In-Kind Donations - Alternatives For Girls

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In-Kind Donations

Updated In-kind Donation Policy

EFFECTIVE: July 7, 2020

As Alternatives For Girls (AFG) continues to monitor the rapidly changing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, we are also mindful of its potential impact on our participants, staff, donors, sponsors and community partners.

Our first priority is everyone’s health and wellbeing.  We are taking all reasonable steps to continue to serve and protect our participants, who may be more vulnerable now than ever, and also to protect our staff, volunteers, and all from this virus.

We appreciate the many donors who have reached out to us out of concern for our participants and our overall community.  Because of your commitment and investment in AFG as a donor, volunteer, and/or supporter, we intend to keep you apprised of our plans and actions as we cope with these challenging circumstances.

We are so appreciative of the in-kind donations that we receive from our donors.

At this time, to do our part in mitigating the spread of COVID-19, we are respectfully asking that only the following items be donated at this time and that you place an Amazon Order to have them delivered directly to AFG to the attention of Taylor Gawlik at 903 W Grand Blvd, Detroit MI 48208.

  • Gift Cards (Kroger, Meijer, Target, Gas, VISA, etc.) 
  • ONLINE financial contributions so that AFG can go out and purchase the items needed most on a weekly basis.  CLICK HERE
  • Cleaning/Disinfectant Products
  • Hygiene Products
  • Canned/Non-perishable Foods (soups, fruit cups, soft granola bars, prepackaged tuna or chicken pouches)
  • Bottled Water (cases)
  • Juice Boxes (cases)
  • Women’s socks and underwear (must be new and in original sealed packages)
  • Non-contact thermometers (limited number needed)
  • 91% Alcohol
  • Masks and Gloves

NOTE:  Once you go online to make a financial contribution to help AFG purchase much-needed supplies, please email Dawn Barrack, Director of Fund Development at to let her know.  These contributions will be designated for COVID- 19 necessities.  Thank you in advance for your anticipated support. We hope that again in the near future, we will be able to open up our policy to accept many more items. 

These contributions will be designated for COVID-19 necessities.

Meals needed for our Shelter Residents and Staff 

Our Shelter is open and staffed 24/7. 

We are here, serving girls and young women in the shelter, with their infants and toddlers; serving those who call in and walk into our crisis resource center; reaching out via phone to provide counseling and support to our participants. 

If you would be interested in supporting our staff by “donating a healthy dinner” for our shelter participants, please let us know! 

All meals must be ordered from a licensed/restaurant eatery that would also deliver. We are asking for meals to feed 25 people. Dinner is scheduled for 5 pm Monday – Friday so we are asking for the meal to be delivered by 4:30 pm. 

If your company, family or friends are interested in participating, please reach out to Jessica Pate, Volunteer Services Manager, at or by calling her at (313) 444-5737. 

Thank you in advance for your anticipated support. We hope that again in the near future, we will be able to open up our policy to accept many more items.

NOTE: Our staff does not carry cash so unfortunately, we are unable to tip the delivery person. 

To download a copy of our In-Kind policy click here!

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