Giving Tuesday is (almost) here! What is Giving Tuesday you may ask? Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. That means it’s up to the people of Detroit to support the organizations in Detroit on December 1.
Giving Tuesday is an opportunity to give back in Detroit, and this year it is exponentially more important due to lack of in-person volunteers, rescheduled and canceled fundraising events and over funds available to these organizations. Whether it is a financial contribution small or large – anything can help make an impact. A little can go a long way as Detroit continues to unite and stand tall throughout this pandemic.
If you’re not sure who to give to on this Giving Tuesday, we have compiled a list of non-profit organizations in Detroit. Here are 16 organizations, along with their mission statements, that could use your help this year.
BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF SOUTHEASTERN MICHIGAN
To provide a world-class experience, empowering youth to reach their full potentials change agents for their life, Club and communities. Located at 26777 Halsted Road, Suite 100 Farmington Hills, MI. Click here to donate.
CAPUCHIN SOUP KITCHEN
Inspired by the life and spirit of St. Francis of Assisi, they: tend to people’s basic needs, especially the need for food, strive to stimulate minds and nourish spirits, and work to understand and address root causes of social injustice in our community. Located at 1820 Mount Elliot St, Detroit, MI. Click here to donate.
CENTER FOR MUSIC AND PERFORMING ARTS SOUTHWEST (COMPAS)
The mission of COMPÁS is to provide high-quality performing arts training and cultural experiences with an emphasis on youth socio-emotional development. The program preserves the Latinx heritage of Southwest Detroit and celebrates its diversity through the arts. Located at 8701 Vernor Hwy, Detroit, MI. Click here to donate.
COTS’ mission is to alleviate homelessness by providing an array of services which enable people to achieve self-sufficiency and obtain quality affordable housing. COTS provides more than 40,000 nights of emergency shelter for more than 2,000 men women and children annually. Located at 2211 E. Jefferson Suite 400, Detroit, MI. Click here to donate.
COVENANT HOUSE MICHIGAN
Covenant House Michigan recognize God’s providence and fidelity to His people are dedicated to living out His covenant among ourselves and those children we serve, with absolute respect and unconditional love. That commitment calls us to serve suffering children of the street, and to protect and safeguard all children. Located at 2959 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Detroit, MI. Click here to donate.
DETROIT DOG RESCUE
The nonprofit organization focuses on raising awareness of the mounting homeless and stray dog epidemic in Detroit, along with advocating for humane rescue alternatives such as no-kill sheltering, foster care and adoptions, pet identification and healthy pet population control through spay and neutering. Click here to donate.
DETROIT GOOD FELLOWS – NO KIDDIE WITHOUT A CHRISTMAS
No Kiddie Without a Christmas! The Old Newsboys’ Goodfellow Fund of Detroit includes 300 members whose sole mission is to ensure that there is No Kiddie Without a Christmas. Each holiday season, the Detroit Goodfellows distribute holiday gift boxes to children ages 4 through 13 living in Detroit, Highland Park, River Rouge, Hamtramck, Harper Woods and Ecorse. Each child receives warm clothing, socks, underwear, toys, books, games, a dental kit and more. PO Box 44444, Detroit, MI 48244-0444. Click here to donate.
DETROIT HISTORICAL SOCIETY
To be an integral part of Detroit’s present and future by providing meaningful experiences that preserve and share its past. Throughout our proud history, the Society has received many generous donations from individuals, corporations and foundations from throughout the region and beyond. Located at 5401 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI. Click here to donate.
DETROIT ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY
The mission of the Detroit Zoological Society is to demonstrate leadership in wildlife conservation and animal welfare and provide a broad audience with outstanding and unique educational opportunities that lead to the appreciation and stewardship of nature. Located at 8450 W. 10 Miles Road, Royal Oak, MI. Click here to donate.
DETROIT PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOUNDATION (DPSF)
To create and enhance educational opportunities for DPSCD students, families and educators. Located at 3011 W. Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI. Click here to donate.
Forgotten Harvest envisions communities that work together to end hunger and increase individual, neighborhood, economic, and environmental health. Located at 21800 Greenfield Rd, Royal Oak, MI. Click here to donate.
*Meijer is supporting Forgotten Harvest by matching all donations up to $20,000!
FREEDOM HOUSE DETROIT
Freedom House Detroit is a temporary home for indigent survivors of persecution from around the world who are seeking asylum in the United States and Canada. Our mission is to uphold a fundamental American principle, one inscribed on the base of the Statue of Liberty, providing safety for those “yearning to breathe free.” Located at 1777 N Rademacher St, Detroit, MI. Click here to donate.
GLEANERS COMMUNITY FOOD BANK OF SOUTHEASTERN MICHIGAN
The non-profit exists to provide households with access to sufficient, nutritious food, and related resources. Located at 2131 Beaufait St, Detroit, MI. Click here to donate.
MICHIGAN HUMANE SOCIETY
To improve and save lives through compassionate care, community engagement and advocacy for animals. Located at 30300 Telegraph Road, Suite 220, Bingham Farms, MI. Click here to donate.
NEW DAY FOUNDATION
New Day works with hospitals across the state of Michigan to reach more patients before they hit critical financial breaking points caused by financial toxicity, a harmful side effect that creates significant barriers to treatment and healing. Located at 245 Barclay Cir, Rochester Hills, MI. Click here to donate.
RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES OF DETROIT
The Ronald McDonald House of Detroit gives families the opportunity to live, eat and sleep close to metro Detroit area hospitals, so they can keep providing their child with every day acts of love and support during treatment. Located at 4707 St. Antoine, Suite 200. Detroit, MI. Click here to donate.