Financial difficulties may contribute to hunger and malnutrition. We are ready to assist qualified individuals and families. You can determine your eligibility now.
There are many ways you can donate to help individuals and families in need. Cash donations, food or clothing, anything you can provide is always welcomed.
Participate to help us continue providing services. Attend a fundraiser, grow extra produce, hold a drive - there are so many ways. Find one that fits for you.
The five ways your donation assists struggling families in the
Huron Valley School District.
A broad selection of food is provided once per month and in emergency situations. Fresh produce, meats, canned vegetables and fruits, along with cooking and baking ingredients, are among the foods available.
The following offering is not available at this time.
Gently used clean clothing is available to clients and their children on a monthly basis. Because we are sensitive to the needs of our clients we rotate clothing based on the season. Winter coats, boots, hats and gloves are often provided through special winter clothing drives.
Emergency Financial Assistance
We understand that hardships may arise, such as evictions or utility shut-off. Caseworkers are available to meet with individuals to assess and determine if Community Sharing can help and/or other community agencies can assist.
Educational Assistance - Suspended
Tutoring is available for any Huron Valley School student (K thru 12) who participates in the Federal Lunch Program. It is not necessary to be a client family to take advantage of this opportunity. Assistance can also be provided to adults preparing for their GED.
Caseworkers are trained and equipped to complete assessments in financial emergencies. They also provide advocacy within the community and network with other agencies to maximize assistance for clients.
Community Sharing Outreach Center
A 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization
The food pantry is located at 5061 N. Duck Lake Road in Highland, Michigan. It is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that has been providing food and financial support to those in need in our community since 2004. In 2017, outreach expanded to assist any neighbor residing in the Huron Valley School District of Oakland County. As a volunteer-based organization, with over 200 volunteers, expenses are low, which means ninety cents of every dollar spent can go directly to client services. On average 700 men, women and children receive assistance each month.*
Donations help the recently unemployed, the working poor, families in poverty, low income seniors, people with disabilities and others who qualify. There are special programs to assist the children of Community Sharing clients that will improve their health, welfare and, hopefully, their happiness. With a focus on the next generation, tutoring is offered to help in the fight against inter-generational poverty, knowing that education is the road to self-sufficiency.
Community Sharing is surrounded and held by a loving community. Time, energy and finances from our supporters allow us to provide a broad range of services to financially distressed families. There isn't a month that goes by that someone in Highland or Milford doesn't offer some form of charitable endeavor... a coat and boot drive, a pj collection for kids, a back-to-school clothing drive or a canned food drive for the holidays. Little things matter, particularly to young children, so in the month of a client's child's birthday, an age-appropriate gift bag is provided. A birthday bag is filled with a cake mix, frosting, paper plates, candles, decorations and a special gift, all donated items. Everyone's birthday should be celebrated with family and friends!
Community Sharing is an equal opportunity provider.
*12 Month Average