Investing in Hope Week
Catholic Charities West Michigan’s “Investing in Hope” Giving Week is an effort to raise awareness and funds for our vital programs in Muskegon. On June 7 – 11, we will be featuring the work we do in Muskegon with client success stories, behind-the-scenes tours, as well as a first look at our new Muskegon office building and recently opened detox center. The campaign will conclude with a ribbon cutting for CCWM’s new Muskegon admin building on June 11.
With the cancellation of our Holy Smokes BBQ Competition, the increase in clients served, and adjustments made to reach clients virtually, we need your help!
Double Your Impact!
Thanks to the below sponsors, every gift made will be matched up to $50,000! To support our Muskegon programs, visit here or call (616) 356-6207.
Russ and Cindy Daniel
Clara and Gregory Downer
Sand Products/Mart Dock Fund of the CFFMC
Prince of Peace Catholic Church
St. James Catholic Church
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception
Bishop Heating and Air Conditioning
It is so important to help provide a safe and loving home during this time of stress and uncertainty. In Muskegon, we provided help and support for 425 families and provided a safe home for 80 foster children, last year alone! Support our family programs and foster families, like the Parkers.
How to support CCWM’s family programs:
$50 – First Night Kits (Toothbrush, PJs, Blanket)
$100 – Grocery Store Gift Cards
$200 – Developmental Toys and Instruments
Children are expensive and many parents can’t afford to regularly provide needed diapers, wipes, formula, and clothing. That is why CCWM helped 2,552 children through our Muskegon baby pantry last year and we are expanding it to offer classes that will help families, like Juwanne’s.
How to invest in CCWM’s baby/toddler pantries:
$18 – Box of Groceries
$50 – Diapers and Wipes
$200 – Baby and Toddler Shoes
In Muskegon, we have seen an increase in anxiety and depression as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and have grown our behavioral health programs to meet the need. Last year alone, we counseled 762 clients in Muskegon, like Michelle, helping them face the challenges of everyday life.
How to invest in CCWM’s counseling efforts:
$100 – Bus Passes
$250 – 2 Counseling Sessions
In Muskegon, there is a dire need for detox services, to help individuals safely withdraw from alcohol and drug addiction. This is why CCWM chose to open the Kolbe Detox Center and plans to help more than 700 clients, like Daniel, each year to form a path toward sobriety for those in need.
How to invest in the Kolbe Center:
$100 – Hygiene products
$280 – Meals for one week
$650 – Detox Center treatment for the uninsured
Compassion and collaboration remain the hallmark of our work, to bring the mercy and love of Christ to everyone we serve. In Muskegon specifically, we have seen a great need for loving homes, free baby and toddler goods, counseling, detox services and more, during the COVID-19 health crisis! To invest in the Muskegon community today with a tax-deductible gift, please click the donate button below.