Birthdays in a Bag

Birthdays in a Bag is our program to provide everything a child or young adult would need to have a birthday party plus a gift for the child and favors for the younger children.


“Aging Out” program

We accept Aging Out requests year-round.  This program supports the children "aging out" of the system be providing all need household items including bedding, bath towels, kitchen towels, toaster, coffee pot, dishes and flatware, pots/pans, bakeware, food storage items, cooking utensils and more. Please complete the request form below.

Aging Out – for young adults aging out of foster care between the ages of 17 and 23.

We provide all new items –

  • for a college dorm – pillows, bedding including mattress pad, pillows, (sheets, comforter, blanket), bath towels, bath mat, waste basket, laundry basket, dish set service for two to four, flatware, cutlery, toaster, coffee maker, cookbook, kitchen towels, shower curtain, backpack with school supplies, desk lamp, large locking storage bin, food storage containers, cleaning supplies, hygiene items, etc. We always ask about favorite colors or special requests.

  • for a house or an apartment – bedding including mattress pads, pillows, sheets (2 sets) comforter. Laundry basket, bathroom towel sets with rug or bathmat, kitchen towels, waste basket, dish set for four, cutlery, flatware, bakeware, hand mixer, pots and pans (whole set), toaster, coffee maker, small appliance based on our stock (waffle iron, crock pot, Instapot, air fryer, popcorn maker, etc.) cooking utensils, cookbook, food storage containers, desk lamp, alarm clock, cleaning supplies.  We always ask about favorite colors or special requests.

How to Donate

Donations are accepted at our warehouse from 10 am to 2 pm Monday through Thursday or by appointment.  Contact us at 586-415-6968.  Thank you.

Aging Out Request Form for Agencies

Please note, we make every effort to fill specific requests, but all requests are based on availability. We do NOT have furniture or large appliances.


Scholarship Application

Scholarships are awarded to Foster Children and Children being raised by the Grandparents.  We accept scholarship applications year-round.  If there is a deadline for the postsecondary school, please submit at least 3 weeks before their deadline. The deadline for applicants starting school in the Fall of 2023, you must submit your application no later than August 10, 2023.

Get Involved

Help out in our Christmas room

It is time to start preparing for Christmas! We are expecting a higher demand this year and last year (2022) we helped 2011 kids!

Our Christmas room is open all year around​, come and take a tour.  We accept donations all year and are in need of the following items:

  • Coloring Books & Crayons 
  • Teen/Adult Coloring Books and Art Supplies
  • Level 1, 2 & 3 Reading Books
  • Young Men & Women toiletries (body wash, shampoo, makeup, nail polish, etc)
  • Clothing for toddlers, kids and teens (adult sizes)
  • Footballs
  • Board Games
  • Educational Toys & Games 
  • Remote Control Toys and LEGOS


School Supply Requests

Coming Soon


Christmas Requests

It is time to fill out your Christmas Wish Lists so your kids can get Christmas from Big Family!  you must email a request to me at [email protected] to receive your access code.  Once you have your access code you can begin filling out forms for the kids.