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Welcome to Mecosta County Community Giving Day

You have until December 31st to make your end-of-the-year donations! Scroll down for more information on each nonprofit.

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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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Brookside Elementary School

We are a Leader In Me Lighthouse School. As a school our goals have always been focused on the 3 pillars of Leadership, Academics and Culture. Leader in Me is universal, transferring 7 specific habits from school to home for both students and staff. As a Leader In Me School, it is imperative that we continued to teach and provide social/emotional wellness to our students and families during the global pandemic. As of recent there has been leading research proving positive behavioral impact of a sensory informed classroom. This is one of the many steps we are taking to promote success in our school.

210 Escott
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone: (231) 796-8323

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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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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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Mecosta County 4-H

Volunteer with Michigan 4-H and help grow true leaders in your community by empowering young people with skills to lead for a lifetime.

14485 Northland Dr. Big Rapids MI 49307
You can call us at 231-592-0792 Mollie Hogg

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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 e-mail at

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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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Angels of Action

Angels of Action’s mission is to assist children in Mecosta/Osceola counties who do not have enough food to eat by providing them with weekend meals and snacks throughout the school year. By helping sustain these children, we seek not only to help meet their nutritional needs but also promote their physical, cognitive and social development, and to enhance their overall sense of well-being.

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

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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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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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“Vitalizing the community through the arts and humanities”

106 N Michigan Ave, Big Rapids, MI 49307

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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. 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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Our Brothers Keeper Shelter

Our Mission
To unite our community in providing a safe, faith-based, short-term shelter and a stepping stone toward self-sufficiency for families and individuals.

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 | 231.629.8033

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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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St. Peters Lutheran School

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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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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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.

PO Box 146
Barryton, MI 49305
*make checks payable to the Chippewa Orchestral Society

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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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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, PO Box 114, Big Rapids, MI 49307. Click on Donate button for information on where to drop off your check in person at the Eagles on December 2nd.

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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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Mecosta County Commission on Aging and Activity Center

The purpose of the Mecosta County Commission on Aging (COA) is to improve the quality of life of the county’s 60-plus population. The agency’s goal is to support Seniors in their efforts to remain in their own homes, maintaining independence, health, dignity, and self-respect by providing Meals on Wheels, Medical transportation, In Home Services, Home maintenance repair services and a variety of social, health and wellness activities.

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

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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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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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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 P.O. Box 115 Big Rapids, MI 49307

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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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Special Olympics Michigan Area 5 Mecosta-Osceola

To provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community.

Download a printable donation form and mail to:
Special Olympics Michigan
Central Michigan University
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859 check payable to Area 5 Special Olympics at 231-527-5238 (call or text) or

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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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Habitat for Humanity

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

To mail in your donation
Fill out and print the Mailing Donation Form.
Mail donation and filled out printed Mailing Form to:
Mecosta County Habitat for Humanity
P. O. Box 1038
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Please make your check or money order payable to Mecosta County Habitat for Humanity.

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