ABOUT US

Our mission is, "To provide long term and temporary assistance
to those who have fallen on difficult times
in hopes of returning them to the independent pursuit of their life’s goals."

Faces of Active Faith

Active Faith functions with the help of the dedicated Board of Directors, Staff, Volunteers, and community.

As board members, employees and volunteers of Active Faith, we are very grateful for the support given by the citizens of our community.

One of the greatest gifts you can give is your time. Our volunteers are the backbone of our organization. Active Faith would not be able to operate as smoothly without the dedicated group of volunteers we have. Many opportunities are available, such as, helping in the office, home deliveries, food distribution Mondays, sorting donated clothes, shelving food in the pantry, working events and many more. Contact our office, on Monday, Wednesday or Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or click here for more information.

VOLUNTEER
ONE OF THE
GREATEST GIFTS YOU CAN GIVE IS YOUR TIME.

Board of Directors

We are very grateful to the community for such a generous year of giving and supporting the efforts of Active Faith. As a board, we are dedicated to keeping the principles of our mission moving forward. - Brenda Smith

  • Brenda Smith - President
  • Liz Gorman - Vice President
  • Lynn Kneisel - Secretary
  • Lisa Mancini - Treasurer
  • Sharon Sower - Executive Director
  • Ken Kneisel - Board Member
  • Jim Mindling - Board Member
  • Pat Peruski - Board Member

Office Staff

  • Sharon Sower - Executive Director
  • Diane Zischerk, MSW - Case Manager
  • Shawna Rudd - Food Pantry Manager
  • Julie Haggard - Office Manager

Our Director, Sharon Sower

Active Faith is beginning its 34th year in operation. We have stayed consistent with our goals of providing food and clothing to the 83 square mile South Lyon school district. We distribute food twice a month to approximately 350 individuals (of which 120 are children) and 120 households per month. Our volunteers make 264 home deliveries per year to our neighbors who are home-bound. Active Faith volunteers are the backbone of our organization. We would not exist without them and the time they donate to our programs. Last year our volunteers logged in close to 4,500 hours. We have provided almost 150,000 lbs of food to individuals who struggle to feed their families. We are proud to report that 93 cents of every dollar donated goes directly into our programs for low income families. We are very grateful to the local community for making our mission successful: fighting hunger where we live!

My email is sharons@activefaithcs.org

Or call the office at 248-437-9790     Sharon Sower 

TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

History

In 1987 ten local pastors started Active Faith as a Christian non-denominational, non-discriminating, licensed, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  Active Faith Community Services has worked with low-income households residing within our 83 square miles rural school district. We were established as a food pantry and clothing closet and we have never veered from that original mission. By achieving our goal to help individuals become self-sufficient, we realize that it is only as we help others that we succeed.

Active Faith is constantly changing to meet the needs of the community. We can steer you to the right agencies even when you are NOT low income.  Get through the maze a little easier by starting at Active Faith.

We distributed twice a month to an average of 140 households.  Our volunteers make 20 home deliveries per month.  Emergency food assistance was provided throughout the year when needed.  Our volunteers logged in thousands of community hours on behalf of our organization.

Active Faith Community Services is an equal opportunity provider. Click here for the USDA Non-discrimination statement.

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The Office of Civil Rights mission is to ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and policies. Click  here for the USDA Civil Rights statement.