Every year we host a number of Valentine’s Day parties in various churches and service organizations in Detroit. We use skits, crafts, music, cookie decorating, candy, food and lots of laughter to show the love of Jesus to at-risk children. It also provides them and their families with an afternoon of safe fun!
In the Spring, the all volunteer teams of GFAGC fill baskets with age appropriate gifts as well as personal hygiene items. Easter donations of wash cloths, soap, shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, razors are collected year round. Easter baskets are given to children attending Easter Fairs at local churches and ministries. At these Fairs the children will hear about the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and hear that Jesus died for them because he loves them. Easter Fairs are held on weekends prior to Easter.
For more information or to volunteer contact us
Summer in the inner city is filled with hunger, danger and hopelessness for the children we minister to. Our Summer Camping experience is a fun and safe place for friends to gather together to share worship, prayer, Bible stories and lessons through music, art projects, games and other activities. Everything is Christ focused.
We connect children to three exciting summer camping experiences. The first is a summer day camp. The second is a sports camp. And the third is a week long overnight camp at Wildwood Ranch in Howell, Michigan. For more information, or to volunteer, contact us
May Urban Bus Tour
School Aid/Back To School
Join us on an eye- opening tour of Detroit’s front line ministries. See where GFAGC ministers to hundreds of at-risk children and their families. The tour is free; just bring lunch money, good walking shoes and a heart to see Jesus in the faces of so many without the luxuries to which we are so accustomed. We meet at 8:15 am at Faith Lutheran in Troy to board the bus and return by 3:30 pm. We stop for lunch at Eastern Market. Seating is limited so watch for upcoming details.
All year long and especially during the summer months, we purchase and collect back packs, school uniforms, and the following school supplies in order to provide at-risk children with the proper tools for learning.
Backpacks, 24 ct. Crayons, Washable Markers
Children’s Scissors, Pencils, Hole Punch
Watercolor Paints, Index Cards 3×5, Markers
Spiral Notebooks (College, Wide)
2 Ring Binder, Pocket Folders, Ball Point Ink Pens
Highlighters, Glue Sticks, Hand Sanitizes
Loose leaf paper, Adhesive Tape, Rulers
School Uniforms*, Colored Pencils
Compasses, Erasers, Protractors
Stapler/ Staples, Tissues, Webster Dictionaries
White out, White School Glue, Socks & Gym Shoes**
* We need all sizes of the following for the school uniforms: Pants, skirts and jumpers in navy, black and khaki; Polo shirts in white or pale blue.
** We need all sizes of socks and gym shoes – both children and adult
The names of at-risk children are collected from urban schools, rescue missions, churches and service organizations. The children’s names are made available to sponsors in churches, schools, businesses and organizations during November. A “wish list” is given to the sponsor along with shopping, wrapping and drop-off instructions.
The sponsors are asked to provide clothing and a toy or game for each child. Many sponsors provide much more than these minimum requirements and often include a coat, boots, hat, gloves, a Bible, socks, underwear and hygiene items. Sponsors have been very generous and creative in the ways they have responded to the children. There is no limit placed on the sponsor’s generosity. All that is asked is that the sponsors consider the need for equivalent gifts among siblings. Sponsors who want to do something extraordinary for the child are asked to choose an only child or to sponsor all the children in one family.
To find out more about the program and how your church, school, businesses or organization can become a sponsor contact us