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A Giving Collaboration

The Rotary Club and Lions Club are collaborating together to create Community Giving Day! In this post we include a variety of ways the Lions Club has contributed to Mecosta County and Big Rapids locally.

For the latest article from the Big Rapids Pioneer, you can follow this link: Big Rapids News

Dave Hamelund of the Lions Club,

The Big Rapids Lions club is normally a very active club with fundraising events spaced throughout the year to provide funds to support to causes that meet the needs of our local community as well as regional and international projects. This year was, to say the least, an unusual year.  All of our normal projects were cancelled. At the same time, the need for a  replacement for “MATCH DAY” in our community was very obvious to some. What was needed was a group to spear head this effort.

The Lions  and the Rotary both realized the need and because both organizations’ ability to raise actual money was reduced, that allowed both of us to go  outside the “normal” and create something new.

The theme for the event  was hatched; if you don’t have money, or talent, the everyone has the same  amount of time. So, you can give that to the NPO’s. A committee was formed to facilitate Community Giving Day 2020

We are proud to offer this day to help support the community!

Keep an eye out for more info on both the Lions Club and the Rotary Club with more information on how they have contributed, and plan to contribute in the future.

We are not far away from December 2nd! Less than a month! We are very excited for this event.

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Current 2022 List of Organizations

Please go to the home page for details about each organization

Angels of Action
Animal Rescue Coalition-ARC
Big Rapids Virtual School
Chippewa Hills Orchestral Society
Cran-Hill Ranch
Eagle Village Inc.
Hope House Free Medical Clinic
Joy First
Life Resources of Northern Michigan
Lord’s Table Food Pantry
Manna Pantry of Big Rapids, Inc.
Meceola Currie Comfort Home
Mecosta Council on Aging/RSVP
Mecosta County Genealogical Society
Mecosta County Habitat for Humanity
Mecosta County Historical Museum
Mecosta County Kids Mental Health
Mecosta Count Sheriff Posse
Mecosta County Toys for Tots
Mid Michigan Honor Flight
Morley Community Center
Open Arms Child Advocacy
Our Brothers Keeper
Project Starburst
Reach the Forgotten Jail Ministry/ Jonah Ministry
Recycle of Mecosta County
Riley MacKenzie Fund
SLD Read
Special Olympics Michigan–Area 5 Mecosta-Osceola
St. Peter’s Lutheran School
St. Mary Catholic School
St. Mary/St. Paul Ministry
Stage M
Stanwood Lions Club
TNR Mecosta
Tuba Bach, Inc.
Voca Lyrica
Women’s Information Services, Inc. (WISE)


Join us for Community Giving Day November 29, 2022, will be the opportunity to give to your local non-profits in the Mecosta County Area.

Soon we will have all the 2022 information updated! When that is ready, you can click on the donate button listed with the nonprofit name that you would like to support. you will be directed to their donation link or with instructions on where and how to donate a check by dropping it off at the Eagles Club.


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