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 150 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.

Tri-Cities Family YMCA – Grand Haven, MI

This summer we had the opportunity to partner with Tri-Cities Family YMCA and provide snacks for runners as they finished the Coast Guard City U.S.A. Run. With a variety of lengths this race was not only for runners but also provided the opportunity for families and children to participate in this community event!

Growing Roots – Grand Rapids, MI

We had the opportunity to partner with Growing Roots to support one of their garden beds which provides teenagers and adults with developmental and cognitive challenges the opportunity to be caregivers, building self-esteem, sense of worth and a wide array of invaluable skills.

Armada Middle School NJHS – Armada, MI

We were provided the opportunity to support these students with a new tree in memory of a classmate who passed away as the first tree was destroyed in a tornado. The students of the National Juniors Honors Society chose a Crabtree to be planted in her memory at the school.

Safe Harbor Children’s Advocacy Center – Allegan, MI

Safe Harbor Children’s Advocacy Center, Biking for Bravery event was a big success! They raised over $5,000 that will help “to provide awareness, support, and hope and healing to child victims in our community”.

Fast Lane Anniversary Community Support

We had the opportunity to partner with the Fast Lane to support local nonprofits throughout the Midwest. Thank you to our customers on the Fast Lane who shopped the Our Family brand! 20% of their purchase was donated to local nonprofits like Samaritas and Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Potawatomi Zoo – South Bend, IN

Thank you to our customers on Martin’s Groceries To Go in July who helped us support Potawatomi Zoo, who’s mission is to “inspire excellence in education, conservation, and improved animal quality of life.” When shoppers used code “OURFAMILY” we donated 10¢ for every Our Family cookout product that was purchased.

Hope Network – Grand Rapids, MI

Hope Network’s 1 in 5 series includes several events to help raise awareness and funds to support the 1 in 5 people who face a mental illness. They strive to turn “the conversation about mental health issues into action”.

Feeding Area Children Together – St. Cloud, MN

Recently we partnered with our local retailer Lunds & Byerly’s to support this wonderful organization that feeds children in need. We had the opportunity to provide items for their FACT packs which are sent home with children before weekends and breaks from school.

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

StorytimeGR – Grand Rapids, MI

StorytimeGR hosts weekly reading events during the summer at parks all around the city. By doing so they are helping to bridge the literacy gap in West Michigan.

Linn County Youth Council – Cedar Rapids, IA

Recently we 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.

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.