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Monthly Highlights

Step into the world of Elevate Community Ministries and read more about the big wins and all the in-betweens!

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  • We hosted a movie night for the Peer-to-Peer group from BCHS

  • Launched a branded merchandise line of t-shirts and crew necks

  • We held our first Trivia Night

  • Provided coffee and snacks for multiple meetings held in the building

  • Hosted the DARE dinner

  • Held a 'Live Music' night with Zoe Ker and Brad Hebert performing

  • Provided coffee and lunch for the Lifeway Women's Simulcast

  • Added Toasted Breakfast Tacos, cold sandwiches, and salads to our offerings

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  • Graduation!! One of our employees graduated from our employee training program! Kenny was accepted a job as a truck driver and expects to have his CDL license within the month

  • We are currently looking to fill this position within the program

  • 16 new customers in the month of April 

  • 50+ appliance donations in the month of April

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  • In April Kids’ Creek ECE hosted preschool families for an Easter celebration picnic that included an egg hunt. Songs, and each child receiving their own bible.

  • We got active and raised nearly $1000 with our Rise & Run fundraiser to spruce up our playground! 

  • Four of our classrooms are raising a set of caterpillars and learning about the butterfly life cycle. The caterpillars fattened up and made their cocoons and now we wait for them to emerge in a week or two!

  • We are looking forward to May with Preschool Graduation, and preparing for another fun Summer Program! 

  • 16 new customers in the month of April 

  • 50+ appliance donations in the month of April

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Current Statistics:

  • 67 new families registered - that's 156 new individuals in one month (38 kids under 18, 29 seniors over 65 and 89 adults)

  • YTD 298 new families in 2023

  • For reference, 2022 had 828 new families for the whole year

What is a visit?

  • A visit is when someone comes in and registers to shop on a given day and there is no limit to the number of visits:

    • In 2022, the Bridge had 12,625 visits from 2,726 unique families

    • YTD 2023, we've had 4,684 visits from 1,426 unique families

Community Partner Volunteers:

  • The Bridge has been welcoming many different groups to serve at the Bridge during our open hours of operation. Please join us in thanking the following groups that served during the month of April:

    • Corteva Agriscience

    • Dow

    • MyMichigan Health

    • Dow Credit Union

    • DuPont

How to volunteer at The Bridge:

  • If your work team, golf league, book club, etc. would like to serve in our community - please check out some options below as serving with others is sometimes more fun than doing it by yourself!

    • 1) Serving at the current Bridge Food Center while open - contact Deb at mdplaver@gmail.com.

  • 2) Another fun way to serve with your friends and family is at a Loons game!!! Check out the Bridge website to sign up (we ask that you sign up so we get credit for the volunteers!)

    • Saturday, June 17th

    • Wednesday, August 22nd

    • Tuesday, August 29th

  • 3) Do you like to plan events and parties? We are in need of some volunteers to serve on an event committee for a couple of upcoming fundraisers. Many hands make light work - and we need some creativity! You don't have to be from Messiah to serve in any of these roles - remember the Bridge Motto "Run by the Community - For the Community"!

The Expansion Project

  • Please pray for continued funding for the expansion project - we should hear about a couple of grants in the month of May.

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Celebrated their 10th Anniversary on May 15, 2023!!! ​​​

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