'Tis the season of giving and there is no better way to end the year than by giving back to your community.
The City of Sterling Heights has created multiple opportunities to help those in need during the holiday season, and we are inviting our community members to join in where and if they can.
Ken Stempowski Memorial Food Drive
Non-perishable donations are currently being accepted at our City buildings in honor of the Ken Stempowski Memorial Food Drive. We will also be collecting non-perishables at our Sterling Christmas event taking place in Dodge Park on Saturday, Dec. 2. Checks made out to the Macomb Food Program are also appreciated.
Fox Gives Sox
With the cold weather on its way help Fox Gives Socks collect 10,000 pairs of socks this year and keep their stocks full by donating at one of their donation bins located throughout City buildings until Friday, Nov. 24.
#MYSHPR Giving Tree
You can continue to help provide warmth for the community by donating to the Parks and Recreation Giving Tree located in the Community Center lobby. Help decorate our trees with hats, gloves, mittens and scarfs! All items collected will be donated to a local charity providing for this in need during the cold winter months.
The Senior Center is accepting donations to help create “Household Care Bags” to be donated to local veterans and their families.
The items then get bagged up into reusable grocery bags and picked up by Chapter 54 Vietnam Veteran volunteers to be distributed by the Macomb County Veteran Food Bank to veteran families in crisis.
The following items are needed to be able to make the care bags:
Monetary donations will also be accepted to help purchase supplies.
Donations can be dropped off at the Senior Center until December 18.