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25 days of Giving making a big difference in Mid-Michigan

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25 days of Giving making a big difference in Mid-Michigan. (Mid-Michigan NOW)

FLINT, Mich - As we look forward to a return to holiday norms this year like family gatherings and gifts under the tree, Mid-Michigan NOW, Dort Financial Credit Union and Catholic

Charities hope we don't forget those less fortunate.

For more than a decade NBC25, FOX66, and the CW46 have supported "25 Days of Giving" campaign encouraging you to give what you can do to help us, help others.

Click here to learn how you can donate and help our 25 Days of Giving campaign.

“When I need it, I get it and they’re very nice. They’re very kind," said Nancy Harris.

Nany Harris relies on Catholic Charities, their staff, and volunteers.


“I come and get my personals every month and I come to the clothing room, at least, twice or three times month-to-month," said Harris.

Gretchen Polzine-Ridley is a community volunteer and says, "“Like, right now, I’m out of baby wipes. So, we would love to have some here if anyone wants to donate to Catholic Charities.”

Toilet paper is another high-demand item that is hard to keep on the shelves and give a family, even if they have 6 people or more, the most I can give toilet paper is 5 rolls.”

Mid-Michigan NOW is once again teaming up with Catholic Charities and Dort Financial Credit Union to help others.

“People have a need all year-'round and when we are able to stock up with the 25 Days of Giving that helps us get through the rest of the year," said Mary Stevenson, Center for Hope.

Last year's campaign was a bit slow due to the pandemic but still collected more than 4800 pounds of food along with other items.

“It just warms my heart to know that the community is giving all these things so that other people can have the most basic needs," said Polzine-Ridley.

Catholic Charities also notes that highly requested items are coats in adult sizes and steel-toed boots.