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Host a Drive

Frequently Asked Questions

Our biggest need depends on the season. Please contact Cassie LaMacchia at cassie.lamacchia@nkconnect.org for more information. 

If you are a business, church, or organization hosting a drive for us, we can pick up your donations. Please give us at least a week's notice to arrange for transportation. 

Our Community Engagement Coordinator, Cassie LaMacchia, would be happy to discuss how you can promote your food or clothing drive. Please contact her at cassie.lamacchia@nkconnect.org.

No matter what your budget or schedule holds, there is always a way you can make a difference. Not all donations are monetary. Through volunteering, fundraising, and coordinating food and clothing drives, you can find the opportunity that works best for you. 

Christmas Tree of Hope: Give the gift of Dignity

We need your help to provide socks, underwear, pajamas, outerwear, bedding, and other household items for families in northern Kent County this Christmas season.

We are looking for:
 
Infant to Adult XXL
Socks
Underwear
Pajamas
Sweatpants, Sweatshirts or Yoga Pants
Winter Coats
Winter Boots
Snow Pants


Household Items
Crib Set
Twin Sheets & Blanket
Double Sheets & Blanket
Queen Sheets & Blanket
Pillows (Standard)
Kitchen towels & dish rags
Bath and hand towels
Small appliances
 
Drop off new, unwrapped donations at North Kent Connect Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Friday & Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the south side of the building. Please specify that donations are intended for the Christmas Store and do not leave them if the donation area is unattended.
 
Donations are requested by Monday, December 11.
 
Questions? Contact Cassie LaMacchia at cassie.lamacchia@nkconnect.org or 616.886.3478. Thank you for partnering with us!

Any leftover items will be sold in the NKC Store with proceeds benefiting families in northern Kent County through NKC food and empowerment programs.
 

Host a Food Drive

North Kent Connect has a Healthy Food Policy! We made this institutional change for our families because we care about their well-being. We heard from clients that they appreciated pantries with fresh food, lean proteins, and dairy. Help us keep The Market (formerly the Food Pantry) stocked with fresh, nutritious food. Read our Healthy Food Policy and see our donation guide by clicking the link below.

Hold a Personal Care Items Drive

Enlist the help of your church, neighborhood or civic group and collect the items most needed by our pantry. Personal care items most needed are: feminine hygiene products, laundry soap, and toilet paper.

Hold a Clothing Drive

Donate your gently used household items.

Not only does our food pantry need donations, but so does our marketplace. Clean your home, lighten your load, and provide vital items for families in need.Consider donating those "too good to toss" or those "I'll find a use for this someday" items.

Much of our clothing is given to clients, including fire victims and seasonal migrant workers. As with many nonprofit organizations, we also sell a limited amount of unusable or excess clothing to a rescue mission and resale shop. The funds we receive are used to buy necessary items, such as meat and cheese.

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North Kent Connect

10075 Northland Drive NE
Rockford, MI 49341 Map
Phone: 616-866-3478

Community Connections Hours: 
Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

North Kent Connect Store Public Hours:
Tuesday and Friday
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 
Saturday 
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.