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100 Women Strong

100 Women Strong is a non profit organization that provides modest, one-time financial assistance to women in Berrien County who are ineligible for other community or state resources but find themselves in need of emergency help. Thanks to 100 Women Strong, these women do not have to quit a job, drop out of school, or let their health or their children’s’ health deteriorate because no assistance was available. Individual Berrien County women who have an emergency financial need and meet the fund’s qualifications may receive one-time financial assistance for an amount up to $500* from 100 Women Strong.

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American Cancer Society | Relay For Life of Berrien County

The Relay For Life movement is dedicated to helping communities attack cancer. Through funds donated, time given, or awareness raised, our communities are teaming up - virtually or in person - to make a difference. When we rally together in the fight against cancer, we can accomplish anything.

 

Join us at Lake Bluff Park in St Joseph on Saturday, August 6th between 3pm - 11pm!

 

  ATTEND  Come out and have fun with us!  Family friendly activities including the Ninja Warrior Junior course, Cancer Survivor Celebration and our signature Luminaria Ceremony over looking the lake at dusk. 

 START A TEAM   Gather your friends, family, co-workers and form a team to participate in our event. Teams can be anywhere from 2 to 20 or more. Don’t wait, register your team today!

 SIGN UP AS A SURVIVOR   Relay For Life is all about celebrating Survivors in our community! Register as a Survivor and join us for the Cancer Survivor Celebration beginning at 6pm. Register by calling 1-800-227-2345 Option #2.  Be sure to ask to have your free "Survivor" shirt mailed to you today! Dinner for our Survivors and their Caregivers is generously provided and served by the St Joesph United Federal Credit Union. 

 BECOME A SPONSOR   Are you looking for a way to promote your business and give back to your community? Relay offers a variety of sponsorship levels and opportunities. Just contact us with questions or to receive a sponsorship brochure.

  

www.relayforlife.org/berriencountymi

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American Red Cross - Berrien County

Each day, thousands of people – people just like you – provide compassionate care to those in need. Our network of generous donors, volunteers and employees share a mission of preventing and relieving suffering, here at home and around the world.

We roll up our sleeves and donate time, money and blood. We learn or teach life-saving skills so our communities can be better prepared when the need arises. We do this every day because the Red Cross is needed - every day.

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Benton Harbor Arts Association

Welcome to the New Territory Arts Association, a non-profit organization promoting the arts in Benton Harbor. Enjoy all that the Arts District has to offer in cuisine, art, entertainment and most of all.. the people!

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Benton Harbor Sunrise Rotary

Benton Harbor Sunrise Rotary is part of Rotary International, the greatest service organization in the world.  We are one of 32,000 clubs in 200 countries. Our club focuses on the youth of Benton Harbor.

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Berrien Community Foundation

The Berrien Community Foundation is a center of philanthropy in Berrien County.

We work continuously to connect the power of people who care with causes and organizations that strengthen our communities. Through endowments, BCF offers grants, scholarships and other funds to support programs and projects to meet the ever-changing needs of Berrien County now and into the future. BCF offers opportunities for individuals to fulfill chartable intentions through life-end giving and estate planning.

 

For information about BCF, call 269-983-3304 or visit www.berriencommunity.org

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Berrien County Animal Control

To strive for excellence maintaining the highest quality of life, for

humans and animals by protecting & serving the residents of Berrien County.

Enforcing State & County Laws by providing education to promote pet responsibility by Spaying/Neutering of companion animals.

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Berrien County Cancer Service

The Berrien County Cancer Service, Inc. provides a unique nursing service for the people of Berrien County. We specialize in skilled home nursing care for cancer patients and those with related serious illnesses at no cost.

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Berrien County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

For more information, visit www.michigan.gov/mdhhs

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Berrien County Historical Association

It is the mission of the Berrien County Historical Association to collect and preserve artifacts related to Berrien County history through exhibits, publications, research activities, educational opportunities, and community outreach programs.
 
The Berrien County Historical Association was established in 1968 to preserve the 1839 County Courthouse and serve as the heart of Berrien County’s past.  Since then, the grounds have expanded to include four additional buildings and is now referred to as the History Center at Courthouse Square.  Today the Square and its environs are owned by Berrien County and are under the care of the Berrien County Parks Department while the BCHA continues its mission as stewards to the history of the past.

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Berrien County Youth Fair Association

Berrien County Youth Fair

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Berrien RESA

Berrien RESA is one of 56 education service agencies in the State of Michigan serving 26,663 students in Berrien County. The schools we serve include 15 public school districts, 20 non-public schools and three charter school academies.

