Can you spare some change?
You and I get asked that a lot. Sometimes we say yes, sometimes we just keep walking. But there are times for all of us when that simple request strikes something inside. Maybe it’s the way we were asked, the face of the person asking. Maybe it’s just the circumstances of our day, but suddenly we feel a connection. We get a sense of the desperation behind the question.
We reach down deep, inside our pocket, and we spare some change.
There are more than 2,000 homeless people in Muskegon County. Some of them are men. Some of them are women. Some of them are children. And all of them need to make a change.
How can you help make a difference with a problem that seems so big? Believe it or not, you just need to spare some change.
Your contribution to the "Million Quarters Drive" will make a difference. Just one million quarters -- $250,000 -- will ensure that WMT's Housing Navigation Center can maintain the level of service necessary to meet the demand from our community.
Here's how you can help: send a check to West Michigan Therapy, Inc., call WMT to donate by phone, or save your quarters (or any change or currency) and bring it to our Apple Avenue office. Even a small contribution will bring us closer to our goal. You will help even more if you will get your friends and family to donate, too, and if you would talk to people at church, at work, or in groups you participate in -- make others aware of the seriousness of this problem, and ask them to participate in the fight to end homelessness in Muskegon County.
Thank you, Plumb's!
We appreciate Plumb's for allowing us to run a Million Quarters Drive fundraiser in their Muskegon County stores for several months this year. In 2011, we raised $2,000 through this project.
Hundreds of people contributed to this MQD fundraiser because they care about the well-being of our neighbors. They have helped to fight homelessness in Muskegon County. We are so grateful for these donations which have helped people to re-gain "housing stability."
Help WMT eliminate and prevent homelessness -- your change will really make a difference!