what you can do

what you can do

Here are just a few ways you can help today:

You may volunteer your time. There are many opportunities throughout the year to give of your time, talent and energy.

You may donate books, school supplies or hygiene items.  Check out the current kids’ wish list.

You may host a school supply drive.  This is a great event for your family, friends, business, religious group, boy/girl scout troop, youth group, honor society, sorority / fraternity or just about any group you belong to.

our mission

our mission

All kids deserve the opportunity to grow, and learn, and make their mark on the world.

But, the number of Michigan students living in poverty robs them of those opportunities. Our eligible coverage area population is now 741,000 children.

We invite you to join us in providing school supplies, books and other aid for kids living in poverty. You can help rewrite our children’s future.

donate now

donate now

Kindle a kid’s desire to learn today. Your donation puts books, pencils, notebooks, and crayons in their excited hands throughout the year.

You help them show up with confidence and gusto because they now have what every other kid has. They aren’t left out. They are equipped to succeed.

You can help make that difference today with your donation. Every dollar you invest can be turned into $19 worth of supplies for local students in need.

Looking for the Operation Backpack application? Click Here!
  • School Supply Program
  • MFEfamily
  • Work Readiness

This Operation: Kid Equip program provides educators with supplemental school supplies to give to students who need them in the classroom, or to complete homework assignments.

Participation in this program is limited to public and charter school teachers in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne Counties. Educators must work in a building with 50% or more of the students eligible for the free or reduced-price lunch program.

Click here to schedule your appointment.

This program provides free books for all Michigan kids. There are no income requirements to receive free books. The only cost is shipping and a small handling fee.

For more information, or to order books, please visit www.mfefamily.org.

(This program is not intended for educators or schools.)

Michigan Friends of Education’s Work Readiness & Job Skills Training program provides an opportunity to develop the resources, skills and behaviors necessary for a successful career. Work readiness training is modeled after on-the-job training programs, in which participants prepare to enter into the workforce.

At this time, MFE works exclusively with a partnership program of the Michigan Department of Human Services, Work Development Agency and Michigan Works! called PATH (Partnership. Accountability. Training. Hope.) The PATH program is the work participation program required for families receiving cash assistance through the federal Family Independence Program (FIP). This program works towards helping participants create self-sufficiency for themselves.

What parents, guardians and grandparents are saying . . .

Our family would like to thank you so much for this amazing opportunity that we have been given. Each day my kids run to the window when they hear the mail truck and run to the box to see if they have gotten a new book. On the days that new books come, they run inside with HUGE smiles on their faces and run right to the couch and crawl up on my lap and we spend hours reading the new book over and over again. They love that it is theirs to keep and that they can carry it around with them.

The Fletcher Family The Fletcher Family