Our Family Cares

Family has always been at the heart of every community. Each and every day, all across America, families come together to make their communities stronger, better places to live, play, and grow.

At Our Family, we love and care about the communities we serve, and we want to do our part to give back.

Instead of making one large donation to a national group, we’d like to touch as many lives as possible in our communities through sponsoring local groups that are making a real difference in the community. By contributing at a grassroots level, we can make an immediate and lasting impact in the everyday lives of our friends and neighbors.

But we can’t do it alone.

We need partners in progress who will help us identify the organizations and events that are making a positive impact in the communities we love. Maybe it’s a youth sports team, a local festival, a special event, or a group that works to promote education and the arts. Tell us about your group and why you feel it deserves our sponsorship.

If you are a member of a nonprofit organization seeking sponsorship, submit your group or event for consideration here. While we cannot sponsor every group or event submitted, we can promise that we will review each request carefully and thoroughly.

Thank you for helping us help our communities!

Together, let’s make better places to live, play, and grow.

“Senior Night was overall an amazing and unforgettable night, and Our Family played a HUGE role in it! I wanted to thank you again for helping create all of these amazing memories.”

Jackson High SchoolMassillon, OH

“The Our Family brand helped us enhance our outdoor young infant play area to include natural elements while providing safety for all ages.”

Lord’s Lambs Child CareElkhorn, NE

“The Our Family brand helped Warning Lights fight human trafficking by creating awareness, educating our communities, and coordinating services for victims and survivors.”

Warning Lights

“Thank you so much for your contribution to FBCAC. What a great way to support local non-profits. All of our animals say thank you – and from all of us at FBCAC! Thank you!!”

Friends of Berrien County Animal ControlBenton Harbor, MI

“The Our Family brand has helped feed and take care of cats and dogs housed at our shelter.”

Ausable Valley Animal ShelterGraying, MI

“Because of the Our Family brand our group has purchased all sorts of medical equipment and supplies for homeless shelters.”

Daughters of IsabellaKinsley, KS

“The WMVC will be using the donation towards our Share-a-Meal program.  This program was created to assist Military Families experiencing food insecurity during the pandemic. Since we started the program, the WMVC has assisted over 400 Families by providing ready to heat healthy meals, non-perishables, fresh fruits and vegetables, and grocery cards.”

West Michigan Veterans CoalitionHudsonville, MI

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Community Support

Since the Our Family Cares program launched in 2021 over 123 organizations in your local communities have been supported. Find these organizations on the map!

Partners in Progress

Check out the stories from some of our partners in progress below and learn how Our Family Cares is supporting our local communities.

Prevent Child Abuse St. Joseph County – South Bend, IN

Thank you to our customers on Martin’s Groceries To Go in June who helped us support the Roof Sit event that raises funds to assist abuse survivors and educate the public on how to stop the cycle of violence. When shoppers used code “OURFAMILY” we donated 10% of every Our Family product that was purchased.

God’s Helping Hands – Remus, MI

Our partner Fate’s Market celebrated their 100 year anniversary this year and we partnered with them to support their local community! God’s Helping Hands provides food to those in need and runs a second hand store in Remus, Michigan.

Lemonade Day – Bismarck, ND

We had the opportunity to sponsor Bismarck Mandan Chamber’s Lemonade Day. This community focused event teaches kids how to start, own and operate their own business, a lemonade stand. Through this event they learn skills in entrepreneurship that will last a life time. This year they had over 580 participants!

Raider Diamond Club – Middlebury, IN

Our Family recently sponsored the Raider Diamond Club which raises funds for high school students to play baseball and softball.

“Thank you SO much for your kindness and generosity! We are excited to have Our Family sponsoring our young athletes this year!”

– mother of a teammate

Georgetown Harmony Homes – Jenison, MI

“Thanks everyone for a great night!!  Our residents had an amazing time.  I was so surprised they all participated in the Yoga.  They enjoyed making their snack and supper for tomorrow.  I’ll have to sneak to each of their homes to try some!! Glad all the details came together!!  Great team work on everyone’s part! Thank you for partnering with us! Looking forward to next time!!”

– Tammy Schnyders

Learn more about the event here!

My GEAR Outreach – Clinton, IA

We had the opportunity to partner with My GEAR Outreach. This wonderful organization supports children going into the foster care system by giving them duffle bags. The bags are filled with things like blankets, pillows, socks, pajamas, toys and more.

“Thank you again for supporting our local foster kids!!”

-My GEAR Outreach

Linn County Youth Council – Cedar Rapids, IA

Recently Our Family partnered with Hometown Market to sponsor the Linn County Youth Council. They play the important role of helping high schoolers learn responsibility, leadership, and the importance of community service. The high schooler’s involvement in 4-H makes them four times more likely to give back to their community.

Mary Free Bed – Grand Rapids, MI

 “Because of the overwhelming generosity on event-day, the Mary Free Bed Open is proud to report that over $155,000 was raised to continue providing access to adaptive equipment, coaching, classes, clinics, Jr. Wheelchair Sports Camp and competition to ensure that kids and adults with physical and/or cognitive disabilities get the opportunity to play, just like everyone else. Thank you so much!” 

