South Oakland Warming Center at Genesis 

We have 200 volunteer spots to fill over the course of 14 nights (Jan. 26 - Feb. 8), including being an overnight host, providing lunches, being a greeter, organizing clothing, washing feet, medical team, and helping withset up and tear down. Sign up for Overnight Host and Medical spots online at: For all other volunteer spots, sign up online here: Contact Carole Curley ( or Allisyn Knese ( with any questions.


Mandatory Warming Center Training - Sunday Jan. 19th 

If you sign up to help as an Overnight Host, a Greeter, on the Medical Team, or to help with Clothing or Washing Feet, there is a mandatory training Sunday Jan. 19th from 12:30-2:00pm at Genesis. Lunch will be provided. (If you are helping with Set Up/Tear Down, Dinner or Lunches, you are not required to attend the training.) Contact Carole Curley ( or Allisyn Knese ( with any questions.


Warming Center Donations

Feel free to grab a donation card from the sign up board and bring back whatever is listed. Drop off donations in bins in the lobby on Sundays starting January 5. NEW THIS YEAR

We are not accepting any other used clothing. Used clothing and toiletry donations can be dropped off at the Welcome Inn at Starr Presbyterian Church in Royal

Oak, Monday-Friday, 7:00am-7:00pm.


We also need the following items:

New men's underwear (all sizes, boxer briefs)

New women's underwear (all sizes, any color)

New women's bras (especially larger sizes, sports bras are nice)

New men's socks (long and warm, all sizes)

New women's socks (long and warm, short and cozy)

New or used warm winter hats

New or used warm winter gloves (especially large sizes for men)

10 oz. plastic drink cups

10 oz. foam coffee cups

Welcome to Genesis!

309 N. Main Street

Royal Oak, MI 48067

Tel: (248)  542-2266

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