While you may receive great gifts during the holiday season, it is also good to give back. The season of giving is all about helping those less fortunate than us, whether that is through monetary means or with our time. If you and your family are looking for ways to give back to the Metro Detroit community, here are five local charities you can help during the holiday season.
We all want to imagine a world with cancer-free kids, and Kids Without Cancer is helping that become a reality. Formerly known as Leukemia, Research, Life, Inc., most of the organization’s research is done at Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Wayne State University, and Karmanos Cancer Institute. Donations can be made online or by phone, or you can volunteer and help a worthy cause.
Arbor Hospice provides families with emotional support during difficult times and they are always looking for those who want to help. You can offer valuable support to patients and families in a variety of different ways. Be sure to check out their calendar to see if there are any specific events you’d like to can volunteer for.
Serving the needs of foster children all over Michigan, Big Family of Michigan is always looking for those who want to make a difference in a child’s life. From helping children receive the proper school supplies, to throwing birthday parties, and other recreational activities, there are plenty of great volunteering opportunities. You can see the full list of the organization’s events and programs here.
Wigs for Kids is a non-profit organization that provides kids up to 18 years old with new hair, and along with it, new hope. The organization has helped over 4,000 kids and they continue to grow every year. You can either find out how to donate hair or make a monetary donation on the organization’s website.
Since 1998, Gilda’s Club has been providing Metro Detroiters with a place for families dealing with cancer to network, attend educational lectures, workshops and social activities. Over 10,000 individuals and families have taken advantage of the facility in Royal Oak and they are always looking for willing volunteers. To volunteer, be sure to visit their website, or you can donate here.