Call your local Social Services Dept. they usually have lists of those who help. You can also call your local Churches. Hope this helps.
I live in Barry county and don't know where to turn. Does anyone know where I could ask for help here? I live near Hastings, Michigan in Nashville and this year I lost my child support and my van. My family has gone through 3 surgeries and all I want is to have something for them this year.
By Shannon from Nashville, MI
You can go to the baptist church nearby;)
My name is Jacqueline I live in south west Detroit. I need some help with some baby stuff and Christmas for my 11 year old and 5 year old. I am a single mother, the father got deported and I only have enough coming in for rent.
By Jacqueline from Detroit MI
What are you doing for food, and utilities? You also need money for gas and car insurance. For Christmas help go to the Salvation Army and there is Toys for Tots, and depending on your area, there will be other organizations. As far as clothing goes, you can go to the office of your local Salvation Army and tell them what you need and they will give you a voucher to take to their thrift store for free clothes. I think it used to be that you would get three outfits, and I don't know how often you can go and get those vouchers. If you have a church that you attend talk to the pastor.
My name is Theresa I have an 11 year old son. This son of mine asks for nothing just that we are all here and together family means the world to him. He rarely leaves my side because of my health issues. I am extremely proud of him and if anyone can help make his Christmas a better one I would be forever grateful. He never writes a list nor asks us for anything just that we are here for him. Can someone please tell me where I can find Christmas help for my son?
Any of the charities that provide Christmas help, that I am familiar with, these are the ones that are nationwide, have a cut off date of mid-November, for budgeting reasons. If you have a social worker with the Department of Social Services talk to that person about it, they might know of some other help. Also talk to your pastor, sometimes they will take up a special anonymous offering in church in church for a needy member of the congregation. Unless you are wanting to get him some big ticket item, I know people can get decent items for no more than $10.00 at places like WalMart, some of the dollar stores, and thrift stores. Also doesn't he have grandparents, aunts and uncles that would be giving him gifts.
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Where can I get help for Christmas for my 3 kids?
By Quillie from Clinton Twp, MI