Welcome to PROJECT CONNECT!



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.


volunteer

Do you have time and energy to spare? We need around 150 general volunteers for PROJECT CONNECT to help keep our visitors moving in the right direction.

On the day of the event you can:
  • help set up booths
  • greet and register guests 
  • guide guests to services
  • sign in guests at booths
  • collect exit survey information


Register Here to Volunteer!
    For more information about volunteering call Brittany Fields at 269-615-1383 or email povertysimulation@haltpoverty.org.

    collect donations:

    If you can't volunteer your time on the day of the event, but are available to collect in-kind donations, we need you too! The commitment is limited to a week to two weeks prior to the event. If you have a truck, that's even better!