The current projects we raise funds for include, but are not limited to:
For over 30 years, Resilience (formerly the Center for Women in Transition) has been responding to, reducing, and preventing domestic and sexual violence in Ottawa and Allegan counties. Counterpart supports Resilience with monetary donations, providing volunteers for special projects, and two Wardrobe for Work clothing drives each year.
Girls State is a nonpartisan program that teaches young women responsible citizenship. Since the inception of the Girls State program in 1937, nearly one million young people have had the opportunity to learn first-hand how their state and local government works. High school girls, having completed their junior year spend an intensive week of study, working together as self-governing citizens at an Auxiliary sponsored Girls State programs in every state. Counterpart supports Girls State by providing funds for Michigan students to attend Girls State.
This program, sponsored by Resilience, for girls in grades 3 through 8, educates and prepares girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. The program combines training for a 5K running event with healthy living education, life skills, mentoring relationships and physical training.
Counterpart supports The People Center in Spring Lake, Michigan, by donating feminine products and other needed supplies for women in need.
We will entertain other requests from local women and girls for support of projects that meet our mission.