Make an Impact

Like the saying goes: “It takes a village to raise a child.” Sadly, thousands of kids throughout Michigan do not have family or support systems to help them along the way.

When kids come to Covenant House seeking help, our staff becomes part of their family, offering support and unconditional love kids need to be happy as they continue their journeys toward positive and productive lives.

Our staff cannot do this alone, however. Hundreds of volunteers and donors are an extension of the Covenant House family. People just like you give of their hearts, time, and financial resources to make sure our kids get the love and support they deserve. Please join us on this mission of hope.

Donate

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Your monetary gift of any amount makes a difference! Please donate online today or by mailing your gift to:

Covenant House Michigan
2959 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Detroit, MI 48208

Planned Giving

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For a homeless youth without a family, there is no such thing as an inheritance … no nest egg passed from generation to generation. But through your legacy, our young people will know that someone remembered them … and did plan for their future by funding programs that will keep them off the streets for good.

Making a gift through your will is an excellent choice if you want to have a lasting impact on the lives of homeless kids long after you are gone but wish to maintain liquidity and use of your assets during your lifetime. A planned gift has tax implications and is often transmitted through a legal instrument, such as a will or a trust. A bequest can be unrestricted, enabling Covenant House to direct your funds where future need is greatest, or restricted to a particular program or Covenant House location. Contact Carolyn Millard at 313.463.2015 or email cmillard@covenanthouse.org to leave your legacy.

In-Kind Donations

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We know that not everyone who wants to help homeless youth can afford a monetary gift. But in-kind giving allows you to provide vital resources through the donation of goods such as clothing and personal items. Please call 313.463.2000 to schedule your drop off.

Current Seasonal Wish List

DIY Fundraising

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Help Covenant House raise funds and awareness in your community! Covenant House DIY Fundraising invites supporters and champions for the cause to be part of our work. Build a personalized fundraising campaign and make your own covenant with these wonderful kids. It’s easy and fun to do with our online fundraising tools. mi.covenanthousediy.org

Corporate Partnership

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Support from corporate sponsors has the potential to impact the lives of countless homeless youth. But lately, companies are realizing that their philanthropic efforts also play an important role in how their customers view them. It’s a win-win situation. We encourage support of the following signature events: A Night of Broadway Stars, Sleep Out, Vigil, Valentine’s Share Your Love, Underground Dinner and Fowling for the Cov.

For more information about sponsorship, contact Melissa at 313.463.2005 or mgolpe@covenanthouse.org

For more information about expansion in Grand Rapids, contact Pam at 616.401.2336

Advocate & Spread the Word

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Help us support laws that protect our youth. Covenant House and the community must take a stand to enhance the quality of life for our youth. Communities must join together in advocacy efforts to benefit all kids.

Pass It On – share a link about CHM with friends and family

Schedule a Covenant House speaker to address your civic, business or church group by informing and educating your group about the plight of runaway and homeless kids and opportunities for participating in our mission.

Hand out literature – call (313)463-2005 or e-mail us to obtain brochures, envelopes, annual reports, or other material to share with the community.

Churches & Faith-Based Groups

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When your church partners with Covenant House Michigan, you’re putting faith into action. Your members can take a practical, hands-on approach to helping our youth. Host lunch and prayer Saturdays. Spend the afternoon landscaping or sorting clothes in our clothing closet. Hold fundraisers such as Lenten Soups or Sleep in a Box Nights. Build transformational relationships with those we serve. You can begin a relationship today that will benefit your church members and change the lives of homeless youth.

For more information about getting involved in metro Detroit, contact 313.463.2014

For more information about Grand Rapids’ hidden homeless, contact 616.401.2336

Employment

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Join the Covenant House Michigan staff and help our homeless and at-risk youth break the cycle!

Current Openings

Residential Advisors: 1 full-time, 3 part-time

 

Teaching/School Positions: Please note that Covenant House Michigan does not accept resumes for school-related or teaching positions. If you’re interested in those lines of work, please visit the Covenant House Academies website.

CHM is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We have job opportunities for individuals who want to make a difference in the lives of Michigan youths.

For general questions, email our HR department or send correspondence to:

Covenant House Michigan
Attention: Human Resources
2959 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Detroit, MI 48208
FAX: (313) 463-2222 (no phone calls, please)

Volunteer

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Covenant House relies on a multitude of volunteers from all kinds of backgrounds every year. These volunteers have life enriching experiences knowing that they are making a tangible difference in the lives of homeless youth. Our opportunities include tutoring, office work, sorting and organizing in our clothing closet, arts, exercise, job readiness, computer skills, bible study, event help and more. Currently, we have limited openings in our clothing closet on Mondays and Fridays between 10 and 4pm. For more information contact dherndon@covenanthouse.org. Interested in volunteering for an event, contact amaple@covenanthouse.org

 

Sponsor a Program, Activity or Dinner

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We have 75 residents that eat breakfast, lunch and dinner and they are always excited when pizza or other fun meals are brought in. Our mentor program offers opportunities for our mentors and mentees to attend offsite activities and events, helping to encourage strong bonds. Donate concert, museum, sporting events, dinner or movie tickets to make for an unforgettable experience. Sometimes we’re able to coordinate offsite opportunities for a group of residents such as kayaking, camping or bowling. Contact us at 313.463.2005 to inquire about supporting an activity.

Give Stocks, Bonds & Mutual Funds

Gifts of stocks, bonds, and mutual funds allow you to avoid capital gains tax liability, take an income tax deduction for the full amount of the donation, and know that your contribution is helping homeless kids rebuild their lives.

It’s easy to send your gift of stocks or bonds today via electronic transfer. Please contact our Planned Giving department or click here for delivery instructions.

If you hold securities in certificate form, you can also send us your gift by certified mail. Use two separate envelopes to complete your gift: In the first, place the unsigned stock certificate; in the other, include a signed stock power for each certificate. You can get these forms from your broker or bank. Send them via certified mail to our mailing address: 2959 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Detroit, MI 48208.

Employer Matched Giving

Many companies offer to match their staff’s donations on a one-to-one or two-to-one basis. In fact, approximately 65% of the Fortune 500 companies have matching gift programs.

If you volunteer at Covenant House Michigan, your company may also offer a volunteer grant program.

Matching gifts and volunteer grants are an important source of revenue for the on-going mission of Covenant House Michigan.

See if your employer will match your giving.

Sleep Out

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Executive: Each November, business leaders across North America will sleep out so kids don’t have to as they raise money and awareness for homeless youth. Participants must be C-level executives, business owners, leaders in their organization or Covenant House Board Members. Contact Amy Maple at 313.463.2010 or email amaple@covenanthouse.org to get registered or to learn about sponsorship opportunities. http://detroit.executivesleepout.org

YP: Young professionals unite for one night to make a difference in the lives of homeless youth by sleeping outside on Covenant House Michigan’s campus in March. Individuals must be between 22-40 to participate. Contact Michelle Kuhar at 313.463.2343 or email mkuhar@covenanthouse.org for more info. http://detroit.ypsleepout.org

Young Professionals Society

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Are you a young professional who wants to make an impact for homeless youth? Join the YP Society and participate in service opportunities with our youth and fun events for young professionals. To learn more about upcoming meetings or events visit our YP facebook page or contact our YP coordinator at 313.463.2343 or email mkuhar@covenanthouse.org