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By | 2010-12-23T09:00:00-05:00 December 23rd, 2010|News|

HIV/AIDS Research Center
Wish list: Dedicated and consistent volunteers, financial donations, new furniture, personal care items (toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, soap, toilet paper, etc.)
What is HARC? HARC is an established AIDS service organization that provides free HIV prevention and care services to individuals in Washtenaw, Jackson, Lenawee and Livingston Counties. Services include HIV education, HIV testing, Hepatitis C testing, harm reduction services, prevention for positives, provider training on HIV and related issues, medical case management, food pantry, and support groups. Online at
Contact: Calvin Dishmon at (734) 572-9355 xt. 237 or
Address: 3075 Clark Road, Suite 203 in Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Ruth Ellis Center
Wish List: Winter coats and boots, gloves and hats, sidewalk salt, laundry detergent, financial donations
What is the Ruth Ellis Center? The Ruth Ellis Center is one of three organizations in the nation solely dedicated to the needs of homeless and runaway LGBTQ youth. It operates a State of Michigan licensed Child Caring Institution and a Drop-In Center. Online at
Contact: Quentin Savwoir at (313) 252-1950
Address: 77 Victor Street, Highland Park, MI 48203

Michigan AIDS Coalition
Wish List: Copier paper 8-1/2″ by 11″ and 8-1/2″ by 14,” toilet paper, paper towels, bar hand soap, napkins, paper plates, plastic silverware
What is MAC? MAC is a provider of HIV/AIDS programs, including counseling and testing, outreach, education/prevention workshops, GLBTQ sensitivity trainings, and many others. Our primary target population is MSM: men who have sex with men, who are gay, bi, questioning. Online at
Contact: Monica Mills at (248) 545-1435 xt. 117 or
Address: 429 Livernois, Ferndale, MI 48220

Wish List: Office supplies, cleaning supplies, gift cards to Cosco, IKEA, Home Depot and Lowe’s
What is Affirmations? Affirmations is metro Detroit’s community center for lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender people and their allies. Online at
Contact: Jon Fitzgerald at
Address: 290 West 9 Mile Road, Ferndale, MI 48220

Elsie Publishing Institute
Wish list: financial donations
What is Elsie Publishing? Elsie Publishing is the publisher of Lesbian Connection Magazine, “The free worldwide forum of news & ideas for, by, and about lesbians” and What Helen Heard, “What’s happening for Michigan lesbians.” Online at
Contact: (517) 371-5257 or
Address: PO Box 811, East Lansing, MI 48826

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