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Welcome to Mecosta County Community Giving Day

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2022 Participating Nonprofits!

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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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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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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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Mecosta County Historical Museum

The mission of the Mecosta County Historical Society is to promote a better understanding of how the

129 S. Stewart, Big Rapids, MI  49307

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Morley Community Center

151 7th Street, PO Box 146, Morley, MI  49336

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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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Reach the Forgotten Jail Ministry/Jonah Ministry

1480 Buchanan Ave SW. Grand Rapids, MI 49507.  Phone:  231-527-8708

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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. Peter’s 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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Stanwood Lions Club

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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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TNR Mecosta

PO Box 1445, Big Rapids, MI  49307

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Animal Rescue Coalition

We are Mecosta County’s only animal shelter. ARC is a group of concerned animal lovers that got together in 2011 with the hopes of improving the lives of dogs and cats of Mecosta County.

Our  building houses both dogs and cats.  We have two out-door exercise areas for dogs.  There are two open areas for the cats which provide a more stress-free environment.  Our volunteers spend lots of time with each animal to keep them as happy and comfortable as possible so that they will be ready to be adopted.

18400 220th Ave. 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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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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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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Joy First Foundation

OUR VISION: Joy First Foundation evokes, embraces and energizes humanity through the understanding, offering, and creation of joyful experiences. Benefitting Mecosta County specifically with Mecosta Donations! You too can help us bring more joy to kids, teens, adults, and all living beings in Mecosta County!

Support Joy First to bring services to emergency care workers, hospital staff and patients, schools, rural communities, veterans, senior center staff and residents, and you! Your tax deductible donation supports Joy and the study of what brings us more Joy during tough times.

OUR MISSION: To provide opportunities to experience the best moments of life through immersive educational activities and content.  We help re-imagine living and human development toward more joyful life experience.

OUR VALUES: Love, Joy, Inclusion, Creativity, Fun

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Lord’s Table Food Pantry

Faith Community Church, 610 Green Street, 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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Mecosta County 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 Council on Aging/RSVP

Mission statement to come:

14485 Northland Drive, Big Rapids, MI 49307

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Mecosta County Kids Mental Health (Spectrum Health)

Your tax-deductible donation will help teenagers who are falling through the cracks because of an inability to pay for services. No one’s finances should determine mental health and wellness.

Shelly Westbrook, Spectrum Health Big Rapids Hospital, 605 Oak
St, Big Rapids, Michigan 49307, 231-592-4367.

Make checks payable to Spectrum Health Big Rapids

Mecosta County Sheriff Posse

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Mecosta County Toys for Tots

Mid Michigan Honor Flight

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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

Salvation Army West Michigan

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
Phone: 231-527-5238 (call or text)

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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 Catholic 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 2022

November 18

Please make sure you have the updated donation links as we are updating the website with your latest info – so you can get donations!!!

November 29

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This site stays live so you can continue to donate to your favorite nonprofits until the end of the year!