Heart of the Holidays

Heart of the Holidays is a new initiative created by Volunteers of America Michigan (VOAMI). The holiday assistance program will help children, seniors and veterans by providing toys and clothing and something else equally essential: hope.

We are partnering with organizations in Detroit, Grand Rapids and Lansing to distribute holiday gifts to families with children in need. By partnering with other Michigan social service agencies, Heart of the Holidays will be able to focus on serving more children than in the past. Without the help of Volunteers of America Michigan, these partnering organizations would not be able to provide holiday assistance to families in need.

      The program is also open with limited availability to families who live within a 20-mile radius of the VOAMI Southfield headquarters and can show proof of income and need for assistance. Volunteers of America Michigan will still continue to provide holiday assistance to veterans and seniors currently enrolled in the nonprofit’s programs.

      We have reached application capacity.

      Have questions? See our FAQ section below for more information.

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      We need YOUR help! We hope to provide a holiday for approximately 1,500 individuals/families to help provide smiles and joy to children in need this holiday season. 

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      Families with children who are currently not enrolled in our partnering organizations programs can apply for Heart of the Holidays. A limited number of applications will be accepted beginning September 15, 2023. To qualify, you must demonstrate need by providing proof of income with your MI Bridges Notice of Case Action or Award Letter and live within 20 miles of Southfield, Michigan and have the ability to pick up gifts at VOA Administrative Offices.

      If you do not qualify for assistance this year please visit Julie's List, The Salvation Army, or Toys for Tots for more resource information. Or Call United Way at 211.

      We have reached application capacity.


      Want to experience the joy of truly putting gifts into the hands of our deserving families? We would love to have individuals or church, work or family groups join us at our office for gift drop-off the week of December 11-15 or gift pick-up the week of December 18-22. There are numerous days and shifts available. Please email volunteers@voami.org to get that conversation started!

      Our Partners

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        Big Brothers Big Sisters

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        Wayne Metro Community Action Agency


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      Heart of The Holidays Admin Team
      Phone: 248-353-4862