Donations of new, unwrapped gifts requested by Dec. 9 for North Kent Connect Families


ROCKFORD, Mich. (October 22, 2019) – Each year, North Kent Connect (NKC) asks generous individuals, businesses, and churches to donate new, unused items to its “Tree of Hope,” allowing families to acquire clothing and other needed items at affordable prices.

“Shopping should be a joyous occasion; but for many families, Christmas is a financial burden,” said Claire Guisfredi, executive director of North Kent Connect. “Your donations make it possible for hundreds of NKC clients to purchase gifts at an extremely reduced cost, while maintaining their dignity.”

NKC clients can shop privately in the Christmas store for items ranging from $1 – $5 on Dec. 17 & 18. The NKC Thrift Store will be closed to the public on both days.

Items requested to fill the Christmas store for NKC clients include: pajamas, nightgowns, loungewear, winter boots, winter coats, snow pants, socks & underwear, sheets, blankets, pillows, bath towels, hand towels, and toys. New, unwrapped donations may be dropped off at NKC Monday through Thursday,
8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. All items must be received by Monday, December 9.

For more information, contact Grant Harden, NKC Donor Relations Manager, at (616) 866-3478, ext. 345, or email him at grant.harden@nkconnect.org.


About North Kent Connect

North Kent Connect (formerly North Kent Community Services) is a nonprofit organization that envisions a community of thriving people and connects people to the resources they need to move forward. Founded in 1973, North Kent Connect is committed to improving the lives of all people in northern Kent County by providing access to basic needs and promoting economic independence through its educational classes. NKC hosts several partner agencies including West Michigan Works!, Arbor Circle, and Mel Trotter Ministries. For more information on NKC, please visit www.nkconnect.org. Follow us on Facebook at North Kent Connect and on Twitter at @nkconnect.


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