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Non-profit being honored with the Governor's Service Award

Posted at 4:32 PM, Sep 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-05 21:32:35-04

LANSING, Mich. — A local non-profit is being honored with the Governor's Service Award Thursday night.

"Give-A-Kid Projects" is getting recognized for its outstanding volunteer work and the co-founder said she is thankful for everyone involved.

"We are grateful, we cannot thank this community and the outskirts' communities for all their support and for everything they have ever done for us," Kris Hummel, president and co-founder of Give-A-Kid Projects said.

The organization started in 1984 with a coat drive and has inspired several projects since to give back to those in need.

"Give a kid a Christmas, give a kid a backpack, give a kid 360 and give a kid a future," Hummel said.

The organization used to be housed in a basement. They eventually decided it was time to get their own place to hold their donations for each project.

"Now the rooms that I am showing you are rooms for any families that need help that are starting over," Hummel said.

Organizers hope receiving the Governor's Service Award can help them keep growing.

"If we could serve 1,000 kids for Christmas," Sandy Wrigglesworth, Give-A-Kids Project board member said.

Give-A-Kid Projects is always looking for more volunteers and donations.

The non-profit is one of 43 organizations being honored Thursday.

Give-A-Kid Projects is also holding a coat donation event on Oct. 19.

For more information on Give-A-Kid Projects or to get involved with volunteering, click here.

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