It’s time for holiday cheer and perhaps some holiday-related financial stress. Celebrating the season with the people we care about can stretch the finances of families without much extra room in their budgets for food, presents or travel. But generosity is also big this time of year. As Thanksgiving and Christmas get closer, there are plenty of ways to get or give a little bit of help.
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Christmas toys and gifts
- Sat. Dec. 9th, 11:00 a.m.
555 Conner St., Detroit
“In Loving Helping Hands Christmas Celebration” Registration in advance is required. Call 1-586-944-2000 or email to Inlovinghelpinghands@yahoo.com to secure a spot.
- Sign up for a holiday package for up to eight children from Detroit Goodfellows
- The Salvation Army is taking applications for Christmas Assistance, including gifts for kids 14 and under. Check hours of the location nearest you here and contact them for hours.
- Adopt a family with Matrix Human Services
- Sponsor a Thanksgiving kit for a family in need with the Neighborhood Grocery
- Adopt a family or provide gifts for people in need through Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan
- Christmas gifts for at risk teens and young mothers through Nov. 30 through A Girl Like Me
- Help Detroit Goodfellows put together all those holiday packages
- Prepare or deliver Thanksgiving and Christmas meals for older adults as part of Detroit Area Agency on Aging’s Holiday Meals on Wheels
- Help serve holiday meals with the Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries