Opportunities for Participation

The Council of Lutheran Women supports these ministries as auxiliaries of the organization. At each CLW event participants are encouraged to bring items as an “Ingathering” to provide for those in need of assistance that are identified on the individual websites. The items requested will be distributed to the various auxiliaries at the meetings and events of the CLW.

  • Food Banks are still taking non-perishable items — call ahead for hours to deliver donations.  They are located at:
      • Peace Lutheran Food Pantry (15700 E. Warren Ave., Detroit – 313-784-5508 (Tuesdays at 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.)
      • St. John Food Bank (4950 Oakman Blvd., Detroit – 313-933-9360 (4th Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.)
      • Camp Restore Detroit  – www.camprestore.org
        Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church – 17100 Chalmers Detroit, MI 48205 #313.527.3366.  Contact for volunteering: Terry Buchannan terrie@nullcamprestore.org.ee website for a list of needs.  Gift cards appreciated.
      • Family of God – www.FOGDetroit.com
        7354 Whitaker Detroit, MI 48209  Contacts: Rev. Jim Hill & Rev. Tyler Cronkright #810.240.4434 tyler@nullFogdetroit.com.  Donations mailed to: Family of God Mission P.O. Box 801 Mt Clemens, MI 48046.  In need of volunteers, paper products.
      • Gifts For All God’s Children  – www.giftsforallgodschildren.org
        Contact: Patti Jacques, Executive Director jacques@nullgiftsforallgodschildren.org.  Serving children in Detroit, Flint & Pontiac. See website for volunteer opportunities.
      • Luke 52 Project – www.thelukeproject52clinic.org
        Contact: Brad Garrison, Project Director bgarrison@nullreagan.com
        Mobile medical clinic, several locations. Offers free pregnancy testing and ultrasounds in Detroit.  See website to sign up for prayer requests. Contribute on-line for giving opportunities.
      • Lutheran Heritage Foundation – www.lhfmissions.org
        51474 Romeo Plank Rd Macomb MI 48042-4116. Phone: (586) 781-4286
        See website for newsletters, events and volunteering.
      • Lutheran Special Education Ministries – www.luthsped.org
        3773 Geddes Road Ann Arbor MI 48105 #248.419.3390 lsem@nullluthsped.org
        Contact: Marty Moro. See website for Education Partners, donations and Amazon Wish List.
      • Lutheran Women’s Missionary League – Michigan District – www.lwmlmichigan.org
        Collecting: MITES for mission grants. See website for current list of events resources and giving.  MI, IN & OH Districts are hosting the national convention: June 24 – 27, 2021. Lexington, KY.  LWML English District – Greater Detroit Zone; LWML Michigan District – Dearborn/Downriver Zone; Great Detroit Zone; Macomb South Zone; & Wayne Oak Hills Zone.
      • Lutheran World Relief – www.lwr.org
        Collecting: quilts, new soap, fabric kits, baby care kits, personal care kits, school kits.  Collection sites in S.E. Michigan will on Monday, October 19 from 9-5 (St. John, Frazer and Tuesday, October 20 (Lutheran High Westland).  Click here for a list of needed items and drop off locations.   Contact Pat at 517-552-7218  –
      • MOST Ministries – www.mostministries.org
        655 Phoenix Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108 Contact Kelly Bohm to volunteer #734.994.7909.  Be a “goer” a “sender” a prayer partner or a volunteer. Always in need of eyeglasses, sunglasses & office supplies.  Currently need cloth masks for the mission field.
      • Operation Layette
        Collects layette items to give to various organizations in the Detroit area which assist pregnant women in need. Especially needed are: sleepers (3-9 months), receiving and crib blankets, cloth diapers, diaper pins, socks, sweater sets, washcloths, and bottles (8-9 ounce and 4 ounce). Gender-neutral items are offer more flexibility than items which are “girlish” or “boyish”. Monetary gifts are also accepted. For information or to make a donation to Operation Layette, contact Pam Stasko at 313-418-1152 or pam.stasko@nullgmail.com.
      • POBLO – www.poblo.org
        Contact: Cynthia Khan #586.477.1530. (Or Joy Markus).  See website for upcoming events,
        projects and e-newsletter. Requesting gas gift cards for use by their missionaries and
        volunteers.  Also gift cards from Walmart for supplies for their sewing centers.
      • Wellspring Lutheran Services – www.wellspringlutheran.com
        Mission Advancement Rep: Mike Redford; Dawn White – Flint Office #844.467.3356
        See website for locations and volunteer opportunities.
        Lutheran Child & Family Services –Members of CLW: Chapter # 2 & Chapter #18
        Project Compassion
        www.projectcompassion.net #248.569.9214