Official updates, press coverage and media requests for North Kent Connect

  • Fill a Backpack! Now through July 29th. Tuesday, July 6, 2021   Children in families with multiple siblings, especially when on a tight budget, are used to receiving hand-me-downs. Backpacks are certainly one of those items. But after a year (or… MORE
  • NKC Building Tours in July Wednesday, June 30, 2021 So much has changed with our 12,400-foot expansion. We’d love to show you the new space, including the Family Promise Day Center. For early risers, and those preferring a late… MORE
  • Thrift Store and Client Services July 4th Holiday Hours Monday, June 28, 2021 The Thrift Store and Farm Stand will be closed for the 4th of July holiday on Saturday, July 3rd, and Monday, July 5th. The Client Pantry and all client services… MORE
  • Now accepting donations 5 days a week Wednesday, June 2, 2021 We appreciate your donations of gently-used housewares and clothing. Something you once treasured will become someone else's latest find, so thank you! NEW EXTENDED DONATION HOURS: Houseware and Clothing Donations (south… MORE
  • NORTH KENT CONNECT IS BIGGER AND BETTER Wednesday, May 19, 2021 ROCKFORD, Mich., May 12, 2021. North Kent Connect (NKC) has even more services to offer the community since completing its expansion in March 2021. Thanks to generous local businesses, organizations,… MORE
  • Farm Stand Reopens Wednesday, April 28, 2021 The Farm Stand is open again, with even more fresh, locally-grown fruits, vegetables, and cottage products. Located just inside the NKC Thrift Store, there are still two price points available… MORE
  • We’re hiring: Sales Associate Tuesday, April 13, 2021 The Thrift Store at North Kent Connect sells high-quality clothing and housewares at very affordable prices. All proceeds from the sale of items at the store go back into our… MORE
  • Last day to help us purchase fresh foods from Meijer Thursday, April 1, 2021 When you purchase a $10 Meijer Simply Give Gift Card at the Rockford Meijer checkout THIS SATURDAY, April 3rd, Meijer will double your donation and provide North Kent Connect with… MORE
  • Thrift Store Reopens Friday, March 26 Thursday, March 18, 2021 Oh happy day! The Thrift Store reopens this Friday, March 26, with even more high-quality, gently-used clothing and housewares at truly affordable prices. Here's a sneak peek at the progress.… MORE
  • Need help paying for propane or other utilities? Thursday, March 11, 2021 If you, or someone you know, need help paying for propane, please let us know. Even in springtime there are many homeowners in northern Kent County struggling to pay for… MORE

Media Contacts

Aimee Baskovic, Director of Communications
Direct Line: (616) 884-4353
Mobile: (248) 758-8113

Claire Guisfredi, Executive Director
Office: (616) 866-3478 ext. 350