November's Nonprofit Spotlight is on the Shelter Association of Washtenaw County!

Ending homelessness, one person at a time! 💙🏡

The Shelter Association of Washtenaw County, is working tirelessly to combat homelessness one person at a time. Your support can make a profound difference in providing shelter, meals, medical care coordination, and hope to those in need here in Ann Arbor. Join us in our mission to create a community where homelessness is a thing of the past.

Consider participating in National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness week from November 11th-18th by joining one of the many special events that SAWC is hosting! See more info below.

Fall into the spirit of giving and help those experiencing homelessness by contributing financially or embrace the autumnal vibes by volunteering your time.
Click to donate online today!
Use your Kroger Community Rewards to help support the Shelter Association of Washtenaw County:
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Donate directly to Shelter Association!


Events to support Shelter Association of Washtenaw County

National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week
November 11, 2023–November 18, 2023

Visit the website to learn more about National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week and the various events SAWC is hosting.

Fill That Truck!
November 10, 2023
8:00 am –5:00 pm

Help 'Fill That Truck!' with items requested by the Shelter. This event directly benefits their clients as it gives them access to things like new winter coats or new socks! They park their van outside of a local Ann Arbor business and ask that people stop by for donations. This time they'll be at the Kroger at 2641 Plymouth Rd in Ann Arbor. Please stop by with your donations that day between 8am and 5pm! See the link for a list of much needed items.

Comedy for a Cause
November 16, 2023
7:00 pm

Located at The A2 Comedy Showcase, Put a Roof on It: Comedy for a Cause Doors open at 6:30 PM, Show starts at 7:00 PM | 212 S 4th Ave. Join for the funniest Fundraiser event of the year! Shelter will be hosting a live comedy event with featured comedian, Matt Braunger, for which ticket sales benefit the shelter. Tickets are sold by SAWC for $25 and are available for purchase online. There will also be a 50/50 raffle and tons of other fun! You may have seen comedian Matt Braunger in hits like; Agent Carter, Up All Night, Disjointed, Take My Wife, and Upload!

Walk in My Shoes for Mental Health
November 1, 2023–November 30, 2023

Every journey begins with a single step. Throughout November, walk a mile a day to promote mental health. Track your journey & share videos to be posted on social media! Use the hashtag, #SAWCMile for your picture to be featured on their site! Click the link for more info on participating in this free challenge.


The Shelter Association of Washtenaw County is working tirelessly to combat homelessness one person at a time, supporting over 1100 single adults annually. Your support can make a profound difference in lives of those they serve including those with disabilities (75%), mental illness (70%) senior citizens (41%) veterans (10%) and those in the LGTBQ community (10%) by providing shelter, basic needs, meal coordination, access to medical and mental health care, and hope to those in need here in Washtenaw County.


You can sign up either as an individual or as a group by using the link
Use the link above to create an account at sign-up in their volunteer management system for online scheduling, training, and logging hours.
Volunteer shifts range from 2 to 5 hours (Volunteer hours available between 6am and 10pm)
Volunteer Orientations are on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. These orientations generally begin at 7 PM and end at 8 or 8:30 PM.


Besides supporting financially or by volunteering your time, please review the list outlined below or use the link to their Amazon wish list. Then drop off donated items to the Delonis Center Building at 312 W. Huron St, Ann Arbor

Wish List: Outdoor Survival Kit Items, Tents, Sleeping Bags, Ponchos, Gloves, Sunblock, Lip balm, Baby Powder, Deodorant, Mini/Shampoo & Conditioner, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Band-Aids, Nail Files, Granola Bars/ Raisins, Bars of Soap, Anti-Bacterial Wipes, Pocket Tissues.

Suggested Items (Year-Round): Winter Hats & Winter Gloves, New Unisex Sweatpants and Sweatshirts- (all sizes including 3X), New Undergarments (see Amazon Wishlist), New White T-Shirts, Twin Sheet Sets Travel Sized Toiletries.
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These have been tough times for many people. Especially as we enter the cold months and the holiday season, it's so important to look out for others in our community. While many of us have a list of things to be thankful for, there are people near us who are struggling to simply survive. We've always worked hard to support the crucial work of the Shelter Association because they truly bring warmth, safety, nutrition, and opportunities for success to numerous people every day. We'd encourage you to consider how you can help others by supporting Shelter along with us.

Donate directly to Shelter Association!