Deck the Halls at Central Park Place

Central Park Place will host Deck the Halls this year! Previously held at the Tri-Cities Historical Museum, the event highlights and supports local, deserving nonprofits during the holidays. Participating nonprofits bring a tree or create a tree-inspired structure/sculpture with decorations that illustrate their mission.

History of Deck the Halls

Deck the Halls was originally created by the Tri-Cities Historical Museum in 2020 to support nonprofits during closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Their team wanted to create a fundraising event that raised awareness and gave the community a fun way to celebrate and contribute to their favorite causes. 

Featured Nonprofits

This year, we have many incredible participating nonprofits, including: 

  • Bluebird Cancer Retreats focuses on providing hope for adults with cancer through yearly retreats and monthly support groups.  
  • Eat Well Do Good provides opportunities for skill-building, independence, and fulfillment for individuals with disabilities. 
  • Gracious Grounds offers housing, community connections, and a culture of support that allows adults with disabilities to thrive in their independence. 
  • Homeless Prevention Partners raises awareness and funds to partner with local agencies to assist homeless students and families, provide utility and rent assistance, and fill area food pantries. 
  • Kenzie’s Be Cafe is a nonprofit coffee shop that employs individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 
  • Positive Options wants everyone in the community to know that they are not alone and you have options. If you think you might be pregnant, their team is here for you. 
  • The Momentum Center is dedicated to creating a community where everyone is connected through social activities and feels heard and safe while discussing complicated topics. 
  • The People Center provides a safe place for people to come, be heard, and receive practical assistance in an atmosphere of dignity and trust. 
  • The Salvation Army provides church & spiritual support, empowers youth, and works within communities to alleviate poverty and hunger. 
  • Tri-Cities Broadcasting Foundation is a lower-powered radio station that trains aspiring broadcasters in local high schools, colleges, and universities. 
  • Tri-Cities Family YMCA is dedicated to strengthening our community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. 

Get Out and Vote!

From December 5th – December 31st, visitors to Central Park Place can vote for their favorite tree(s). Votes cost $1 each. Simply scan the QR code next to their display! There is no limit to how many times one person can vote. Participating nonprofits will keep 100% of the money from the votes their organization receives. The top three nonprofits will receive additional prizes, including: 

  • First Place: $250 courtesy of Leppinks
  • Second Place: $100 courtesy of Oaks Agency
  • Third Place:  $50 Gift Basket courtesy of Macatawa Bank 

 

We will announce winners on Friday, January 5th. Thank YOU for helping us to give back this holiday season!

Connections & Community

Central Park Place strives to be a vibrant gathering place where all are welcome to express themselves, learn from each other, and foster new relationships and perspectives. If you are interested in renting meeting or event space, call us at 616-842-2550 or fill out our Contact Form today!

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