Canton Community Foundation

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Connecting people in our communities with neighbors offering kindness, 

compassion and creating friendships.


Why do we need PORCH?

  • Loneliness and social isolation can be as damaging to someone’s health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day.
  • Two in five Americans report that either sometimes or always their social relationships are not meaningful.
  • One in five Americans say they feel lonely or socially isolated.

PORCH works to abolish loneliness, one friendship at a time.  Visits by a caring neighbor enhance the quality of life and increase self worth.

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Volunteer Today

Interested in becoming a PORCH friend?

All we ask is that you make a commitment to visit your assigned neighbor at least once a week for 3 months. Visits can be as simple as a cup of coffee, and your visits can be arranged to fit conveniently into your life schedule.

Participation is open to everyone 18 and older, and is a wonderful opportunity to serve your community in a rewarding way.

A simple background check and training are required for all PORCH volunteers.


How can you help?

Volunteer to become a PORCH Friend or Neighbor by clicking on the PORCH link below and filling out the application.

PORCH Application

Can't commit the time right now, but want to support the program?

You can make a donation using a credit card by clicking here to get to the donation page. If making your donation using a check, please make it payable to the Canton Community Foundation. Indicate in the memo line that your donation is for the PORCH program.

Mail checks to:

Canton Community Foundation

50430 School House Rd., Suite 200

Canton, MI 48187


Canton Community Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Your donations may be a tax-deductible contribution. You should consult your tax professional.