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Locally Founded. Locally Funded. Locally Focused.


Full Time Administrative Assistant Position

New Executive Director Announcement

The Father Fred Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Candice Hamel as its new Executive Director. Ms. Hamel comes to the Foundation with more than 25 years of serving at-risk populations. Currently an Executive Director of the Northwest Resource Center’s Great Start to Quality serving a ten-county region, Ms. Hamel’s direct human services experience also includes service program management for Child Protective Services of the State of Michigan Department of Human Services. She has an undergraduate degree in Family Life Education and a Masters in Organizational Management.

Clothing and Household Donations Are Temporarily Suspended.

Please do not leave Donations at the door.

Back to School Shoes Fundraiser

Kids still need new shoes. You can help!

Clothing Pop-Up Shops

This month we started pivoting our clothing department to a “Pop-Up” shop. Since we are limited in the amount of activity that can currently take place at The Foundation due to our physical layout, a few volunteers have come in and prepared racks of clothes that are wheeled outside to our parking lot for guests to shop for what they need.  The number of guests allowed to shop at one time is limited to account for social distancing, face masks are required, and sanitizing hands or wearing gloves is requested.  We are thrilled that several of our families have been able to access this service and meet the needs of their families for summer clothes. 

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Check back often for MORE opportunities to make a difference in your community.

Our guest services and donation hours : Tuesday through Friday 10am - 2pm*
* food pantry / clothing  open on Wed until 7 pm and financial assistance until 6.30 pm

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