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Men's philanthropy group supports school outreach program

• Jan 8, 2016 at 11:00 AM

At its October 2015 meeting, the 100 Men Who Give group voted to fund TCM Counseling’s School Outreach Program.

This program allows TCM’s therapists to reach into area schools to provide professional counseling services for at-risk students. During the last school year, students in 10 different schools in the Grand Haven and Spring Lake districts received this service.

With the gift, the program hopes to add White Pines Intermediate School in Grand Haven.

“We are so excited to receive this donation from the 100 Men Who Give,” TCM Counseling Executive Director Sarah Lewakowski said. “Our School Outreach Program only works because it is free to the families and free to the schools. The success is dependent on funds raised from the community to take care of our local children and teens who need it the most.”

The 100 Men Who Give help charitable organizations in the Tri-Cities area by making unanticipated gifts to support good works in the community. The group currently has about 70 members and meets quarterly in Spring Lake.

In a one-hour meeting each quarter, the group listens to presentations from three randomly selected members representing local organizations, asks questions of the presenters, and then votes to determine which agency receives its charitable funds. Each member writes a $100 check and the funds are quickly disbursed to the winning agency.

The 100 Men Who Give is open to all and welcomes new members at any time. The group’s next meeting is Thursday, Jan. 21, at 5:30 p.m. at Old Boys’ Brewhouse in Spring Lake.

Those interested may contact Kyle Williams at [email protected] or 616-402-1389. 

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