Donation Directory


There are many agencies and organizations in the Greater Flint Area that help needy families during the holidays, and many kind and generous donors who strive to make that happen. You can help make the holidays magical for everyone this year!

Carriage Town Ministries
605 Garland St.
Flint, MI 48503

Call the number above to learn how to adopt a family for Christmas. To make a monetary donation, please make your check payable to Carriage Town Ministries and mail to:

Carriage Town Ministries
P.O. Box 318
Flint, MI 48501-0318

Catholic Charities

On their wish list are hats, gloves and mittens, gently used coats and boots, blankets, comforters, sleeping bags, new towels and socks, toiletries (including hotel and travel-sized), new toys, and non-perishable food. All gifts are tax deductible. You can make a monetary donation to one of these three locations:
Catholic Charities of Genesee County
901 Chippewa St.
Flint, MI 48503

Catholic Charities of Shiawassee County
120 W. Exchange St., Ste. 300
Owosso, MI 48867

Restoring Hope Capital Campaign
517 East Fifth Ave.
Flint, MI 48503
Toys for Tots – Genesee County
Various Locations

Did you know that 97 percent of your Toys for Tots donation goes to its mission of providing toys, books, and other gifts to less fortunate children? To donate, visit and click on the “Toy Drop-Offs” tab.

Shelter of Flint, Inc.
924 Cedar St.
Flint, MI 48503

The Shelter accepts gift throughout the holiday season. You can send your check or money order to:

Shelter of Flint
924 Cedar St.
Flint, MI 48503.

To donate by phone, call 810.238.4711 ext. 305. You can also purchase Pictures of Hope Greeting Cards for $20, of which 100 percent of the proceeds help families who receive services at the Shelter of Flint.

Salvation Army
211 W. Kearsley St.
Flint, MI 48502

Help underprivileged families through the Christmas Assistance Program. To make an online donation, visit Red Kettle bell-ringers collect donations at various locations around Genesee County. The Angel Tree Program provides gifts of new clothing and toys to thousands of children who otherwise might not have anything for Christmas. Angel Tree may also include the collection of food and meals to help needy families enjoy the holiday season.

The Trees are set up in various offices, malls, non-profits and other locations, decorated with tags that have the name, age, clothing size and toy requests of an underprivileged child. Many businesses help keep this service running, and their employees pool money to participate. To adopt a family in need this Christmas, call Social Services at 810.232.2196.

Whaley Children’s Center
1201 N. Grand Traverse St.
Flint, MI 48503

You, your family, organization, or business can help bring joy to one of the 48 children who reside at Whaley. Sponsor a child by providing the following items: three items from the Wish List (totaling no more than $75), one set of pajamas, one pair of tennis shoes, one stocking full of goodies (small toys, socks, underwear, etc.) and one twin-sized bedding set. A Wish List with options for gifts as well as children’s sizes will be made available. Another option is Christmas Cash ($25 gift card to retail stores such as Target, Walmart or Meijer).



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