Kentwood Holiday Giving Programs
Kentwood’s annual holiday giving programs return to spread joy and light during what continues to be an especially difficult year. If you’re able to join our efforts to make the holidays brighter for community members in need, please note the following programs will run Monday, Nov. 16 through Wednesday Dec. 16 at the Kentwood Activities Center, or KAC.
Be a Santa to a Senior
In partnership with Home Instead Senior Care, Kentwood Parks and Recreation again will host Be a Santa to a Senior. To participate, select a tag from the Senior Santa Tree, purchase the item(s) listed on the tag, wrap the gift, tape the tag to the outside and return it to the KAC by Dec. 16. You also can select a tag by phone at 616.656.5270 or order a gift online through beasantatoasenior.com to be delivered. Please click on the link below or visit our Facebook page for more information closer to the start date.
Holiday Hat and Mitten Tree
Help adorn the Holiday Hat and Mitten Tree with new or very gently used hats, scarves, mittens, coats, boots, snow pants, socks and blankets between Nov. 16-Dec. 16. These warm-clothing donations will be distributed to individuals in our school systems and surrounding community organizations who are in need of support. Donations can be brought to the Kentwood Activities Center (355 48th St. SE) during business hours. If you wish to drop off your donations, you can call (616)656-5270 or ring the doorbell and a staff member will assist.
Kentwood’s Little Free Pantry
We’re always accepting donations for Kentwood’s Little Free Pantry at the KAC during business hours. We also have collection bins available for organizations that want to place them at their facilities. Or click the link below to make a financial donation. For more information, including a list of suggested donations, visit kentwood.us/littlefreepantry.
The KAC is at 355 48th St. SE and is open 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. Thank you for your generosity and continued participation in these programs!