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Romulox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-07-09 02:05 PM
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I would appreciate recommendations for a good SE Mich. charity.
Hi all,

It is the time of the year that I take advantage of the tax code to direct some money toward worthy charities. I have a few favorites, but my strategy is usually to give to a few well established charities as well as to look for unique/underserved charities.

So far, the charities already on my list:

Gleaner's Food Bank
Project THAW
Mich. Humane Society

Any suggestions for a worthy fourth charity? I would like to a) keep the money in SE Mich (we have an extraordinary amount of need here); b) focuse on emergency (poverty) relief. I've been considering giving directly to a soup kitchen or homeless shelter in Detroit, but I am not sure which one to pick...

Thanks in advance for any thoughts.
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BeatleBoot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-07-09 07:40 PM
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1. Chef Steve might have a few suggestions
from the Capuchin's Meldrum Soup Kitchen

http://www.gcfb.org/site/PageServer?pagename=story_subs...


Chef Steve is an inspiration.







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BeatleBoot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-07-09 07:40 PM
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2. Self delete
Edited on Mon Dec-07-09 07:41 PM by BeatleBoot






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noamnety Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-07-09 08:51 PM
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3. The Ruth Ellis Center
Mission: "To provide short-term and long-term residential safe space and support services for runaway, homeless and at-risk gay, lesbian, bi-attractional, transgender and questioning youth in Detroit and Southeastern Michigan."

http://www.ruthelliscenter.org/index.htm
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bfealk Donating Member (420 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-08-09 03:52 PM
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4. Lighthouse of Oakland county
My daughter works there and they do great work. Lighthouse of Oakland County

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Romulox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-08-09 11:21 PM
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5. Thanks for the responses so far! Kick and bookmark. nt
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GreenEyedLefty Donating Member (708 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-13-09 10:07 AM
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6. Leader Dogs for the Blind is one of my favorites.
They're in Rochester Hills.

It's not an emergency shelter, but they do good work.
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Lefty48197 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-10 12:25 PM
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7. Here's my suggestion:
Edited on Fri Feb-26-10 12:26 PM by Lefty48197
I work in the construction industry and have performed rehabilitation projects on HUD homes. There are non-profit housing agencies that accept private donations in addition to the HUD contributions that they use to purchase, rehabilitate, and then sell homes at below market rates to people that couldn't otherwise afford homes.
Most counties have an "Office of Community Development" that administers the projects for HUD. The county OCD's could put you in touch with private non-profits that perform the same activities.
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sandyj999 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-06-10 12:54 PM
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8. Michigan Animal Rescue League
Have donated to them for years. They are located at 790 Featherstone Pontiac MI 48342. And their phone is 248-335-9290. Oy human wise how about Forgotten Harvest.
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