It’s that time again to give for the holiday season! Our holiday programs have helped families in need throughout Washtenaw County. We hope you partner with us again this year. Here are some programs that may interest you:
Turkey Giveaway: Provide a homeless family with a turkey this holiday season. Donate turkeys and other traditional Thanksgiving foods, or personal care items to help families in need! All food and items can be delivered to the Housing Center (114 North River St., Ypsilanti) on November 20 between 9 am – 5 pm.
Adopt-a-Family: You will be matched with a family in need served by SOS. The adopted family you are matched with will create a wish list that will be given to you—the donor. We ask that you make a commitment to giving at least $75 to $100 in new items for each family member. Families will be matched starting Nov. 5. Contact: Ashley Spratling at (734) 961-1212 or .
Join SOS Community Services in preventing and ending homelessness in Washtenaw County. SOS will be hosting the 4th Annual Filling Empty Bowls Fundraiser that will feature an auction of unique bowls and other fine items donated by local businesses.
Mark your calendars to participate in this year's back-to-school drive!
This year SOS Community Services will be collaborating with local community partners to collect even more school supplies for the growing number of homeless children in Washtenaw County. The school supplies will go to children of all ages who are in need.
United Way’s National Day of Action helps bring local businesses and community agencies together. This year, on the Day of Action, SOS hosted employees from the University of Michigan Credit Union.
“As part of helping out with the United Way, we were chosen to come to SOS Community Services,” explains Harriet Hughes, assistant vice-president of community relations and education at U of M Credit Union. “As a credit union that is a not-for-profit organization, we understand people helping people, and so our goal is helping to help others.”
At SOS our main goal is to end family homelessness in Washtenaw County, therefore finding adequate housing for families in need is one of our main focuses. However, SOS along with many of our partners in the community are dedicated to not only finding shelter and housing for families but helping to make the houses into homes. We are constantly gathering items such as kitchen appliances, furniture, cleaning supplies and toiletries to help make the homes livable for our families.