Community Service

Each year, our chapter participates in some form of community service. This ranges from physically going out and working on projects (Habitat for Humanity & Toys for Tots distribution) to collecting donations (Toys for Tots, C.O.V.E., collecting & shipping 80+ boxes of goodies to our troops overseas and more).

To learn more about what we are currently doing and what we've done in previous years, please read & click.

  • Habitat for Humanity service opportunity  We have the opportunity to work on 2 homes this July.  Please click on the link to learn more and find out how to sign up.
  • Each November we collect toys for Toys For Tots.  Please bring any donations to our November General Membership Meeting.  

Previous Opportunities

  • One of our previous community service projects was C.O.V.E. (Communities Overcoming Violet Encounters).  At our February General Membership Meeting we showed a video that highlights the need for this effort.
  •  Kids Food Basket strives to ensure children in the community don't go to bed hungry. They provide healthy, tasty, efficient, and cost-effective sack suppers to children who are nutritionally at risk, five days a week. More than 3,000 volunteers help Kids' Food Basket achieve its mission, assembling evening meals, creating recognition projects for donors, picking up food, making sandwiches, performing administrative duties, packaging trail mix, delivering evening meals "sack suppers", and much more! In 2009 alone, volunteers contributed more than 23,000 hours of service to Kids' Food Basket - which allowed the organization to finish out the school year feeding nearly 2,600 kids.
  • As part of our “Giving Back to the Community” commitment, the Western Michigan Chapter of CFMA collected items to send to military personnel overseas. This was an ongoing project lasting thru our May 2008 Membership meeting.
  • Each November we collect toys for Toys For Tots.  Please bring any donations to our November General Membership Meeting.  There is an opportunity to help with the distribution of these in December.  Watch for emails in November and December for more information.
  • Our Chapter teamed up with the NAWIC Grand Rapids Chapter # 194 for the 2007 Relay For Life of Byron Center.  We challenged our members to see who could raise more money for this good cause - our general members or our associate members.

Ideas or suggestions of other community service projects?
Click here to email the chairman of the Promotion Committee