North Kent Community Services is a Christian organization committed to improving the lives of all people in northern Kent County
by providing access to basic needs and promoting economic independence.
Our vision is to build a community of thriving people. We can, with your help.
Last year, this fun event sold out two weeks ahead of time to a crowd of 480 people. To guarantee a seat, buy a sponsorship table today. These are just some of the businesses and organizations who will be joining us on Thursday, September 24 at English Hills Terrace:
Title Sponsor - Home Acres Building Supply
Dinner Sponsor - STILL OPEN!
Cocktail Hour Sponsor - Meijer
Dessert Sponsor - Gill Industries
Valet Parking Sponsor - Courtland Consulting
Entertainment Sponsor - ChoiceOne Bank
For more information on sponsorship levels and what great things you get when you purchase a table click the links below.
Single tickets will go on sale August 17 at 8:00 a.m.
North Kent Community Services (NKCS) kicks off its annual Back-to-School Drive. Each fall, many students in northern Kent County face the prospect of starting school without adequate supplies.
“By partnering with the churches and community we can ensure that all students have the tools they need to be successful as they start the new school year,” says NKCS Executive Director Claire Guisfredi.
NKCS is collecting notebooks, loose-leaf paper, rulers, pens, pencils, highlighters, erasers, pencil boxes, folders, 3-ring binders, crayons, markers, colored pencils, glue sticks and scissors. These supplies will be distributed, along with backpacks, to students who are entering Kindergarten through 9th grade at area schools on August 31 and September 1. (For a printable list, please click the link below.)
Donations can be dropped off at North Kent Community Services, 10075 Northland Drive NE, Rockford (north of 12 Mile Road on Northland Drive) Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The Back-to-School Drive runs now through Monday, August 24. NKCS is also looking for volunteers to sort donations and help with distribution. To volunteer, contact Cassie LaMacchia at (616) 866-3478 ext. 101 or by clicking the link below.
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Printable Back to School Wish List
Learn more about NKCS from the people who know it best - the staff and volunteers. Join us for a weekly insight from staff and volunteers who will blog about topics such as programming, client stories, donor impact and more.
Click the link below to view the NEW NKCS Blog.
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Last year we asked, "Do Pastors Have Talent?" It turns out they do! (Who knew?)
Who did our executive director coerce (I mean convince) to perform Thursday, September 24? Without further ado, here are your 2015 North Kent Pastors' Got Talent Performing Pastors:
Bella Vista Church
Belmont Baptist Church
Blythefield Christian Reformed Church
Keith & Judy Hemmila
Cedar Springs United Methodist Church
Fr. Tony Russo* & Fr. Darrel Kempf
Our Lady of Consolation
River Rock Church
Dick Riley, retired
Former Pastor at Rockford United Methodist Church
Current Member at Bridgeway Community Church
Fr. Mark Peacock*
St. Patrick Parnell
*Returning for an encore performance
For more information on the hottest show in northern Kent County, please click the link below.
Our next Thrive cohort begins September 21, 2015.
Thinking about joining? Visit our Education page for more information and success stories.
Want to volunteer? Email Chérie Elahl, Program Director, at (616) 866-3478 ext, 105 or via email.
Want to donate? Visit our Donate Now page or contact Katie Hop, Communications and Development Manager, at (616) 866-3478 ext. 103 or via email.
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.
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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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