When an organization serves a community for over one hundred years, a strong relationship is destined to develop. Associated Charities has supported the county through hard times as well as good ones. The executive directory and her staff run an effective operation. I've seen that firsthand as a volunteer in the store. They also perform efficiently and on budget, which I have observed as a executive board member.
The Charity operates with remarkable efficiency, while maintaining excellent service. I volunteer weekly in the store and observe courteous and helpful staff greeting customers by name, offering advice, and processing donations. The store is always clean and tidy.
As a board member, I know how tight funding gets at times. Yet the Charities rolls along without a hitch. That's largely due to the dedication and ingenuity of the executive director, Delight Creech.
Associated charities helps many people who are down on their luck. They have helped me in getting things that are not affordable for me. Their Keep Lenawee Warm program supplys me with a nice warm coat every year.
I joined Associated Charities about 2 years ago. To this day I am amazed at what they get done with what they have to work with. I give kudos to the staff and how well they keep the system going. I only volunteer 6 hours a week but would do more if not for health problems and previous commitments. My wife has been there more than 3 years. It is the greatest place to volunteer, very satisfying way to give back.
I enjoy going there and seeing all the friendly, helpful people. If u need help and they can't do they will get u help. My husband is a very big on reading, so they tell me I can't leave without taking some books. LOL!. As you may know they can be costly, so he is very grateful for them. Otherwise I have been able to get some very nice things from my very first set of dishes to lots of different item's. I also refer people to them for programs, and to donate their. Thanks for all you Do! I do wish there would be a lower price for patrons to pay so they could enjoy the fundraiser as well!
I've been with Associated Charities almost 4 years now. And their staff is some of the most good hearted people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. And what the charities accomplished on only donations is a miracle.
They don't charge a cent to qualified low income people. And the programs they have are fantastic. They have birthday gifts for 1 to 10 year olds. Baby bundles for newborns. Clothes and supplies for back to school. Christmas gifts and stockings. Decorations for all the holidays. So come in and sign up, donate, or volunteer. They very much appreciate anything to help or to help those in need.
This organization gives back to people not just through their giving but through the ability of its' customers to shop with dignity for quality items provided by the community.
Love the different programs the Associated Charities runs each and every year. Solely funded by donations and grants. They’ve made an amazing impact on our town and surrounding areas. Not only have I been a client, I’ve also donated and volunteered there. Outstanding group of people that work there. Always going above and beyond to help those in need.
clothes and household items are so expensive, if it wasnt for ACLC i'm not sure how i would make sure my kids have what they need
The love and passion for the community is evident at Associated Charities of Lenawee County. Staff and volunteers take pride in the cleanliness and organization of the building.
Supported thru grants and donations The Charities assists our community with clothing and housewares provided thru donations. It is an efficiently run organization meeting the needs of qualifying families. Special programs provide school supplies and Christmas gifts.
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.
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.
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.
The Associated Charities of Lenawee organization touches the lives of so many in our community, I am proud to help!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.