RESAs are the only educational entities with 100% access to every public school to ensure implementation of six core services: early childhood, student services, administrative services, teaching and learning, technology services and developing partnerships. Berrien RESA is an autonomous, tax-supported public school district governed by Michigan general school laws.

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Birthright of St. Joseph

At Birthright, we understand the challenges related to unplanned pregnancies. Birthright is available to women for as long as they need us. We offer love, friendship, and support to women who are pregnant or think they may be pregnant.  Birthright is interdenominational and is not involved in any political activities, or lobbying. Birthright’s focus is on loving the mother, reminding her that there is hope and ensuring she is not alone.

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Blossomtime Festival

The Blossomtime Festival, established in 1906, is the oldest and largest multi-community Festival in the state of Michigan.  We hope you get to join with us in celebrating our beautiful Southwestern Michigan.

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Box Factory for the Arts

The Berrien Artist Guild, Inc., founded in 1962, purchased the historic Williams Bros. Paper Box Mfg. building in 1995. This small group of enthusiastic artists converted the old factory building into today’s multi-use arts facility known as the Box Factory for the Arts where all the arts are celebrated. Our multi-use arts center includes artist studios, galleries a performance stage, classrooms, Art Shop, meeting space and more. Three floors of the 55,000-sq-ft building have been devoted to the arts since 1995 when the Berrien Artist Guild, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, purchased the historic (c.1903) Williams Brothers Paper Box Factory.

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Citadel Dance & Music Center

Comprehensive music and dance instruction offered year round.


Mission - To develop the skills and character of individuals of every age and ethnicity through dance, music education, and performance.

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Coastline Children's Film Festival

10 days of more than 75 award-winning features, documentaries, and shorts at eight screening locations along with hands-on workshops and post-screening discussions. Venues include the ARS Gallery Arts & Culture Center, Bridgman Public Library, Citadel Dance & Music Center (Oak Room), Krasl Art Center, the Loma Theatre, the New Buffalo Township Library, the Michigan City Public Library and the Stanley Clark School in South Bend.

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Curious Kids' Museum

The Curious Kids’ Museum inspires children to explore and learn through cooperative hands-on play.

Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, next to Silver Beach, Curious Kids’ Museum (CKM) and the new Curious Kids’ Discovery Zone (DZ) invites you to come play, learn and be curious!

CKM was founded by educators and parents to provide an environment that invites curiosity, allows exploration, celebrates childhood and inspires learning!

Opened in 1989, the Museum on the Bluff has fulfilled the founders’ mission to provide a place where “Learning is Fun” through interactive, hands-on exhibits. In 2010, the Curious Kids’ Museum had the opportunity to expand and open a second location in partnership with the Silver Beach Carousel and Shadowland Ballroom, by opening DZ below the bluff.

With a shared mission and philosophy, both museums are places where children and their adults can pursue their natural curiosity through creative, hands-on play!

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Eden Springs Park

Eden Springs Park and Campground is adjacent to an historical park which offers miniature train rides on weekends from Memorial Day through Labor Day. We are conveniently close to many local attractions, including: beaches on Lake Michigan, Silver Beach Carousel & The Children’s’ Museum, world-class golf courses, shopping and sight-seeing in St Joseph, local farms for fruit and berry picking, hiking, water sports and fishing. Mary’s City of David is close by with informative walking tours, a museum and gift shop for those that are interested in additional accounts of the history surrounding the House of David.

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Fernwood Botanical Gardens

Fernwood is a special place where people, plants, and nature come together. Beautiful gardens surrounded by forest are tucked into a landscape of 105 acres of cultivated and natural areas along the scenic St. Joseph River valley. Miles of trails await, and indoors, visitors may enjoy an art gallery, fern conservatory, nature center, cafe, and gift shop. Fernwood offers many possibilities for learning and enrichment, including classes, workshops, lectures, concerts, trips, exhibits, and special events.

Fernwood is a private, not-for-profit institution. We receive no government funds, so contributions are necessary for our operation and development. More than 2,500 members and friends help make Fernwood the special place that it is through their donations of money and service.

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Girls on the Run Southwest Michgian

At Girls on the Run we inspire girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind. Trained coaches lead small teams through our research-based curricula which includes dynamic discussions, activities and running games. Over the course of the ten-week program, girls in 3rd-8th grade develop essential skills to help them navigate their worlds and establish a lifetime appreciation for health and fitness. The program culminates with girls positively impacting their communities through a service project and being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K event.

