In January of 2008, we began a small community garden in partnership with DTE and Gleaners Food Bank. Today we are working in 2 locations hoping to provide as much fresh produce as possible to help those that are looking for healthy food options and in need of food assistance. If you are looking to volunteer and want to make a difference this summer, add the garden to your list by helping many who cannot help themselves.
The Lighthouse Home Missions is a community outreach that feeds and clothes the needy. They are involved with a number of helpful organizations such as: The Hunger Action Coalition, Operation Can-Do, Gleaners Community Food Bank, The Family Independence Agency, Westland and Inkster Police and Fire departments. The mission feeds and provides clothing to over 10,000 people each year.
The mission of the Prison Ministry is to share the light of Jesus Christ with those who live every day in a very dark world. Many of these individuals have little or no contact with their family, friends or the outside world. This ministry has many different volunteer opportunities directly and indirectly where you can help someone who is incarcerated. If you are interested in serving in this ministry and would like to explore different ways in which you can help, please click the learn more button for more information.
Vista Maria, located in Dearborn Heights, MI, is a residential and community based facility for female adolescents, ages 11 to 17, which have experienced abuse, neglect, and trauma. As residents of Vista Maria they are given the opportunity to face their tough issues and rebuild their lives by participating in the extensive array of programs made available to them.
Central Detroit Christian (CDC) is a Christian organization which has been committed to changing the lives of central Detroiters for over 20 years. They provide job-training, tutoring, home rehabilitation, home demolition, urban gardening and countless other opportunities for the residents of a very economically challenged area of the city. Sharing the gospel through word and deed in the Central Detroit area is the mission of this organization. For more information and details of what they do, go to centraldetroitchristian.org. To register for a work day please complete the contact form here.
We’re joining with Life Remodeled to recruit 10,000 volunteers for their upcoming project taking place August 11-17, 2014. Plans are underway to remodel and renovate 100 square blocks. We will be remodeling Cody High School in Detroit. Potential projects include painting, landscaping, replacing windows, roof repair, repairing electrical and plumbing, renovating at least one classroom, and possibly installing a new track and football field.
The purpose of this ministry is to provide a 30” duffel bag for children who are removed from their homes due to abuse/neglect and placed into foster care. The first day of being pulled from their home is understandably very traumatic for these children. They often leave their homes with all of their belongings placed in a black garbage bag – with the unspoken message that they and all of their belongings are no better than trash. The goal of this effort is to provide a child with a nice duffel bag filled with essential items that they can call their own and help provide comfort as they transition. Bags will be collected quarterly throughout the year.
Imagine not having any certainty in where you will sleep tomorrow night. Imagine knowing the only way you've been shown love is through abuse or neglect. This is the life of a foster child. When kids are placed in foster care, there is confusion, anger, fear, and lack of trust with any adult. Royal Family Kids' Camp is a national/international ministry that has been around for 28 years, serving foster kids ages 7-11 to provide a week-long camp of showing God's love, providing positive memories, and giving hope to kids currently in the foster system.