Carriage Town Ministries
Carriage Town Ministries began in 1950 as the Flint Rescue Mission on the banks of the Flint River. Today, they are a campus of learning and restoration in Flint's Carriage Town neighborhood. It is there that visitors and residents find a haven of safety and acceptance, learning and responsibility, structure and productivity. Carriage Town serves men, women and children of Genesee and surrounding counties with shelter, food, clothing, personal care items and education.
City Rescue Mission of Saginaw
City Rescue Mission of Saginaw, a division of Rescue Ministries of Mid-Michigan (R3M), is a nonprofit faith-based organization that provides emergency assistance to people of Mid-Michigan in their time of need. R3M's goal is to fully address the needs faced by the homeless, to assist them with the immediate need for shelter and to provide the tools that will lead them to become a productive member of their community.
How Boots for Kids Helps Us:
"The Boots for Kids boot drive is a wonderful project. We see so many children who come to our shelter and do not have the proper footwear for the cold Michigan winter. It does our heart good to see the children receive not just boots, but brand new boots! This project puts a smile on the child's face as well as their mom's."
Flint Eastside Mission
The Christian organization known as the Eastside Compassionate Mission Center, Inc. exists to make life better for all the people of Flint's Eastside by bringing available resources (individuals, churches, philanthropic organizations and community groups) in contact with needs. Everything we do is with the purpose of uplifting people with people. Eastside Compassionate Mission Center, Inc. is an organization of caring individuals working together with those who need and desire the assistance of a "hand-up" as opposed to a "hand-out."
Love INC of Greater Lapeer
Love INC is a network of churches that link volunteers to people in need. It is a co-operative effort between churches and service agencies to provide effective help to the disadvantaged. Love INC utilizes the goods and services provided by church members, as well as available resources from community agencies/organizations. While it is not always possible to provide same-day services to those in need, Love INC does however; provide food on a daily basis.
How Boots for Kids Helps Us:
"Federal funding requires all preschool children to spend a specific amount of time outdoors playing in reasonable weather. The Boots for Kids program helps to ensure that these children can participate in this daily activity."
Shelter of Flint, Inc.
Shelter of Flint, Inc. provides a full range of programs to support families in an emergency. They also offer transitional and permanent support as well as housing. Shelter of Flint's philosophy involves supporting families well beyond the emergency shelter. They work to identify underlying problems causing homelessness and provide programs and services proven to address family challenges.
My Brother's Keeper
With compassion and caring, My Brother's Keeper (MBK) of Genesee County represents a unique and powerful vehicle for helping individuals struggling with homelessness repair their lives, restore their families and once again become productive citizens of their community. With the assistance of cheerful givers the boots donated to MBK will ensure that along with the warm smile and warm meal we share with our guests, residents can also be assured of having warm feet. Fulton Sheen asks us, "Show me your hands. Do they have scars from giving? Show me your feet. Are they wounded in service? Show me your heart. Have you left a place for divine love?" By giving to this worthwhile endeavor we believe that you have.
Catholic Charities of Shiawassee & Genesee Counties
For nearly 75 years, Catholic Charities has been serving the most vulnerable residents of Shiawassee and Genesee Counties. From the heart of downtown Flint (Genesee County) and downtown Owosso (Shiawassee County), the agency has brought help and hope to thousands in need. During the cold weather, Catholic Charities serves an important role in keeping the homeless and near-homeless warm, clothed and fed through the services of three Soup Kitchens and two very busy Community Closets. Anyone in need may come in, sign up and "shop" our closet. Donations go out as quickly as they come in. Items for children are of special interest to the families. Coats, blankets, hats, mittens and scarves are available, but for people who may spend their entire day walking, boots are vitally important. Catholic Charities welcomes and is grateful for all donations.
The YWCA of Greater Flint (Safe House)
For over 100 years, the YWCA of Greater Flint has been dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Since 1981, the YWCA of Greater Flint's Safe House has provided safe, temporary shelter and supportive services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and their minor children. The Safe House is located in a secure site, with easy access to public transportation and community resources.
In addition to emergency housing, clothing, shoes/boots and food, services that are available while residing at the Safe House includes: legal advocacy, on-site emergency response and crisis intervention, crisis counseling and support groups, referrals to community resources, personal advocacy, children's counseling and activities.
How Boots For Kids Helps Us:
"Every year, the YWCA Safe House provides safe, emergency shelter to over 550 women and children who are seeking to escape abusive situations. Many of these families come into our Emergency Shelter with just the clothes on their back and the shoes/boots on their feet. Some children have come without anything on their feet. Boots for kids will immediately improve the quality of life for these children who are in need. The YWCA could not provide boots for the children residing in our shelter without community supporters who recognize the importance of our work."
Resource Genesee (One Stop and Remix Genesee Programs)
Resource Genesee's One Stop Resource Center addresses and meets the needs of the homeless and near homeless populations in Genesee County, in one convenient location. As the primary point of entry for those who are homeless, at-risk of becoming homeless, or have special needs, the One Stop provides access to vital community resources.
How Boots For Kids Helps Us:
"Because our clients have many problems, the variety of services offered at One Stop helps to ensure that clients can be moved along life's experience continuum from unstable to more stable. Access to personal hygiene items and clothing are a small part of what we provide our clients. However, warm winter boots are always appreciated."
Good Samaritan Rescue Mission (GSRM)
The Good Samaritan Rescue mission, a division of Rescue Ministries of Mid-Michigan (R3M), is a nonprofit faith-based organization that provides emergency assistance to people of Mid-Michigan in their time of need. GSRM's goal is to fully address the needs faced by the homeless individual or family, to assist them with the immediate need for shelter and to provide the tools that will lead them to become a productive member of their community.
Outreach East is a non-denominational, walk-in, year-round emergency resource center dedicated to assisting area individuals and families with food and other essentials. Established in 1990, Outreach services Goodrich, Davison and Otisville, Michigan and is able to reach out and help meet some of the basic needs of area families.