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Humane Society of SW Michigan - Home of the Yeager Family Pet Shelter

The Humane Society of Southwestern Michigan is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit that would not exist without your support. Our animals do not choose to be abandoned. The animals rely on us, we rely on YOU!  Check out our website or Facebook page for more information!

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Kinexus

Mission: To provide leadership and services, and promote quality and excellence for the advancement of Michigan’s Workforce Development System and its customers and professionals.

Michigan Works! Association was established in 1987 to provide services and support to Michigan’s Workforce Development System.

The Association’s members include:

  • Workforce development board chairs
  • Chief local-elected officials
  • Michigan Works! Agencies that cover 25 workforce areas
  • Associate members: organizations with a vested interest in workforce development

Michigan Works! Association builds and maintains strong relationships with legislators and advocates on behalf of the Michigan Works! System.

Through the Association, members can access timely, relevant professional development opportunities to ensure high-quality programs and service delivery to all customers. The Association also convenes meetings as a way for members to network and share best practices, and coordinates events to promote the Michigan Works! System.

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Krasl Art Center

Krasl Art Center is a nonprofit art museum and learning center that enriches the lives of people living in or visiting Southwest Michigan by delivering enlightening art experiences through diverse education opportunities, meaningful events, and high-quality exhibits and collections. KAC’s mission is to inspire meaningful change and strengthen community through the visual arts.

The Shop at Krasl Art Center features decorative and functional artwork handcrafted by local and regional artists. As part of KAC’s mission, we hope the items you find here spark joy, encourage dialogue and support people and ideas that positively impact our community!

Learn more at krasl.org.

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Lake Michigan College

Together we empower people and communities to thrive through education, innovation, and experiences.

Lake Michigan College is a two-year, accredited, nonprofit community college in southwest Michigan.

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Lakeshore Rotary

Founded in April of 1974 by Founders Bill Galbreath and Fred Schmidt, the Lakeshore Rotary Club covers SW Berrien County, including the communities of Stevensvillt, Baroda, and Bridgman. Signature projects include BioSand Water Filters sent to the Dominican Republic, North Lake Park in Lincoln Township and our special Senior Citizens Night. The Club meets at the First Church of God-Stevensville on Thursdays at 12:12pm. 

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Lest We Forget, Inc.

"To brighten the future we must illuminate the past." Lest We Forget has a mission to preserve, promote and disseminate the memories of men and women who fought for the freedom enjoyed by all United States citizens.

Lest We Forget is located in the twin cities of Benton Harbor and St. Joseph, Michigan. We enjoy the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan in the southwestern part of the state. In our WWII Re-enactment events, we have taken advantage of Tiscornia Beach to stage the beach landings of Normandy and Pelilu Island in the Pacific Theater.

See the map to understand our location better. We are almost straight across the lake from Chicago. We enjoy a rich heritage of fine people and they generously support Lest We Forget.

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Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels of Southwestern Michigan is an independent 501 (C) (3) which helps seniors remain in their homes by providing meals served at community sites, in restaurants, and delivered directly to clients' homes. Our goal is to nourish, support, and connect our seniors to services to help them remain living independently, safely and with dignity.  Services are available in Berrien, Van Buren, and Cass counties; the Cass Co. Council on Aging provides home-delivered meals in that area.

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MOMS Club of St. Joseph

The MOMS Club® (MOMS Offering Moms Support) is a non-profit group, specifically aimed at meeting the needs of mothers who choose to stay at home with their children, including those who work out of their homes, as well as those who work part-time.

We are part of the International MOMS Club which now has 2,100+ chapters in the US alone and over 110,000 members.  We also have International chapters starting.

Children our always welcome at all of our activities.  We meet throughout the week for scheduled activities.  The MOMS Club aims to provide support, friendship and a sense of community to moms and their families.

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Monday Musical Club

Monday Musical Club, est. 1908, is a non-profit philanthropic and educational organization dedicated to music education and promotion of creative and performing arts in Southwest Michigan. Our membership consists of people who enjoy music - singers, performers, teachers and make an enthusiastic audience for our guest performers. We also support and encourage youth through our Student and Junior Club and numerous music seminar scholarship opportunities.

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OutCenter Southwest Michigan

To provide support and advocacy for respect, understanding, and nondiscrimination to LGBT+ people and their families in Southwest Michigan. #outinswmi

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Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ

Inspired by Christ, we strive to create a reconciling community where all are welcome to seek, worship, and serve as individuals interwoven by God's love. Our goal of spiritual wholeness encourages: Open dialogue, Mutual respect, Spiritual quest.

