As we end this unimaginable year, The Detroit Public Schools Foundation is giving thanks and celebrating the spirit of the holidays with our Holiday Giving Guide. Each of these opportunities will allow you to support Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) students in a meaningful way during the COVID pandemic. Giving back is easy and has a huge impact on our thousands of students and their families!

Warm Up the holidays with James Oliver Coffee

James Oliver and his wife Annie, started their roasting company in New Hampshire in 1995. In 2019, James handed over the company to his daughter Miranda and son-in-law, David. David’s mother taught at DPS schools for over 20 years and Miranda is also a Detroit teacher. Miranda and David are passionate about excellent education and excellent coffee!  Please support this Detroit-based business, and wonderful generous partners of the Detroit Public Schools Foundation by purchasing the delicious Detroit Alma Mater Blend at

Use Lyft to get around town

If you need a lift to buy gifts, purchase groceries and supplies, opt into Lyft’s Round Up & Donate program and choose DPS Foundation as your charity to support DPSCD students!

Shop Amazon Smile all season long!

Shop on Amazon this holiday season! When you choose the Detroit Public Schools Foundation as your charity of choice on Amazon Smile, the Foundation receives .5% back on every purchase, which allows us to support more programming for DPSCD students!

Support homeless students this holiday season

There are over 1000 students who are considered transient/homeless within the District. Clothing and supplies are needed.  Please make a tax-deductible donation to the DPS Foundation. Click here to help our homeless students.

Shop with ClozTalk

Whether you’re looking to refresh your own wardrobe or find the perfect gift for a special person in your life, ClozTalk is here to help! For every piece of Detroit Public Schools Foundation merchandise sold, 20% of the proceeds benefit the Foundation and the students we serve. As an added bonus, you’ll help spread the word about the work we do every time you wear your DPSF gear! Shop now