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A Different Way to Donate

Written on October 23, 2017 at 3:28 pm, by

Over 1,000 miles from Wall Street, donors and nonprofits are seeing real gains from the stock market. Nonprofit gifts of stock waive many of the fees and taxations to the donor that are charged when stocks are sold for personal gain. Knowing these details can save investors money while benefiting people in need in the…

Thank You to Recent Donors

Written on May 4, 2017 at 4:27 pm, by

It’s been a busy first quarter for our Development staff with many third party collections and donations. From warmth & comfort donations to those who provided financial support, we want to thank all of the recent donors that includes local groups, businesses and organizations who participated in collection drives and made donations. Thank You Recent Donors…

12 Ways of Giving This Christmas Season

Written on November 10, 2016 at 5:05 pm, by

Meet foster parents Karen and Kent Strachan.  They have fostered 39 children and adopted 11 to grow their original family of four. They have that much love to share with children in need. Things can get a little wacky in a family of that size, especially during the holidays.  We all can’t help raise 51…

The Reason for the Season of Giving

Written on December 23, 2015 at 5:28 pm, by

As the holidays approach, we often turn to thoughts of family and gratitude. It’s a time of year when we have a chance to take stock of our lives and our relationships, and reach out to help others in need. Interestingly, most giving to non-profits occurs in December with an even greater percentage of support…

The Story of Arnaud: Using Our Past to Build a Better Future

Written on September 24, 2015 at 2:21 pm, by

Meet Arnaud, he is a well-spoken young man, a recent graduate of Hope College, and is about to start his Master’s work in the field of International Development. Currently Arnaud is a Youth Advocate at the St. Vincent Catholic Charities Children’s Home, working with children in the Comprehensive Clinical Assessment Program. These children stay in…

New Faces for Operation Backpack 2015

Written on July 20, 2015 at 3:24 pm, by

We’re very excited for the launch of Operation Backpack 2015, beginning our twelfth year providing backpacks to children and the less fortunate in the greater Lansing area.  The amount of support from the community has been tremendous, and we’re eternally grateful for all the backpacks and school supplies we have received over the years.  Each…