Local Charitable & Civic Organizations
- Community Chorus
- Cops For Kids
- Gildas Club Lake House
- Historical Society
- Lac St. Claire Kiwanis
- Lakeside Palette Club
- Lions Club
- Nautical Mile Merchants Association
- Optimist Club
- Relay For Life
- Senior Cruisers
- Shorewood Kiwanis
- Wigs 4 Kids
- Wheels For Wishes
The Community Chorus engages and inspires participants and audiences through musical performances featuring choral, solo and ensemble singing within St. Clair Shores.
Triumphant Cross Lutheran Church
22360 13 Mile Rd, St. Clair Shores, MI 48082
Cops For Kids started as a program to provide gifts to children in need around the holidays and has turned into a program that helps families all year long. St. Clair Shores police officers volunteer their time to over 250 families annually.
The Lake House is a cancer support center offering wellness programs, social activities, support groups, and educational opportunities for anyone touched by cancer (patients, families, caregivers, etc.)
Madeline Bialecki, Executive Director
Annual Newspaper Sale
First Saturday of December, 6 AM-6 PM
About the Group
The St. Clair Shores Goodfellows is a local group of volunteers who try to fulfill our “No Kiddie without a Christmas” mission with our Annual Newspaper Sale. We also collect canned and non-perishable food from our local scout groups and public school food drive.
We purchase food and gift cards with the money collected from the newspaper sale.
For residents that ask for food baskets, we provide turkey, stuffing, potatoes, and 1-3 boxes of canned and non-perishable food.
To apply for gift cards to purchase gifts for their children, applicants must schedule an appointment with us and provide proof of residency, birth certificates, guardianship papers for each child, and proof of income.
Appointments will be scheduled in December at the Central Fire Station.
Starting the day after Thanksgiving, you can call 586-980-0400 for Goodfellows help.
We Welcome Volunteers
- To sell newspapers on Newspaper Sale Day anytime from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Central Fire Station, and to deliver baskets on Christmas Eve from 9 a.m. to noon from our North Fire Station (must be 18 or older)
- To donate non-perishable food the first 2 weeks of December through local schools and area
- To buy a newspaper
St. Clair Shores Goodfellows
St. Clair Shores, MI 48081
The Historical Society supports and cooperates with the St. Clair Shores Historical Commission in collecting, preserving, and recording this community's history.
Lac Ste. Claire Kiwanis is part of Kiwanis International, an organization of men and women who respond to the unique needs of their community.
Lac St. Clair Kiwanis Facebook
The Lakeside Palette Club is a non-profit organization promoting artists and their work in St. Clair Shores, Michigan.
10 AM - 2 PM
Lake Shore Adult & Community Education
23340 Elmira St.,
St. Clair Shores, MI 48082
June Nash, Correspondence Secretary
To volunteer our time and provide financial assistance to the disabled, underprivileged, elderly and youth of St. Clair Shores and internationally where appropriate, particularly related to sight and hearing in accordance with the mission of Lions Clubs International.
Second & Fourth Tuesday of the month
Gilbert’s Lodge Trophy Room
22335 Harper Avenue
Lion Dennis Oster
The Nautical Mile Merchants Association represents the dynamic businesses and services of Nautical Mile, a section in St. Clair Shores on Jefferson Ave., between 9 and 10 1/2 Mile Roads.
P.O. Box 806355
St. Clair Shores, Michigan 48080
The Optimist Club of St. Clair Shores is part of Optimist International, a worldwide volunteer organization whose clubs help out in and around their community.
Relay For Life is an international event to raise funds for a future free of cancer.
The St. Clair Shores Senior Cruisers are a social club for St. Clair Shores residents age 50 or older (only one spouse needs be 50). Join and enjoy coffee and donuts, play cards, play bingo, go on trips, and much more.
Marie Krenzer is the president of the Cruisers.
Dues: $12 per year
10:30 AM on Wednesdays
Blossom Heath Inn
24800 Jefferson Ave.
The Shorewood Kiwanis Club of St. Clair Shores is an eclectic mix of people of all ages, genders, occupations, backgrounds and interests, passionate about making the community and the world a better place for children so they can thrive.
First & third Tuesday of each month
Ram’s Horn Restaurant
9 Mile & Jefferson
St. Clair Shores, 48080
Insurance doesn't cover the cost of wigs for Michigan children in need. Wigs 4 Kids utilizes donations and grants to provide wigs.
30130 Harper Ave.
St. Clair Shores, MI 48082
"Wheels For Wishes" is a car donation program benefiting Make-A-Wish Michigan that offers a free and easy way to recycle or donate unwanted cars, trucks, motorcycles, SUVs, RVs, and boats. Donated vehicles can be recycled or auctioned off, with all proceeds benefiting Make-A-Wish, helping your vehicle become a wish for a local child.
Donate by going to their website or calling 1-855-370-9474.
Apply for the Garden Tour (PDF)
The Yardeners of St. Clair Shores help with everything green in the city. Get great tips and don't miss educational events.
The Yardeners of St. Clair Shores is a group of gardeners dedicated to achieving beneficial environmental results by teaching and practicing earth friendly gardening. This includes the use of native plants, wildlife habitat landscaping, composting and Integrated Pest Management minimizing the use of harmful chemicals. The funds we raise go back into the community through donations, educational programs and planting projects. For more information, please email email@example.com or contact Laurel Fowler at 586-415-7110. Everyone is welcome to attend Yardener presentations and planning meetings. There are no fees or dues to pay nor is membership required. The scheduled 2023 planning meeting dates are February 13, May 8, June 12, July 10, August 14, September 11, and November 13 at 7 pm. Presentations and planning meetings are usually held at the St.Clair Shores Library at 11 Mile and Jefferson.
More information about the following events can be found in the Yardeners Newsletter. Presentations are held at the St. Clair Shores Library.
April 10, 7 PM
"Ferns, Grasses & Sedges: Their Role in the Garden" - Michelle Serreyn will inform us about ferns, grasses, and sedges, which can add subtler colors, and long-lasting foliage with various growth habits.
June 2, 3-6 PM & June 3, 9 AM-Noon
Native Plant Sale - Inventory will be determined by Michigan weather and germination success.
Also, new this year, we have garden design pages (PDF) for you to look at. The plant listing gives information about the plants and where they are best located, etc.
PLEASE NOTE: we will not have a pre-order period. Come early for the best selection. Cash or checks only.
August 5, 9 AM - 3 PM
Annual Garden Tour - View amazing gardens from homeowners right here in St. Clair Shores.
Know any gardens we can add to the tour? Please email us or call Laurel at 586-415-7110 and let her know. Or, if you know of any vendors who would like to participate, please email us their information.
September 16, 9-11 AM
Annual Fall Plant Exchange - no money is involved, just gardener talk and lots of plants and things.
October 9, 7 PM
"Preserving The Harvest: Which Method is Best for You?" - Karen Burke will give a presentation about preserving the harvest and putting our beds to rest for the winter.
Information about these events can be found in the newsletter.
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