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.

    • Camp Restore Detroit (at Mt. Calvary Church) – http://www.camprestore.org/detroit or http://www.mtcalvarydetroit.org.  Click here for a list of needed items to donated.
    • Family of God – Open 6 days every week, evening meals provided by area churches and organizations. At this time a Food Pantry is not being operated nor are they accepting clothing other than socks, men’s & women’s underwear, and winter hats & gloves. They have a Pregnancy Help Center and will take infant items for the Maternity Shop (including Baby wipes and Diapers sizes 4,5,6). They would also appreciate cleaning supplies (Lysol wipes, all-purpose cleaner, air freshener spray, hand sanitizer), paper products (toilet paper, paper towels, plates, cups, plastic silverware, napkins, plastic grocery bags), and miscellaneous items (bottled water, blankets).  Contact Susan Hill or Pastor Jim Hill at 586-722-3996 or jshill4584@nullsbcglobal.net – https:/www.facebook.com/familyofGodinChristMinistry
    • Gifts for All God’s Children – Collecting:  sizes newborns to age 16 – NEW coats, warm clothing, socks, underwear, shoes and boots, hygiene items, children’s books, Easter Baskets, and school supplies.  Also needed are tutors at Bethlehem Lutheran, Detroit, Tuesday’s & Thursdays, 3:30 – 5:30 pm – http://www.giftsforallgodschildren.org
    • Lutheran Child and Family Auxiliaries – Phone:  248-615-3878
    • Lutheran Heritage Foundation – http://www.lhfmissions.org
    • Lutheran Special Educations Ministries – Volunteer opportunities.  248-419-3390 –  http://www.luthsped.org
    • Lutheran Women’s Missionary League – Collecting: MITES for mission grants; used inkjet cartridges (with metal print head) & laser ink cartridges (except Epson). – http://lwmlmichigan.org
    • Lutheran World Relief – Collecting: quilts, new soap, fabric kits, baby care kits, personal care kits, school kits.  This year they will be using trucks rather than the railroad boxcars.  Pickup will be at St. John Lutheran Church, 16339 E. 14 Mile Road, Fraser, MI on Tuesday, October 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Lutheran High School Westland, 33300 Cowan Road, Westland, MI on Wednesday, October 17 from 9:00 am to noon – http://www.lwr.org
    • MOST Ministries – Collecting:  eyeglasses and sunglasses; miscellaneous office supplies (paper, pens, placemats, lunch bags, tape, Ziploc bags of assorted sizes); volunteer projects; be a “goer” and join a mission team; be a “sender” by donating to the ministry and be a prayer partner; contribute Thrivent Choice dollars. – http://www.mostministries.org
    • POBLO – Study and DVD kit is available for “Witnessing to Muslims,” “Muslim Christian Marriage,” “Love and Truth,” and “Unequally Yoked Project” (dating and marrying a non-believer.)  Also, speakers for groups:  Contact Cynthia Khan at (586) 477-1530 –  http://www.poblo.org.  Click here for information about local mission trips.
    • Project Compassion – Volunteer opportunities – 313-897-7470.  http://www.projectcompassion.net
    • Wellspring Lutheran Services –  See website for volunteer opportunities.  Needed: clean toys for family visit rooms – http://www.wellspringlutheran.com
    • Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries – The CLW no longer will be supporting or collecting items for the Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries, however you can still take the following items to the Ministries at 150 Stimson Street, Detroit, MI 48201 or contact them at 313.993.4700.   Needed Items:   Bibles, twin sheets & towels (new or gently used); women’s sanitary supplies; socks & underwear; men and women’s career clothes and shoes (new or gently used). – http://www.drmm.org