If you’d like to help support us with a monetary donation, click the button to go to our Donation Site to make a secure online donation, or  text to give by dialing (734)359-7883 and entering the amount you’d like to donate in the message line. (Use decimal point.) You will be taken to our secure donation site to complete your donation.

Mothers Bible study

The work at FLS cannot happen without you, the donors, and the daily, weekly, and occasional volunteers.  No matter what your time, talents, and abilities are, there is a need for YOU at FLS

See our ongoing and one-time needs below.  If you would like to contribute using a talent we don’t have listed, please contact us at info@flscenter.com and let us know.  We are grateful for all givers and servers!

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

It costs about $20,000 per month to keep the center open and provide our current services. Donations to Family Life Services, a non-profit 501(c)(3) charity, are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.  Your partnership with this Christian ministry saves lives, strengthens families, and continues to provide a sanctuary for the women in this community.  Your contribution is a lasting legacy supporting this life-affirming ministry.

MATERIAL SUPPLIES AND EQUIPMENT

FLS provides necessary supplies, clothing, and equipment for expectant and new mothers and babies.  These items are donated by our generous community members.  Check back here to find out what our current needs are or call the center at 734-434-3088.

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Sidewalk Advocates donated Thanksgiving dinners for our clients in 2018 and helped prepare and deliver them.

CURRENT MATERIAL GOODS NEEDS

  • New car booster seats
  • Baby hygiene items
  • Baby wipes
  • Diapers size 5 & 6
  • New summer clothes, size 12mo to 4T, for boys and girls.
  • New or gently used High chairs
  • Preemie clothing
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Donated material goods waiting for processing
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Material Goods Processing: unpack, sort, and organize

ITEMS WE CANNOT ACCEPT AT THIS TIME

SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

Thanks to the generosity of our community, sometimes we receive more material goods donations than we have room for. When we run out of room, we share your gifts with other programs in the community.

CURRENTLY NOT KEEPING THE FOLLOWING ITEMS

For Girls

  • 6-9 mos. summer and winter clothing
  • Summer Clothing, sizes 18 mo ,12 mo, and 6T

For Boys

  • Summer Clothing size 0-3 months
  • Winter Clothing sizes 3-6, 6-9, 12 and 18 months

General

  • Breast Pumps
  • Toys
  • Bouncy seats
  • We cannot provide used car seats to our clients by law.

Lifeskills and Parenting Education Program

Thanks to Sr. Gail Lancaster, our interim education coordinator, and several dedicated volunteers, we were able to offer classes for our moms through the beginning of August. 

We will need more people to assist in this ministry when classes re-start in mid-September.  If you feel called to help out (or just investigate the possibility) with this ministry, please call or email the education coordinator at education@flscenter.com or register on our registration page. Your assistance helps even if you only commit to helping for a few classes.

Monthly Volunteer Service Days at FLS

We try to schedule a volunteer work day monthly at the center.  If you or your group would like to staff one of our service days, please email volunteer@flscenter.comRequest someone to call you about scheduling a group or ask to be added to the email notices we send out when a service day is planned.

NEXT SERVICE DAY IS SAT, SEPTEMBER 21, FROM 8AM – 12PM. PLEASE JOIN US FOR A FUN-FILLED DAY OF WORK, FELLOWSHIP, AND FUN.

COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAMS

Other Skills and Talents needed at Family Life Services

Kroger Community Rewards

When you enroll in Kroger’s Community Rewards program, all you have to do is shop at Kroger and swipe your Plus Card, and Kroger gives a small percentage of your purchase back to FLS!  Choose Family Life Services of Washtenaw County as your charity, Organization No. FD142.

OFFICE EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES

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AmazonSmile Foundation

We have created an Amazon wish list of the things we need to keep the clinic and office staff as productive as possible and would greatly appreciate anything you feel called to provide for the use of the staff and volunteers at the Center.   

BONUS!!  If you register on Smile.Amazon.com with FLS selected as the cause you support and use smile.amazon.com to do your shopping, the AmazonSmile Foundation will make a small donation of a portion of your purchases to FLS, too!

The following list represents some of the various volunteer talents and skills we need help with.

  • Coordinate an annual breakfast at FLS Center for pastors and staff members of our partner churches.
  • Bring a group of people to help prepare the newsletters for mailing (4x/yr). 
  • Rake, sweep and trim the vegetation around our parking lot and yard. 
  • Website designer, to re-do our clinic site for clients at flscenter.com.
  • Website maintenance, to keep flsfriends.com and flscenter.com up to date.
  • Cleaners to clean the center once a week, about 3 hrs/wk.

To inquire about becoming an FLS Volunteer, please register on our volunteer page and we will contact you.

ONGOING FAITH SUPPORT NEEDED

Lift us up in prayer daily.  We believe it is the best gift you can give this ministry and those we serve. 

Join our Prayer Team.  You will receive our list of monthly prayer requests to raise our voices to God together.  Email prayerteam@flscenter.com to receive our monthly prayer requests.

Join us at 11 am on the 2nd Monday of the month at FLS Center to pray for the concerns of the center and our community members.