Local organizations seek donations, volunteers for holidays

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Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services in Kentwood is one of a number of organizations seeking aid. Courtesy Heart of West Michigan United Way

Heart of West Michigan United Way partnered with local agencies to assemble the annual holiday volunteering and giving guide, aiding families in need for the holiday season.

Involvement opportunities include donating toys, hats and gloves; delivering gifts to seniors and providing treats for animals. Various agencies also are able to take part in Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals from local businesses.

Participating organizations include:

  • AYA Youth Collective
  • Bethany Christian Services
  • Blandford Nature Center
  • D.A. Blodgett-St. John’s
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
  • Dwelling Place
  • Family Promise of Grand Rapids
  • Friends of Grand Rapids Parks
  • Grace’s Tables
  • Heart of West Michigan United Way
  • Humane Society of West Michigan
  • Kent District Library
  • Kentwood Parks and Recreation
  • Kids Food Basket
  • Mackenzie’s Animal Shelter
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Noor’s Heaven
  • Our Hope Association
  • Salvation Army of Kent County
  • SECOM Resource Center
  • The Blood Cancer Foundation of Michigan
  • Treetop Collective
  • YWCA West Central Michigan

The complete holiday volunteering and giving guide is at hwmuw.org.

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