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Help your neighbors with the Tree of Hope

North Kent Connect is asking for help providing items for people living in Kent County.

ROCKFORD, Mich. — The Tree of Hope is one way you can help your neighbors this holiday season. North Kent Connect is once again looking for donations for their Christmas Store through the Tree of Hope. 

The organization is asking for new unwrapped family clothing and household essentials. That includes things like:

  • Pajamas/nightgowns
  • Loungewear
  • Winter coats
  • Winter boots
  • Snow pants
  • Socks and underwear
  • Sheets and blankets
  • Pillows (standard)
  • Bath and hand towels
  • Toys
Credit: North Kent Connect

All year round you can make donations to North Kent Connect's food pantry. You can donate:

  • Low-sugar cereal
  • Pasta (all varieties)
  • Quinoa
  • Canned low-sugar fruits
  • Canned tomatoes
  • Canned vegetables
  • Laundry soap
  • Shampoo/conditioner
  • Baby wipes
  • Diapers in sizes 4, 5, and 6
  • Toilet Paper
Credit: North Kent Connect

You can drop off donations at North Kent Connect's location on Northland Drive NE, in Rockford. It is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. until  5:30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Food and personal items are always free to NKC clients. 

You can also donate online

The organization prides itself of providing dignity to the people it serves, but allowing them to purchase items at a low cost at the Christmas Store. Clients will be able to buy the for between $1 and $5. When dropping off donations, make sure to mention your donations are intended for the Christmas Store or the food drive. 

Donations for the Tree of Hope will be accepted through Monday, Dec. 9.



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