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We're approaching the $30,000 mark in the philanthropy provided by Tabono Law and Scherdel Sales and Technology through our Step it Up Muskegon initiative.  We began when things were very difficult for the non-profit organizations in the area due to things being closed down, and the idea of giving those who serve other in need a voice, as well as a financial boost kind of stuck.  We're blessed to have such amazing and supportive sponsors in this program, and we're open to adding more!

 

Meet Jackie Hallberg of Mediation and Restorative Services in Muskegon. Located right down by The United Way and sharing space with The Disability Network, they are in the spot where more issues get solved in Muskegon than almost anywhere else. 

Mediation and Restorative Services has a vision, from their website - " It is the vision of Mediation & Restorative Services that all conflicts be resolved in a manner that is effective, respectful and restores relationships."  This means that they work to resolve conflicts in a way that's equitable for all parties, relieving some pressure from the courts and giving some a chance to make amends in ways they might not otherwise get a chance to do.  Mediation and Restorative Services also works with EXIT.  EXIT provides individuals returning to their community from incarceration at the Muskegon County Jail with intense job and life skills training, education and work experience.  It's an incredible thing to be a part of to see a life transform from someone in jail, to someone who can stand on their own and sustain.  There are prevention services, educational opportunities and more with this life changing agency.

We're proud to enter year three of our Step it Up Muskegon feature.  Do you have a company that would like to participate in the financial gift?  It's a minimal commitment and the support of our community is essential.  We'd love to hear from you and see our gift monthly grow.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to email Andy O and he'll tell you all about it. 

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