Community Service Activities

The Chapter designates a charitable cause each quarter to focus on. In addition to collecting monetary donations (and sometimes other items, as applicable to the charity), the Chapter sets aside $1 from each event registration as a cash gift to the charity and makes a chapter cash donation of $100 per quarter. 
 
For more information on past charitable events or to suggest ideas for future quarters, contact our Community Service Chair at communityservice@agawestmichigan.org
 
 
October 1 - December 31, 2014: Lakeshore Toys for Tots

Website: www.lakeshoretoys4tots.org

Mission: The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.

Area of Service: The Marine Corps Reserve Lakeshore Toys for Tots services an area of approximately 1,700 square miles, which includes all Ottawa County, all of Allegan county, and parts of Van Buren County. The major cities in this area are Grand Haven, Holland, Allendale, Hudsonville, Jenison, Zeeland, Allegan, and South Haven.

 
 
July 1 - September 30, 2014: Helen DeVos Children's Hospital

Website: www.helendevoschildrens.org                          

Mission: Spectrum Health's employees and physicians share a common mission: to improve the health of the communities we serve.

Area of Service: Kent County and all of Western Michigan.

Helen DeVos Childrens Hospital Logo


April 1 - June 30, 2014: Mel Trotter Ministries
Purpose: Mel Trotter Ministries exists to demonstrate the compassion of Jesus Christ toward the hungry, homeless and hurting of the greater Grand Rapids area.
 

January 1 - March 31, 2014: Every Woman's Place 
 
Purpose: Every Woman’s Place provides emergency shelter for victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.
 
 
October 1 - December 31, 2013: Feeding America West Michigan
Purpose: Feeding America West Michigan exists to ensure food is available to the hungry in our community
  • Website: http://www.feedingamericawestmichigan.org/

  • July 1 - September 30, 2013: Harbor Humane Society
    • Purpose: To provide a safe harbor for animals entrusted to our care as we strive to secure their future through our outreach and educational programs
    • Websitehttp://www.harborhumane.org

       

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    April 1 - June 30, 2013: Kids Food Basket
    • PurposeTo end childhood hunger in the greater Grand Rapids area by providing evening meals to kids and to increase impact on hunger
    • Websitehttp://www.kidsfoodbasket.org/

    January 1 - March 31, 2013: Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan

    • Purpose: to create and sustain a community which supports and understands people with mental illness
    • Website: http://themhf.org


    October 1 - December 31, 2012: Humane Society of West Michigan
    • Purpose: To promote the humane treatment of animals in West Michigan through education, example, placement, and protection.
    • Website: http://hswestmi.org

    July 1 - September 30, 2012: Michigan Blood

    April 1 - June 30, 2012: The Salvation Army's Turning Point Programs
     
    January 1 - March 31, 2012: Walk for Warmth
     
    The chapter supported this charity in the prior year. See information on purpose and website below.
     
    October 1 - December 31, 2011: Women's Resource Center
    • Purpose: The mission of the Women's Resource Center is to improve women's workplace and economic opportunities by walking along with women who are journeying the path to economic independence by improving their employment situation
    • Website: http://www.grwrc.org/ 
       
    July 1 - September 30, 2011: YWCA
     
    • Purpose: YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
    • Website: www.ywca.org

     

    April 1 - June 30, 2011: Mel Trotter Ministries
    • Purpose: Mel Trotter Ministries exists to demonstrate the compassion of Jesus Christ toward the hungry, homeless and hurting of t
      he Grand Rapids area.
    • Website: www.meltrotter.org
    January 1 - March 31, 2011: Walk for Warmth

     

    October 1 - December 31, 2010: Toys for Toys
    • Purpose: The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to nee
       
      dy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted
    • Website: www.toysfortots.org
    July 1 - September, 2010: Phone Cards for Troops
    • Purpose: To provide funding for phone cards so military troops away from home can stay in contact with friends and family
    April 1 - June 30, 2010: Salvation Army
    • Purpose: are ‘the advancement of the Christian religion… of education, the relief of poverty, and other charitable objects beneficial to society or the community of mankind as a whole