South Oakland Shelter

South Oakland Shelter partners with over 60 congregations across the county, working not just to provide emergency shelters, but sustainable housing, career training, and homeless prevention. Their amazing success stories inspire many to volunteer.  Each year they provide tens of thousands of meals for hundreds of homeless families in Oakland County. The headquarters in in Lathrup Village, but volunteer opportunities are everywhere, both long and short-term. Find out all the ways you can help, receive their newsletter, and donate!


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Operating since 2000, ShelterBox is an extraordinary Rotary-partnered program that provides emergency temporary shelters for families around the world struck by natural disasters and humanitarian crises. Shelter Boxes have been used for the Syrian refugee crisis, for victims of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, and for the displaced after the earthquakes of Nepal.

Visit us on the Box City evening to see a ShelterBox and learn more. Or dig around on their enormous website. There are literally hundreds of ways to support this program.

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Want to Get Involved?

Our annual event is one of the final weekends in May.  Students wishing to join us can pick up packets at ROHS after Spring Break to collect pledges. Potential donors can send checks to Royal Oak High School c/o Interact (1500 Lexington Blvd., Royal Oak, MI 48073):  Make checks to “ShelterBox USA” or “South Oakland Shelter” to specify where you would like your donation directed.

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