Community Outreach

You are needed: create a partnership with Mel Trotter

Community Outreach

You are needed.

If you have a passion, talent, or interest, there’s a way for you to get connected at Mel Trotter Ministries: Company/corporate partnerships, family involvement, organization, school, church, and more. 


Your investment in MTM events is a fun and creative way to financially support programs and services that restore lives, while giving you exposure to a captive audience.


Your time, talents and willingness to serve are critical to helping end homelessness one life at a time. There’s always a place for your team’s interest and expertise. Volunteer on your own or with a group.

• Events
• Kitchen
• Clinics
• Facilities
• Thrift stores
• Seasonal decorating
• Team building
• Employee give back day
• Administrative
• Friendship ministry


You can help fill a need at Mel Trotter. Consider hosting a drive for the following categories to bless adults and children with basic needs, so that they can focus on healing and finding housing and employment.

• Food
• Hygiene items
• Bedding
• Clothing
• Clinic items
• Office supplies
• Facilities supplies
• Baby items


Workplace giving is a unique opportunity for your team to come together and raise money and awareness about the programs and services that help rescue and restore individuals and families.

• Annual dollar drive
• Jeans day, sneaker day
• Matching gifts
• Corporate fundraisers


What do you do when you encounter someone in need? Let us help educate your team on the current state of homelessness and how each of us can play a part to improve our community.

• Lunch & Learn presentations to employees
• Meet the Mission Luncheon or tours at MTM


It takes a holistic approach to end homelessness and that includes partnering with local businesses and organizations. What services and resources could your company provide to break the cycle of homelessness?

• Provide mentorship
• Provide trade skills training for program guests
• Manual labor
• Computer skills
• Connect guests with community resources
• Teach classes at MTM based on your area of expertise

Ready to get started? Contact someone with the Mel Trotter Ministries Development Team at 616-588-8707 or email

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