Ways to Give
When you give to Ozone House, you can save a life today!
Your generous support ensures that we can offer a safe place and support – free of charge – to hundreds of homeless and at-risk youth in our community.
How do your dollars make a difference?
- $5000 provides intensive 1:1 support for a year to a young person living independently
- $1000 provides family therapy for a family experiencing high levels of conflict
- $500 provides shelter, meals, skills training, and counseling for a young person in Safe Stay
- $250 supplies a training stipend, work clothing, and transportation for a youth in WorkZone
- $150 provides 24-hour emergency help to a youth or family in crisis
- $50 supplies a youth with a state ID card, school transcripts, and other vital records
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1600 N. Huron River Drive, Ypsilanti, MI 48197.
Please download this form and send it in with your donation.
Kicked Out Fund for LGBTQ+ Youth
Ozone House provides shelter and support to hundreds of young people in our community each year. Roughly 1 in 4 of these young people seek help because their sexual orientation has led to unsafe situations at home, at school or in the community.
A contribution to the Kicked Out Fund supports Ozone House’s work on behalf of local LBGTQ youth. The fund supports our 24/7 Crisis Line – one of the first places young people in crisis turn to find support and safety. The fund also supports PrideZone, a weekly support group for LGBTQ youth. This group meets weekly at Ozone House’s Ypsilanti location and provides a safe place for LGBTQ youth to congregate, socialize, build community, and access services.
Learman Higher Education Fund
Jeanne and Joe Learman, long-time friends of Ozone House, made a generous gift to initiate an Education Fund at Ozone House. This fund is available to finance a variety of educational expenses that Ozone House clients incur that are not typically covered by financial aid and scholarships – books, supplies, technology, extra-curricular fees, housing deposits, etc. Having an Education Fund specifically designated for Ozone House clients helps make the goal of a continued education beyond high school possible for many young people who do not have the resources or parental support that it takes to apply to college.
“It is good to know that… this Education Fund will allow many young people to reach their goals by allowing them to continue their education past high school. We are so pleased by the additional support others in the community have provided, which will allow this fund to continue to grow for the future.” -Jeanne Learman Ozone House Donor and Foster Care Parent
The K-12 Education Project
In a joint partnership with the Washtenaw Intermediate School District, Ozone House oversees the daily administration of the Education Project. This program is designed to ensure that students experiencing homelessness or unstable living situations enroll, regularly attend, and stay in school.
The Education Project relies on a combination of grant support from the state and donations from members of the community.
The Education Project works closely with liaisons in the school districts, allies within each school, community partners, and families to identify and serve all youth affected by homelessness.
OTHER WAYS TO GIVE
Gifts of stock:
Would you like to make a gift of stock? Let’s talk! Contact Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leave a legacy:
Are you interested in leaving a legacy to Ozone House through your estate? Wonderful! Contact Scott at email@example.com.
Does your employer match donations? Great – that doubles your contribution! Does your company match? Some local companies such as Consumers Energy, DTE Energy, Ford Motor Company, General Motors Corporation, Key Bank, Pfizer, Proquest, and Toyota do company matches. Check your company’s policies and procedures for matching donations. Contact Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Automatic monthly donation:
Would you like to set up an automatic monthly payment? We can do that! Contact Scott at email@example.com.
Give via your IRA:
For those 70.5 years and older, you can give any amount (up to a maximum of $100,000) per year from your IRA directly to a qualified charity such as Ozone House without having to pay income taxes on the money. Gifts of any value $100,000 or less are eligible for this benefit and you can feel good knowing that you are making a difference here at Ozone House. You may also see this IRA charitable rollover referred to as a qualified charitable distribution (QCD).
- To include Ozone House in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID. Please let us know of your gift (many retirement providers assume no responsibility for letting nonprofits know of your intentions so your goals won’t be honored).
Legal name: Ozone House, Inc
Legal address: 1600 N Huron River Drive, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Federal tax ID number: 38-1916505
Ozone House provides young people and their families basic needs supplies to ensure that they are able to lead healthy, safe, and productive lives.
Due to COVID, please contact Megh Hollowell MHollowell@ozonehouse.org to schedule a drop off time and receive our most up to date drop off instructions. We are only accepting new items at this time. Purchase items online here, or see our current high needs list here.
Please reach out to our partner HouseN2Home if you have furniture or larger items to donate
Attend an event:
Your attendance at one of our fundraising events, such as Home Sweet Home in February or Harvest of Hope in September, is also a great way to support Ozone House. Click here for our events page.
Host a Fundraiser:
We would love to come to your home, your work, or host an event here at Ozone House to raise awareness and funds for the work we are doing with young people.
Please call us at 734-662-2265 with ideas or questions.
Kroger Community Rewards:
Use your Community Rewards Kroger Card to support Ozone House. Click here to enroll or re-enroll. Simply search for Ozone House under “Community Rewards” or use #84378.
Please consider using Amazon Smile when shopping on Amazon. Simply click here and type “Ozone House” as your charity of choice, and we will receive a percentage of every purchase you make.
Your generous support ensures that we can offer a safe place and support – free of charge –
to hundreds of homeless and runaway youth in our community.