Welcome to Elves & More, a non-profit organization devoted to bringing hope to children.
Our VISION: Bringing hope to one whole neighborhood of children each year in the West Michigan area.
Our MISSION: Provide bikes and treasure boxes this holiday season to an ENTIRE neighborhood of children living in need. A bike is not only a gift but a first step toward responsibility, transportation to school, the library and sporting events and a physical activity that can last a lifetime. By providing all children in one neighborhood with the same gift a bond is formed and jealousy has no place to grow.
Our VALUES: Serve children regardless of race, creed, color, gender or nationality.
Our STRATEGY: Raise funds to purchase, assemble and deliver high quality bikes and treasure boxes to nearly 1,000 children this holiday season. Our hope is to create bonds within the community to secure dedicated volunteers for funding, assembly and delivery.
In the last eight years, Elves & More- West Michigan has provided 8,600 new bikes and helmets and 2,600 treasure bags of toys and needed items to all the children in the eight neighborhoods of Grand Rapids. With the financial help of many generous people and companies and the continuous efforts of our volunteers, we expect another amazing year. In these difficult economic times the need has grown tremendously. We hope to bring the same joy we’ve delivered these past years to a new neighborhood of at least 1,000 children. We hope you will join us for the ride.
PLEASE CONSIDER JOINING US FOR THE RIDE.
HOW YOU CAN HELP: Donate any amount. Each $65 raised will provide a child a bike and a helmet. Don't want to donate online? Use our mail in option: Download Pledge Form
Volunteerthis holiday season to help us assemble bikes and treasure boxes or help us deliver the smiles!
SPONSOR OR HOST a fund raising event.
SPREAD THE WORD to your family, friends and co-workers. While we have some very generous corporate supporters the bulk of our funding comes one bike at a time from people like you.