Neighborhood House Asks Community to Help Make a Difference through the “Giving Tree”

Rochester Area Neighborhood House announced that it has kicked off their annual Holiday Giving program as they seek to bring the holiday spirit to the lives of local children and families experiencing financial need. There are an unprecedented number of families in need this year and Neighborhood House wants to make sure their children experience some very special holiday memories. Neighborhood House encourages the community to help make a difference in the lives of local children by donating through a “Giving Tree” found in many local stores and businesses or by signing up to donate through their virtual online “Giving Tree.”

Executive Director, Linda Riggs, and Food Pantry Director, Lorraine Kremer, prepare baskets for families in need

Executive Director, Linda Riggs, and Food Pantry Director, Lorraine Kremer, prepare baskets for families in need

“Giving Trees” are located at the following businesses: Electrolysis Clinic of Rochester Hills, Eugenia’s Third Street Hair, First Congregational Church, Funky Frog, Haig’s of Rochester Fine Jewelry, HealthQuest Physical Therapy, James & Olive, Lucido Jewelers, Meadowbrook Christian Church, Moon River Soap, Oak Arbor Church, Paint Creek United Methodist Church, Rochester Athletic Club, Rochester Bike Shop, Rochester City Hall, Secrets Salon, Sole Sisters, Speedway, St. Andrew Catholic Church, St. Irenaeus Catholic Church, St. Luke’s Methodist Church, St. Mary’s of the Hills Catholic Church, St. Paul’s Methodist Church, Town and Country Cleaners, Whole Foods, and several local schools.

The online “Giving Tree” can be accessed by visiting the Neighborhood House website at Direct donations of cash and gift cards are also accepted. These programs are guaranteed to bring the Holiday spirit into the lives of local families and ensure children’s happiness this season. For those who would like more information on the Holiday Giving program, please contact Rochester Area Neighborhood House at 248 651-5836 or by email at

Neighborhood House will also be working with local churches to facilitate distribution of holiday food baskets for individuals and families in need. Donations will be accepted through Monday, December 8.

Executive Director, Linda Riggs, noted that “Neighborhood House appreciates the giving spirit of the community and understands that local support is the key to the success of this program.  The willingness to assist those neighbors still struggling in our community is greatly appreciated. Brightening a child’s world and bringing a smile to a small face on Christmas morning is an immeasurable gift in itself; we couldn’t do it without the help of our neighbors and our local community. We are extremely grateful for the generosity we have seen over the years and we hope that during this coming holiday season we can assist our neighbors who continue to struggle during difficult times.”

Rochester Area Neighborhood House is a private, non-profit human service organization that was founded by communities of faith in 1968. Neighborhood House has grown over the years to become a full service private, nonprofit human service agency and currently services any qualifying families in need from Rochester, Rochester Hills, Auburn Hills, Oakland Township, and Addison Township. The agency mission is to assist the community during times of hardship, partnering with the community and other social service providers to help struggling individuals and families move toward self sufficiency. The community is invited to call 248-651-5836 to receive more information about programs sponsored by Neighborhood House.

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