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Our Goal and Vision

Learn More About Our Programs

Volunteer, Participate, or Donate

Volunteers are Needed!

Map is looking for Volunteers.

If you are interested in volunteering in our Food Pantry, Clothing Pantry or one of our Special Events please contact Mission for Area People at (231) 733-9672 for more information.

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New Accountant Needed at MAP!

MAP is seeking a Part Time Accountant to be a part of our dynamic team.

We are looking for an individual with pervious accounting experience with knowledge of and/or experience with non-profit organizations preferable and a flair for spotting numerical mistakes.    Experience with QuickBooks is a plus.

For a full job description click below.


New Dynamic Leadership is being sought by
Mission for Area People (MAP)

Board of Directors.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will have overall leadership, stewardship and strategic responsibility for MAP's mission, staff, programs, program expansion to meet community needs, and execution of Mission for Area People's mission.  The Executive Director will have or develop deep knowledge of needs in the community, current core programs and potential programs, operations, and business plans.  Strategies for fund development including grant writing is a major responsibility of the Executive Director.  For a full job description click below. 

Applications are being accepted now through
November 30, 2023.

Questions?  Contact LaDon Thompson, Board Secretary
at 616-638-7050



Teen Town Christmas

Kids of all ages deserve to experience the joy of Christmas!

Teen Town Christmas is for teens ages 15 -18.

Tuesday December 19th

Parent/Guardian shopping from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

  Pre-registration is required.

Call Mission for Area People to register or for further details.


To shop our Teen Town Amazon Wishlist please use the QR Code or

you can    purchase any of the items from the list below:

  • Men's and Women's Hoodies sizes Small - XX Large

  • T-shirts sizes Small - XX Large (Nike and Under Armor are popular brands) 

  •  Art Sets

  • Journals

  • Men's and Women's Jewelry

  • Dorm-style decor (furry pillows, lighted signs, etc.)

  • Gaming accessories (headsets etc.)

  • Wireless Earbuds

  • Makeup girt sets

  • Lighted vanity mirrors

  • Fuzzy or fleece throw blankets

  • Men's and Women's slippers or slipper socks (all sizes)

  • Men's and   Women's bath sets

  • Men's and Women's fragrances or body sprays

  • Bluetooth speakers

  • Sports water bottles

  • Winter hat and mitten sets

  • Men's and Women's pajama sets (all sizes)

  • Fleeced lined Croc shoes (all sizes)

  • Sporting goods (baseballs, basketballs, soccer balls)

  • Lip gloss and hand cream sets

  • Teen board games

  • Oversized  beanbag chairs

  • Men's and Women's track pants, sweatpants or yoga pants    (all sizes)

  • Gift Cards   in $25 increments for Bath &  Body Works, Ulta, Sephora, Game Stop, Little Caesar's, McDonald's,  Burger King, Starbucks & Biggby.    

Latest News


Our Cooking Class Needs Your Help!

MAP's Cooking Class is in need of supplies for our participants.  We are still needing the following items:

Tramontina 9-Piece Non-Stick Cookware Set Champagne (13 sets are needed)

Amazon Basics Color-Coded Kitchen 12-Piece Knife Set (10 sets are needed)

Farberware Large Cutting Board, Dishwasher-Safe Plastic Chopping Board for Kitchen with Easy Grip Handle, 11 inch by 14 inch, White (11 are needed)

Stainless Steel Heavy-Duty Cheese Grater Profession Box Grater Kitchen Tools Four-sided Grater with Non-Slip Base (3 needed)

Anchor Hocking 4.8 Quart Rectangular Glass Baking Disch (1 piece, tempered tough, dishwasher safe) (13 needed)

These items may be purchased through the link provided below.

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