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Southwest Michigan Newcomers Club

SWMI Newcomers is a non-profit organization open to all those new to the Southwest Michigan area and to current residents who are interested in welcoming Newcomers. Our members volunteer their time and energy to arrange a variety of activities and special events which provide great opportunities to make friends while becoming more familiar with Michigan’s great Southwest.

The Southwest Michigan Newcomers Club has been welcoming newcomers and helping them make friends for over 50 years.

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Southwest Michigan Regional Chamber

Southwest Michigan Regional Chamber is a 501c6 member-driven organization of over 700 members representing over 36,000 area employees.

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St. Joseph/Benton Harbor Kiwanis

In the community to serve our youth.

We have weekly meetings On Tuesday of each week at 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm at the Heritage Museum and Cultural Center.

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St. Joseph/Maud Preston Palenske Memorial Library

Library services include: Books for children and adults in regular or large print, audiobooks, e-books, DVDs, music CDs, magazines, newspapers, tax forms. Programs and interest groups year round. Meeting rooms for community groups. Fax, photocopy, shredding, computer use and printing, and free internet access including wireless.

The richest person in the world - in fact all the riches in the world - couldn't provide you with anything like the endless, incredible loot available at your local library. ~Malcolm Forbes

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The Avenue Family Network, Inc.

The Avenue Family Network, Inc. originated in 1891 as the National Children’s Home Society for the District of Michigan “to secure for every child the same love and the same opportunity that we would have our own children receive should they be left orphaned and friendless.” The first child was taken into our care on September 28, 1891, followed by hundreds of orphaned children who we helped by finding them permanent homes. Since that time, our programs have changed as new community needs were identified and as we grew to become a full-service organization serving children, families and adults. Our most recent change came in November of 2018 when the organization transition to a new brand under, The Avenue. Today we offer services through five comprehensive programs that serve the people living in Berrien, Cass and Van Buren counties.

Strong Families. Safe Homes. Since 1891.

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The Exchange Club of Southwestern Michigan

Are you looking for an opportunity to help prevent child abuse by supporting local projects? 

Or a way to express your love for America and what our veterans and public service officers do for us? 

Or to participate in local fundraiders to help support those in need in our area?

The Exchange Club of Southwest Michigan is a service club that supports prevention of child abuse, veterans, honoring our youth, 4-H students, firefighters and police officers. Our yearly Newsie Drive for the Goodfellow Fund is held in December to support those in need in our community.

We have weekly lunch meetings at the Galley Grill at Noon on Tuesdays. Interest in learning more? Contact Becky Young, Club President, at becky.young@edwardjones.com

 

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Therapeutic Equestrian Center (TEC)

Since 2006, the Therapeutic Equestrian Center (TEC) has helped people young and old with special needs achieve “I Did It!” moments and improve their lives.  Come be a part of people and horses working together to challenge, inspire, and strengthen each other.  New volunteers and participants are always welcomed. 

We are currently looking for a Volunteer Coordinator to join our team.  This is a part-time, paid position that would be ideal for a stay-at-home parent or retiree.  The candidate is responsible for scheduling volunteers for our equine-assisted services, producing weekly lesson schedules, communicating with volunteers and staff, and maintaining volunteer records.  Requirements include: being a people person, self-motivated, able to meet deadlines, work independently and within a team, possess strong communication skills, and able to work efficiently with Excel, Word, e-mail, and social media.  Ideally the candidate would also have experience working with people with disabilities, volunteers, and horses.  View a full job description at https://bit.ly/2QvlfhA.  Send resumes to Autumn Zick, TEC Board President, at azicktec@gmail.com

TEC is a nonprofit 501(c)3 service organization that provides year-round, horse-related activities, and therapeutic riding to people young and old with special needs, including veterans and active military members.  Our programs are designed to help children to seniors find hope, reach beyond their expectations, and discover unlimited possibilities.  We do this by engaging the power of horses to challenge, inspire, and strengthen their bodies, minds, and spirits.  TEC is open to residents living with special needs in Berrien, Cass, and Van Buren countries. 

Our programs meet the therapeutic needs of children and adults living with a wide range of physical, cognitive, neurological, and emotional disabilities.  Through horse-related interaction and learning riding skills, many participants enhance social interactions, expand speech and language skills, learn teamwork, gain self-confidence, increase emotional control, and much more!

Visit our website today to learn more – www.tecfarm.org.

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United Way of Southwest Michigan

UNITED WAY OF SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community.

Join the fight.

GIVE | ADVOCATE | VOLUNTEER

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