Homelessness and need do not take a break for the holidays. Right here in Genesee County, more than 200 individuals live in emergency shelters every night. Countless others sleep on a friend’s couch or in their cars, live on the streets or stay in abandoned buildings.


Help My City Magazine collect items from the Shelter of Flint Wish List. Bring donations to any Greater Flint Tropi Tan Salon through December 23, 2018.


Wish List


Winter coats, hats & gloves

Sweatshirts & sweatpants


Body wash

Shampoo & conditioner
(for all hair types)

Body Lotion

Adult incontinence products

Gift cards – $10-$25 value
(such as Walmart, Meijer, or Forman Mills)

Bath towels & wash cloths
(white preferred for laundry purposes)

Twin sized bedding
(white preferred for laundry purposes)

Strollers – any type

Car seats
may be gently used if not past expiration date


These items are needed by the SOF Homeless Outreach program:


Individual serving size food items
(nothing that requires a can opener or scissors to open)

Travel size hygiene products (hotel size)



These items are provided to people moving to an apartment:


Laundry baskets

Household cleaning supplies

Toilet paper

Laundry soap

Canned goods

Air mattresses

Dishes, silverware, pots and pans

Small appliances (toasters, coffee pots)

Dish towels


Tropi Tan
Drop off Locations


Tropi Tan Bristolwood Plaza
1354 East Bristol Road
Burton, MI 48529
(810) 742-9600

Tropi Tan Court Center Plaza
3810 Court Street
Flint, MI 48506
(810) 743-2340

Tropi Tan Davison Crossing
9436 Lapeer Road
Davison, MI 48423
(810) 658-9797

Tropi Tan Downtown Grand Blanc
545 E. Grand Blanc Road
Grand Blanc, MI 48439
(810) 694-1700

Tropi Tan Silverton Collection
2383 East Hill Road, Suite 2
Grand Blanc, MI 48439
(810) 694-5400

Tropi Tan Fenton
1268 North Leroy Street
Fenton, MI 48430
(810) 750-4100

Tropi Tan Lincor
G-2095 South Linden Road
Flint, MI 48532
(810) 230-6200

Tropi Tan Clio
4180 West Vienna Road
Clio, MI 48420
(810) 686-7004