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Welcome to Mecosta County Community Giving Day

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2021 Participating Nonprofits!

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Angels of Action

Angels of Action is a non-profit organization that serves children and families in both Mecosta and Osceola Counties. Angels of Action is home to nine programs that work to assist our community in several ways, addressing physical, emotional, and educational needs. The team at Angels of Action works together creatively with great flexibility and quick responses to help meet these needs. Angels partners with schools, churches, community agencies, our amazing volunteers, and local businesses to ensure physical, emotional and educational needs are being met within all aspects of the family unit.

Angels of Action
P.O. Box 1020
Big Rapids , Michigan 49307

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Big Rapids Public Schools – Virtual

Mission: Utilizing new and emerging technologies to meet the needs of every learner and provide a flexible pathway to success in school and beyond.

14980 215th Avenue Big Rapids, MI 49307

Please see donation information below or call 231-972-7679

Chippewa Hills Orchestral Society

The Chippewa Hills Orchestral Society is a private non-profit organization of community leaders created for the purpose of supporting and maintaining a vibrant orchestral program at Chippewa Hills School District.

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Cran-Hill Ranch

CranHill Ministries is devoted to being a ministry through which God is transforming lives into the image of Christ through Youth Camps, Family Camping, Retreats and Adventure Experiences.

14444 17 Mile Rd, Rodney, MI 49342, USA (231) 796-7669

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Friends of the White Pine Trail

OUR MISSION – To enhance and fully develop the White Pine Trail State Park.

OUR VISION – The White Pine Trail State Park will provide a safe,accessible, inexpensive, and environmentally friendly recreation opportunity.

P.O. Box 159
Belmont, Mi., 49306 Phone 231-775-7911

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Life Resources of Northern Michigan

We desire that every person feels safe and valued while we help them walk through unexpected pregnancy and parenting situations and that they are able to walk out the door with HOPE!

All services are FREE and CONFIDENTIAL to anyone in our community. Our mentor-style parenting classes conclude with shopping at our onsite store (newborn- 4T baby items).

14321 Northland Drive, Big Rapids MI 49307
Located beside Pizza Hut on Northland Drive in Big Rapids

231-775-1545 or 231-796-4919

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Meceola Currie Comfort Home

Meceola Currie Comfort Home is a non-profit organization that believes in a world where no one dies alone. We serve the residents of Mecosta and Osceola Counties to help care for the terminally ill at the end of life. We are an extension of the family that offers a home to live in during a person’s final days and provide around the clock care, comfort and quality of life with respect and dignity, working with the hospice agency of your choice.

Mailing Address: PO Box 61 Paris, Mi 49338

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Mecosta County Genealogical Society

 The Mecosta Co. Genealogical Society collects and preserves family histories as well as history on all aspects of life and business in and around the Mecosta County area. We provide help to people from around the USA that have interest in families that lived in and around Mecosta County.

Mecosta Co. Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 1068
Big Rapids, MI 49307 Contact info is
phone is Maureen Doyle Nelson 231-250-5555

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Northland United Soccer Club

It is the mission of the NUSC to foster the physical, mental and emotional growth and development of Big Rapids’ area youth through the sport of soccer, at all levels of age and competition. This Club shall be established as a non-profit and educational organization.  The Club shall provide a governing structure to administer youth soccer and shall provide a vehicle to communicate information to Players, Parents, Coaches, Referees, and other interested parties.  The NUSC shall serve as a league, conducting competition between member teams, and shall serve as a club, sponsoring member teams in higher level intra- and interstate competition.

If you are willing to help sponsor some of our community athletes, please send a check payable to “Northland United Soccer Club” and please add “scholarship” in the memo.

Our address is: Northland United Soccer Club, P.O. Box 1670 Big Rapids, MI 49307 E-mail:

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Our Brothers Keeper Shelter

Our Mission
Our Brothers Keeper offers a step toward self-sufficiency for families and individuals experiencing homelessness by providing a safe, faith-based, temporary shelter.

Our Vision
At Our Brother’s Keeper we envision a community where every family and individual enjoy self-sufficient lives secure in their own residence.

Our Brothers Keeper Shelter PO Box 1642, 405 S. 3rd Street, Big Rapids, MI 49307 phone 231.629.8033

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Recycle of Mecosta County

     Welome to the information station for Recycle of Mecosta County located at 424 N. 4th Street, Big Rapids, Mi. This site is the source for our hours of operation, a listing of the materials we collect, and any bulletins regarding recycling events happening throughout the year.

