Donate to NKCS
Frequently Asked Questions
NKCS management carefully allocates resources to the most pressing needs. The donation opportunities shown on this page offer examples of how your money can be used.
Yes. A receipt is sent to the email address provided and you will receive a thank you letter in the mail. In most cases, monetary gifts to NKCS are tax-deductible. Check with your tax advisor to be sure. Your credit card statement will show "NKCS_DONATION" next to all NKCS donations.
Client Gas Cards
Our clients are all living on tight budgets with limited funds, which can make event the simplest fluctuation in expenses have a huge impact. That is why we offer gas cards to clients participating in our educational programs so they can go to and from medical appointments and job interviews.
Personal Care Items
Did you brush your teeth today? Wash your hair? These things that we take for granted can be a financial burden to our clients when food stamps and other assistance doesn't cover the cost of personal care items.
Tax Preparer Meals
The AARP and United Way VITA tax volunteers spend long days and evenings here during the tax season. We want to thank them for all the work they are doing for our community. Your donation could feed three shifts of volunteers for a week.
Critical Needs Fund
Our most critical needs change day to day. We may need to help a client with rent assistance one day or fill our food pantry with fresh produce the next. Support us by allowing your donation to help us meet these needs as they arise.
Your $200 donation could purchase $480 worth of food for our food pantry, which is enough to feed a family of five for nearly six weeks.
Job loss. Divorce. High medical bills. We understand that these things can happen. They're especially devastating when the family is working to get back on their feet. That is why we offer rent assistance to families who meet certain criteria.
A large part of our Thrive Empowerment Program includes budgeting and parenting classes. The instructors are contracted from area agencies to provide the best training in their field. Your donation could pay for these instructors for an entire Thrive cohort, or approximately six months of classroom instruction.
One Month of Utilities
It costs nearly $25,000 a year to keep North Kent Community Services' lights and heat turned on in order to provide programs to our community. Sponsor a month of utilities and become a hero to the staff at NKCS!
Name Your Own Amount
We appreciate all of the donations we receive from our generous community. Feel free to choose the amount you wish to donate to benefit programs like the Thrive Empowerment Program and our food pantry.
Support Us Monthly
Join a select group of donors that choose to support our programs on a monthly basis. Your gift will be automatically dedicated each month and will help fund initiatives like our educational programming and food pantry.
How May We Help?
North Kent Community Services
10075 Northland Drive NE
Rockford, MI 49341 Map
Monday thru Thursday 8:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m.