PROJECT CONNECT is an annual event that connects individuals & families to free on-site community services, including:
  • children’s & parenting services
  • employment & education
  • financial & legal
  • health and medical screenings
  • housing & food assistance
  • personal (haircuts, seasonal)
PROJECT CONNECT is free – including shuttles, entertainment, and lunch!

PROJECT CONNECT needs around 300 volunteers sharing their time, energy, and knowledge at each event.

PROJECT CONNECT reaches between 600-1000 attendees per event.

Everyone is welcome at PROJECT CONNECT!

The next PROJECT CONNECT will be held on October 15th, 2013 from noon until 4 o'clock at the Kalamazoo County Expo Center. Registration for volunteers and service providers will open soon.

Click here to check out archived media coverage of previous events.


In addition to the service providers' and volunteers time and energy, it costs about $8,000 to produce PROJECT CONNECT including space rental, wireless and electrical, transportation.

$10 translates to over $70 of goods and services - wondering how you can help us?

Hold a goods donation drive:

There are a number of items we provide at the events to clients, such as toiletries, food, printed information, clothing.

If your group would be interested in hosting a donation drive, we would greatly appreciate it! Contact Pam Burpee by email at: projectconnectdirector@haltpoverty.org.

Donate cash:

While we have some grant money, we rely heavily on the community to sponsor residents in need. Your $10 donation can leverage over $70 in services and staff time! By making a tax-deductible donation, you will assist with providing these critical services to your neighbors. Donate online using a credit card, or email priresources@haltpoverty.org to request a donation envelope for cash or check.

Corporate sponsorship:

We sincerely appreciate generous support from the business community. Contact Pam Burpee by email @projectconnectdirector@haltpoverty.org