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Looking for Shelter to Donate Old Toys/clothes To

Hi Moms,
I have been cleaning out my drawers and closets and have a bunch of good toys and clothes. Does anyone know of a women's shelter that would take these? I would take them to Salvation Army, but, in this economy I know that things would be more appreciated if they didn't have to pay for them. I'm looking at the Madison Heights/Royal Oak/Troy area.

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Though it is not exclusively a woman's shelter, South Oakland Shelter is a wonderful shelter. They are located in Royal Oak on Main St. just north of 11 Mile. Their phone number is ###-###-####.

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Hi G.,
I know just how you feel. I looked around and found a shelter in Pontiac called 'Light House'. It's by the hospital. Its for (Battered woman and children) who basicly have to pickup and go from the envirment they have been in. I have been donating there for two years now and my 3 girls 14,11,7 do also. They realize they are helping others who really need there help. The up side is they do not have to pay for anything. A few times when We have dropped thing off they call the woman down right away. The staff does not rummage through and take what they want(like the other charities do), it goes right to the woman & children. You can also write the donations off on your taxes(up to $500.00). The address is
130 center Street Pontiac Mi Phone ###-###-####.
They do have another location which also does donations and other types of services for Families.
I hope this helps you. Good luck.

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Hi G.,
I always donate to Vietnam Veterans or St. Vincent de Paul.
You can find both numbers on the web. Vietnam Veterans will let you pick the pickup day online and leaves a bag and a donation letter for you to fill in. THey also takes toys, small furniture, kitchen stuff.

There is a terrific shelter located in Pontiac - Grace Centers of Hope. I know that they can always use clothing for their residents. To learn more about Grace Centers of Hope, please visit their website www.gracecentersofhope.org

This shelter is amazing and the work that they do on just donations is even more amazing!

God's Helping Hands - I believe that is the name and I believe it is in Rochester.

Or - put things on Craigslist under Free or the kids section.

My friend runs a shelter for mom's and kids. It't called TLC:

Trudys Loving Ctr
Address: 14225 Frankfort St, Detroit, MI 48213
Phone: ###-###-####

There's a women & children's shelter in Royal Oak called HAVEN. You can contact them and ask if they will except donations.


You could try Judson Center at 13 and Greenfield, Haven in Pontiac, a teen center in Royal Oak and any shelters for the homeless would be happy to get them. You might want to call Red Cross and see if they take such items for their emergency program.
Also call Churches like Kensington in Troy that may have donation programs.

The lighthouse in Pontiac is a wonderful organization that helps young women or women from abusive relationships get back on their feet. They take all sorts of donations. You need to call in advance to set up a time to drop off your items. I have donated many items from baby clothes, womens business suits, shoes, car seats and strollers. From what I have heard, they are very appreciative when they get baby donations and womens clothes. You are not able to walk in to drop off your donations. You will have to ring the doorbell and speak through an intercom. Very secure place for the women and children that stay there. Also, The Haven, another shelter for women who have suffered from domestic violence, again located in Pontiac, welcomes these types of donations as well.
Best of luck in finding the right place. Where ever your items end up, I know it will brighten someone's day. :)

There is a website thru Yahoo where you can post a note that you have free whatever and where you live and people in need will email you to pick up the items. Everything is free. You can also post something that you want for free and if someone has it they will email you.

I would try the Salvation Army or St. Vincent De Paul, I know they take donations such as your...good luck

D. from Detroit

Try calling the Head Start office in your area or look up the number for the Early On Program both places have familys that can use a little extra help and also have play groups that would most likely love your donation if there are any out grown toys.
Best of luck

Second Hand Rose is part of Turning Point (a battered women's shelter in Mt. Clemens). They accept toys and clothes for the women and children they help and they also sell to the public to raise money. It is in Mt. Clemens.

Crossroads Pregnancy Center in Pontiac or maybe Auburn Hills...it's on Opdyke and South Blvd (I think) is a good place for the clothes. They do have a website you can go to. I know they accept clothes, not sure about the toys.

Though it is not exclusively a woman's shelter, South Oakland Shelter is a wonderful shelter. They are located in Royal Oak on Main St. just north of 11 Mile. Their phone number is ###-###-####.


I know you asked this question a long time ago, but happened to find it when I was searching for a good place to donate books, like veterens or something.

check out the HAVEN domestic violence shelter in pontiac

I think there is another domestic violence shelter near madison hts. but I cant remember the name. I know the women and kids would really get alot of use out of your donations.

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