Partners raise $35K for health clinic
A local construction association and a nonprofit have donated $35,000 to a health care clinic serving an underserved population in Grand Rapids.
Clays-for-Kids Foundation and Associated Builders and Contractors Western Michigan Chapter, or ABC/WMC, presented the check to Clinica Santa Maria at a potluck this month.
Clinica Santa Maria, at 730 Grandville Ave. SW, is a primary health care organization for homeless, migrant and uninsured residents of Grand Rapids. It is part of Mercy Health.
The funds will be used for sleep boxes, exercise backpacks and books.
Clays-for-Kids was founded by a group of construction executives in 1998.
The nonprofit’s annual charity shoot in September raises money for organizations supporting children in Michigan. Last fall's event was the third time the shoot was hosted with ABC/WMC, with a goal to raise $20,000.
Clays-for-Kids includes employees from The Bouma Corp., Aon Risk Solutions, Hilger Hammond, Buist Electric, Triangle Associates and other ABC/WMC members.