10 Reasons to Support Associated Charities:

  1. Started in December 1912 and has operated for 100 years without federal or state funding.
  2. All services are provided at "no cost" to clients.
  3. Clients are able to shop with dignity.
  4. Not one penny of the money donated is used for any other purpose than in the direct line of charity.
  5. Associated Charities is a grassroots effort of neighbors helping neighbors.
  6. Clients are registered annually to ensure eligibility.
  7.  878 families received services in 2018.
  8. Associated Charities partners with numerous organizations to eliminate duplication of services.
  9. All of Lenawee County is served.
  10. 157,749 clothing and household items were given away in 2018.

Our commitment to you is:                                                                                     

  • Honoring your wishes
  • Sharing your passion for our community
  • Assuring your gifts are used wisely

Monetary Donations

  • Monthly giving: convenient & eco-friendly
  • Giving automated payments per month requires little effort on your part. Everything is done online, no need to write checks or deal with direct mail.
  • Contact us at 265-7255 for enrollment form.


We use PayPal to manage our online donations. PayPal allows you to make a safe and secure donation through the internet using a debit or credit card.  To make your secure gift, please click on the Donate button on the home page. Your gift may be tax deductible and will help us better serve people in Lenawee County.


If you would like to mail a check to make a donation, please make it payable to Associated Charities and mail to this address:

Associated Charities of Lenawee
PO Box 322
Adrian, MI  49221

 Planned Giving

You can name Associated Charities as a beneficiary in your will, life insurance policy or trust.

Donation of Items

Associated Charities accepts clean, gently-used items.

If we can't accept your items, we will help you locate a local organization that will.

We accept the following items:

  • Clothing
  • Dishes
  • Kitchen items
  • Small Appliances
  • Electronics
  • Shoes
  • Blankets & Bedding
  • Towels
  • Jewelry
  • Home decorations
  • Holiday decorations
  • Wood Furniture-not upholstered
  • Books & magazines
  • DVDs, CDs and video tapes
  • Toys

We do not accept baby beds, car seats, computers, upholstered furniture, encyclopedias, exercise equipment, pianos, organs, TVs or stuffed animals.

Please Don't: 

Leave items outside when we are not opened or donate broken/soiled items.

When you do we have to dispose of them and that takes away from our budget to help others.