Phone: 231.796.9872 / 231.912.9028
Address: 424 N. 4th Ave, Big Rapids, MI 49307

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Riley MacKenzie Fund

On a Mission to Help Animals

The Riley MacKenzie Fund was founded to help stray and abandoned animals. We also help animals who lose their homes due to economic reasons, domestic violence, and animals who belonged to senior citizens. We spay and neuter animals. We visit young children with our Therapy Dogs and educate them on the importance of spay and neuter. We also educate these children on the proper care and treatment of animals.

Riley MacKenzie Fund ~ PO Box 27, Paris, MI 49338-0027

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SLD Read

Our mission is threefold: helping individuals with dyslexia, learning differences, and other reading challenges to develop lifelong language skills through our multisensory program; assisting educators to identify learning challenges by providing training and techniques to enhance their reading curriculum; increasing community awareness and understanding of literacy issues.

Grand Rapids office: 2650 Horizon Dr. SE, Suite 230, Grand Rapids 49546
Big Rapids office: 231.592.9605

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St. Peters Lutheran School

St. Peter’s Lutheran School exists to support families in our church and community, through teaching and St. Peter’s Lutheran School exists to support families in our church and community, through teaching and modeling the Christian faith and by providing excellence in education. We strive to accomplish this by nurturing and making disciples of children through the power of the Word, equipping them

to LOVE, knowing they are loved by God in Jesus Christ,
to GROW in faith that bears much fruit,
to EXPRESS their faith, hope & love through using their gifts and abilities, and
to SERVE God and honor Him by serving others.

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church and School
408 W. Bellevue St.
Big Rapids, MI 49307

Phone: 231.796.6684

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St. Mary / St. Paul Ministry

St. Mary- St. Paul Ministries is committed to responding to the needs of individuals and families who find themselves in difficult circumstances. Our goal is to offer assistance that recognizes the respect and dignity of those we encounter, addressing short-term needs. To help people meet the variety of challenges facing them.

102 Williams Street P.O. Box 436 Big Rapids, MI  49307
Parish Office Number:(231) 796-5202

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Tuba Bach, Inc

Enriching the lives of adults and children in Big Rapids and West-Central Michigan through exemplary performances and programs presented by world-class musicians.

Tuba Bach Chamber Music Festival
P.O. Box 1215
Big Rapids, MI 49307 (231) 796-0712 or


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Women’s Information Services, Inc (WISE)

Women’s Information Service, Inc. (WISE) provides advocacy, safety options and support services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault human sex trafficking, and stalking WISE empowers individuals and families through respect and equality, and works toward strengthening our communities through awareness, prevention and education. WISE is a non-profit organization. All of our services for victims are free and confidential.

Donations may also be mailed to: WISE, PO Box 1249, Big Rapids, MI 49307

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“Vitalizing the community through the arts and humanities”

106 N Michigan Ave, Big Rapids, MI 49307

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Big Rapids Community Library

The Big Rapids Community Library’s mission is to encourage literacy by sharing resources and experiences that nurture curiosity, education, and growth to create a connected and thriving community. The Friends of the Big Rapids Community Library advocates for and supports the library by fundraising for new materials, supporting library programs, and volunteering for book sales and other events.

Address: 426 S. Michigan Ave. , Big Rapids MI 49307

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Chippewa Lake Community Church Food Program

Chippewa Lake Community Church is a nondenominational, Bible-based Christian church.

To donate, follow these instructions and click on our donate button
1. Clink on the far right button (Giving)
2. Click on add to select fund
3. The screen will show Food Truck Ministry Place amount you wish to donate– then click Next
4. You will then be asked to enter your email address
5. Enter payment information (Note our vendor charges a small amount as a processing fee). Click in the box “cover the processing fee.
6. Click on the green button and you are done.

send a check to Chippewa Lake Community Church PO Box 196, Chippewa Lake, Michigan 49320. Ric Gabbert at 231-250-3483

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Eagle Village

Through God’s help and love, we serve, value and equip children and families for success.

5044 175th Ave.
Hersey, MI 49639 Phone: 231.832.2234

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Hemlock Park Improvement Project

To enhance the quality of life in the heart of our City by providing accessible recreational facilities that foster a more healthy and vibrant community for all.