Beyond Bones – Allegan, MI

At Beyond Bones people with disabilities are able to find meaningful employment making delicious all-natural dog treats for your furry friends! Through the donation of Our Family ingredients, Beyond Bones was able to make and bake almost 1,000 extra bags of dog treats that they now sell at their local Our family retailer!

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Michiana – South Bend, IN

Thank you to everyone who helped raise funds in our partnership with Martin’s to support this great organization. 10% of all Our Family brand purchases made via Martin’s Groceries to Go during the month of May was donated to RMHC Michiana to assist them in their mission of providing comfort, compassion, and community for Michiana families with sick or injured children.

Daddy Daughter Time – Grand Rapids, MI

Our Family partnered with Daddy Daughter Time to host a hands on cooking class that allowed dads and their daughters to spend quality time together. They were able to make and take home two delicious (and healthy) baked goods, Black Bean Brownies and Greek Yogurt Maple Muffins, along with memories that will last a lifetime.   

Dare2Tri – Chicago, IL

Founded by our brand spokesperson, Melissa Stockwell, this awesome organization removes barriers to sports and fitness for people with physical disabilities and visual impairments. They encourage “recreation, racing, and competition, while cultivating a sense of community for all athletes, who are not labeled by physical ability but rather their determination and will to succeed.”

Binder Park Zoo – Battle Creek, MI

Binder Park Zoo has provided the public the opportunity to develop personal connections with animals since 1977. Their goal is to have their guests become more environmentally conscious and inspired to make better conservational choices due to their visit. Our Family sponsored the creation of this mural outside the education classrooms.

Holland Charter Township Parks & Recreation – Holland, MI

Our Family had the opportunity to partner with Holland Charter Township Parks & Recreation to support a youth soccer and basketball team! This community centered organization provides safe and enjoyable recreational opportunities to the Holland area!

Mercer County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue – Aledo, IL

“Thank you so much to the Our Family Cares program that Mercer Market paired us with for a $500 donation toward our field radio upgrade project. Once implemented, we will be able to instantaneously track our team members, vehicles and officers in the field via radio from our operations trailer.”

Girls on the Run – West Michigan

Our Family had the opportunity to partner with Girls on the Run. An organization who’s mission to create a world full of joyful, healthy, and confident girls acting on their values and opportunities. Our Family was able to provide full program sponsorship for 16 girls to participate in Girls on the Run West Michigan.

U.S. Marine Corps – Battle Creek, MI

Our Family is proud to support a series of military appreciation cookouts to help raise money for the U.S. Marine Corps‘ annual Birthday Ball. The Ball, a time-honored tradition, commemorates the establishment of the Marine Corps in 1775 and is celebrated every November 10th by every Marine, regardless of their location.

SLD Read – Kalamazoo, MI

Our Family was able to support SLD Read, an organization that helps youth with dyslexia, learning differences and other reading challenges to develop language skills through multisensory tutoring programs. SLD Read empowers students to achieve their full potential by empowering them and instilling confidence in their reading, writing and spelling skills.

YMCA of McCook – McCook, NE

Our Family partnered with YMCA of McCook to help improve accessibility to youth sports and development opportunities.

Lee High School – Wyoming, MI

Through the Our Family Cares program Our Family was able to support Lee High School’s “Student of the Month” program. This program encourages academic, social and behavioral improvement among students.

Tipton After Prom – Tipton, IA

This awesome group created by parents of the high school students puts on a safe, fun and substance-free event for students to enjoy after prom.

“Greatly appreciate you and your donation!! Thank you, again, for your support.”

– Lisa Mosier

Mancelona Education Foundation– Mancelona, MI

“Thank you so, so much for all of your help with the sponsorship of the Mancelona Education Foundation’s annual spaghetti dinner and auction! We raised so much!! This will be used for grants for our teachers in the fall. With this money they are able to purchase things for their classrooms that our school cannot cover.”

– Lori Gooden

Project Hope – Omaha, NE

“The Board of Directors, myself, our staff, and our many volunteers are very appreciative of the Our Family Cares program for supporting our community.  Project Hope provides food and clothing to our community members who are food insecure and struggling to provide for their family’s daily needs.  The Our Family Cares program gives us the opportunity to help provide food to over 1,000 individuals each month.  The eggs, cheese, and milk provided by this program gives every family a significant source of protein to prevent hunger and promote healthy living.  We thank you for helping our neighbors and improving their lives.”

– Veda, Project Hope Executive Director

Food Pantries – Wisconsin, North Dakota, Minnesota

Our Family donated to ten food pantries in Wisconsin, North Dakota and Minnesota to honor Johanneson Inc. announcing its transition to becoming a one hundred percent employee owned company. This charitable donation reflects the profound commitment of Johanneson Inc. company’s leadership in partnership with Our Family Cares program, in charitable giving.

“We are honored that the Our Family brand chose us to receive these funds for our program it will bring much help to family’s and individuals in need.”

– John Woodard