4 Ways to Support Ann Arbor Nonprofits on National Nonprofit Day

ANN ARBOR – Think Charitably Tuesday on National Nonprofit Day.

Commemorated annually on August 17, the day recognizes the unsung heroes of community wellbeing – nonprofit organizations.

Ann Arbor has dozens of these organizations working tirelessly to improve the community by providing food, clothing, education, medical care and housing assistance.

Here are 4 ways to support nonprofits in Tree Town:

1. Open your wallet

Everyone is feeling the pressure of inflation right now, including nonprofits. Giving $5 here or there adds up over time and helps nonprofits combat rising costs for supplies and utilities.

Most nonprofits have ways to donate to their organizations through their websites and offer receipts to help with tax deductions.

Check this list, this list Where this one for suggestions on where to donate.

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2. Donate your time

If you don’t have extra money to give, give your time. Several organizations in the region rely heavily on the generosity of volunteers who give their free time to help.

Here are some examples of what is needed locally:

  • Huron Valley Humane Society volunteers help clean the shelter, do the laundry, walk the dogs, play with the cats, and assist its veterinary and administrative staff.
  • 826michigan volunteers cultivate the spirit of local youth by helping with school performance. They also work in his robot shop.
  • Washtenaw Literacy Tutors help others in Ann Arbor improve their English or learn basic literary skills.

3. Clean out your pantry

The Ann Arbor area has several food pantries that need donated non-perishable food.

Whereas food pickers Perhaps Ann Arbor’s best-known food rescue, several organizations in the area provide groceries and food for those in need. Check Clinic of Hope and Rear door pantry websites to learn more about donating food and personal items.

4. Get rid of your lightly used things

Clean up your wardrobe or change your style? House by the Side of the Road accepts clothing and household items, which are donated free to families in need. Nonprofit needs microwaves, toasters, fans, tennis shoes, men’s jeans, men’s, women’s and children’s underwear and pajamas the most right now . Here’s how you can donate.

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If you have furniture in good condition that you can get rid of, HouseN2Home could use it. The Ann Arbor-based organization salvages donated household items and furniture, then furnishes local homes and apartments for residents in need and those coming out of homelessness. He needs many items, including bedding, beds, sofas, desks, chairs, televisions, tables, coffee makers, cooking dishes, garbage cans, and dishes. Find the list of essential items here.

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