Please make the check payable to “City of Big Rapids” and mail to City of Big Rapids, Attention: Aaron Kuhn, 226 North Michigan Avenue, Big Rapids, MI 49307.

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Hope House Free Medical Clinic

We provide basic medical care, lab testing, Medicaid application assistance, x-rays, spiritual support, mental health counseling, and referrals for dental exams and eye exams.

P.O. Box 1045; 405 S. Third Ave., Big Rapids, MI 49307

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Manna Pantry of Big Rapids, Inc.

Provide food and essentials to our neighbors in their time of need.

315B S. State St.
Big Rapids, MI 49307

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Habitat for Humanity

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

P. O. Box 1038
Big Rapids, MI 49307

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Mecosta County Commission on Aging and Activity Center

The Mission of the Mecosta County Senior Center Board of Directors is to focus on the senior adults, recognizing their diverse needs and life long interests and skills. Their needs will be met through social and recreational opportunities, educational activities, health information and activities, and a variety of supportive, referral, and nutritional services.

Activity Center
12954 80th Avenue
Mecosta, MI 49332
P: (231) 972-2884

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Open Arms Child Advocacy Center

Open Arms promotes the healing of child abuse victims by providing a safe environment to support accurate investigations that promote healing and empowerment while educating the community to end abuse.

Donations can be mailed to:
PO Box 1151
Big Rapids, Michigan 49307
For more information or to make a donation, please contact the Open Arms Child Advocacy Center 231-629-8761.

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Project Starburst

Mission Statement: Primary mission of Project Starburst is to provide food and related items to Mecosta and Osceola county residents who are temporarily in need of assistance. When resources are available Project Starburst may also provide supplemental services. Project Starburst is committed to partnering with human service agencies to address the needs of area residents.
120 S. State Street
P.O. Box 313
Big Rapids, MI 49307

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Remus Area Historical Society

The Remus Area Historical Society was formed to preserve the rich heritage of the Remus area, to generate interest, encourage historical research, bring a better understanding among the citizens of how the settlers and early residents of the area laid the foundations for our current way of life, and to maintain a museum for same.

324 S. Sheridan, P.O. Box 71, Remus, Michigan 49340

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Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

1215 Fulton Street East, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 459-3433 |

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Special Olympics Michigan Area 5

The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for all children and adults with   intellectual disabilities.  Athletes are given continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness and athletic skill, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community. The ultimate goal of Special Olympics is to help persons with intellectual disabilities participate as productive and respected members of society at large, by offering them a fair opportunity to develop and demonstrate their skills and talents through sports training and competition, and by increasing the public’s awareness of their capabilities and needs.

Tax deductible donations may also be mailed to:

Special Olympics Michigan Area 5
20070 Hahn Beach Drive
Evart MI  49631-9655
Phone: 231-527-5238 (call or text)

If paying with VENMO when you click on it, it comes up with asking the user to sign into Venmo and then looks like shown below where they would click pay (still would need to pay to Area 5 Community Giving Day (to be sure the donations are allocated to Area 5 and not SOMI’s general fund); the same 4 digits for a phone number apply if asked for – 7295.

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Flowing from the mission of St. Mary-St. Paul Parish, St. Mary School students will learn to know, love and serve God. Students will live their Catholic faith through academic pursuits, spiritual development, and service to the community.

St. Mary Cathoic School 927 Marion Ave. Big Rapids, MI 49307

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The mission of STAGE-M is to create an outlet for community engagement by providing a wide range of quality theatrical experiences to enrich the cultural life of Mid-Michigan.

708 West Avenue, Big Rapids, Michigan 49307

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Voca Lyrica

From humble yet dedicated beginnings in 2001, Voca Lyrica has grown to include as many as 45 singers for concerts. The group is diverse—young and old, mothers and daughters, old friends and new friends, formally trained, naturally gifted—all joined together in a sisterhood, with the common bond of sharing a love for vocal music with the community.

Voca Lyrica Inc 803 Cypress St Big Rapids, MI

Important Dates for 2021

November 15

By this date, each nonprofit should have submitted a pitch video and details about donations and the organization.

November 20

In conjunction with radio stations, audio buzz starts with highlighting the event and individual videos are posted on social media.


Donate to your favorite non-profits at our event on Wednesday, November 30, 2021