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Give locally this Giving Tuesday

We believe in giving back to the communities that we call home. This Giving Tuesday, we encourage you to join us in giving back to the local organizations that make a difference in our own communities. Need some suggestions? Here are a few of our favorite organizations:

  • Kids’ Food Basket - Kids’ Food Basket is attacking childhood hunger by providing sack suppers to thousands of kids in West Michigan experiencing food insecurity. A healthy dinner is the first step in building healthy bodies and healthy minds.
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Kalamazoo - Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Kalamazoo serves over 2000 youth each year. By providing programming related to character education, recreation, homework support, the clubs provide a safe, nurturing environment for youth in Kalamazoo.
  • Helen Devos Children’s Hospital - Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital supports child-focused care for families and children from all over Michigan. From play-rooms and programming to volunteer mentors for parents, the children’s hospital is a resource for the entire family.
  • Kalamazoo Loaves and Fishes - Kalamazoo Loaves and Fishes provides groceries for an average of 700 individuals each day. Grown from a collection of compassionate people, the organization has become one of Kalamazoo’s most valued resources for those in need.
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters – Big Brothers Big Sisters is a mentorship organization that makes meaningful and mindful matches between adults and children in our communities. By fostering these relationships, Bigs helps to encourage confidence and inspire greatness in local youth.
  • Girls on the Run - Girls on the Run is more than a running club: it’s a character-building, confidence boosting program for girls in many of our Michigan communities. By training for a 5k, the girls learn to work together, support each other and grow in self esteem.
  • No Surrender Running Club – No Surrender Running Club hosts at-risk youth from the Grand Rapids area in a training program culminating in a 10 mile run. Participants are challenged to persevere and discover a sense of accomplishment by completing the physical challenge of a long distance race.