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

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 and the Middle School 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 and the middle school.

We are now providing food to over 450 children each weekend and must raise $50,000 each year to allow us to keep offering this critical program.

All Things Michigan Trivia Night 2021

Save the Date for the “All Things Michigan Trivia Night” on October 7, 2021.  The event will be held at the Holly Vault starting at 6 pm with a Michigan Foods Buffet.  The Trivia game will begin at 7 pm.  You can have up to 8 people on a team and if you do not have a team, we will pair you with some nice people.  Tickets for dinner and trivia are $40 per person and can be purchased on the website or by mail.

In addition to the Trivia Night, on October 7th we will be drawing the winner for the Fall Back to School raffle.  If you have not purchased your ticket(s) contact Karen Geitzen-Stewart at kgietzenstewart@gmail.com for tickets.  Tickets are $5 each.  First Prize is $500, Second Prize $250 and Third Prize $100.

Click here for more information and to buy tickets.

Woman Reaching into Box

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

The Seventh Annual Golfing Fore! Backpacks for the Holly community will be held on Sunday, August 21, 2022. SAVE THE DATE.  This is our signature event to raise funds to provide food for hungry school children during the weekends. Read about the 2021 event…