C.A.R.E.S. launches ‘Thankfulness Plate’ fund drive

A fundraising campaign that allows donors to express gratitude will help support more than 730 families currently served by C.A.R.E.S. (Community Action Resources Empowerment Services), a Farmington Hills-based nonprofit.

Located in the former Servant Church of St. Alexander at 27835 Shiawassee Road, C.A.R.E.S. offers a food pantry, clothing pantry, and support services for local residents in need. During the past month, the charity distributed 30,095 pounds of food and 3,756 pieces of clothing.

To participate in the Thankful Campaign and fill a Thankfulness Plate, make an online donation at caresfh.org/c-a-r-e-s-thankful-campaign/ You can also add a “Thankful for… “ message, and your name and message will be displayed on a wall at C.A.R.E.S.

Here’s what your donation buys:

• Yellow Plate – $25 – feed one person for one month

• Orange Plate – $50 – peanut butter and jelly for 25 children

• Silver Plate – $100 – fresh eggs for every family for one week

• Gold Plate – $250 – toilet tissue for every family for one month

• Family Platter – $500 – soup for every family for one month

• Corporate Dinner Platter – $1,000 – one pound of ground beef for every family for one month

C.A.R.E.S. will also host a November 25 Community Thanksgiving Celebration, with a complementary strolling dinner and service with the theme of Thanksgiving, generosity, and compassion. Sponsored by the Farmington Area Interfaith Association, the event starts at 5:30 p.m., with the service at 7 p.m.

To learn more about C.A.R.E.S., visit caresfh.org.