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Mission for Area People has hired a new Communications Manager. Suzanne Prell comes to MAP with several years experience in non-profit work including United Way. Suzanne said "I am so grateful to be part of the team. MAP gives more help to clients with wrap-around services. They are fast and efficient and do more than any other agency I've seen."

Suzanne will be working on grant writing, fundraising, marketing and social media, and client services. She has a bachelor's degree in Communications from Grand Valley State University and has been married to Jerry Prell for 25 years. They have two grown sons and live in Fruitport.

free socks and underwear giveaway


Do you have children that need new socks and underwear? We want to help prepare them for the school year with our free socks and underwear giveaway on Thursday, Aug. 27 from 10:30 am to 12 noon. Please call our office to register their sizes at 231-733-9672.

Loyal Volunteer Registers Clients at MAP

This week we are featuring a loyal volunteer Diane Sagala who has been working in our baby clothing pantry and registering clients to shop. Diane started working with MAP through her church and came more often after she retired in 2018. She's been faithfully serving ever since. She said she is delighted to see people go through the pantry, "Especially the teenagers that are surprised to find all the choices of free items they never knew they could have." 

MAP's clothing pantry is open Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. There is no need to make an appointment and all items are free to the public. For more information or to sign up as a volunteer, please call our office at 231-733-9672.