What our clients need during this covid-19 pandemic:


Gas cards and gift cards to food stores

Having a baby is always expensive... but without their regular paychecks things are getting even tighter. Some of our local pantries have shut their doors, so our clients are even more in need of assistance. Gift cards to Meijer, Walmart, or any of our local grocery stores will help provide some much needed relief!

Contact Marjie Rich, director, at 231-360-0053 to learn where to send gift cards.

Monetary Donations

Some of our clients are going to face financial shortages paying for rent, utilities, car payments, etc... If you would like to designate a gift specifically to offset these difficulties, please let us know. Your help would be most appreciated. You can donate through our partner, the GT Regional Community Foundation. All donations go directly to Generations Ahead, and are tax deductible. 

Diapers and Wipes

We are especially low on large sizes- 4, 5, and 6, as well as low in pull-ups. We can always use wipes as well.  Contact Marjie Rich, 231-360-0053, to learn where to drop off donations.

Household Items

Anti-bacterial wipes, sanitizing supplies, hand-sanitizer, anti-bacterial soap, dish soap, laundry soap, and of course.... toilet paper! 

Contact Marjie Rich, 231-360-0053, to learn where to drop off donations.

Wish list for our parents and children


Baby and Toddler Needs:

 Diapers (sizes 4, 5, 6), diaper wipes, pull-ups for toddlers, sippy cups, infant clothes, toddler clothes (sizes 2T-5T), toiletries for babies, new car seats , safety products

Parent Needs:

Maternity clothes, toiletries, maternity bras, gift cards to Meijer, Target, Walmart, restaurant and movie gift cards, organizers , gas cards

Activity and Group Needs:

 Individually wrapped snacks,  granola bars, juice boxes, bottled water, Meijer’s gift cards,  Michael's gift cards, art supplies, Staples gift cards , paper plates, cups and napkins, gas cards, yoga mats

Office Needs:

Copy paper, postage stamps, sticky notes, highlighters, Staples gift cards , computer printer,  sanitizing wipes, tissues, hand soap, hand sanitizer

We appreciate our donor organizations!

Bedroom Company

Bethlehem Lutheran Church

Chateau Chantal Winery

Common Good Bakery

EmpireBlu Vintage Furnishings

First Baptist Church

GoGo Squeez

Golden Fowler Home Furnishings

Gordons Food Service

Jimmy Johns

Mother Goose Time

Naturally Nutty 

Oleson's Food Store

Presbyterian Church of Traverse City


Step Up Northern Michigan

Traverse City Birth Expo.

Traverse City Quilters Club

Trinity Lutheran Church

Trinity Lutheran Preschool

Zonta Club of Traverse City



Our individual donors are critical to the support we receive and our ability to serve the young parents of Northern Michigan. Without their help we could not keep our doors open! Thank you!