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 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 Detroitwww.detroit@nullcamprestore.org
    Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church – 17100 Chalmers Detroit, MI 48205 #586.764.2285.  Volunteers for construction, gardening, and landscaping needed.  See website for a list of requests besides gift cards (Lowe’s, Menards, Home Depot, Sam’s Club, Kroeger, pre-paid Visa cards).
  • Elli’s Housewww.ellishouse313.org
    Contact Deb Ellinger, Executive Director and Founder #586.242.9280. Serving homeless and runaway women involved in human trafficking in the city of Detroit. See website for E-newsletter, volunteering, speaker requests, and donations.
  • Family of Godwww.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, cleaning supplies, paper products for serving meals, plastic grocery bags, regular and travel-sized hygiene items.
  • Gifts For All God’s Children – www.giftsforallgodschildren.org
    Contact: Patti Jacques, Executive Director, jacques@nullgiftsforallgodschildren.org.  #248.933.7472 Serving children in Detroit, Flint & Pontiac. See website for volunteer opportunities and requested items (new warm clothing for all sizes of boys and girls, children’s books, school supplies, hygiene items.).
  • Lutheran Heritage Foundation www.lhfmissions.org
    51474 Romeo Plank Rd Macomb MI 48042-4116. Phone: 800.554.0723
    See website for newsletters, events, adopting projects, and volunteering.
  • Lutheran Special Education Ministrieswww.luthsped.org
    3773 Geddes Road Ann Arbor MI 48105
    Contact: Nicole LeGalley – #248.419.3390;  Email:  lsem@nullluthsped.org. See website for Education Partners, donations and Amazon Wish List for Teachers.
  • Lutheran Women’s Missionary League – Michigan District – www.lwmlmichigan.org
    Collecting: MITES for mission grants. See website for current list of events resources and donations.
  • Lutheran World Reliefwww.lwr.org
    Collecting: quilts and Kits of Care.  See website for information and shipping address.  Collection sites in S.E. Michigan in the fall, check the website for updates: www.michigandistrict.org
  • MOST (Mission Opportunities Short Term) Ministrieswww.mostministries.org
    655 Phoenix Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108 Contact Kelly Bone to volunteer #734.994.7909.  Be a “goer” a “sender” a prayer partner or a volunteer. Always in need of eyeglasses, sunglasses, office supplies, postage stamps, legal pads, boxes of tissues, Lysol disinfectant spray, Clorox wipes, paper towels, garbage bags (13 gallon white/50 gallon black), liquid hand soap, snack-sized baggies, and toilet paper.  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: gently used and new receiving blankets, cloth diapers, bottles (4 ounce and 8 ounce), infant socks, onesies and sleepers (sizes 3 through 9 months).  Gender-neutral items offer more flexibility.  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 (People of the Book Lutheran Outreach) – www.poblo.org
    Contact: Cynthia Khan #586.477.1530. (Or Joy Markus).  See website for upcoming events, speakers, projects and e-newsletter. Requesting gas gift cards for use by their missionaries and volunteers and gift cards from Walmart for supplies for their sewing centers.
  • St. Martin Lutheran School for the Deaf – www.smlid.org
    Contact: Pastor Brant Engel Email-baecoach@nullcomcast.net,. Phone number 248-980-5741.  They are requesting donations to help tuition scholarships.  Donations can be sent to 22425 Morley Ave., Dearborn, MI  48124 in care of Rev. Tyler Walworth.  CLW-ST.Martin.Deaf.School
  • The Luke Clinicwww.thelukeclinic.org
    Contact: Penny Armbruster, Project Director, pennythelukeclinic.org, phone #866.458.5352.  Mobile medical clinic.  Offers free pregnancy testing and ultrasounds in Detroit and Flint.  See website to sign up requests for their Clinic, Welcome Kits and Benjamin’s Closet.  Contribute on-line for giving opportunities.
  • 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.  Requesting:  disposable diapers, baby wipes, new backpacks.
    Lutheran Child & Family Services – Members of CLW: Chapter # 2 & Chapter #18.  Contact Willie Marie Henry for more information #313.418.2159.