Kari's Closet is a non-profit provider of infant through teen, clothes, shoes, outerwear, diapers, wipes. The closet provides items to families in need. Families who may not currently have means to provide these items. Everything is free to those who come in. Items are donated, or purchased with money given by generous supporters.
Northern Community Mediation (NCM) is one of the most used and lesser known non-profits in our area. NCM serves Emmet, Charlevoix, and northern Antrim counties to assist in alternative dispute services. Additionally, they assist schools with truancy and special education IEPs. All of this is done by three women, and a roster of VOLUNTEER mediators. They are far and above deserving of this, and it is my privilege to nominate them.