2020 Hands4Detroit – Details for this Year

Hands4Detroit 2020 update

As many of you know, we will not meet in person for Hands4Detroit 2020  due to the corona virus.  Instead, we are responding to requests of two United Methodist missions organizations in our District:

  • The Methodist Children’s Home
  • Cass Social Services. 

Your congregation can support Hands4Detroit this year by providing some of the things requested on the lists below.   We can all be part the response to Covid-19 by assisting these two front-line missions organizations.

  1.  Methodist Children’s Home Society (MCHS) has had an increase in enrollment because of Covid-19. They have organized their needs into kits (see the list).
  2.  Cass Community Social Services has begun a unique drive. They are creating a comprehensive Tools Library and would like donations of any kind of used or new tool (see the tools library list). Cass also needs volunteers to help setup their Tools Library (Contact Cass at 313-883-2277)

Many of you have already begun collecting items, but some churches may need additional time. We have contacted each of the missions organizations and confirmed the following schedule for drop-offs at both locations. You may choose one or both dates to drop off items and you may choose one or both locations. Please complete this form before you make your donation.

Drop-off Schedule

  • Drop-off 1:
    • Saturday, October 3rd
    • 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Drop-off 2:
    • Saturday, October 24th
    • 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM


  • The Methodist Children’s Home Society:
    • 26645 W. Six Mile Road, Redford, MI 48240
    • Contact: Rachel Evans, 616-970-1405 (cell)
  • Cass Social Services:
    • 12025 Woodrow Wilson, Detroit, MI 48206
    • Contact: Rev. Sue Pethoud, Deacon, 810-278-1235 (cell)

If you would like to become an EngageMI Church,  send the list of what you are taking; you can use this contribution on your EngageMI form.