Community Action Network (CAN) has asked us to again provide around 100 backpacks for their kids, and we have raised a total of $2575 worth of gift cards for school supplies for children returning to both virtual and blended in person education models. We well exceed our goal! Thank you for your generosity and for your compassion towards loving our neighbors.
FCC is proud to partner with the following community organizations. This year we were able to offer grants to programs in these organizations that were launching innovate ways to nourish our neighbors. Many of our members also volunteer with these partner organizations.
Corner Health Center
Friends in Deed
HIV Unified Health & Beyond
Shelter Association of Washtenaw County
In partnership with the Shelter Association of Washtenaw County, First Congregational Church of Ann Arbor hosts an overnight shelter in November to house guests of the Delonis Center whom is almost always at capacity. We provide a warm place to sleep, snacks, and breakfast for 15-30 men.
During the month of February we participate in our Warming Shelter every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 am – 3 pm. Our members provide lunch, activities, support, and a safe and warm place to be during the cold day time hours.
During Christmas we collect presents to help families in need provide their children with a joy-filled holiday. During Easter we collect household gifts for the Jewish Family Services and their Refugee Resettlement Program. During the summer we collect produce from our own gardens or otherwise purchase produce to provide fresh healthy food for local distribution banks. Each week we accept non-perishable food donations as well as clothing donations.