How Can I Help?

"How Can I Help?"

Looking for ideas for how you, your group, your family can get involved?

Attend or Host a Tour of the Heart – a Tour is a great way to learn more about what the kids do at Ele’s Place. This is not a fundraiser; attendees are asked for nothing at the tour.  Everyone is welcome at tours…invite your friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, faith leader and child’s teacher or principal to come with you. Please note: Tours are not appropriate for newly bereaved families. Tour dates and times are located here. if you would like to host your own tour of 5 or more people, please contact the branch nearest you.

Organize a fundraising event to benefit Ele’s Place – You or your group can help raise much-needed financial support for our programs and services, which are provided to families at no cost.  For example, have a dress down day at work and charge $5 to participate, with all the proceeds coming to Ele’s Place.  Or hold a car wash, garage sale, pop can drive, or bake sale to benefit Ele’s Place.  Please contact the branch nearest you for our Third Party Event Guidelines before you begin.

Ele’s Place Wish List  Your group can do a Gift Drive to collect items from our Wish List.  Great for groups and/or teens! Please call the branch nearest you to arrange a delivery time. For a current wish list for each branch, please click here.

Potluck Donations:  Many of the Ele’s Place families participate in a pot-luck when they arrive for their support group. We can always use basic grocery items to keep on hand to supplement the pot-luck items. Please call the branch nearest you,  at least one week ahead of time for our potluck guideleines and to arrange a date that works for our program.

Cleaning:  Your group can schedule a time to come in and help us do cleaning of our group rooms and kitchens. (Sanitizing toys, sorting craft supplies, washing down doorframes, walls, etc.) Daytime - business hours only. Great for groups and/or teens! Please call the branch nearest you to arrange a date that works for our program.

Ele’s Race 5K Run/Walk– Saturday, July 28, 2018 - Okemos, MI: Recruit a team of walkers/runners to participate in Ele’s Race 5K run/walk. Or form a team of volunteers to cheer along the course to motivate the runners! Great for groups and/or teens! Click here.


To be considered as a volunteer, please click here and read more about the positions, and to complete an online application. We will consider each applicant on a case-by-case basis, and reserve the right to select individuals based on the best fit for the organization. Please note: Available volunteer opportunties vary between branches and time of year. Ele's Place is not able to accept court-ordered community service volunteers.

Thank you for your interest in making a difference for the grieving children and teens of Ele’s Place!