#Charituesday Contest – Six Feet Over vs. Alternatives For Girls

Join us in participating with this week’s #Charituesday contest!  We’ve chosen two non-profit organizations from the Fox 2 Gift Giving Guide for a chance to win a $1,000 gift certificate to Gardner-White!  No matter what, both organizations will receive at least a $500 gift certificate to Gardner-White – however – the winning organization will receive a $1,000 gift certificate!  Vote for your favorite organization below and join us by donating to our community. #GWCommunityHelp

(VOTE ONCE PER DAY FROM 10/1/19 AT 10:00 A.M. THROUGH 10/8/19 AT 10:00 A.M.)

Six Feet Over

Six Feet Over is based out of the Detroit Metropolitan area, created to serve the survivors of suicide loss. Our mission includes community outreach and supplying resource information, as our funds help recent survivors after their loss. By educating individuals and cultivating awareness about mental illness and suicide, as well as assisting individuals with the resources they need, at the time they need them most, Six Feet Over is enabling Michigan communities to prevent, intervene, and heal from suicide, improving our public health for current and future generations.

AREAS SERVED: State of Michigan

AGES SERVED: Various

WISH LIST: Donations for families of Suicide Loss include but are not limited to: financial assistance for funerals, clean up and memorial services, remembrance pieces, survivors unable to receive paid time off of work, and general donations to help the organization gain maximum outreach. General donations may contribute to branded products and awareness materials, in addition to materials required to participate in various local events and share our mission.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Visit our website to volunteer Six Feet Over, which includes outreach at local Fundraisers and Festivals/Metro Detroit Events throughout the community. Information and updates on Volunteer Opportunities can be found on any of our Social Media pages, or through our website:http://www.sixftover.org/

AGE OF VOLUNTEERS: Adults and children 15 and up (children must be accompanied by an adult) 

Alternatives For Girls

For over 30 years, Alternatives For Girls (AFG) has helped homeless and high-risk girls and young women avoid violence, teen pregnancy and exploitation, while also helping them to explore and access the support, resources and opportunities necessary to be safe, grow strong and make positive choices in their lives. AFG started at a volunteer run, five-bed emergency shelter for young women.  It has since evolved into a multi-service agency serving over 5,000 homeless and at-risk girls, women and families each year.  We have three programs: Prevention, Shelter and Outreach

For over 30 years, Alternatives For Girls (AFG) has helped homeless and high-risk girls and young women avoid violence, teen pregnancy and exploitation, while also helping them to explore and access the support, resources and opportunities necessary to be safe, grow strong and make positive choices in their lives. AFG started as a volunteer run, five-bed emergency shelter for young women.  It has since evolved into a multi-service agency serving over 5,000 homeless and at-risk girls, women and families each year.  We have three programs: Prevention, Shelter and Outreach.

Prevention:  Serves girls ages 4-21 who are at risk of pregnancy, gang involvement, abusing drugs or alcohol and school truancy.  We engage them through our after-school and summer camp programs.

Shelter: Provides a stable home, counseling and life skills training to homeless young women aged 15-21 and their children.  The goal is to empower them to lead productive and fulfilling lives.

Outreach:  Assists teens and women engaged in high-risk activities, such as street-based prostitution, drug use and gang involvement to understand the risks of such activities and transition to safe choices and healthy lives, as well as providing support and resources to victims in human trafficking. 

AREAS SERVED: Primarily Southwest Detroit

WISH LIST: Baby items including clothing; car seats; strollers; and diapers; hygiene items (including African American hair products); afterschool snacks; donated meals; gift cards of all kinds; Fall clothing for girls and young women (boots, coats, sweaters, pants, etc. )  

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: More than 500 volunteers give approximately 20,000 hours of their time and talents to Alternatives For Girls each year. Current volunteer opportunities include (but are not limited to):

  • Street Outreach: Volunteers go out in AFG vans on the streets of Detroit where they provide “Help Cards”, food, harm-reduction kits, warm clothing, and transportation to young women in crisis or at risk.
  • Crisis Resource Center: Volunteers serve as a listening ear and conduit of information about resources inside and outside of AFG. The volunteer will answer the phone and assist any walk-ins seeking assistance.
  • Events: Volunteers may serve on fundraising event planning committees or assist with event tasks such as registration, coat check, set up and break down, silent auction, etc.

Open Houses
Each month at Alternatives For Girls, we open our doors and invite our community in to get to know us. In just one hour, visitors learn more about what we do and our history, hear about volunteer opportunities, and tour our facility. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Jessica Pate, Volunteer Services Manager, at volunteering@alternativesforgirls.org.

AGE OF VOLUNTEERS: 18 and above

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