The Season of Giving



Thanksgiving is an opportunity to express gratitude for the blessings in our lives. Many of us choose to volunteer our time to help the less fortunate and those who have fallen on hard times. There are several organizations in the area that are in need of volunteers to help make the holidays a little brighter.  

Catholic Charities Soup Kitchens

Contact Amy Start
810.232.9958 ext. 143


Center for Hope Soup Kitchen

609 E. Fifth Ave. (Lower Level)
Flint, MI 48503


North End Soup Kitchen

735 Stewart Ave.
Flint, MI 48505


Carriage Town Ministries

605 Garland St.
Flint, MI 48503

To sign up to volunteer visit or contact Cindy Johns, Director of Community Engagement, or call 810.233.8787 x29.

Ele’s Place

1227 E. Bristol Rd.
Burton, MI 48520

Make a difference in a child’s life by volunteering to be a support group facilitator, help with fundraising efforts or give clerical support.


Food Bank of Eastern Michigan

2300 Lapeer Rd.
Flint, MI 48503

There are a variety of volunteer experiences at the Food Bank that can fit almost any schedule and can accommodate anyone – from individuals up to large groups.


Forgotten Man Ministries

1002 Saginaw St.
Flint, MI 48502

This group trains volunteer jail ministry chaplains online. For more information, visit


Mission of Hope

4618 Roberts St.
Flint, MI 48505

This is a daytime warming center for the homeless, supported by donations and volunteerism. For more info, you can e-mail


My Brother’s Keeper

101 N. Grand Traverse St.
Flint, MI 48503

A Thanksgiving dinner will be served and prepared by the Apostle Church. During the holidays, My Brother’s Keeper needs volunteers to prepare and serve food and sort clothing. For more info, call Mrs. Tucker at 810.234.1163.


Salvation Army

211 W. Kearsley St.
Flint, MI 48502

There are year ‘round volunteer opportunities with the Genesee County Salvation Army. To view available volunteer opportunities or to register to volunteer, visit or call Lydia Sanchez-Roat, Volunteer Coordinator, at 810.600.4497.


Shelter of Flint

924 Cedar St.
Flint, MI 48503

For info about volunteering at Shelter of Flint, e-mail or download an application at  


Whaley Children’s Center

1201 N. Grand Traverse St.
Flint, MI 48503

Volunteer opportunities for the holidays include wrapping holiday gifts for the children, securing costumes, candy and gifts; and decorating the Whaley Buildings. To volunteer, call Ashleigh Sanders at 810.600.0110 or


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