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Associated Charities of Lenawee County

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Human Services

Mission: To enhance the quality of life for Lenawee County residents by respectfully offering items generously provided by the community.

Target demographics: low income families

Direct beneficiaries per year: 1,850 families

Geographic areas served: Lenawee County, Michigan

Programs: free clothing and household items to registered clients.

Community Stories

58 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

Efficiently run through grants and donations from the community, the organization assists our low income community. Clothing and other donated items are sorted and displayed in the "store" where clients may shop. Items not usuable by the organization are "paid forward" to other organizations.

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Board Member

Rating: 4

The ultimate recyclers!!!! Taking the unused or unneeded items of donors and giving them to those in the community who are in need. A birthday party/gift resource for parents with small children. A "Back to School" program for school aged kids and coats, hats, mittens, gloves, scarves and boots along with blankets to "Keep Lenawee Warm". A well managed helpful organization involved in the community.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Just dropped off donations. Building looks great and staff is so friendly and helpful.

Board Member

Rating: 5

One of the best things about the charities is that they give away all items that are donated there is no reselling of the items which ensures that those clients who need their services are able to get the items that they need without spending their very limited resources. The staff of the Charities goes out of it's way to be kind, and respectful to every patron. Giving a helping hand to those in our community with dignity.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Associated Charities of Lenawee organization touches the lives of so many in our community, I am proud to help!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer at Associated Charities and so I see the employees and other volunteers who want to help families receive free clothing and books so they can help themselves overcome some of life's hurdles. It is led by one spectacular woman, Delight Creech. God bless her.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Associated Charities is one of Lenawee's longest running non profit organizations. They provide clothing and household items to those in need, free of charge. The shopping experience they provide is top notch. There are several fundraising events held throughout the year to allow this program to continue to serve the community and give back. Proud to have them in my town.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Today was the last day of Back to School shopping and I was privileged to be one of the volunteers helping. The Charities is set up to resemble a department store, families come in and pick out Two outfits,shoes if available, New undies, New socks and backpac for each child. They chose what they want , their favorite colors and styles. Today I was honored to watch a young girl come in, shy and quiet and leave with a huge smile on her face because she found a pair of shoes she loved and made her feel special. This is why The Charities is such a special place, it is set up to allow the people who use it to keep their dignity and to leave with a smile on their face.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I was asked to be on the board last year and oh my have my eyes been opened! How much that is accomplished on a relatively small budget is amazing. There is such dedication by board members and staff, it is a testament to each and everyone of them.I feel humbled by the work done by these few people, that makes a difference in the lives of so many.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Associated Charities of Lenawee County has been assisting residents for over 100 years. They always give Lenawee County residents a chance to better themselves when it is needed. All the donations in the store are free to those who want to be a part of the program. Especially with special programs they have throughout the year for special services. For example, Toys for Lenawee; Back To School program; and many more.

1 KayRoss

Board Member

Rating: 5

Associated Charities is the only charity that does not charge for their products. They also collaborate with other agencies in the community so they don't duplicate services. I am proud to have Associated Charities in our community.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Associated Charities is there for the community when needed. There have been several instances that I have had to call on them to help out persons in dire need of winter coats and they have always said YES, send them over! It didn't matter that these individuals were not registered clients of AC. They were helped anyway. That is what community is all about....helping those that need it...without judgment...that's my experience with Associated Charities.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love the fact they are always pleasant and helpful when I stop to drop off donations.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Born & raised in Adrian I have always heard of Associated Charities & all the good they do. As an adult I have had the privilege of sitting on the board for 6 years. Have loved volunteering over the years & helping with special events to raise money. I am most impressed with the fact that all assistance they give is free.

Donor

Rating: 5

The staff is very friendly, they are always cheerful and willing to help. They always greet you with a smile and everything is clean and well organized.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Clothing, household items, toys etc. given without charge to those in need. A Birthday Closet to provide a party or gift for small children. Special programs for "Back to School"( 2 complete new or gently used outfits, shoes, underwear and socks), "Keep Lenawee Warm" (coats, blankets, hats, scarves and gloves), Thanksgiving and Christmas programs too. All provided by friendly, helpful staff. A pleasant place to visit or volunteer and a definite asset for those who are experiencing difficulties. The Charities is funded solely with grants and donations.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Charities helps so many residents in Lenawee County. Whether they need help with Back to School, Christmas or their everyday needs, Associated Charites strives to help them the best way they can. Working at the Charities definitely gives you a sense of pride, our clients are always so grateful and always have smiles on their faces when they leave.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had a great time working here the team members are great. I love helping our clients and being able to give back to the community. everything runs smooth here. it has been amazing being a part of this team.
sara patterson

Client Served

Rating: 5

some of the nicest people I have had the pleasure of working with. I have so far enjoyed my time here.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Associated Charities is such a great organization. It has helped my family in so many ways. Such as help with Christmas gifts for my children, food baskets at holiday time and clothing throughout the year to help meet basic needs.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had great experience with Associated Charities.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great charity that provides it community in need with necessary resources at no charge!!!!!

Board Member

Rating: 5

Associated Charities provides clothing and household necessities at no cost to community members in need. They also have special distributions for Back to School, winter coats and Thanksgiving and Christmas. They are good stewards of the donations from our generous community and treat clients with respect and dignity. Associated Charities has been serving Lenawee County residents for over 100 years!