Volunteer Opportunities

Monetary donations 

Christ Child House is always in need of financial contributions to help sustain and expand the agency’s programs and services.

If you would like to make a tax-deductible charitable donation to Christ Child House, please click on the “Donate Now” button below or send a check, made out to Christ Child House, to:

Christ Child House
Attn: Nicole McAdoo
Vice President
15751 Joy Road
Detroit, Michigan 48228

Volunteer Opportunities

Adult volunteers are always needed for the tutoring program at Christ Child House. Most tutors come to the House for an hour once a week, usually after school or in the early evening. Our boys need patience and individual attention to assist with homework; neither specific knowledge nor a teaching degree are required. We ask that you commit to a six month period of time to provide continuity and stability for the student; many tutors find the experience greatly rewarding and stay with us for several years.  For more information please contact Tamiko Walton, Academic Coordinator twalton@christchildhouse.org 313-584-6077 Ext. 26.

Event Sponsorship
Do you have a business which caters to children? The House is always looking for extra-curricular activities for our active boys! If you have the means and desire to sponsor an event, either at the House or offsite, please contact LaNeice Jones or fill out the form under the Contact Us header. CCH is a 501(c)3 nonprofit entity and your donation will be tax deductible.

Volunteer and group activity sponsorship opportunities at Christ Child House include: 

·       Mentoring

·       Hosting/sponsoring group activities such as yoga and exercise classes, Cosplay, pottery workshops/classes, Arts and Scraps, wood shop classes and model car building classes and dance classes 

·       Game night sponsorships (come and play board and video games with the boys and provide lunch or dinner)

·       Movie night

·       Social, cultural and recreational trips to the movies, museums, science centers, zoos, camping, Dave and Buster, LEGOLAND, Whirly ball,  bowling, roller-skating, ice skating, Detroit Winterfest and dinner out, pizza gift certificates, restaurant gift certificates

In-Kind Donations

In-kind donations are always welcomed and appreciated by Christ Child House.

If you would like to donate any of the items on our wish list, please contact Maria Lessnau 313-584-6077 Ext. 14

Wish List Items:

Things for Individual Boys

  •      MP3 Players
  •      Headphones/ Earphones for MP3/CD players
  •      V-Tech Reading, Writing, Math Games for ages 6-12
  •      Lego Pads for ages 6-12
  •      Legos- all ages and variations
  •      Model Cars
  •      Untamed T-Rex Skeleton, glow in the dark
  •    Wrestling belt

Items for all boys:

  •   Brand Name Gym Shoes/Sneakers (Nike, Converse, Adidas; Boys sizes 1.5-6, Men’s sizes 7-12W)
  •   Underwear & Undershirts (Boys sizes 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20; Men’s sizes 30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 40; Shirts sizes S through  2X; Older boys prefer Boxer Briefs and/or Boxers)
  •   Socks (White crew socks and light and dark dress socks; Boys sizes 5-9, Men’s sizes 6-12)
  •   Belts (All sizes)
  •   Shoe laces (Sport & Dress;  All sizes and colors)
  •    Toothbrushes  (no toothpaste needed)
  •    Deodorant – Must have solid stick (not spray)
  •   Soap – Dove for Sensitive Skin
  •   Shampoo and conditioner
  •   Body Lotion for dry skin, Cocoa Butter Sticks and/or Cocoa Butter Lotion
  •   Non-Alcohol Mouthwash
  •   Chap stick
  •   Hairbrushes
  •   Journals or notebooks for journaling
  •   Coloring books, Word search, puzzles etc.
  •   Regular Sweatshirts and Jogging pants/Athletic Wear in various sizes (boys S- XL or 10-12, 12, 14-16, 18-20; men’s S-2XL)
  •   College and Professional Sports Teams Apparel (boys S- XL or 10-12, 12, 14-16, 18-20; men’s S-2XL)
  •   Winter hats (youth and adult sizes)
  •   Winter gloves (youth and adult sizes)
  •   Winter coats and jackets (boys S- XL or 10-12, 12, 14-16, 18-20; men’s S-2XL)
  •   Snow pants in various sizes (boys S-XL; men’s S-2X)
  • Radio/Alarm Clocks


  • Things for the Agency to benefit all the Boys
  •      32” Flat Screen TVs (2-3)
  •      DVD Players (4-5)
  •      Laptop Computers (4-5)
  •      Microphones and a Portable Sound System
  •      Printers (4)
  •      Sound Bar
  •      24″ x 32″ Illuminated Wet Erase Board, Wall or Ceiling Mount – Black
  •      Yearly Subscription for an on-line educational program (abc.com, edhelper.com, Khan Academy Program, etc.)
  •    Xbox 360 Game System
  •   Play Station 4 Game Controller
  •   Xbox 360 Game Controller
  •   Video games appropriate for children (rated E for everyone)
  •   DVD Movies for ages 6-12 years
  •   Educational CDs for Math and Reading
  •   Gift Cards (Walmart, Target, Meijer, Kroger, JCPenney, Home Depot, Lowe’s Office Depot, Amazon, Game Stop, McDonalds, 5 & Below, Visa and MasterCard – used to purchase items throughout the year as needed for  birthday gifts, school clothes, special projects, additional food, etc.)
  •   Gift Cards to Movie Theatres
  •   Professional cleaning services
  •   Fatheads for the boys rooms
  •   Guinness Book of World Records (5)
  •   Tickets to children’s concerts, plays, museums, Michigan Adventure, zoos, Frankenmuth, movie theaters and LEGOLAND
  •   Re-striping of the basketball court
  •   Batteries (all types)
  •   Bike helmets (sizes S-L)
  •   Rollerblades
  •   Knee and elbow pads
  •   Board games (Monopoly, Chess, Connect Four, Battleship, UNO Cards, etc.)
  •   Brain games for children
  •   Camping supplies (flashlights, sleeping bags and portable cots)
  •   Yoga and exercise mats
  •   Storage containers (various sizes for clothing, toys, video games and DVDs)
  •   Laundry supplies (Gain detergent, Oxi-clean, Shout, Clorox 2 and Odoban)