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United Way of Monroe County and its partner
agencies have created a Christmas Wish List.
United Way of Monroe County
Make a wish come true!
The United Way of Monroe County’s Holiday Wish List helps you help others. All types of nonprofit agencies from Monroe
County are looking for assistance through this special collection of holiday-related volunteer and donation opportunities.
You can make a difference in the life of a child, family, older adult, organization or individual in Monroe County during the
holiday season. Below you’ll learn exactly what each agency is hoping to receive – including volunteer services, individual
items for clients, office supplies and more! Simply use the index of organizations to find a need that you can fill, the agency
descriptions and contact information is included.
The Holiday Wish List has been compiled by United Way of Monroe County and distributed in partnership with
all partner agencies and community groups.
Monroe Center for Healthy Aging
Address: 15275 S Dixie Hwy
Phone: (734) 241-0404
Items Wished For:
• Gift Cards to Kroger or Meijer for gift baskets
• All assortment greeting cards – especially get well and sympathy to send to
members • Dry erase markers • Small laminator for the office • AA batteries
• Baskets for gift baskets
Paula’s House
Address: c/o United Way of Monroe County,
216 N. Monroe St.
Phone: (734)777-9625
Donations may be dropped off at the United Way of Monroe County
Items Wished For:
• Cleaning supplies (Glass cleaner, toilet bowl cleaner, Bleach) • Bus tickets
• HE Laundry Detergent (high efficiency) • Fabric softener • Kleenex • Toilet Paper
• Paper Towels • Craft supplies (scissors, construction paper, washable paint, etc)
• Hand soap • Dish soap • Dishwasher soap • Yard equipment (shovel, rakes,
gardening tools)
Habitat for Humanity of Monroe
Address: 14930 LaPlaisance Rd.
Phone: (734)243-2048
Items Wished For:
• Volunteers for our build site and Restore all winter long
• Paper products (plates, cups, bowls, silverware) for volunteer lunches
• Various sizes of sticky notes • Duct tape for volunteer name tags
• Plastic bins for storage • Cleaning supplies (Windex, floor cleaner, hand soap)
• Paper towel • Toilet paper • Pens • Sharpies • Colored printing paper • White cardstock
Legal Services of South Central Michigan
Address: 1118 A. South Telegraph Rd.
Phone: (734)241-8310
Items Wished For:
• We would love to have a volunteer for Fridays to answer our phone. It would have to be
someone who could come consistently because there would be some training involved.
We are open from 9:00 to 5:00 and close from 12:00 to 1:00 for lunch.
The Salvation Army of Monroe County
• Office phone system • Flat screen computer monitors • Two quality Office chairs
& Desks • Small fridge • Small microwave • Storage cabinet for supplies
• File cabinets with locks • Laser printer from this century • 2 Large bulletin
Address: 815 E. First St.
Phone: (734)241-0440
Winter Warming Center: Accommodates 30 individuals, provides a hot evening meal and breakfast, open
8:00 PM to 8:00 AM. Also provides showers. Emergency Services and Basic Needs: Provides emergency
assistance with food pantry, rent/mortgage, utilities, clothing and a variety of other emergency needs to
clients. Prescriptions: Assistance to low-income, uninsured individuals up to $50 for non-narcotic prescriptions, dental, and optical care.
Items Wished For:
• non-perishable food items for the food pantry • white letter size copy paper
• Lake Erie Transit bus tickets for Family Manor residents • Toiletries and Personal care items
• Bath towels • Pillows • Paper towel (rolls) • 150 serving trays • Plastic eating utensil (forks, knives, spoons)
• Food items (perishable or non-perishable) for Family Manor
Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan
The Mon-Arc of Monroe, Inc.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Monroe County
Address: 28 S. Macomb St.
Phone: (734) 242-8540
Items Wished For:
Address: 3011 W. Grand Blvd
Phone: (313)870-2582
Items Wished For:
Volunteers needed…
• Troop Leaders
• Program Volunteers (short-term volunteers to facilitate one-day or multiple day
• Facilitators to implement “Be a Friend First,” our 8-week anti-bullying program for
middle-school girls.
• Troop Organizers (help recruit more girls and adult volunteers)
Funding for…
• Financial Aid for girls to participate in Girl Scouts ($125 per girl provides support
for $15 membership fee, books, uniform, membership pins and insignia,
program opportunities)
• Financial Aid for girls to attend Camp ($575 to support a girl for 6 days/5 nights
of camp)
• Training for Adult Volunteers
• Implementation of “Be a Friend First,” our anti-bullying program for
middle-school girls
• Program bags (recyclable bags for girls to carry program materials in)
• Arts and craft supplies: Markers, Pens, Pencils, Glue Sticks, Scissors,
Poster Board, Foam Board Stickers and Scrapbooking paper
• Businesses to partner with Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan to host
“Girl Scout Cookie
Booths,” to enable Girl Scouts, volunteers or staff to sell cookies at your
• Create fun and educational program opportunities for girls (which support the
Girl Scout national program portfolio)
Gabby’s Ladder
Address: 431 E. Elm Ave
Phone: (734)242-8773
Items Wished For:
• Canvases of all sizes (for painting) • Masks to paint • Glass Votive candles
• Double-sided tape • Individually wrapped snacks • Kuerig coffee K-Cups
• Sharpies (all sizes and colors) • Small glass ornaments • Holiday themed paper ware
• Variety of boxes with lids (to create memory boxes) • Plastic Storage boxes with lids
(all sizes-for storage) • Large Manila envelopes • Colored Pocket Folders • File Folders
• Kleenex • Bathroom Tissue • Gift Cards (Food; Crafts; Gas-for on-site school workshops)
• Property/facility for a new center!
