Patch Picks: Local Nonprofits Making a Difference

We're highlighting five great nonprofits whose efforts benefit the local community.

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This week, we're featuring five great nonprofits serving the local community.

5 Great Local Nonprofits


Angels of Hope is committed to improving the quality of life for Michigan children diagnosed with cancer. The foundation provides financial, advocacy and support services to the families of these children.


The Macomb Charitable Foundation is a nonprofit organization that provides financial assistance for food, cothing, rent/utility assistance, vehicle repair and educational assistance to local families and their children.


The Macomb Township Community Foundation is a nonprofit charitable organization that provides financial support to enrich the lives of Macomb Township community members. The foundation establishes endowments, fundraises and makes grants to support community activities and organizations.

4. Hope Center in Macomb

Hope Center in Macomb provides food assistance to Macomb County residents through a no-cost client choice food pantry. For every dollar donated to Hope Center, 94 cents is used to buy food to feed those in need. The organization also provides referrals to other non-profit community service agencies, assistance in filling out paperwork or applications and onsite chaplain services.

5. Macomb County Rotating Emergency Shelter Team (MCREST)

A nonprofit agency since 1989, MCREST is a rotating emergency shelter team that hosts the homeless in churches located throughout Macomb County. The organization provides, meals, lodging, life-skills training, housing assistance and emergency shelter for the homeless 365 days a year. Local member churches include , St. Francis-St. Maximilian Catholic Community and the

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