Donate to NKC

Frequently Asked Questions

NKC management carefully allocates resources to the most pressing needs. The donation opportunities shown on this page offer examples of how your money can be used.

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Yes. A receipt is sent to the email address provided and you will receive a thank you letter in the mail. In most cases, monetary gifts to NKC are tax-deductible. Check with your tax advisor to be sure. Your credit card statement will show "NKC_DONATION" next to all NKC donations.

Client Gas Cards

Gas Gauge

Our clients are all living on tight budgets with limited funds, which can make even the simplest fluctuation in expenses have a huge impact. That is why we offer gas cards to clients participating in our educational programs so they can go to and from medical appointments and job interviews.

Personal Care Items

personal care items

Did you brush your teeth today? Wash your hair? These things that we take for granted can be a financial burden to our clients when food stamps and other assistance doesn't cover the cost of personal care items. 

Fresh Produce

Fresh produce

Your $100 donation could provide fresh fruits and vegetables for The Market. 

Critical Needs Fund

critical needs

Our most critical needs change day to day. We may need to help a client with rent assistance one day or fill our food pantry with fresh produce the next. Support us by allowing your donation to help us meet these needs as they arise.

The Market

Food pantry

Your $200 donation could purchase $480 worth of food for The Market, which is enough to feed a family of five for nearly six weeks. 


Rent Assistance


Job loss. Divorce. High medical bills. We understand that these things can happen. They're especially devastating when the family is working to get back on their feet. That is why we offer rent assistance to families who meet certain criteria. 

Thrive Instructors

Thrive Instructors

A large part of our Thrive Empowerment Program includes budgeting and parenting classes. The instructors are contracted from area agencies to provide the best training in their field. Your donation could pay for these instructors for an entire Thrive cohort, or approximately six months of classroom instruction. 

One Month of Utilities

NKCS Building

It costs nearly $25,000 a year to keep North Kent Connect's lights and heat turned on in order to provide programs to our community. Sponsor a month of utilities and become a hero to the staff at NKC!

Name Your Own Amount


We appreciate all of the donations we receive from our generous community. Feel free to choose the amount you wish to donate to benefit programs like the Thrive Empowerment Program and our Market.

Support Us Monthly

Join a select group of donors that choose to support our programs on a monthly basis. Your gift will be automatically deducted each month and will help fund initiatives like our educational programming and Market.

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North Kent Connect

10075 Northland Drive NE
Rockford, MI 49341 Map
Phone: 616-866-3478

Client Services Hours:
Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

North Kent Connect Store Client-Only Hours:
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

North Kent Connect Store Public Hours:
Tuesday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

West Michigan Works! Hours:
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed 12:00-1:00 p.m. for lunch

Hablamos español:
Para servicios en español por favor contacte
Nicole Rodriguez, Administrada de Casos
616-866-3478 ext. 343 o Erin Niece,
Especialista Administrativo 616-866-3478 ext. 346