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NKCS News & Notes

North Kent Community Services: Apply now to serve on a committee for 2016

North Kent Community Services is seeking individuals to serve on its various committees for 2016. “I am looking for people who have skills in media/public relations, finance, fund development, law, business, health & human services, construction, human resources, and marketing,” said Executive Director Claire Guisfredi. "It is not a huge time commitment. The committees meet once a month or every other month for an hour. If you want to give back to the community and don't have a lot of time, this is a good way to get involved."

North Kent Community Services serves families all over northern Kent County, from 5 Mile Road to 22 Mile Road and east and west to the county lines. "We will be implementing our new 3-year Strategic Plan soon; if you believe in empowering people, this would be a great fit for you," said Claire. "I am also looking for diversity of ages, faith traditions, ethnicity and occupations. If you're a young professional, serving on a committee would be great experience."

Review the committee descriptions below and apply online by December 4.

On the Web:
2016 Committee Descriptions
Apply Online for NKCS Committees

Email Link:
Questions? Email Claire Guisfredi

Star Tree: Clothing and Most Needed Items Drive

Does your business want to help this Christmas, but there's no time to volunteer? Do you want to involve your congregation in a way that doesn't require any scheduling? Request a Star Tree for your lobby, narthex or entryway!

We provide you with stars (you request the quantity in groups of 50) that are labeled with a child's gender and age. On the back are specific requests, which are underwear, socks, pajamas, hats and gloves. We also have "Most Needed Items" stars. You hang them on your tree and ask your customers/congregants to take a star, which they will return to you by a specific date. You can then either deliver the gifts to us, or we can pick them up no later than Monday, December 14th.

You can sign up online by clicking below. Katie Hop will contact you to confirm your request within 1 business day. You can also contact her at (616) 866-3478 ext. 103 if you have any questions. Thank you very much for your generous spirit!

On the Web:
NKCS Star Tree Sign Up

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Want to learn more about NKCS? Watch our latest promotional video.
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On the Web:
NKCS Informational Video
NKPGT 2015 Highlights

Email Link:
Katie Hop

NKCS Open Seven Days a Week to Accept Donations

Did you know that North Kent Community Services accepts clothing in any condition? The unusable clothing is sold for rags; proceeds are used to buy needed food items such as milk and eggs. The wire and metal are recycled. We are committed to keeping items out of the landfill. NKCS is green! We accept donations through the front door Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Donations are accepted through the south door:
Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday - Sunday: Hours vary, generally morning

Questions about what we accept? Click the link below or call Katie Hop at (616) 866-3478 ext. 103.

On the Web:
Donation Guide

Email Link:
Katie Hop

NKCS E-Newsletter

Did you know that we send out two brief, informative e-newsletters every a month to both the community members and our clients? It's a great way to stay in touch with the happenings of NKCS. You can sign up for one or both of these e-newsletters by visiting our Newsletter page and completing the sign-up form.

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NKCS Newsletters