Winter Giving Resources

  • updated 11.21.22
    Below are resources available to AAPS families and students during the Winter Giving Season 

    Holiday Meal Food Resources

    Food Gatherers

    Hope Clinic Food Distribution

    • Date: Weds, November 23rd
    • Location: 518 Harriet Street, Ypsilanti
    • Time: 10am-12pm or while supplies last
    • There will be a bag of side dishes and fixings, but they may run out of turkeys depending on how many people come.

    Hope Clinic Thanksgiving Meal

    • Hope Clinic will have a hot meal on Thanksgiving Day, served carry-out style
    • Time: 5-6pm
    • No reservation needed.

    St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea Hospital: 512 Washington Street in Chelsea 

    • Hot Meal November 24th 11:30am-1:30pm Register by November 18th (734) 475-9242 

    The Original Cottage Inn: 512 E William St in Ann Arbor 

    • Pick up Meals to Go 11am-2pm 

    Feasts for Families Harvest Boxes
    For persons with a disability, call (734) 971-0277 and ask about Independent Living Services and the Harvest Boxes.

    Winter Clothing and Gifts


    New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church Coat Drive

    Peace Neighborhood Center Holiday Assistance

    • Eligible to residents of Washtenaw County
    • Application open dates TBD
    • Completing the Application does not guarantee assistance
    • More information TBD

    Warm the Children

    • The Warm The Children (WTC) program provides children with new warm clothing: coats, hats, boots, mittens and other essentials at the start of Michigan’s winter season. 
    • All WTC requests are received through AAPS Social Workers
    • Families can contact their school or social worker for assistance with this program. 

    Washtenaw County MDHHS Holiday Assistance

    • This program is not accepting any more applications.

    Toys for Tots

    Secret Santa Society of Ypsi

    • The Secret Santa Society of Ypsi is a volunteer run organization that provides gifts to families in Ypsilanti.
    • The Adopt A Family program, which begins each year in early September and runs through the end of December, has been serving those in need across Michigan since 1993. In the 29-year history of this special program, hope and joy – along with toys, clothing and meals – have been brought to children, seniors and veterans during the season that is supposed to be the happiest time of the year. Sponsors (individuals, families, teams, organizations, businesses) adopt families for the holidays, providing at least one new toy and one new outfit for each child in the family, as well as a special holiday meal. Many sponsors provide much more!

    Utility Support

    DTE Gift of Energy

    • Help someone you know by paying all or a portion of their DTE Energy bill.
    • Learn more here.