Local Charitable & Civic Organizations

Local Civic and Charitable Organizations

The following are local civic and charitable organizations located in St Clair Shores.

Lake House

The Lake House is a cancer support center offeringwellness programs, social activities, support groups and educational opportunities for anyone who has been touched by cancer (patients, families, caregivers, etc.) Contact information: Madeline Bialecki, Executive Director, director@milakehouse.org, 586.777.7761, www.milakehouse.org

St. Clair Shores Lions Club:

MISSION STATEMENT: To volunteer our time and provide financial assistance to the disabled, underprivileged, elderly and youth of St. Clair Shores and internationally where appropriate, particularly related to sight and hearing in accordance with the mission of Lions Clubs International.

St. Clair Shores Lions Chartered 1944. Motto: WE SERVE


Meeting information:

Where: Gilbert’s Lodge Trophy Room
22335 Harper Avenue
When: 2nd & 4th Tues, 7pm
Contact: Lion Dennis Oster
Call/text: 586-405-0470


Senior Citizen Organizations

AmericanAssociation of Retired Persons (AARP)

Evelyn Gole is the vice president. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month at the Blossom Heath Inn located at 24800 Jefferson (just south of Ten Mile Road) at 1 p.m.

Senior Center of the Shores (SCOTS)

SCOTS is a non-profit organizational board that concerns itself with providing volunteer leadership for the activities and programs of the Senior Activities Center. Board membership is limited to residents by application. The SCOTS Board meets at the Senior Activities Center on the second Friday of the month at 9 a.m.

Older Persons Advisory Committee (OPAC)

Chairperson Mary Cipriano can be reached at 313-884-5997. Sue Zanoni, the co-chairperson, can be reached at 586-778-0004. OPAC is an advisory committee appointed by the Mayor and City Council to discuss and evaluate the needs of older adult residents regarding transportation, recreation, food, housing, and other concerns. The committee meets the third Thursday of the month at3 p.m. in the Senior Activities Center. Membership to fill vacancies is by application.

Optimist Club of St. Clair Shores

Founded in October, 1992, the club is a volunteer group of adult men and women from the community that are interested in promoting optimism and helping children.

St. Clair Shores Senior Cruisers

Marie Krenzer is the president of the Cruisers. The St. Clair Shores Senior Cruisers are a social club for St. Clair Shores residents age 50 or older (only one spouse need be 50). Meetings are held on Wednesdays at the Blossom Heath Inn located at 24800 Jefferson (just south of Ten Mile Road) at 10:30 a.m. Enjoy coffee and donuts, play cards, play bingo, go on trips, and much more! Dues are $12.00 per year.

Wheels for Wishes

Wheels For Wishes" is a car donation program benefiting Make-A-Wish Michigan that offers a free and easy way to recycle or donate unwanted cars, trucks, motorcycles, SUVs, RVs and boats. Donated vehicles can be recycled or auctioned off, with all proceeds benefiting Make-A-Wish, helping your vehicle turn into a wish for a local child. You can donate your vehicle by visiting http://michigan.wheelsforwishes.org/ or calling1-855-370-9474


Wigs 4 Kids provides wigs and support services to Michigan children experiencing hair loss as a result of cancer treatment, alopecia, trichotillomania and other disorders. Our program is available to children and teens between the ages of 3 through 18 at no charge to their families and there is no waiting.

The Yardeners of St. Clair Shores

The Yardeners of St. Clair Shores is a non-profit group dedicated to achieving beneficial environmental results by teaching and practicing earth friendly gardening. This includes the use of Native Plants, wildlife habitat landscaping, composting, and integrated pest management minimizing the use of harmful chemicals. The funds raised go back into the community through donations, educational programs, and planting projects.

Welcome to 2020

The Yardeners of St. Clair Shores are again doing some fun and informative things this year. Please see our attached 2020 Events Newsletter for info on the following:

Don’t miss out...receive the native plants you want by filling out our enclosed plant pre-order form...Pre-orders are strongly encouraged and suggested and will be taken until May 24th. (The sale is on June 13th) Please see attached pre-order form and culture guide for more information. The culture guide will give information about the plants and where they are best located, etc.

Our 2020 annual Garden Tour is on Saturday August 1st. It is always a good day with many neat gardens and some good ideas. By the way, if you know of any gardens that are in St. Clair Shores (yours, a friend’s) that should be on our Garden Tour?...please call Laurel (586) 415-7110 or email us with their name and address and let us know...

We hope you’ve found something you like and that you will join us at at least one of these events!

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