Any single donation, no matter the size, makes a difference.


Thank you for considering Guiding Light as an outlet for your talents, treasures and time.

Cash donations give Guiding Light the most flexibility, but there are certain items that our men always need. Please view the list below for current needs.

You can drop off your donations to:

Guiding Light
255 Division Ave. S. 
South Grand Rapids, MI 49503


Winter Needs:

  • Winter Coats, large, XL and 2XK
  • Ski Gloves
  • Hats
  • Boots

All Year Donations:

  • White t-shirts and underwear 
  • Office supplies such as composition books and pens for class work 
  • Gently used books, especially Bibles 

Personal hygiene items:

  • Toothbrushes, toothpaste, and floss
  • Body wash/soap
  • Shampoo
  • Deodorant
  • Combs & brushes
  • Disposable razors & shaving cream

As men begin to look for work, go out on interviews and become re-engaged in the workforce, more needs arise:

  • Backpacks
  • Belts
  • Slacks and dress shirts
  • Dress shoes
  • Steel toe boots
  • Bus passes

Building & Facilities:

  • Carpet in several offices
  • Fencing to go around water heaters
  • Indoor/outdoor black rugs


  • Kitchen tile on floor needs to be replaced or re-grouted

Additional Needs:

We are accepting donations of used bicycles on behalf of Freedom in Motion at our 255 Division Ave. South location. Freedom in Motion will restore the bicycles to safe and working order and distribute them to anyone in need of reliable, inexpensive transportation.

Because Guiding Light is a 501(c)3 non-profit registered with the State of Michigan, your in-kind donations may be eligible for tax deductions. Please consult your tax advisor for eligibility requirements.

Additional opportunities for giving:

We strive to be good stewards of the building and properties we own. We work continuously to maintain them.  Throughout the year, we need help with certain projects, which are above and beyond our standard maintenance.

But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds,’ declares the Lord, ‘because you are called an outcast, Zion for whom no one cares.’


Are You Ready?

If you are interested in helping with labor or materials and equipment, or both, please contact Olivia.


616-451-0236 ext. 13

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