Financial Support

Your tax deductible financial gift is crucial to the ongoing operations and daily programs of Faith In Action which serves Chelse, Dexter and the surrounding areas. We are the largest human services organization in western Washtenaw county. Donations can be made by Paypal at the link below (No PayPal account needed!) or by mailed check at the address below, or at our after-hours drop box located near the front door of our building. All donations will be acknowledged with a mailed or emailed letter receipt appropriate for tax purposes. Please consider adding your email to your donation, or to our e-newsletter link on the website for future updates.

Donations can be mailed to or dropped off at:

Faith in Action
603 S. Main St.
Chelsea, MI 48118

Food and Grocery Donations

Volunteers evaluate pantry supplies weekly. To learn which items are most needed, see our News and Updates page for current list of food pantry needs, or call (734) 475-3305.  Anything you need at your house is usually helpful at the pantry!

Cleaning products, and personal products are always needed.

Non-perishable items can be dropped off anytime DURING business hours right by the front door. For perishable items, or things that need refrigeration or freezer space, please let us know so we can confirm available storage space.

Our usual "TOP ITEMS" needed are:

  • baked beans
  • coffee
  • canned tomatoes
  • hamburger helper (or any helper)
  • spaghetti sauce
  • small cans campbells soup
  • ketchup
  • ranch
  • cereal
  • 64oz fruit juices
  • chips
  • crackers
  • Toilet Paper
  • laundry soap
  • cleaning products


Clothing and Household Items


See our Contact Us page for drop off hours.

Tax receipts for Clothing Room donations will be provided upon request. While we are unable to provide pick up, volunteers are on site to help unload at the east door of the main level.

We accept:

The following clothing and household items are generally accepted:

  • Seasonal clothing for all ages (warm weather clothing from late March-August, cold weather clothing from September-March).
  • Sheets, blankets, towels
  • Shoes, boots, slippers
  • Kitchen: dishes, pots and pans, utensils, silverware
  • Small appliances: toasters, blenders, small microwaves or toaster ovens
  • General household supplies
  • Toys, games, bikes
  • Baby equipment
  • Durable medical equipment (wheelchairs, crutches, canes, bath benches, bedside commodes, walkers)

We DO NOT Accept

  • Electronic equipment, typewriters, building materials, large sports equipment, computers, old cell phones, out of season clothing, curtain rods.
  • Medication, medical supplies like tubing, bandages, diabetes testing items, orthopedic appliances (boots), or CPAP machines.

Durable Medical Equipment

Faith in Action maintains a lending closet of durable medical equipment, including walkers, crutches, bedside commodes, bath benches, and various other items. Adult diapers are also sometimes accepted.

We DO NOT Accept

  • Orthopedic appliances (such as sprain boots), CPAP machines, Oxygen supplies or advanced medical supplies, hospice supplies or medications CANNOT BE ACCEPTED.

Vehicles in working order

Vehicles in working order and with a clean title are accepted for donation. Titles are transferred to FIA then to local families needing transportation.

Bicycles in good condition may also be donated.

FIA DOES NOT ACCEPT furniture donations

Local agencies that accept donations for local support services:

Kiwanis West: Rummage Sale and Pick up: (734) 665-0450
Salvation Army: (734) 668-8353
Recycle Ann Arbor Reuse Reuse Center: (734) 662-6288
Ann Arbor ReStore: (734) 677-1558
Friends in Deed: (734) 484-4357
Thrift Shop of Ann Arbor: (734) 662-6771
St. Vincent de Paul: (734 761-1400

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