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Become a Box Host for a Baby Product Drive — April 7th – May 6th

Help Our Littlest Community Members Stay Dry & Safe!

We need your help to Fill the Truck for our Baby Product Drive! We are in need of community drop-off location sites for the upcoming drive that will be running from April 7th through May 6th.

The “Fill the Truck Drive” collects items on a quarterly basis and then distributes them to those in need within our community. For the spring we are collecting diapers, wipes, and other baby products for our littlest community members. Diapers can be expensive and are a must for all families with little ones. If your workplace, agency, church, or club would like to be a donation box host, please fill out our online form by clicking the link below.

On the last drive, we helped over 200 babies directly because of this drive. We need your help to make this drive a success! Please consider hosting a box. Thank you!

Click Here To Be A Box Host!

More Information About Drive:

Where Do The Drive Donations Go?
Muskegon: All Muskegon donations will be collected, and we will host a Community Baby Shower where families can receive diapers and other donations on-site as well as find information about other baby services offered in the community. More information on this shower will be released in April.
Newaygo & Oceana: Newaygo & Oceana County donations will go to local pantries in their community.

Who Can Become A Box Host? How does it work?
Are you a business, workplace, agency, church, school, or club? Then you can be a box host – we make it easy! We provide boxes and marketing materials you can set up in your space. We also send out reminders, statistics, and fun ideas you can do to increase engagement! At the end of the drive, we pick the box up for you and make sure it goes to where it needs to be sorted.

Baby Drive Contact Information:

Muskegon Office
Dominique Bunker, dominique@unitedwaylakeshore.org (231) 332-4006

Oceana Office:
Barbara Sims, barbara@unitedwaylakeshore.org (231) 332-4005

Newaygo Office:
Mayor Jim Rynberg, mayor@cityoffremont.net

Thanks from the Mission for Area People

Thank You!!
Thanks to all who support Mission for Area People in many different ways!

Special Thanks to Senator Hansen for his annual pig donation for our food pantry. For the past few years Senator Hansen has been helping the MAP food pantry by purchasing a pig and having it packaged for our pantry. Thank you Senator Geoff Hansen for thinking of Mission for Area People as we continued to provide for community neighbors in need.

Thank you to the Sister Simone Courtade Fund for the generous gift for our Medical Support as well as our Healthy Choice Food Pantry. The support from these gifts will help provide necessary emergency medical needs as well as healthy food choices for our pantry.

Thank you United Way of the Lakeshore Day of Caring for orchestrating hundreds of volunteers from all over who give their time and talents to 10 local non‐profits in our community, Mission for Area People being one of them. Thank you team leader Corey Watson for all your hard work.

Thank you Chris from CC Carpet for donating the carpet for our lobby and stairway.

Thank you Roy from Port City for donating 5 gallons of paint for our lobby.

Thank you to all of the volunteers who made the Day of Caring a special event. Your support of Mission for Area People is very much appreciated.