Donate your gently-used coat.

Mel Trotter Ministries cannot exist without the generous support and contributions of hundreds of community organizations and businesses. Sheldon Cleaners and Cumulus Media are two of the most recent Grand Rapids-area businesses to come alongside our Mission this holiday season and to encourage folks to give a different kind of gift this Christmas. Sheldon kicked off their…

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A video message from our CEO.

Dennis VanKampen, our CEO and Executive Director, recently shared a few thoughts concerning the mission and what God is doing in – and through – Mel Trotter Ministries this holiday season. You can view his video blog here. Thank you for your continued support of our mission and vision to end homelessness in Grand Rapids.…

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Grand Rapids’ Child Discovery Center Visits Mel Trotter Ministries

Earlier this year Grand Rapids’ Child Discovery Center sent its second and third grade class to visit Mel Trotter Ministries and to learn more about homelessness. The classes had been asked to brainstorm ways they could transform their community earlier in the year and, overwhelmingly, the children desired to end homelessness, believing every person should have a home. Below is an…

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