Our support for pre-school education for all 4-yr-olds (KCR4s) was truly shown in the March 13 Special Collection, which netted $1,372.50 for that cause.  Gratitude to all.

roiNext month, April 10, we turn our generosity to ROI—Residential Opportunities Inc., a non-profit mental health organization.  A leading provider of residential support services in Southwest MI for individuals with developmental and other disabilities since 1978, they have operated with a unique person and family-centered philosophy.

Their mission statement is:  We support children and adults with disabilities along with their families so they can enjoy community and home as well as pursue health and independence.

Currently ROI serves 130 persons in 19 group homes with 24-hour staffing for each home.  To learn more about ROI go to their website and read personal stories of those helped by this organization.

At the March 21st Kalamazoo City Commission meeting a Resolution Affirming Kalamazoo as a Welcoming City of Religious Pluralism was presented with the endorsement of the Social Justice Coordinating Committee of People’s Church.  Additional information on the Resolution along with the full text of the Resolution declaring support for the Muslim community, affirming the religious pluralism of the United States and urging Kalamazoo residents to stand together for peace and understanding is available on http://www.peopleschurch.net/faith-in-action/current-social-Justice-content/.

Loaves and Fishes need for April is CANNED TUNA.

Anyone is welcome to sit in on SJCC meetings. The Social Justice Coordinating Committee meets the second Tuesday of each month at 10:00 a.m. in the clubhouse of Parkview Hills.

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