Volunteer Opportunities

Would you like to help make a difference in the lives of children and young adults? Susie Q’s Kids Life-changing Mission is committed to helping those less fortunate.  With your help, we can continue making a difference in the lives of those who need it most. Volunteer today and join us in making a difference in the lives of children and young adults.

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Ever wonder what it takes to make a difference in the life of a child?

Susie Q’s Kids provides comfort bags to kids in need.  It seems simple but how does it all come together for that magical moment when a child opens their bag, cuddles their panda bear, and snuggles in their blanket.

It takes hard work and dedication. Susie Q’s Kids values the contributions of all its supporters.  For some it’s making a financial donation, for others it’s donating in-kind products, making handmade items, helping with bag stuffing and deliveries, and for others, it’s being an ambassador spreading our message of hope, inspiration, and healing.

What can you contribute: funding, in-kind products or discounts, coordinating a donation box drive and/or bag stuffing event, participating at an event working with kids and spreading our message, or volunteering to create bags components and/or stuffing and packaging the bags, or maybe, it is some type of service?

We need YOU, how can we align your passion and commitment with our mission to help kids in need?




Financial Donations

We appreciate your financial support, it extends our buying power to buy products for our comfort bags with quantity discounts. Your financial contirubtions enable us to place comfort bags in the hands of children and young adults in need. Donations can be sent to Dr Mary at 13116 Iowa Drive, Warren, MI 48088. drmary@susieqskids.org

Set up a donation drive

Donation boxes can be placed in your business, school, church, youth group, nonprofit, or at a meeting. Contact us for a donation box, choose the items you would like to collect, and we will provide a flyer for your use. Contact Dr. Mary to make arrangements to drop off your donations or arrange a pickup date. Contact Dr. Mary with details, complete the contact form

Corporate Sponsorships

We need your help to make sure our kids in need are comforted. Select your sponsorship level and let us do the work. Your support is greatly appreciated.
500 || 1,000 || 2,500 || 5,000 || 10,000 || Other

Bag Stuffing Events

Come together with our great of volunteers to stuff the comfort bags, and box them up for delivery to our nonprofit partners for distribution to kids in their programs. Check out our calendar for the next event and sign up, contact Dr. Mary

Team Engagement and Community Involvement

Want to engage your team in a bag stuffing event or a team community involvement project, contact us to discuss your needs, and expectations, and let’s make it happen.

Supplier and Vendor Discounts and Free Products

Susie Q’s Kids is looking to partner with organizations that provide products and services needed for our comfort bags, operations, and events. Please reach out to Dr. Mary to discuss opportunities to partner. drmary@susieqskids.org 248-220-6846

Need a Speaker

Dr Mary Welsh, President and Co-founder of Susie Q’s Kids, is a published author, grief session facilitator, professor, and community supporter. Her story is inspirational and motivating providing employees, community, and youth groups with a message of hope combined with doing good in the community. Wish to learn more, check out Dr Mary’s credentials (linkedin.com/in/marywelsh29) and contact her by completing our

Event Coverage

Are you having an event? Do you want Susie Q’s Kids to participate in sharing their message of positivity, hope, and inspiration? Susie Q’s Kids was named the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)’s Community Partner of the Year for their continued contributions and staffing of their children’s area. Interested, contact Dr. Mary


Our work would not be possible without the help of our volunteers. What is your secret sauce, are you good with social media, photography, placing orders, packaging bags, working an event, crafting with the kids? We welcome your contributions, check out our calendar for upcoming events and complete the contact form so we can match your skills with our needs. Thanks

Youth Group Ideas

We strongly believe in “Kids Helping Kids”, what can you or your group do to make a difference in the life of a child? Look at our different ways to engage with giving, got an idea? We want to hear from you, together we can build a better experience. Complete our volunteer application and let us know how you can help, what motivates you, and aligns with helping our kids feel comforted.

Host a bottle and can drive

We encourage” kids in helping kids”. If your businesses, youth group, or family want to fundraise for Susie Q’s Kids, contact us for a flyer. Collect your returnables, turn them in, and present Susie Q’s Kids with your donation. We appreciate all efforts to brighten and inspire the lives of kids in need. Contact Dr. Mary for details, complete the contact form

School Supply Drive

Kids need school supplies year-round. Consider having a donation drive at your business, group, or individually contributing to the academic success of our kids. Financial donations or in-kind products are accepted. Purchases can be shipped directly to Susie Q’s Kids, 13116 Iowa Drive, Warren, MI 48088 or contact Dr Mary to arrange a drop-off. 

Sip and Stitch

Get some ladies and gents together and share a cocktail, tea, or soda while creating warm hats, scarves, gloves, mitten, and blankets.  The kids will love your donations. Contact Dr Mary for details.

Host a kniting/crocheting/sewing party (blankets, hats, scarfs, gloves)

Do you have a group that loves to gather and knit, crochet, or create items, we would love to have your handmade items for our kids in need. The love you share may motivate and inspire a child Contact Dr. Mary for details, and complete the contact form

Host a blanket making party

Blankets are one of our most desired items, the kids love the warmth of the blankets. Host a blanket party, your guests can donate a blanket or participate in making a no-sew fleece blanket, cutting and tying the fringe to make a colorful blanket for the kids. This is a great opportunity for adults and youths to participate in brightening and inspiring the lives of kids in need. Contact Dr. Mary for details, complete the contact form

Facebook Fundraiser

You can support us on your birthday, anniversary, graduation, wedding, or whenever you please. Your donations help us place comfort bags in the hands of children and young adults in need.  Log in to Facebook, tap fundraiser, tap raise money, tap nonprofit, select Susie Q’s Kids, and tap create. It is that simple.  Once your fundraiser is complete, Facebook will send Susie Q’s Kids a check for funds raised.

Host a charity event

Do you have a special person, loved one, special day, or event to celebrate? Let us offer a way to engage your guests, followers, co-workers, family, and friends. Choose how to participate: a donation drive, a bag stuffing event, or a combination of both. Learn more, contact Dr. Mary for details, and complete the contact form

Host a Remembrance bead-story starter party

Remembrance bead-story starters, each bead tells a story. Sharing your stories is healing for those creating the remembrance beads and for those receiving them. Contact Dr Mary for details, complete the contact form

Photo Opportunity

Brighten our day with a picture, involve your family, friends, kids, classmates, groups.

Hold up a sign “Susie Q’s Kids” and share one of the following mottos shared by Susie.

You Got This
You Are Amazing
You Are My Sunshine
Thumbs Up

Take some pics sharing your love of humor, your support, and to brighten your day and ours.

Send pictures and description or notes to

Dr Mary Welsh drmary@susieqskids.org

Great Nonprofits – Top Rated 2022, 2021 Certification

We have made a name for ourselves in the community. Check us out at (LINK, https://greatnonprofits.org/org/susie-qs-kids-inc).  Read what our community supporters have to say and consider adding a recommendation, we value your opinion.

Alignable Certification

We utilize our recommendations to keep our community informed of our program. Check us out at Alignable https://www.alignable.com/warren-mi/susie-qs-kids-inc and consider adding a recommendation to help us further our mission. Thank you, we value your support!

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