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Do for a few what you wish you could do for everyone.
— Andy Stanley

Christmas is "the most wonderful time of the year" - but for some families who have fallen on hard times, it is not always so wonderful. The necessity of paying the bills, in many instances leaves families with nothing left to spend on Christmas, and parents stressing about how to keep their children's sense of wonder about a day that they know they can't provide.

Some of the families that we adopt have a parent in prison, other families are so large that the idea of even buying one present per kid is beyond any reasonable possibility. 

That is where you come in. 

Joy to the D is our annual Christmas outreach. Each year, we take several families from around the community who, for whatever reason, may not be able to provide a Christmas for their family this year, and we take care of that for them, by giving them an ENTIRE Christmas. 

We give families that would not have a Christmas, a Christmas, and we take care of them like we would our own families. 

We also hold an annual Christmas party on the Sunday morning before Christmas where we give out at least one toy to every single child who attends. 

There are a wide variety of opportunities to get involved in Joy to the D. Some businesses rally their employees and fully adopt 1-2 families, others select one of the hundreds of tags that we provide that lists the age of the person you are shopping for, as well as what they want for Christmas. 

Others simply give a financial donation, and our team does the shopping. 


If you are interested in being involved in Joy to the D, or in helping us spread the word about what we are doing for families in Detroit at Christmas, please check out our Joy to the D toolkit


Please contact us if you would like more information about adopting an entire family


All donations to Courage Church and Joy to the D are tax deductible.