West Michigan Philanthropy
Good Works, Good People
Continuing with the philosophy set by our firm's founders, our current members serve the community not only financially but also as volunteers.
Our attorneys and staff members volunteer in nonprofit organizations throughout West Michigan. The organizations represented and served are as diverse as the members of our firm. Their participation ranges from board member positions to volunteer service.
In addition to these organizations, Rhoades McKee actively supports and promotes its “Good Works Program.” A few of our current partners include:
D.A. Blodgett – St. John’s Home
D.A. Blodgett – St. John’s Home is a 120 year old accredited agency that provides comprehensive services to children and their families, including Big Brothers Big Sisters, foster care, adoption, residential services, emergency shelter care and family support. The firm has also donated its time to the agency, painting rooms, replacing carpet, decorating bathrooms and coordinating annual holiday gift and back to school backpack drives.
Mary Free Bed Foundation
Mary Free Bed was founded in 1891 when a group of Grand Rapids women recognized the need for medical care for patients of limited financial means in our community. Today, it is the only independent, non-profit, nationally accredited, acute care rehabilitation hospital in West Michigan. In an effort to promote support and promote the organization, the firm has selected Mary Free Bed Foundation as the beneficiary of the Rhoades McKee Reeds Lake Triathlon.
Kids Food Basket
Kids Food Basket provides daily sack lunches to nearly 4,500 children at 30 local schools. Through financial contributions and volunteer efforts, Rhoades McKee participates in the fight against childhood hunger in our community.
Legal Aid of Western Michigan
Legal Aid of West Michigan serves to secure justice and to protect the rights of persons unable to obtain and pay for legal services in civil matters by providing legal representation and counsel. Rhoades McKee shares a strong commitment and provides support to Legal Aid of West Michigan.
Start Garden is an organization which funds entrepreneurs and new businesses. A legal provider to Start Garden, Rhoades McKee provides counsel and mentorship opportunities for Start Garden partners with business formation, licensing, employment and real estate issues.