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.
During Advent and Christmas seasons share the joy of gifts.
Christmas Re-Gift Box
Did you receive nice new gifts, especially new clothes or new toys, which you won’t use? Donate them!
A Re-Gift box will be at St. Francis Church main entrance from December 22 to January 12 to collect all Re-Gift items. We will see that your gifts get good homes at a local organization. (Gift wrapping is not wanted.)
Since December 2009 this Re-Gift Box has annually collected 400 – 500 gift items. We are especially grateful for the clothing and housewares, new toys, games and dolls. Your gifts are redistributed to those in need by Foundations Preschool of Ann Arbor; the Project OutReach Team “PORT” for persons who are homeless with a mental illness; as well as, St. Louis Center in Chelsea, for children and adults with developmental disabilities. A special thanks to Mary Hayden & Sharon Harrington both who has served as our volunteer coordinator. For more information contact Scott Wright, Director of Parish Outreach Ministry Office, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 734-821-2121.
Join our us for our
St. Francis Annual Advent Giving Tree Gift Donation
Take a gift tag off the tree and follow the gift description directions. Purchase a gift described, wrap it if you like, and securely fasten the tag to your package. Please box all gift certificates. Return your gift to the Giving Tree as soon as you can, but no later than the third Sunday of Advent. If your gift is late please bring it to the Parish Office.
Become one of the many helpers who makes this amazing program possible. Please see our Giving Tree Volunteer Sign-Up. Thank you to Corrigan Moving of Ann Arbor for their generous donation of the storage containers “Corrigan Cube“ where we house all the gifts until they are distributed. Benefiting organizations in various years have been: Alpha House Family Shelter; ArborVitae Women’s Center; Angel Tree by Diocese of Lansing; Mexiquenses en Michigan; Catholic Social Services (Various Programs); Community Action Network; Community Support and Health Services; HIV Health and Beyond; Home of New Vision; Hope Clinic, Inc.; Ozone House; Foundations Preschool of Ann Arbor; Project Transition; St. Francis Parish St. Vincent Service Ministry; St. Louis Center, Chelsea; & SOS Homeless Children’s Services. For more information contact Scott Wright, Director of Parish Outreach Ministry Office, at email@example.com or 734-821-2121.
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/