Greater Birmingham, Michigan




Gleaner’s Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan

Backpack Program – 250,000 children in our area receive 2 out of 3 meals at school. On the weekends, they often go without meals. Gleaner’s partners with local schools to distribute backpacks filled with nutritious food for the weekend to children who rely on free and reduced fee school meals during the week. The Backpack Program provides about 6 meals to hungry children on the weekends.

Each backpack contains:

  • two 8 ounce shelf stable milks
  • two 15 ounce cans of protein
  • one 15 ounce can of fruit
  • one 15 ounce of vegetables
  • 12-15 ounces of cereal or plain crackers


FernCare Health Clinic in Ferndale, MI

This is a medical clinic that requires no payment from patients/clients. The medical/health care staff are all volunteers. Individuals between the ages of 19 through 64 years of age who are uninsured can be seen. Non-emergency medical care is provided, including lab testing, social work counseling and community resource access assistance. Generic medication can be dispensed. Spiritual health counseling is available. Volunteers are needed.


South Oakland Shelter

For 25 years SOS has worked with its 67 partner congregations to provide temporary lodging and supportive services and that help homeless individuals and families break the cycle of homelessness, and live independently. With an emphasis on homeless prevention, sustainable housing solutions, and career development, SOS implements strategies and programs that provide realistic options for homeless and at-risk individuals and families seeking stabilization and self-sufficiency.

Welcome Inn Day Care Center for the Homeless

Royal Oak, MI

The Welcome Inn is a day center operating from mid December until mid March. The Inn offers case management services, a cereal breakfast, hot lunch, showers, laundry, online computers, clothing and a variety of other services.

Altrusa of Greater Birmingham, MI is hosting a Theatre Party, January 29th at St. Dunstan's to benefit their Muriel Brusie Scholarship Fund.  Two high school senior girls are selected for their community service both in school and out.  Each receives a $500 check as a contribution toward their academic or career training.

Making cookie mix to sell as fundraiser
58th Birthday of club celebrated in November 2011
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