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Locally Founded. Locally Funded. Locally Focused.

Our Mission: Based on the founding belief that each of us is created in God's image, we offer help, hope and compassion to anyone with essential needs.

Our Values:

We...

Listen...with compassion

Care...for others with dignity and respect

Share...heart, hope, and all that we have

Items needed for our clothing and household goods store:

We are in need of clothing and household items and looking for the following: kids shoes, sandals and boys clothing sizes 5T-16. We're also in need of towels, hand towels, washcloths, and throw blankets. If you have items you'd like to donate, please bring them to Father Fred during regular hours! 

Back to School Shoes returns this summer and we're now accepting donations of the following items: Sneakers - all sizes 5T-adult 14, Socks - ankle socks in sizes 12-13 toddler/youth - size 6, School Supplies including: wide and college ruled notebooks, black or blue ink pens, scissors, glue sticks, crayons, No. 2 pencils, markers, highlighters, 3-ring binders and more. Donations can be dropped off during normal business hours. 

Regular Hours:

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10AM- 2PM. 

Wednesday 10AM-7PM

In person and curb side (personal shopper) services are available. Please call 231-947-2055 once you have arrived at the foundation for curb side services.

Since 1989, The Father Fred Foundation has been providing food, clothing, household goods, and financial assistance to those with less within our five-county community. In the words of Father Fred, we are here to listencareshare, and above all, provide hope for those who find themselves in difficult times. Our goal is to ensure that no one in our community falls through the cracks - and we do all this without accepting any state or federal aid. To read more about The Father Fred Foundation, go to Who We Are.

DONATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED DURING CURRENT OPERATING HOURS

Please DO NOT leave donation items at our door.

    Please note: Donations left outside of our door overnight must be disposed of, which costs The Foundation.  Please do not leave donations outside of our facility.  THANK YOU!

    WE ARE ACCEPTING ALL DONATIONS WITH THE EXCEPTION OF HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, LARGE APPLIANCES, CRIBS AND CAR SEATS.  WE ARE ALSO HAPPY TO RECEIVE:

    Food items: 5 oz. canned chicken or tuna, oatmeal, peanut butter, rice, dried beans 1lb bag, spaghetti or pasta, pasta sauce, soups, canned fruits in juice.

    Personal care items: diapers, baby wipes, 12 oz. shampoo, laundry soap, toothpaste and toothbrushes, disposable razors, feminine care products, bar soap, stick deodorant.

    We greatly appreciate your donations!

     


     

    News

    Our guest services hours for pantry, financial assistance, and clothing and household goods are : Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10am - 2pm and Wednesday 10am-7pm
    Our building is open for in person services.  Drive up pantry services and personal shopper services are still available.  Please call  231.947.2055 once you have arrived at The Foundation for these services.   

    The Father Fred Foundation
    826 Hastings
    Traverse City, MI 49686
    Ph: (231) 947-2055
    Fax: (231) 947-1818