Salvation Army Harbor Light
Address: 3250 N. Monroe St.
Phone: (734)384-3402
Items Wished For:
• GED books • AA/NA books • Chess board • Playing Card • Board games • Refrigerator
• Washer and Dryer • Coffee Table • Calculator
Family Counseling and Shelter Services
Address: 14930 LaPlaisance Rd
Phone: (734)241-0180
Items Wished For:
• Volunteer licensed contractors to build walls for new counseling suite
• Volunteer licensed electricians to do the wiring in the new counseling suite
• 9 new computers for counseling office and shelter- computers now are 5-7 years old
• Furniture for the additional visitation room • Toys for the additional Play Therapy room
• Volunteer architect to draw up plans for new counseling suite
• Office furniture for counseling office and extended waiting room
• Vinyl plank flooring for the upstair bedrooms in shelter and someone to lay flooring
• Upstairs large bedroom floor sanded and sealed • Extra large vacuum storage bags
for blankets • Heavy duty plastic shelving for shelter basement
• Volunteer weekly cleaning service for counseling office • Office supplies
Frenchtown Senior Citizens
Address: 2786 Vivian Rd.
Phone: (734)243-5761
Items Wished For:
• Needs a 18 quart Electric Roaster and yarn for the “ Happy Hookers” who create items all
year for other organizations to give to the those in need.
Monroe County Opportunity Program
Address: 1140 Telegraph Rd.
Phone: (734)241-2775
Items Wished For:
• Volunteers for help in the Food Pantry • Non-Perishable Food Items • Coffee
• Gifts for Senior Christmas Baskets including blankets, robes, slippers, scarves, and paper
towels • Toiletry items for the homeless including toilet paper, shampoo, deodorant,
toothpaste, toothbrushes, hats, gloves, and scarves
• The Warming Shelter can use pillows, blankets, snack food items, and toiletry items.
Address: 6021 Parkside Dr.
Phone: (734)241-5881
Items Wished For:
• We could use donations of bus tickets for some of our consumers who can not afford them.
• We could also use donations of CD’s and food for our dances and game nights held
each month.
Monroe County Senior Legal Services
Address: 1126 S. Telegraph Rd.
Phone: (734)241-7644
Items Wished For:
• Laptop computer •Portable printer • C olor copy paper • White copy paper • Office chairs
• Large raffle drum • Paper shredder • File cabinets
American Red Cross of Monroe County
Address: 1645 N. Dixie Hwy.
Phone: (734)289-1481, ext. 14
Items Wished For:
• Volunteers – Office & Reception Assistance, Disaster Team Members, Health & Safety
training support, Service to Armed Forces Caseworker
• New TV & DVD players for training rooms • New Vacuum Cleaner • New microwave
• New Bunn coffee maker • Flowers/Landscaping foliage and maintenance
• New monument sign for front lawn • New carpeting throughout the building
• Parking lot repaving • Cement pad and enclosure for dumpster/waste removal
• New HVAC unit and installation
Dundee Area Senior Citizens Center
Address: 284 Monroe St.
Phone: (734)529-2401
Items Wished For:
• New kitchen stoves, ovens, refrigerators and freezers-so we can continue to serve
congregate senior citizens and deliver homebound senior citizens a nutritious daily lunch,
so they can continue to have a better quality of life.
• A passenger van so we can take senior citizens to Doctor appointments or shopping in
the Dundee Area that we serve.
Bedford Senior Center
Address: 1653 Samaria Rd.
Phone: (734)856-3330
Items Wished For:
• Birthday, Get well and Sympathy cards • 100 cup coffe maker
• Card tables (easy to put up kind from Walmart) • Flip chart and Flip chart easel • Sturdy corn hole set
• Sewing and quilting supplies • Monies for educational purposes
• Scholarship monies for meals on wheels donations • Advertising donations
• Non perishable drinks and snacks.
Arthur Lesow Community Center
Address: 120 Eastchester St.
Phone: (734)241-4313
Items Wished For:
• Pool Tables • VAN (12-15 passengers) • Ping Pong Table • Leather Basketballs
• Shed Outside for storage • Lawn Mower • Weeder for garden • Folding Chairs • 5ft-6ft tables
• Computer tablets • Gas Cards • Bus Passes • X-Box 360 • Cleaning supplies • Volunteers
• Tutors • PS3 or 4 • Pinic Tables • Storage Bins
Catholic Charities of Monroe County
Address: 1070 S. Telegraph Rd.
Phone: (734)240-3850
Items Wished For:
• Water Dispenser for the lobby • Gas Cards for clients • Grocery Gift Cards • Bus Passes
• Children Art Supplies: markers, colored pencils, crayons, paints, paper
• Board games for ages 4 – Up
• Books / Curriculum: • Co-Dependent No More
• Alcohol: True Stories Hosted by Matt Damon (DVD) (includes the discussion guide)
• Drugs: True Stories (DVD) (includes the discussion guide)
• Aggressors, Victims, and Bystanders: Thinking and Acting To Prevent Violence
• Real Life Heroes Book and Workbook
• 100 Interactive Activities for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Recovery [Spiral-bound] by
Carol A. Butler
• Treating Co-Occurring Disorders: A Handbook for Mental Health and Substance
Abuse Professionals (Haworth Addictions Treatment) [Hardcover] by Sharon Ekleberry
• Staying Sober: A Guide for Relapse Prevention- Based Upon the CENAPS Model of
Treatment by Terence T. Gorski, Merlene Miller, Joseph C. Martin and Father Martin
(Aug 10, 1986)
• Volunteers to help with landscaping / Clean-up
For further information please call
United Way 734-242-1331