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Ways to Donate

Winters in Michigan can be especially brutal for the homeless and those living in poverty.  

Here are some statistics that you might have not known about poverty and homelessness:  

  • 1.5 million Michiganders struggle to afford basic necessities. 
  • More than 1 million veterans are living in poverty. 
  • 1 in 6 children face hunger. Where there’s a need for food, there’s a need for coats. 

Poverty and homelessness are serious issues in Michigan. Here are some ways you can help:  

  • Volunteer and donate at a local agency. Not sure what your local agencies are? Call 2-1-1 for a list of local providers. 
  • Stay informed about homelessness in Michigan. 
  • Connect people to services via 2-1-1. You can’t call on someone’s behalf, but you can make sure people around you are aware of the services.  
  • When you see someone on the street, give what you can. Helping individuals do laundry, providing them food, or even printing a resume can be extremely helpful.    


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