Volunteerism

Feature Story Jon Ornee is teaming up with Community Action House for another New Year's Day fundraiser to support the new new Food Club & Opportunity Hub in Holland.

2022 Challenge gets people moving and doing good


Feature Story Mitch and Johally Carlson pose with their children outside their new home. The family has a home of their own this holiday season with the help of Lakeshore Habitat for Humanity.
Feature Story Jubilee Ministries Executive Director Steve Grose and Lakeshore Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Don Wilkinson speak to a crowd before a ceremonial groundbreaking at Park Vista Place, a joint project of the two, on East 40th Street in Holland.

More housing coming to West Michigan, still more needed


Feature Story Agewell Services of West Michigan will help the city of Muskegon feed those in need during two drive-thru events.
Feature Story Herman Miller hosted its first Day of Purpose and expanded it this year to include all 11,000 employees from Herman Miller, Knoll, and their collective brands, making it the first global MillerKnoll Day of Purpose.
Feature Story Lori Appeldorn, right, along with her neighbors Raelyn Long, 9, Bentley Weeks, 7, and Reese Weeks, 11, work on the labyrinth garden on the corner of 18th Street and Central Avenue in Holland.
Feature Story Community Action House is seeking volunteers to help power its newly opened Food Club store in Holland.
Feature Story In 2019, Cadets #4518 built an agility course for the dog park at Ottawa County Fairgrounds.
Feature Story Vista Green is located at 285 W. 36th St. The joint partnership between Habitat for Humanity and Jubilee Ministries will provide a total of 42 affordable units for home ownership.
Feature Story Patrick Cisler, executive director of Lakeshore Nonprofit Alliance in Holland, joined forces with Zeeland-based Leading By Design to establish LEAD 24/7 for nonprofits.

Leadership training program launched for nonprofit executives


Feature Story Kids who attended Pumpkinfest enjoyed having their faces painted, climbing on inflatables, riding a barrel train, and playing a variety of fall yard games, including bowling with pumpkins.
Feature Story Steve and Jill Miskelley are honoring their late son, Ian, a champion University of Michigan swimmer, with plans to open the Be Better Mental Wellness Center in Holland.
Feature Story Long-distance boaters Greg and Susan Costa with their donations.

Boaters stop in Holland for a ‘day of donating’


Feature Story Spectators watch the 2019 Civil War Muster at Van Raalte Farm. (Mary Bale)

Grant helps Civil War muster expand, attract new talent


Feature Story Bentley Weeks, 7, and Lori Appeldorn water the plants in the pockets of a Florafelt in the alley between 18th and 19th Streets along River and Central Avenues in Holland, Michigan, July 30, 2021.

Rally for the Alley transforms neighborhood, neighbors


Feature Story Sangeeta Kar, of Sangeeta's Dance & Music of India in Midland, Michigan, performs a classical odissi dance at the International Festival of Holland in the Holland Civic Center, August 21, 2021.
Feature Story The Joe Marcinek Band and Benzing Graves Collective recently played Holland's Park Theatre.
Feature Story Lakeshore storyteller Mike Lozon authored 12 historical books over his career.

A tribute to Mike Lozon: The Lakeshore’s storyteller