GRAND RAPIDS, MI – D.A. Blodgett – St. John’s (DABSJ) has received a $20,000 grant from the Consumers Energy Foundation supporting their Together for Kids campaign.
The grant will support the building of a multi-use facility, which will consolidate the three campuses of DABSJ onto one campus. Moving onto one campus is expected to increase the organization’s impact by doubling the number of clients and families served over the next 20 years. The move will also help save the organization about $2 million in operating costs over 20 years.
“We’re thrilled to have the support of such an established organization,” said Jim Paparella, President/CEO of DABSJ. “The grant received from the Consumers Energy Foundation will have a great impact on the children and families we serve.”
About D.A. Blodgett – St. John’s
D.A. Blodgett-St. John’s is a Grand Rapids based nonprofit agency serving more than 9,000 children and families each year. The agency, founded in 1887, provides more than 20 comprehensive programs to children and families, including foster care, adoption, counseling, mentoring and residential treatment. To learn more visit dabsj.org.
About Consumers Energy Foundation
The Consumers Energy Foundation is the charitable arm of Consumers Energy, Michigan’s largest energy provider. The Consumers Energy Foundation enables communities to thrive and grow by investing in what’s most important to Michigan – its people, our planet and Michigan’s prosperity. In 2019, the Consumers Energy Foundation, Consumers Energy and its employees and retirees contributed more than $11.5 million to Michigan nonprofits. For more information about the Consumers Energy Foundation, visit www.ConsumersEnergy.com/foundation.