This list will help you find a home for just about any donation!
What can be donated? See the following list of ideas for donating your clean, usable household items, furniture, or clothes, medical equipment, groceries and food, religious items, electronics and vehicles.
St. Francis Parish Annual Rummage Sale happens for three days every June at St. Francis Parish hosted by St. Francis Altar Society. During that week in June Drop off your donations, clean and in good repair. Rummage Sale Items We Need: We are looking for clothing, shoes, house wares, toys, sporting goods, books and tools. Items we Do Not accept: Please no computers, televisions, encyclopedias, condensed books, bed pillows, stuffed animals, sofas or broken/soiled items. Volunteer to help here. Or, learn more here!
Donation of Religious Items:
St. Francis Religious Education Office firstname.lastname@example.org 734-821-2130.
Our St. Francis Parish St. Vincent Service Ministry, each year, gives away about 3-4 donated vehicles to persons who qualify with lower income, for whom a car is a necessity for work, and reside in Washtenaw County. Persons who seek a vehicle should first contact our congregational social service network, Friends In Deed at 734-484-4357, Mon-Fri, 9:30 am – Noon. St. Francis is one of several congregations in Washtenaw County that assists this network in identifying persons that are most in need and giving them cars. Donate a vehicle by calling Friends In Deed at 734-485-7658 or 734-484-4357 and you will be directed through this easy process, and given paperwork for your tax deduction. Vehicles are assessed by a licensed mechanic at Select Auto, 734-677-1210, located at 2231 Platt Rd., Ann Arbor. Thanks to our parish St. Vincent Service Ministry funds any repairs are made before the vehicle is given away. Vehicles NOT in good enough condition to pass the mechanical inspection can be donated to: St. Vincent de Paul Society, Vehicle Donation Program, Detroit: 1-877-ST VINCENT/1-877-788-4623 or www.svdpdet.org ; Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor: 734-665-0450 ; Charity Motors, Detroit: 313-255-1000 or 1-888-908-CARS .
St. Vincent dePaul Store: 734-761-1400 or www.svdpaa.org/
HERO: 734-975-6849 or www.hero-usa.org, A HERO donation box is located in front of St. Francis church, for reusable clothing and shoes. HERO (Homeless Empowerment Relationship Organization)
Thrift Shop Ann Arbor: 734-662-6771; annarborthriftshop.org
Thrift Shop Ypsilanti: 734-483-1226; thriftshopofypsi.org
House by the Side of the Road: 734-769-4085; at: 2051 S State St, Ann Arbor, 48104; housebythesideoftheroad.org
Friends in Deed: Furniture Line 734-484-7607 or www.friendsindeed.info Items needed: cribs and other household furniture including adult beds.
Habitat ReStore – Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley, 734-822-1530 or www.h4h.org/restore/donaterestore/
170 Aprill Drive, Suite A, Ann Arbor, MI, 48103.
The Salvation Army: 734-668-8353 or for furniture pick-up service 734-729-3939
ArborVitae Women’s Center: 625 E. Liberty St., lower level, 734-994-8863, by referral only, from your case worker or pastor get free sleeping equipment: used cribs and bassinets.
Hope Clinic Ypsilanti: 734-484-2989 or www.thehopeclinic.org Items needed: infant formula, baby food and diapers, unexpired, unopened and un-recalled diapers, wipes, formula, and baby food are accepted.
Donating your gently used, un-recalled crib could actually save a life! Anyone with a crib or bassinet to donate should call 734-994-8863 or www.AnnArborVitae.com. In Washtenaw County alone, 6 infant deaths in 2010 were related to unsafe sleeping practices.
ReUse Center Shop (734-222-7880) & Recycle Ann Arbor (734.662.6288); 2420 South Industrial Highway, Ann Arbor, MI 48104; www.recycleannarbor.org
Purple Heart (734-728-4560) www.donatestuff.com
Resource Guides: Food Banks & Clothing and Medical Closets (hospital beds, walkers, canes, etc)
Friends In Deed, 734-484-4357, Help Line Monday-Friday from 9:30 am – Noon. Ask for their Medical Loan Closet Resource List. http://www.friendsindeedmi.org/resource-guides/
HOPE Clinic, Ypsilanti, 734-484-2989 www.thehopeclinic.org
Packard Health Center (734) 971-1073 https://packardhealth.org
Center for Independent Living (CIL): 734-971-0277 www.aacil.org/
Partners in Personal Assistance (PPA) 734-214-3890 www.annarborppa.org
Emmanuel Lutheran Church 734-482-7121, 201 N. River, Ypsilanti, MI, 48197
Neighborhood Senior Services: 734-712-7775
Memorial Christian Church: Ann Arbor, 734-662-4245
World Medical Relief: Detroit, 313-866-5333
Faith in Action: Chelsea, 734-475-3305
Bethlehem United Church of Christ: Ann Arbor, 734-665-6149
The Starkey Hearing Foundation: Repurpose those old, used, no longer used hearing aids. Hearing loss creates profound isolation for many who experience it. Package carefully, include your name and address and Mail to: Hear Now Donation, 6700 Washington Ave S., Eden Prairie, MN 55344. All donations tax deductible. 800-328-8602 www.starkey.com
Groceries and Food Pantries
Food Bank list resource guide: http://www.friendsindeedmi.org/resource-guides/
The Back Door Food Pantry, 2309 Packard St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. www.backdoorfoodpantry.org
Food Gatherers: 734-761-2796, http://foodgatherers.org ; 1731 Dhu Varren Road, Ann Arbor, MI, 48105,
Northside Community Center of Catholic Social Services: 734-662-4462, http://www.csswashtenaw.org/, 815 Taylor Rd., Ann Arbor, MI, 48105
Hope Clinic, Inc., Ypsilanti 734-484-2989, www.thehopeclinic.org,
The Salvation Army, Ann Arbor: 734-668-8353, http://www.redshield.org/, 100 Arbana Drive, Ann Arbor, MI, 48103
Leftovers from a Meal
Alpha House Shelter, 4290 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor 48103; (734-822-0220) alphahouse-ihn.org.
Friends of the Master House, 617 Washtenaw, Ypsilanti MI 48197: 734-961-8400 or www.friendsofthemaster.org
Recycle E-Waste … Electronics… If it plugs in or runs on batteries, recycle it! They also accept VCR tapes, audio tapes, DVDs, CDs, chargers/cords/cables/wires, video games, car batteries, phones, office equipment, metals and metal fixtures, power tools, etc.
Recycle E-Waste Electronics on a Saturday in June each year during St. Francis Parish Annual Rummage Sale.
GreenTech Recyclers: http://greentechrecyclers.com
AIM ECycling truck: http://www.aimecycling.com
CRT glass CRT monitors & glass TVs. Instead we ask that you (either contact your local municipality, or,) See: http://www.a2gov.org/departments/trash-recycling/Pages/Home-Toxics-Batteries.aspx
Disposal of CRT glass CRT monitors & glass TVs & Fluorescent bulbs (up to 8-foot tubes and CFLs) can happen by taking them to Washtenaw County’s Home Toxics Reduction Program, 705 N. Zeeb Road near Jackson Road, open 9 a.m.-noon, the first three Saturdays of each month.
American Association of University Women of Michigan – AAUW, Ann Arbor Branch (844-973-6287) Donations of books are welcome in June – July each year, to begin preparing for the September Used Book Sale. See: http://annarbor-mi.aauw.net/activities/book-sale-date-and-location/booksale/