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
DONATE BY PHONE
DONATE BY MAIL
1600 N. Huron River Drive, Ypsilanti, MI 48197.
Please download this form and send it in with your donation.
Kicked Out Fund
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 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 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. Click here for school supply donation list.
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. Last year, the Education Project served nearly 1,300 homeless or unstably housed youth in Washtenaw County.
Donations can be delivered to: 1819 S. Wagner Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48106. Please call ahead: 734-994-8100 x 1518.
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:
Wondering about other unique ways to support us?
We can help you. Contact Scott at 734-662-2265 x25 or at email@example.com.
School Supply Drive:
The Education Project team collects and distributes 1300 backpacks a year to Washtenaw County Schools. See info here.
Make Kits for youth
Many times youth don’t have essentials needs met and we offer them basic items to get them through. On your own or with a group, you can collect items for kits and assemble them for us. Typical kits are for hygiene, move-in, new mom, welcome, gift cards and more.
We gladly accept in-kind support, however we have very limited storage space at our facilities. We collect the following items: (please call ahead and let us know you are coming: 734-662-2265)
Full size hygiene products
New clothes (with tags on)
New bedding/sheets, in original packaging
New towels, in original packaging
Unopened laundry and cleaning supplies
Unused kitchen utensils/supplies
Deliveries are accepted during our normal business hours at 1705 Washtenaw Avenue. (M-TH 9am-8pm or Friday’s until 5pm).
Ozone House has developed a list of needed items with Amazon Wishlist. Click here to purchase items on behalf of Ozone House. Deliveries will be made directly to our facility.
Have furniture, Food, or clothing to give? Furniture: HouseN2Home, Friends Indeed (734) 484-7607, Habitat Restore (734) 822-1530, Clothing: St. Vincents DePaul (734) 761-1400, Ann Arbor thrift shop (734) 761-1400, PTO thrift (734) 996-9155, Kiwanis (734) 665-0450, Ypsilanti thrift shop (734) 483-1226, Housewares: House by the Side of the Road (734) 971-2550, Food: Food Gatherers (734) 668-1818 – All of these organizations support our families. They have the capacity to store large items. Please contact Heidi at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 734-662-2265 for more information.
MomZone (for young mothers and their children): Diapers, diaper bags, formula, bottles, wipes, baby food, infant toys, baby board books, strollers, carseats, Pack n’ plays and baby clothing .
PrideZone (for LGBTQ+ group): ANY crafting supplies, safer sex supplies (condoms, lube, dental dams, etc.), bus tokens (half and full fare), PG-13 LGBTQ+ movies and books, party board games.
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.
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.