With so many of our families spending more than half of their paycheck to cover rent or mortgage, we know the holidays can be a particularly stressful time. At North Kent Connect, we believe strongly in the power of choice. When someone is struggling to make ends meet, it is empowering to have options. This Christmas, North Kent Connect is providing the following for our families:

Healthy food for their holiday meal – turkey, choice of fresh vegetables, fruits, and dessert

A gift (at no cost) for each child in their household – clients choose the items for their children

Will you help us make this possible? Here’s how:


Put up a Christmas tree with NKC tags at your church, school, or business.
Your parishioners, customers, or employees will choose a tag. The most needed items are toys for children and teen gifts. If you prefer to shop online, check out our Amazon Wish List.

Fill Our PantryItems Most Needed:
• Canned fruit (low sugar)
• Canned chicken & tuna
• Canned pasta sauce (no glass)
• Canned soup (low sodium)
• Canned veggies (low sodium)
• Cereal (low sugar)
• Laundry soap
Please bring items to North Kent Connect by Friday, December 9. There will be bins outside the donation doors and inside the Main Entrance (on the north side). After our client distribution the week of December 13, any excess gifts will be placed in our thrift store. All proceeds stay local to benefit our families and programs.

Contact Scott Christie, Director of Donor Engagement, with any questions. He can be reached at scott.christie@nkconnect.org or 616-866-3478, ext. 356.

Thank you for helping to make Christmas brighter for our families in northern Kent County. We couldn’t do this important work without you!