We Love to Support our Community
Dues for Ionia Innovators are $75 per quarter. Because we work to keep our costs low, this allows us to have a wonderful meeting space AND give money to local groups a few times a year. See below for some of the people we have been able to support.
Alexis Thane of R.A.V.E. (Relief After Violent Encounter) was also able to attend our meeting today and receive a check for $250 to support their programs. R.A.V.E. works with women, children, and even men who have experienced abuse. They operate a shelter which...
Soaring Above Teen Center
Ken Baker of Soaring Above Teen Center told us about various programs that are running at the center. For example, there is help for homework, meals are provided, and they even have a closet of new clothes that students can shop in to have gifts for family members and...
Blue Star Mothers
Brenda King-Gibson came to the meeting this morning to tell us about the work that Blue Star Mothers do. The local chapter (Ionia-Kent-Montcalm Counties) was founded in 2012 and quickly undertook the Treasures for Troops program. The first year, they sent out over 50...
Money to Local Educators
Almost 20 local teachers were chosen (Jefferson Elementary teachers are pictured here) to get a check to help them buy classroom supplies at the start of the school year. We chose elementary age classrooms, and it was fun to go deliver the checks!
IM Safe CAC (Child Advocacy Center)
We also donated $500 to IM Safe CAC. This organization does wonderful things to help children who have suffered abuse and need advocates. Lori Kirkhoff was there to represent IM Safe CAC.
We donated $500 the VFW. Fred Bishop, Kevin Defrates, and Jim Hoover work hard to support local veterans, and we were thrilled to be able to support them.
Habitat for Humanity of Ionia County
It was a BIG day at Innovators! We were able to donate $500 to Habitat for Humanity, represented by Stacy Moore.
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Ionia Moose Lodge
869 E. Lincoln in Ionia