Join Us In Our Mission To Raise
$1.5 Million For A New Facility

Join Us In Our Mission To Raise $1.5 Million For A New Facility

"Let your light shine as an inspiration to humanity and be the reason someone believes in the goodness of people."

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  • Raised: $313,548 of $1,500,000 Goal


GOAL: Raise $1,500,000

Help Us Grow To Fight Hunger Where We Live

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About Our Building

Growing & Expanding Active Faith is a Community Wide Project

The new location will offer double the space to house our food pantry plus all our support programs. With a modest budget our goal is to design an attractive building.  In-Kind donations for product and licensed labor is welcomed.  Relationships with multiple local businesses, local government, civic groups, and churches are well established and will raise to a higher level of partnership. Local church groups, businesses and civic groups have all offered to help us move. The excitement is building and  we plan on a grand celebration at our open house in 2024.

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Future ACTIVE FAITH Building
553 S. Lafayette
South Lyon, MI 48178

Why Move

With the larger building providing double the square footage, we will have permanent rooms for:

  • Food Pantry & delivery to homebound
  • Free clothing closet
  • Winter coat drive
  • Back to school programs
  • Job Readiness and support
  • Case Management
  • Community engagement
  • Meeting rooms
  • Holiday and birthday gifts for children
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Reasons To Give

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  • Currently serving nearly 700 clients each month and it's growing.
  • Serving over 350 children in various ways and this number is growing.
  • The Back-To-School program has become a launching point toward a successful school year
  • The Winter Coat program needs additional space to provide cold weather protection for such large numbers of adults and children.
  • Space needed for employment resources and support
  • Families in need without a vehicle need easy access to support services and we are conveniently located with sidewalks
  • The cost of food and goods has pushed the pantry to purchase in larger quantities, requiring additional storage space.
  • Our new facility offers plenty of parking with designated handicapped parking which we have neither at our current location
  • The opportunity for volunteers has increased requiring additional space for groups to help on site

Client Stories

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On her way out of the food pantry with a cart full of groceries, a client turn toward us and said this:

"I appreciate getting help with food here at the pantry, but what moves me even more, is that people care enough to give it."

A little girl's birthday story

A dad and his daughter stopped in for food assistance. They were living out of their car. The little girl sat down in the lobby and looked so sad.  The dad told us it was her birthday today, and she is feeling sad because he wasn't able to give her a cake or a gift. Active Faith staff flew into action. Within a few minutes a birthday crown was gently placed on her head. She was handed a birthday bag with a card, gift and a bakery treat. Together everyone in the room sang happy birthday. Her eyes welled up in tears  and she beamed the biggest smile that lit up  the room.

A Hand Up

When 'Heather' was a little girl, she remembers her mom would bring her to the little grocery store in town for food supplies. Mom was always happy on grocery shopping day. She would always let Heather pick out something special from the fresh fruit section or the bakery area. Mom's spirits lifted even higher when they got home mom chatted happily while together they put all the food away. Heather grew up, went to college and married. Life was good. She and her husband opened their own business in town. One day, it dawned on Heather that the little grocery store was actually a food pantry and that she and her mom had faced financial hardship.  Heather was overwhelmed with gratitude knowing that her town cared enough to give and help those in need.   Today, Heather and her husband give back to the community by raising money and collecting food donations for the little grocery store that helped lift her out of poverty, because together we do make a difference.

Leadership Giving Levels

Your generous Leadership  donation will help us expand our food pantry & services.

Your donation will be an inspiration to others to open their hearts and follow your lead.

Your gift will be recognized on our Leadership Giving Wall at the new site.

*Donations can be in the form of cash, or other investments including stocks and bonds.

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$1,000 - $4,999








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Scappaticci Family


Cook Automotive Repair - Driving Superior Service

Charlotte and Dick Schotte

Vanguard Charitable Crossroads Grant

Anonymous Donor 

Jeffery Trapp

Steven & Francine Showerman

Lyon Area Rotary Club

Jerry Sweet



$5,000 - $9,999

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The Verhelle Family 








$10,000 - $24,999

Vibe Credit Union

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Karen Allen







$25,000 - $49,999

The Jones Family

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$50,000 - $99,999








$100,000 +







Help Us Grow to Fight
Hunger Where We Live

Help Us Grow to Fight Hunger Where We Live

  • Raised: $313,548 of $1,500,000 Goal


401 South Washington Street,  P.O. Box 188, South Lyon, Michigan  48178