Karl Richter Center
920 Baird Street
Holly, MI 48442

Wednesday at 4 pm

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Karen Gietzen-Stewart

Vice Chairperson
LaChelle Lemmons

Brian LeMessurier
Nancy Humphreys
Linda Blair
Amy Aleo
Aimee Schwartz
Sara McDowell




Holly Community Partners-April Update

Blessings in a Backpack Holly was started in November 2014 for the children attending Holly Area Schools. The program is now in the process of sending backpacks of food home every weekend at all four of the Elementary Schools  in the Holly Area School District. This program is a community-based program and is run completely by volunteers to improve the quality of life for over 1,500 “hunger-insecure” children in the Holly area.

Fundraising is on-going to continue and expand the program to all the children in our community that are hungry on the weekends.  $110 provides food for one child every weekend throughout the school year. Thanks to our generous family, friends, neighbors, and community partners, this year we have been able to offer the program to all our elementary schools.

We are now providing food to over 350 children each weekend and must raise $38,500-$40,000 each year to allow us to keep offering this critical program.

Blessings in a Backpack Michigan Holly Cornhole Tournament

May 20, 2022

Registration and Practice 6:30

7:00 Play Starts – Double Elimination

Cash Prizes 1st – 2nd – 3rd


Do you enjoy a good game of Corn Hole.  Join us on May 20, 2022, and participate in a fun tournament to raise money for Blessings in a Backpack-Holly.  This will be a double elimination tournament with a maximum of twenty-six 2-person teams.  Team registration is $40 for the two-person team and includes entrance into the tournament and pizza.  Prize money will be awarded for first, second, and third place.  If you would like to come and watch the tournament and participate in the raffles you can come as an observer.  The observer ticket of $10 entitles you to entrance into the event and pizza.  To register Click Here.

Click here for more information.

Woman Reaching into Box

‘Bowling for Backpacks’ – held each March at Holly Lanes

‘Golfing Fore Backpacks’ –this golf scramble is our largest fundraising event and is very critical to our success!

Trivia Night – typically held each Fall

Additional events are being planned, watch for updates and more event details!

More volunteers and community partners are needed to expand and maintain this program in Holly. To learn more or become involved read more…

Golfing for Backpacks Holly

Golfing for Backpacks

Click here for full 2021 article…

Plan on joining us for our Seventh Annual Golfing Fore! Backpacks in 2022.  Details will be added to the website shortly

This is our signature event to raise funds to provide food for hungry school children during the weekends. Read about the 2021 event…