GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV)-Kellogg Community Credit Union (KCCU) is striving to make a difference by giving back and supporting local homeless shelters in all the communities they serve. During the pandemic, many shelters in West Michigan saw the number of families and individuals seeking assistance nearly double and KCCU is stepping up to help by collecting basic essential items the shelters need. We invite our members and the community to join us!

From July 20 – August 20, KCCU will be collecting items such as toiletries, personal hygiene items, nonperishable single serve snacks, new socks, and other basic essential need items. Donations can be dropped off at any open KCCU branch location. All items collected will be distributed to those in need through our shelter partners: Kalamazoo Gospel Ministries, Battle Creek Homeless Shelter, Mel Trotter Ministries in Grand Rapids, and Three River’s Domestic and Sexual Assault Services.

“KCCU is passionate about giving back to our communities here in West Michigan and partnering with organizations to help to support the basic needs of individuals. This summer we are proud to focus our efforts to address the urgent needs of those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness,” stated Tracy Miller, KCCU’s CEO. “I am always amazed at how generous our members and employees are and I know once again we’ll come together as a community to provide items for the homeless in our area so we can all make a difference in their lives.”

“The help of businesses like Kellogg Community Credit Union is vital in supporting those in our community who are working towards a fresh start,” stated Lynn Russcher who is the VP of Advancement at Kalamazoo Gospel Ministries. “As a ministry, we know we cannot do this without the support of generous individuals who have a heart to help. The adage…we are better together, really is truth.”

Often, men, women and children who seek shelter do not have the basic items in their possession. By providing basic self-care items to the local shelters we hope to make a critical difference in local shelters ability to serve this vulnerable population. Please join us to help make a difference in these community members lives by donating at a KCCU branch during our essential goods drive. Visit for more details and a full list of items that are being collected.