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Mission for Area People just celebrated 50 years of community outreach services! That says volumes for an agency that has grown in programs and services. The one area we have not grown in is new volunteers.

Many of the dedicated volunteers have been at MAP for over 20 years. Which also means they are 20 years older, and some have taken ill, or some have become snowbirds.

This is why your help is needed!!! The programs at Mission for Area People do not run themselves, the director does not run them, nor does the staff. It is the volunteers who keep the programs up and running at MAP. Volunteers are the core of any non-profit, without them, there is no clothing pantry, food pantry, medical support fund, Thanksgiving baskets or Christmas gifts.

The office is in need of volunteers to help database information, screen client requests, and verify information as needed. It is the Administrative Assistant who will oversee and help train in the office.

The pantries are open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. If you have afternoons free, please call Diane at 733-9672. Help make a difference in your community by giving a hand-up.

Mission for Area People would like to welcome the ladies from the Greater Muskegon Service League. Your help on Monday is very much appreciated!

When: Friday, May 11, 2018

Where: Folkert Community Hub Banquet Center,
640 Seminole Road, Muskegon

Time: 7:00—10:00 p.m.

Cost: $30 in advance or a table of 8 for $225

Tickets may be purchased on our website. Serving heavy appetizers, MIPhoto Booth, and dueling pianos featuring:

Matt Giraud

Matt Giraud is an American singer-songwriter and musician from Kalamazoo, Michigan and the fifth place finalist of the eighth season of the reality television series American Idol. He graduated from Western Michigan University in 2007 and has made a living as a dueling piano player that sings and plays in local clubs and hotels.

More info about Matt Giraud

Billy Ryan

Born in Michigan, Billy Ryan started playing piano at  age 5 and never stopped. His solo acts in Japan, Canada, Mexico, Virgin Islands, Nevada, California and Michigan were met with rave reviews. Gloria Gaynor saw Billy perform in Los Angeles and was so impressed she invited him to conduct the orchestra for her show at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, NV.

Then in 1999, he was invited to perform in Dueling Pianos full time which he enthusiastically took to right away and began performing at various Dueling Piano clubs nationwide. Billy says…”Dueling Pianos is all about the audience. The ultimate goal is the same. To make sure that everyone in the room feels that they took part in something unique, musical and most of all fun.”

More info about Billy Ryan

Cash Bar and Silent Auction.

All proceeds to benefit the Emergency Medical/Dental Fund at Mission for Area People.