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.  See website for a list of needs.  Gift cards, individually wrapped cookies, snack, and bags of chips are appreciated.
  • Ellie’s House – www.elishouse313.org
    Contact Deb Ellinger, Executive Director and Founder, ellishouse313@nullyahoo.com, phone (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 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, regular and travel-sized hygiene items.
  • 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.
  • The Luke Clinic – www.thelukeproject.org
    Contact: Penny Armbruster, Project Director, pennythelukeclinic.org, phone (866) 458-5352
    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, 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: sleepers (3-9 months), receiving and crib blankets, cloth diapers, diaper pins, receiving blankets, 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