FILLING UP FAST: HOLIDAY GIVING & VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES

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December 7, 2018

If you’re every feeling doubtful about the generosity of our community, just spend time at Heart of West Michigan United Way during the holiday season. We posted our annual Holiday Giving & Volunteering Guide at the end of October and the response has been incredible!

But there are still plenty of ways to help local families this month. In fact, Bethany Christian Services and Arbor Circle have a critical need for holiday sponsors for their families.

PARTICIPATE IN A COMMUNITY GIVING PROGRAM

VOLUNTEER AS A FAMILY

GET A SHIRT, GIVE A SHIRT

Michigan clothing company M22 is offering you the chance to check items off your holiday shopping list and do something kind for a neighbor at the same time. Their Shirt for Shirt program will provide one t-shirt to a Heart of West Michigan United Way agency for every shirt you purchase. Their goal: 5,000 shirts by Christmas.

  • The shirts will be distributed to nine local agencies:

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth

  • Catholic Charities West Michigan

  • Circles Grand Rapids

  • Degage Ministries

  • Family Promise of Grand Rapids

  • Mel Trotter Ministries

  • Steepletown Neighborhood Services

  • Well House

  • Westwood Middle School Challenge Scholars

YEAR-ROUND OPPORTUNITIES

Make it your New Year’s resolution to volunteer with us in 2019. Our mission to create a thriving community continues even after the decorations come down. You can find a whole schedule of volunteer opportunities posted on our Volunteer Center.