Shine Your Light for the Holidays


Shine Your Light for the Holidays raised $248,146.49 on HandUp!

$248,146.49 raised of $250,000 Goal
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Your donation will help us provide shelter and long-term housing solutions to individuals and families struggling with homelessness.

About this Campaign

Since opening its doors in 1985, the SOS community has provided emergency shelter to our neighbors experiencing homelessness in Metro Detroit. More recently, in an effort to find long-term solutions for those experiencing housing crises, SOS has developed housing and supportive service programs aimed at ending homelessness permanently for families and individuals in our community.

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Thanks to you, 2018 has been SOS's most successful year yet! We have been able to help more people with more resources than ever before, due in no small part to your record-breaking support of each of our community's events and campaigns.

In the last year:

*80% of our shelter guests successfully moved into their own housing,

*97% of our housed clients are still in their home one year later, and

*over 3,000 men, women, and children received support through our programs.

We are asking you to help us start 2019 off right, with the resources necessary to:

1) respond to the immediate needs of community members experiencing homelessness,

2) support and empower them in achieving long-term housing stability within a supportive community,

3) champion solutions for systemic barriers to ending homelessness and poverty, and

4) engage and enable our community as change agents in achieving our vision.

We truly appreciate whatever amount you are able to contribute. Thank you for your generosity, and for your belief in our work.

To adopt a family's holiday gifts this season, click here to visit:

For help organizing a company-wide engagement day to support SOS, please contact us at

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$15 supports one night of food and shelter for a neighbor in need.

5 supporters


$35 provides a care package of essential food and household items to our clients in Follow Up Care.

23 supporters


$60 provides one month of transportation services.

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$100 provides a family with warmth and electricity for one month in their own home.

24 supporters


$180 provides one month of case management to ensure those who secure housing, maintain it.

5 supporters


$1000 covers the cost of a deposit to move someone out of homelessness and into housing.

5 supporters


Any donation, however large or small, will make a difference in someone's life today.

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