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Help GRCM help Habitat for Humanity

The Grand Rapids Children’s Museum is hosting a supply-raiser for Habitat for Humanity and wants your help. Between August 20 and September 14, bring in a tool from the Habitat for Humanity’s wish list and receive buy-one get-one admission at the Museum. The tool wish-list includes hammers, tape measures, drill bits, painting supplies, and caulk. The full list of supply needs can be found at www.grcm.org/visit/habitatsupplyraiser.

Coinciding with the Kidstruction Zone, the new construction themed exhibit at the GRCM, a partnership with Habitat for Humanity seemed to be a very natural fit. “We want to help other non-profit organizations in West Michigan and pass along the value of giving back to your community to our young guests,” says Jack Woller, Associate Director for the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum.

Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organization that requires an average of 8,000 volunteers each year to carry out its work. In addition to volunteer hours, donations are also necessary to the success of the organization. The supply-raiser at the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum will aid Habitat for Humanity in their work to revitalize neighborhoods and provide families in need with sustainable housing.

The Grand Rapids Children’s Museum is located at 11 Sheldon Ave. NW, Grand Rapids.


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Pie in the face for a good cause

Family Fare employee Barb Gross gives store director Don Fetrow a pie-in-the face.

What does a pie in the face and building a house have in common? The employees at the Family Fare in Cedar Springs have the answer to that: $1,671.

That’s how much money they raised recently while selling medallions for Habitat for Humanity. And it was a high enough amount for Store Director Don Fetrow to get a whipped cream pie in the face.

The employees were split into two teams, and the team who raised the most money would get to do the pie in the face. They were challenged to surpass last year’s total, and sell at least $1,000. “They did that the first week,” said Fetrow, who good-naturedly wiped off the whipped cream. “It went well.”

Barb Gross was the team-leader for the winning team, and got to do the honors. She also received $25 for her winning effort.

The money raised will stay in the Kent County area.

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