Each year, Newcomers works with one or more local charities or organizations in need. We may make a monetary donation and/or some of our members may volunteer their time at an organization.
For the 2018-2019 year, our club voted to donate to the following organizations:
GRAND RAPIDS HQ
This drop-in center for homeless and runaway youth is located in downtown Grand Rapids. The center provides a safe space to meet basic needs, such as meals, clothing, laundry services and hygiene. Resources include community connections to support case management, counseling, housing and relationship needs. Education, employment readiness training and access to healthcare are also a focus. To find out more about this organization, please visit www.hqgr.org.
This organization is focused on the rapid re-housing, rehabilitation and development of former prisoners, homeless men, addicts and anyone starting over. Exodus Place creates a sense of community, restores dignity and helps to remove the obstacles that prevent men from contributing from society. For more information, visit their website at www.exodusplace.org.
In addition, Newcomers members will participate in field trips to volunteer at various charitable organizations throughout the year.