Big Change Resource Drive

The Kaufman Interfaith Scholars Community Mobilization Task Force has organized the Big Change Resource Drive. This task force strives to meet the needs of the most under resourced populations in the greater Grand Rapids area. Three main organizations were selected as partner organizations, En Vivo Church, Community Food Club and the Roosevelt Park Neighborhood. Through grassroots broad based community organizing conversations these organizations expressed specific needs which aligned with the passions of this task force. The Community Mobilization Task Force hopes to expand its community partnerships as needs are met, other needs are identified and momentum builds. They believe that small actions x lots of people = great change. 

Currently, this task force is collecting technology for elderly isolated residents, staple food and toiletry goods as well as funds. Donation locations are listed below.

Kaufman Scholars Big Change Resource Drive

Big Change Donation Locations

Roosevelt Park Neighbors Toiletry and Food Care Packages

Items can be donated at the Roosevelt Park Neighborhood Association. 1260 Grandville Ave SW. Grand Rapids, MI 49503. Leave donations in the red tub outside the door from 9am-5pm M-F. Please call 616-710-6736 when you make a donation to let them know that you have dropped items off. These items will be delivered in care packages to each family in need. 

Community Food Club Food and Monetary Drive

For cereal, cooking oil, soups, rice, dry beans, baby food, formula or diapers donations arrangements for drop offs can be made by calling 616-288-5550 or by emailing Sydney.watson@communityfoodclubgr.org. Monetary donations can be made here or mailed to 1100 S. Division, Grand Rapids, MI 49507.

Technology Donations to En Vivo Church community

Please donate working condition tablets or laptops to a box at 121 Sweet St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505.