Holiday Blessings Campaign Has Begun!

Each year, We Care offers holiday meals and gifts to families and individuals who need an extra boost during the holidays.  Our gift-giving ministry is open to kids ages 0 - 18 (or Senior year in Highschool).  Anyone in Bangor, Breedsville, Covert, Glenn, Grand Junction, Lacota, and South Haven areas are eligible with proof of need (i.e.: financial, job loss, health problems, etc.).

We are excited to offer this program once again, but it will be different due to the pandemic.  That is why we are taking extra precautions to ensure that every donor, family, volunteer and staff member is safe.  This year, we will not be offering Adopt-a-Family, but encourage those who would like to, to donate a meal basket or/and unwrapped gifts.  We are also introducing the TEENTidings Program, gift baskets specially put together for teenagers (9th - 12th grades).  Please note: Meal baskets should have only pre-made and packaged items, no home-made goods.

If you're would like to sign up to receive meals or gifts, please call our office: 269-637-4342 for South Haven, Covert, Glenn and Bloomindale; or 269-427-9581 for Bangor, Lacota, Grand Junction and Breedsville. We look forward to talking with you! 

If you would like to donate a meal or gifts, click MEAL or GIFTS for our Project: Christmas Hope to see suggestions belowYou can also click here to go to to see We Care's Gift Wish List (where any purchased items will be sent straight to We Care), or stop by our office for a complete list of meal or gift items.  All Thanksgiving Meals are due by November 23, gifts no later than December 13 and Christmas meals by December 21.

For places to drop off your gifts, click
LOCATIONS to find out where you can donate your gifts. You can also bring any toys, gifts or complete baskets to the We Care office - the building is open from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. and there is a collection box in the hall outside our office.  (Our office is open from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.) We do ask that you give us a call to let us know so that we can plan accordingly.

You can also give financially at our office or on line ( 
  • $20 buys a week of food for a family of 4 through our three foods pantries
  • $50 buys a holiday meal for a family of 4 through our Holiday Blessings Campaign Meal Distribution
  • $60 buys 3-5 gifts for one child through our Holiday Blessings Campaign Gift Distribution
  • $110 buys a meal and gifts for one child's family this Christmas
Maybe you would like to be a collection site - any business, church or organization can collect gifts and financial donations on our behalf.  We will supply the collection bin, fliers and information about We Care's Holiday Blessings Campaign.  Call Susie to set up your location today: 269-214-6208.

Want to decorate a tree for FREE to be a part of our silent auction to raise funds for We Care?  Click HERE.
Thank you for your willingness to make a difference in the lives of families in our community.

Meal Items

We Care distributes over 500 meals between Thanksgiving and Christmas to families in need. 

To receive a basket, call our office at 269-637-4342 between October 1st and no later than November 19th for Thanksgiving and December 10th for Christmas.

To donate, please e-mail Lynn at to let us know you'll be providing a complete dinner, and how many.  Some suggestions include the following items, but whatever you like to eat at the holidays is the best policy:

  • Holiday Meat or Protein: Turkey, ham, tofu (can be frozen, canned or refrigerated).
  • Side dishes, complete with each required ingredient:
    • Green bean casserole - green beans, cream of mushroom soup, milk, fried onions.
    • Mashed Potatoes - potatoes, milk, butter, salt.
    • Rolls
    • Dressing/stuffing
    • Mac and cheese (ready to serve or boxed with needed add-ins)
    • Vegetables (fresh / frozen / canned)
    • Fresh Cranberries (include bag of sugar) -or- canned cranberry sauce
    • Canned gravy or gravy packets (with needed add-ins)
  • Dessert:
    • Cookies, cake or pie
    • Cool Whip or Whipped Cream
    • Candy
  • OPTIONAL: Place all items in a re-useable container, such as a Rubbermaid tote, laundry basket or crate.

Again, these are suggestions.  For more ideas, please let our staff know and they can help.  You can also click here to go to Walmart's Grocery Pick Up.

NOTE: Due to the Corona Virus, we ask that you not include any hand or home made items.  Please use only store bought, prepacked items.  Thank you for your understanding.

Gift Suggestions

Our gift distributions were very successful last year, with over 750 kids served.  We are accepting gifts for this years distribution for both our Project: Christmas Hope and our TEENTidings distributions, which will be held Dec. 16 & 17.  For a complete list for each program, scroll down on this page, or click the name above.

To view or purchase gifts through Amazon, Click the picture above. All gifts will be sent directly to We Care.

  • Dolls
  • Hair accessories
  • Combs or Brushes
  • Bath sets
  • Hygiene products
  • Fun school supplies
  • Purses
  • LEGO Bricks
  • Activity books, crayons, colored pencils
  • Sports balls
  • College apparel
  • Nerf Gear
  • Art supplies
  • Head phones or ear buds
  • Other items as appropriate for ages 0 - 16, boys and girls
TEENTidings Gift Suggestions:
  • Ear buds or head phones
  • Books, magazines, graphic novels
  • Blanket
  • Gift Card for $10 to any store, restaurant (Support Local)
  • Personal Care product (ie: Bath soap, perfume, body wash, nail care, etc.)
Please place everything into a basket, decorative trash can (think Bed, Bath and Beyond) or re-useable tote.

  • Wrapping paper
  • Stockings
  • Stocking stuffers
  • Candy or treats
  • Hat, mitten, scarf sets - boys and girls


Whether you're looking to donate or receive assistance this holiday season, we welcome your phone call.  Or stop by and talk to us personally.  Happy Holidays!

Our Office Location

1301 M-43 Hwy., Suite 2B
South Haven, MI 49090

214 Walnut St.
Bangor, MI 49013
Contact Information

269-637-4342 - South Haven office
269-427-9581 - Bangor Office
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