Building Community: Grant Me Hope

Zeerip founded Grant Me Hope to rescue an often-forgotten group – foster children. They are in the foster care system through no fault of their own and are innocent victims of circumstances beyond their control. Now, these children wait for someone to give them a permanent home and the love that all children deserve.

Building Community: Cheboygan Opera House

Normally, the theater is where spectators enjoy watching dramatic performances. In this story, the theater itself is the drama – the Cheboygan Opera House weathering the global pandemic of COVID.

Building Community: Comprenew

Michiganders committed to increasing the potential for a sustainable future by decreasing e-waste have a brilliant ally: Comprenew. The nonprofit is dedicated to reducing the threat of electronic waste by recycling and refurbishing it. Comprenew offers affordable refurbished products at three retail locations in West Michigan and has 14 e-waste collection sites throughout the Midwest.

Building Community: All Species Kinship

Since 2001, All Species Kinship in Battle Creek has rescued injured and orphaned wildlife and domestic animals, treating trauma cases at their specialty clinic. In accordance with its mission to live in harmony with all species to the best of our abilities, the nonprofit assesses and responds to at least 500 wildlife calls a year.

Building Community: Enter Stage Right Proves the Show Does Go On!

As a fledgling nonprofit theatre, Enter Stage Right began offering productions in warehouses and parks in Port Huron and surrounding cities. Ten years later, in 2016, the self-described “gypsies” were granted an idyllic home in the redeveloped historical Citadel Building.   

Building Community: Foster Closet of Northern Michigan

The nonprofit provides personal items to foster children so that they have a few belongings to call their own. The goal is to help these children rebuild their self-esteem and having something of their own has proven to aid in achieving this goal.

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