As we wrap up this year’s Compassion Connection year, we have one more featured organization to tell you about! Another wonderful nonprofit, one who is providing a necessity to families with little ones! Nestlings Diaper Bank is a nonprofit in West Michigan that provides diapers to low-income families. By working with local organizations, Nestlings has provided over 500,000 diapers since their start in 2011! Why Diapers? According to Nestlings, one in three families living at poverty level, struggle to provide diapers for their baby. This essential need is not provided through a government assistance program. Supplying diapers covers a major need for parents. Thus keeping babies dry, happy and healthy. By doing so, Nestlings is able to fulfill their mission to nurture happy and healthy
We all know how unpredictable the weather in Michigan can be, especially during wedding season. From rainy days in mid-July to cold nights in August, you never know how the day will turn out. When you plan for your summer wedding, you should also consider that it may not feel like true summer. And just like rain plans, you will want to have a cold weather plan. We never hope for inclement weather but we have seen mother nature be less than accommodating. How Cold is Too Cold? When it comes to having an outdoor reception, there is always a risk that the weather may not cooperate. Once it drops to 65 degrees or lower at night, guest comfort can become a concern. Not
At The Rental Company, we love all weddings! There’s so much joy in setting up an event and then taking a step back to see everything come together beautifully. Every linen has been placed, chair pad secured, and place setting put together for each guest. Then, the florists come in to make what we thought was already beautiful, a stunning masterpiece. Nothing is out of place and there is so much love in the room that you can’t help but smile. Every vendor, from the planners to the caterers, works diligently to make sure each detail is near perfect! Because of this hard work and attention to detail, these are the weddings of 2016 that blew us away, made our hearts flutter, and left us amazed!
Throughout the year we have had the opportunity to share information about each Compassion Connection partner. As the year comes to an end, we want to shine a little light on our final Compassion Connection partner of 2016. The Saugatuck Center for the Arts is a wonderful resource for the community to experience art for all ages. With a focus on youth, they provide many programs for kids, grades pre-k through high school. These include “arts | in” and “Growing Young Artists”. Art Programs Arts | in is a program for Saugatuck High School students to learn more about project based learning. As these students enter college or career, the SCA wants to make sure they are prepared for the type of work they will