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Volunteer

We love our volunteers! We have several virtual volunteer opportunities available immediately, which can be found here. We will excitedly welcome our valued volunteers back into the shelter in 2022 for in-person volunteers! Don’t miss out on the latest volunteer news; please email Julie@housingfamiliesfirst.org to be added to our volunteer newsletter today. We are looking forward to working with you!


Take a Tour

We’re renovating our shelter and office space! Take a virtual tour and see our vision of our new space. We’re excited to share this vision with our village. We could not do what we do without you!


Hosting a Fundraising Event for Housing Families First’s Capital Campaign

We are thrilled that you have chosen to support us by hosting a fundraiser for Housing Families First. In addition to providing ever-important funding for our housing programs, your fundraiser can:

  • Raise awareness about family homelessness
  • Support the overall mission of Housing Families First
  • Celebrate an HFF employee or volunteer you know

Email Julie@housingfamiliesfirst with questions or to have your fundraiser approved! Thank you for your support. We couldn’t do this without our village.


Do-It-Yourself Volunteer Opportunity: Holiday Dinner in a Bag

Here’s a meaningful volunteer project that can be done at your facility or home! We are distributing holiday dinners to our community clients and would love your help!

Items Needed: Instant mashed potatoes; One large can of yams; One large can of green beans; One can of cream of mushroom soup; One can of fried onions; One bag of mini marshmallows; One can of cranberry sauce; One package of non-refrigerated rolls; One jar of gravy; One package of cookie mix; $25 grocery gift card for perishables. Email Terri@housingfamiliesfirst.org for drop-off details. Thank you in advance!


Drop-Off Evening Supper Program

All 2021 dates are filled. We’ll see you again in 2022!


Would you like to bring the magic of Christmas to kids facing homelessness this holiday season? You can help ensure that each of the kids in HFF programs has a special toy from their wish list, a new coat, new pajamas, and a holiday stocking to celebrate the season. Please sign up here to sponsor a child. Items will continue to be added to the signup between now and December 1st, and donations may be brought to the shelter (3900 Nine Mile Road) Monday through Friday from 8:30-4:00. All holiday donations should be here by December 6th, 2021. Thank you for being a part of our holiday village!

Donate Money

Your gift provides a family with a path to permanent housing, emotional support, and a connection to the skills and community resources they need to remain in their home long-term. It also provides temporary shelter and short-term financial assistance, when needed. Please consider making an online gift today. The process is secure and easy, and your gift makes an immediate impact on our budget and services.


PRINTABLE CERTIFICATES

Looking for a meaningful gift for a friend, coworker, or loved one? We are now offering printable certificates for all gift-giving occasions!


Donate Items

**Donations may be dropped off Monday through Friday between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm or by appointment.**

**Please bring your donated items in containers you are willing to leave here at HFF. Thank you!**

We are gratefully accepting limited gently used donations and new donations from our needs list. (Please see our Donation Guide for details.) We also enthusiastically welcome donations from our Amazon Wish List and Target Registry. Please email terri@housingfamiliesfirst.org for more information on donation deliveries. Thank you!


Other Donation Resources

We are always thankful for your support! Please see our Donation Guide for a list of items HFF can accept. If we are unable to accept your in-kind donation, please consider donating to one of our local partners. Thank you!