Annual Appeal

The power of your donation

Each year Caring Circle and Lory’s Place are privileged to be invited into the lives and stories of our friends and neighbors throughout Southwest Michigan. The families we serve become part of our own extended  family. We are grateful to give our love and care to anyone that needs us, regardless of their ability to pay. This year, we need your financial support to continue providing essential help and local services to our neighbors and friends in need.

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Pastor Jamie

Healing after a traumatic loss

“A couple months back, a child in our community was murdered. It happened a day or two before our youth group met. I knew that I needed Lory’s Place to come in, and that was the first time I saw them in action. They sent a male and female counselor. We had about 16 kids, and I was beyond impressed by how they facilitated the talk."

"That night I learned more about those children than I had in several months of hanging out with them. It was really effective because they opened up a lot about how they felt and the way they see themselves and their neighborhood, and, where this tragic event fit in, whereas a lot of times, they just kind of shut down, but they all spoke. Kids that hardly ever talk, talked.”

Pastor Jaime Cervantes
First Church, Benton Heights

John Linbury

Volunteering brings fulfillment

“Volunteering as a facilitator means making a difference at a critical time in someone’s life, no matter how small."

"The program’s structure and the participants themselves make the biggest impact. It is, by definition, a self-help group and the most successful gatherings are the ones where the staff and facilitators ‘prime the pump,’ but the group does the heavy lifting of addressing their grief. Sitting with people and listening to their stories, you see firsthand raw pain and the chaotic nature of grief. There are lots of tears, memories shared and bonding. Having volunteered with other organizations, I can easily say Lory’s Place has been, for me, by far, the most rewarding.”

John Linabury
Facilitator at Lory’s Place


The difference I felt at Lory's Place

“When I went to Lory’s Place, it was good to know I wasn’t alone. The staff members are kind. And it’s easy to make new friends there.”

Participant at Lory’s Place

Lory's Place provides care regardless of a person’s ability to pay which is possible, thanks to the generosity of our donors. Please consider making a donation today.

Your generosity can make a difference.