Community Sharing is a 501c3 corporation which provides food, clothing, assistance with evictions and utility shut-offs, referrals, advocacy, and tutoring (K-12) for eligible Milford and Highland residents. Our goal is to help our clients achieve financial independence.
Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. every Tuesday, every 2nd and 4th Saturday, and the second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.. Emergency appointments are available. Voice mail is checked daily, Monday through Friday. You can reach CS at 248-889-0347. We are located at 2029 N. Milford Road, Highland 48357 in the Apollo Center. Our mailing address is P.O. Box 405, Highland, 48357. Our website is www.community-sharing.org.
Current Programs Offered:
FOOD - Clients can receive food once a month and in emergencies.
CLOTHING - Clothing may be received as needed.
CASE MANAGEMENT - Caseworkers plan, seek, and monitor service from various sources.
EMERGENCY FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE - Clients who qualify can receive financial help once annually.
Those receiving assistance must live in Milford or Highland and meet the following guidelines:
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Items you must bring for registration:
Proof of Residence (rent history or lot payment receipt, utility bills, and school record)
Proof of Income for ALL adults over 18 living in the home (pay stubs, social security statement, FIA grant letter, undemployment record, child support statement or income tax return)
Social Security Cards for EVERYONE living in the home.
Pertinent eviction or shut-off notifications.
If you're able to help . . .
We can alway use . . .
Canned meat products
Toothpaste and toothbrushes
Large paper grocery bags
Please help us to help others.
Volunteer your time and services
Donate food and clothing
Organize a food or clothing drive
Host a special fundraiser
Include us in your special events
Include us in your regular publications
Make a monetary donation
Tell others about Community Sharing
Community Sharing Outreach, located at 2029 N. Milford Road, Highland (Apollo Center) is asking the community for support in helping those in our community who are in need. CS has been overwhelmed serving families in Milford, Highland and Wixom (Commerce Meadows and Stratford Villa Manufactured Home Parks). CS relies on donations to supplement purchases from Gleaner's Food Bank and local stores. We also provide warm clothing, and temporary help with rent payments, utility shutoffs, etc.
During November, 2010 Community Sharing served 364 families/1,040 individuals; an increase of 14% over November, 2009. This is just one example of the growing number of people requiring help in our community. We expect increases of this nature to continue for some time.
We are in need of items such as shampoo, deodorant, feminine products, diapers, baby food, cereal, peanut butter, canned fruit, canned meat products, one-box meals, canned pasta, spaghetti sauce, ramen noodles, macaroni and cheese, baked beans, dish soap, laundry detergent, toilet paper, paper towels, kleenex, pet food, gently used seasonal clothing and monetary donations are always welcome to keep the center running. Monetary donations allow us to select the food items in shortest supply, so we may replenish our pantry with foods that provide well-balanced meals.
To those many people in our community that have provided us with support in the past, please accept our sincere appreciation.