Give Back This Holiday to Charities & Organizations in the D

By: Scott Davis | December 12, 2016

The holiday season is all about giving back. Whether giving new mittens and gloves to those in need, or donating money for cancer research, there are plenty of ways to give back in the metro Detroit community. Here are some of the great charities and organizations in the southeast Michigan area to consider donating to this holiday season.

C.H.A.I.N.E.D. Inc.

With the mission of enhancing the lives of chained/outside dogs, C.H.A.I.N.E.D. has provided local dogs the supplies and services they need to survive the harshest of weather. Whether it is an insulated dog house, vaccines, food assistance, heart-worm prevention, or owner education, the organization has improved the lives of countless dogs and could use your help with donations or with volunteering as the temperatures drop.

Mittens for Detroit

Founded by actress Erin Cummings, Mittens for Detroit has given over 168,000 pairs of mittens and gloves to the Detroit community over its six years of existence. The nonprofit organization collects, purchases, and distributes unused gloves and mittens to children and adults in Detroit. You can donate mittens and gloves until January 31. More information about where you can donate can be found here.

CATCH for Kids

Sparky Anderson’s CATCH charity for children has been one of the top children’s charities in the area since 1987. Helping to improve the quality of life for pediatric patients at Children’s Hospital of Michigan and Henry Ford Hospital, the organization provides children with the necessary equipment and medicine they need in order to survive. You can learn more about the organization here.

Kids Without Cancer

Formerly known as Leukemia, Research, Life, Inc., Kids Without Cancer aims to create a world without children’s cancer by funding research done at Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Wayne State University, and Karmanos Cancer Institute. You can donate online or by phone, or you can volunteer and help a worthy cause.

Capuchin Soup Kitchen

Another way to give back to the community is by donating your time at a local soup kitchen, and there are few worthier places of your time than Capuchin Soup Kitchen. With locations throughout Detroit, Capuchin is a great place to help those in need and give them something warm to eat for the winter.

These are just some of the truly fantastic charities in the metro Detroit area. Take some time this holiday season to think about a cause that speaks to you and find out how you can get involved. Happy holidays!