In 2018, you undertook the needs of hungry families and provided 26,938+ meals

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At the end of 2018’s Holiday Donation Drives, I found myself reflecting in total stillness, marveling at how incredible community can be. I am humbled by the fact that so many joined us in this community work by providing holiday support.

I started working at Community Action House officially in 2014. This was before I knew that this job would become an absolute passion and joy. Working for an organization that has established a history of serving other well is part of what I love; doing it alongside others who also care deeply is the other part. This is illustrated beautifully during our Holiday Drive Season. We had over 75 schools, churches, businesses and families do holiday drives for us. This will result in tens of thousands of meals being provided to your friends and neighbors. Take a moment to let that soak in. This is not a small thing.

Now, in 2019, I’m excited to share with you the total impact of your work, and to invite you to continue your support this season. In February, we’re launching a new shower and drop-in program for individuals experiencing homelessness in our community. An orientation for the program will be held on February 5th, which will be a great time for you to learn more. I hope to connect with there, and further our combined efforts at showing the sort of remarkable kindness that makes our community great.

Thank you for activating your community to make an impact on local hunger relief this season. It is a privilege to do this work with you.

Meagan Maas
Community Engagement Officer
mmaas@communityactionhouse.org | phone 616.392.2368 ext. 109

And in November & December, your efforts helped!

  • 912 individuals in 322 households with hunger relief and hope in the Food Pantry

  • 498 individuals provided hunger relief through Monthly Food Distribution

  • 830 Thanksgiving Baskets distributed, providing meals to 2,892 local individuals

YOUR IMPACT

  • 26,938+ Pounds of Food

  • 1,181+ Personal Care, Household, & Cleaning Items

  • 487+ Turkeys

  • $1,588 to Support CAH Programs

  • 102+ Holiday Donation Drives, with a total value of over $74,231


Merle Norman Cosmetics | 29 ½ E 8th St | Downtown Holland

Merle Norman Cosmetics | 29 ½ E 8th St | Downtown Holland

We’re a small shop, so we decided to connect with the other downtown businesses in our building, Cherry Republic and Carolyn Stitch for a community drive.

We give back because we love this community, and we have been blessed. We want to use what we have to help our community thrive. We also love Meagan Maas!
— Linda Weaver, owner Merle Norman Cosmetics

THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR 2018 HOLIDAY DONATION DRIVE SUPPORTERS

Ardor & Grit
Back to Health Chiropractic Wellness Center
Bentler Automotive
Black River Charter Academy Schools
BluJay Solutions
Boatwerks
Bodhi Tree Yoga & Wellness Studio
Boileau Communications MGT., LLC
Boy Scout Troop 147
Calvin Christian Reformed Church
Carolyn Stitch Studio
Chan's Martial Arts
Cherry Republic
City of Holland
Code Blue
Community Choice Credit Union
Downtown Place Condominium Association
DSA International
Ebenezer Reformed Church
EBW Electronics
ESS-TEC
Evoqua
Extol
FIT4MOM HOLLAND
Freedom Village
Full Potential Physical Therapy
Gentex
GVSU Holland Campus
Hamilton High School

Harbor Lights School
Harderwyk Ministries/Neighbors Plus
Harlem Reformed Church
Haveman Electrical Services
Haworth
Herman Miller
Holland Board of Public Works
Holland Hospital
Holland Language Academy
Holland West Elementary School
Holland West K-5 School
Hospice of Holland
Intersection Ministries
ITW Drawform
Key Personnel
L&W Engineering
Lakeshore Elementary School
Lakewood Elementary School
Lakewood Family Medicine, PLC
Life Circles
Lincoln Elementary School
Macatawa Area Express
Macatawa Bay School
Mapleview Animal Hospital
Mead Johnson
Menchies Frozen Yogurt
Merle Norman Cosmetics
MW Watermark
North Holland Elementary School

North Pointe Apartments
Individuals (18)
Nu-Gig Events
Ottawa County (led by Dept. of Information and Technology)
Peace Lutheran Church
Reverse Advent Calendar Donors
Second Reformed Church
Semco Energy Gas Co.
Sheldon Woods Elementary School
Sherwin Williams
SIMIO Health
Shoreline Container Corporation
South Olive CRC
South Side Christian Elementary School
St. Pius X Catholic Parish
Tennant Company
The Village at Appledorn
Thermotron Industries
Tramec Sloan LLC
Van Wieren Hardware, Inc
Van Wylen Library & Hope College
Vintage Car Club of Holland
Waukazoo Elementary
West Ottawa High School - Stuff the Bus
Woodside Elementary School
Workbox Staffing

…and many more!

We hope that you’ll help provide all the things beyond food (like our shower program) that we strive to provide with a financial gift to Community Action House. Thank you!

Highlights from 2018 Holiday Donation Drives