This Grand Haven Area Public Schools program helps disadvantaged students with homework, which is where the name C.H.I.L.L. comes from: Completing Homework In a Learning Lab.
The program is funded in part by the Greater Ottawa County United Way and receives support from The Salvation Army.
“The board of Community C.H.I.L.L. is very thankful to the Men Who Give organization for the support given to the after-school study programs at two locations in the Grand Haven school district,” said Sandy Huber, a C.H.I.L.L. board member. “Thanks to the generous gift, the students will receive needed academic assistance. Equally important is the strong connectivity students experience with adults and other peers in Community C.H.I.L.L.
“The additional funds from Men Who Give will be used to offer much-needed extended activities for students during the summer,” she continued. “This will help to prevent students from falling behind during the summer break. We feel very blessed to have received these funds that have enabled this summer session to occur for the first time.”
For more information regarding Community C.H.I.L.L., contact Cathy Hegedus at 616-850-6000, or your counselor at White Pines or Lakeshore schools.
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 at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 21, at Old Boys’ Brewhouse in Spring Lake. Those interested can contact Kyle Williams at [email protected] or call 616-402-1389.