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Cookie Society

Become a Monthly Supporter

and join DABSJ's Cookie Society

Give something sweet by making an ongoing monthly donation to children and families. The Cookie Society was inspired by a beloved story from DABSJ’s history involving the Great Depression, a kind-hearted Dominican Sister caring for our children, and some giant cookies. 


DABSJ's monthly giving program, the Cookie Society, was inspired by a story from the organization's past...

During the Great Depression, it was decided the children of St. John’s Home (what is now DABSJ’s Residential Treatment program) would only get one cookie a day. Sister Leo Mergener, who managed food services at the time, complied…by baking each child a cookie almost as large as their head! You can imagine the joy on the children’s faces!

The story of Sister Leo and the cookies illustrates how big hearts can make a big impact. Just like those giant cookies filled the children’s hearts with happiness, your monthly support can make all the difference for kids and families in West Michigan!

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Join the Cookie Society today -
because big hearts make a big impact!

Monthly Giving

Your monthly gift will support children and families in our foster care, adoption, residential treatment, family preservation, and behavioral health programs!

DABSJ is inclusive and welcoming – from our team members, to the children we serve, to the families we license as foster parents. You could play a part in providing homes and hope for children who need a place to be themselves.