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Thanksgiving

November 24, 2022

Mel Trotter Ministries will host a free, traditional Thanksgiving Community Meal for individuals and families experiencing homelessness as well as anyone in the greater Grand Rapids community who is looking for fellowship around a Thanksgiving table.

Help us in providing this community meal to those in our community who are in need through either sponsoring or volunteering.

Event Details

 

Date & Time

November 24, 2022
Doors Open: 10:00 a.m.
Meal Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

How Would You Like to Participate?

Join us today to meet the urgent needs of the community.

Volunteer

Help your Grand Rapids community by registering to volunteer below.

Sponsor

Review the sponsorship opportunities and consider becoming a sponsor.

Family

Attend the meal

Join us for the Thanksgiving Community Meal at DeVos Place.

*By attending one of our events, you’re granting MTM the rights to any photographs taken during the event. If you prefer not to be included in any photography or video recordings, please email Hailey Mulder

Event FAQ

What time will meal time be served?

The meal will be served from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Is transportation provided?

Yes, the Grand Rapids Transportation Service will transport guest to the event.  The Rapid is able to provide free transportation on the day of the event.

What time should I arrive if I am a volunteer?

Please arrive 30 mins before the time of your shift to check-in and receive instructions.

Where can I park?

Parking is available free of charge on Thanksgiving Day on the lower level at DeVos Place. The Public Parking lots across the street at the front of the building are open for a fee. If you volunteer on Wednesday, we will provide parking validation passes.

 

 

 

Can I bring my relative or friend who is visiting for the holiday? Can I just show up?

We wish to discourage walk-ins at the event because of limited volunteer slots.

Can I volunteer?

Registration is now open. Register here.

What is the bus route?

Questions?

If you have any questions, contact us via our online form or reach out to contact:

Heather Osterink
[email protected]
(616) 588-8753

Sponsor

Let’s host the Thanksgiving Community Meal together!

Mel Trotter Ministries will host a free, traditional Thanksgiving Community Meal for individuals and families experiencing homelessness as well as anyone in the greater Grand Rapids community who is looking for fellowship around a Thanksgiving table.

The meal will be held at DeVos Place on Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 2022.

Table sponsorship starts at $250 per table.

Please note: sponsors are not required to attend
*Early bird registration dates are August 1 – August 31.
**Subject to printing deadlines

$25,000 - Presenting Sponsor
  • Name mentioned from stage during event remarks
  • Signage inside ballroom with name or logo (provided by sponsor)
  • Name or logo on marketing materials for the event**
  • Recognition in media release and advertising
  • Recognition in Mel Trotter’s newsletter distributed to 20,000+ individuals and organizations
  • Name listed on MTM website with direct link to your website and recognition on social media channels
  • Name or logo displayed in scrolling PowerPoint presentation projected on a large screen during the event
  • Table signage with name or logo displayed on all tables**

*Optional: Early bird registration for volunteer opportunities

 

 

$10,000 - Gathering Sponsor
  • Name or logo displayed at volunteer registration
  • Recognition in Mel Trotter’s newsletter distributed to 20,000+ individuals and organizations
  • Name listed on MTM website with direct link to your website and recognition on social media channels
  • Name or logo displayed in scrolling PowerPoint presentation projected on a large screen during the event
  • Table signage with name or logo displayed at 40 tables**

*Optional: Early bird registration for volunteer opportunities

 

 

$5,000 - Gratitude Sponsor
  • Recognition in Mel Trotter’s newsletter distributed to 20,000+ individuals and organizations
  • Name included on MTM website and social media channels
  • Name or logo displayed in scrolling PowerPoint presentation projected on a large screen during the event
  • Table signage with name or logo displayed at 20 tables 

 

$1,000 - Harvest Sponsor
  • Recognition in Mel Trotter’s newsletter distributed to 20,000+ individuals and organizations
  • Name included on MTM website and social media channels
  • Name or logo displayed in scrolling PowerPoint presentation projected on a large screen during the event
  • Table signage with name or logo displayed at 20 tables

*Optional: Early bird registration for volunteer opportunities

 

$500 - Community Sponsor
  • Name or logo displayed in scrolling PowerPoint presentation projected on a large screen during the event
  • Table signage with name or logo displayed at 2 tables**

*Optional: Early bird registration for volunteer opportunities

 

$250 - Table Sponsor
  • Name or logo displayed in scrolling PowerPoint presentation projected on a large screen during the event
  • Table signage with name or logo displayed at 1 table**

*Optional: Early bird registration for volunteer opportunities

 

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Mel Trotter Ministries is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization. As such, all donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. 

Mel Trotter Ministries Tax ID # is 38-1410 467.

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