The Heart of Taste and Tour

A Season of Community Giving

Join Us in Supporting Area Non-Profits 
During This Season of Community Giving

Our communities have experienced a lot of difficult change this past year. But we’ve also seen individuals and organizations rise above the challenge, discover new reserves, and creatively meet community needs. 

The heart behind Taste and Tour has always been community giving. This year, we decided the best way to do that is to go directly to the source and financially support each non-profit’s individual fundraising efforts in lieu of hosting our usual Taste and Tour events. We are proud to partner with 17 organizations that continue community growth, even during a pandemic. From September to December, we will be sharing these organizations virtual events, social campaigns, Giving Tuesday plans, and more!

Learn about each non-profit and see how you can help them meet their goals by reading below.

Local Non-Profits To Support Near You!

More Than Pink Walk

Saturday, September 19, 2020

We save lives by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer.

The impact of Taste & Tour has contributed to our work in increasing awareness of our mission, the critical message of Know You’re Normal, and has enabled us to engage more open conversation about breast health. Eastbrook Homes dedication to their community is stunning. At Komen Michigan, we refer to breast cancer as a family disease because it doesn’t affect one person. It won’t be eradicated by one, it will be together as a family, and I am proud to have Eastbrook Homes apart of our family fight.”

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Family Haven's 30th Birthday Concert

Thursday, October 1, 2020

We believe all people deserve safe, clean, affordable housing. We envision vibrant communities in West Michigan with connected neighbors, housing justice and abundant opportunity.

As a third time participate in the Taste and Tour event, ICCF will benefit greatly, just as we did the last two years.  Your gifts help us with our critical work of providing affordable housing and supportive services to families in need of a place to call home.

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Family Dinner Experience

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Wedgwood Christian Services extends God’s love to youth and families through professional counseling and educational services. Wedgwood is always responding to community needs – developing programs and training staff to respond to issues people are facing in our community.

Eastbrook Homes’ Taste & Tour will provide Wedgwood with the opportunity to let more people know about all the services we offer and share our mission and vision of creating a better West Michigan.

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Red Nose Ruckus

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Our mission is to strengthen and support children, families, and individuals as they evolve and grow in a changing community.

Taste and Tour will allow us to reach more possible community partners who could make a difference in the lives of the 8,000 abused, neglected, and at-risk children and families that we serve; and potentially allow us to reach more people.

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Giving Tuesday Match

December 1, 2020

HRS provides critical resources to support homeowners in the maintenance and improvement of one of their most important investments – their home.

Our partnership with Eastbrook Homes for the Taste & Tour will undoubtedly amplify our efforts, expanding our reach in terms of agency visibility for both interested program participants, and for possible new supporters of our work.

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Year End/Giving Tuesday Match

December 2020

We provide counseling, foster care, adoption, mentoring, and residential care to struggling families and abused and neglected children. We impact 11,000 lives every year and work tirelessly to ensure all children and families have support and resources they need to thrive.

Taste and Tour will expose our mission to the community and build awareness about a very important need to help those in west Michigan that need us most.

 

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Fall Fundraiser

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

“Safe Haven Ministries is a comprehensive domestic violence agency providing residential and nonresidential services to individuals who are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse. Our services include emergency safe shelter, case management, support groups, a 24/7 hotline, children’s programming and connections to other community resources. All survivor-centered services are completely confidential and provided at no cost to participants. Through our prevention and education work also we help employers, faith communities, schools, and other agencies create a culture of violence prevention through trainings and resources to stop abuse before it can begin.”

Taste & Tour will allow Safe Haven to engage with the community we serve, while allowing us to raise critical funds that support our work.

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16th Annual Guardian Society

Thursday, October 8, 2020

St. Vincent Catholic Charities is a local, charitable non-profit, dedicated to serving children and families in crisis in the mid-Michigan area. Currently the agency has six different program areas of service: adoption, foster care, a residential Children’s Home, counseling services, an Immigration Law Clinic and refugee resettlement.

In addition to generous financial support, Taste & Tour is a gift to STVCC by introducing STVCC’s work to members of the community who may not be familiar with it.

 

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Courage, Comfort, and Cocktails

October 20, 2020

Ele’s Place is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating awareness of and support for grieving children and their families. Through peer support group programs, Ele’s Place helps children, teens and young adults cope with the death of a parent, sibling or someone close to them.   The vision of Ele’s Place is that no child should grieve alone.

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Giving Tuesday Match

December 1, 2020

Ele’s Place is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating awareness of and support for grieving children and their families. Through peer support group programs, Ele’s Place helps children, teens and young adults cope with the death of a parent, sibling or someone close to them.   The vision of Ele’s Place is that no child should grieve alone.

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Year End Matching Campaign

AYA Youth Collective, formerly HQ and 3:11 Youth Housing” creates safe spaces for youth in crisis to belong, be themselves and build a future. 

We create circles of support for 14- to 24-year-olds facing unsafe or unstable housing—from drop-in opportunities to rest, recharge and meet everyday needs in a caring community to safe, affordable housing with peers and mentors who partner in their transition to stability. We are here to help young people connect to the relationships, resources, and housing they need at any point on their journey.

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Year End Campaign

Our Ranch is designed to provide a careful balance of education, religion, work, and play, supplemented by generous amounts of love and concern from all members of the staff. The goal of the Girls Ranch is to provide security, love, discipline and understanding, in a positive environment filled with opportunities for children to prepare themselves for secure, productive roles in adult society.

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Wine, Women, and Chocolate

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Women’s Resource Center advocates for women to achieve economic independence through meaningful employment. Our programs and services empower and educate.

We help women discover their strengths and talents while overcoming barriers to employment and economic independence.

 

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Fashion Show

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Mosaic’s Counseling’s mission is to offer hope and healing for all by providing accessible and affordable professional counseling services. Mosaic Counseling NEVER turns anyone away. Ever.

Taste and Tour will make a drastic difference to stay with our mission. Every dollar raised literally translates into $3+ dollars of mental health care.  Current primary focus is Suicide Prevention training (QPR) for all and expand our School Outreach Program to help as many youths as possible. We currently have trained over 5,000 people in suicide prevention and hope to grow those numbers.

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Music and Storytelling Night

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

We help people in our community by mobilizing churches, volunteers, and donated resources for the purpose of encouraging, educating and empowering individuals and families on their journey to realizing their God-given abilities.

Taste and Tour impacts us financially and promotes our mission.

 

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National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

November 15-22, 2020
Matching Campagin

Family Promise of Grand Rapids provides emergency shelter and basic needs to families with children who are homeless. We help families find a place to call home, and walk along-side them so they don’t become homeless again.

Taste and Tour will help us raise awareness about the issue of family homelessness here in our community. We seek to educate Taste and Tour visitors about the hidden faces of homelessness: children.

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December Match Campaign

Month of December

Kids’ Food Basket is a community solution to childhood hunger. We engage all who care about children reaching their full potential – in school and in life. Kids’ Food Basket is West Michigan’s largest volunteer-driven organization providing critical services of evening nourishing meals delivered directly to kids at our service schools.

Taste & Tour will be coming alongside of us to help ensure that we have all three of these necessary pieces by helping to raise funds and awareness. We truly could not do the work we do without partners like Eastbrook Homes.

 

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Year End/Giving Tuesday Match

December 2020

Through our interdisciplinary approach to the whole person, we meet the therapeutic and educational needs of clients through skill building, academic enhancement, and social and emotional support.

We offer speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, and sensory integration and motor therapies.

 

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Carlisle Crossings