Women’s Service Season: Ways to Help Our Community in October

We’re in the home stretch of Women’s Service Season—three months of
community action in four primary areas, from August through October. It’s our way of
modifying Women’s Service Day during a pandemic to help volunteers connect with urgent
needs in West Michigan.

Here are the opportunities to wrap up October and support families stressed by domestic violence, diaper and food scarcity, changes in household dynamics, mental health issues, as well as people with different abilities who want to belong.

Volunteer in-person 

Resilience  – prepare freezer meals for the shelter

Empowering survivors of domestic and sexual violence.

Learn more about volunteering and contact Sherry Martens at (616) 494 1747.

Nestlings Diaper Bank – wrap diapers for agency delivery (and bring a few friends!)

Nurtures the health of babies by partnering with family support organizations to bridge the gap of diaper need.

Contact Nestlings to volunteer.

Community Action House – prepare hot meals for people in need

Strives to end poverty in our community and help families prosper.

Sign up to help

Give financial support

Hope Pkgs – make a donation, in cash or in kind; see their website for specific needs.

Assisting foster children during traumatic times.

Donate now

Camp Sunshine – make a monetary donation 

Provides a camping experience for persons with developmental disabilities in an inclusive environment.

Click on Donate button to give


Collect items nonprofits need

Arbor Circle – collect children’s books featuring characters of color.

One of West Michigan’s most comprehensive providers of mental health counseling, substance use treatment, and family development programs.

Drop off book donations during business hours at one of two Arbor Circle locations: 

  • 412 Century Lane, Holland, MI 49423
  • Arbor Circle’s Administration Building, 1115 Ball Ave NE – Building A, Grand Rapids, MI 49505

Hope Pkgsarrange a donation drive for First Night Bag necessities that benefit foster kids during transition

Assisting foster children during traumatic times.

Contact Hope Pkgs to get started

Spread the word about nonprofit resources

Kids Food Basket – tell their story

Empowering communities to attack childhood hunger so that young people can learn and live well.

Build awareness about childhood hunger

Benjamin’s Hope – spread the love

A “live, learn, play, worship” farmstead community where people of all abilities are transformed by the love of Christ.

Tell the story about Benjamin’s Hope, which was built around a simple question: “What makes life wonderful?”

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