2020 Non-Profit Excellence Award Winner -- SMCAA

Sarah Spoonholtz

Mar 10, 2021

SMCAA was one of 17 businesses and individuals recognized by the Southwest Michigan Regional Chamber and the Cornerstone Alliance yesterday during a celebration of local businesses and business professionals.

Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency was one of 17 businesses and individuals recognized by the Southwest Michigan Regional Chamber and the Cornerstone Alliance yesterday during a celebration of local businesses and business professionals. Last year proved how important nonprofits are to their communities, and SMCAA is both humbled and honored to receive the 2020 Non-Profit Excellence Award.

In 2020, SMCAA serviced 54,634 households with food and personnel hygiene products from April through December. We assisted over 424 households in avoiding evictions, provided 2,047 bed nights at our Decatur homeless shelter, and distributed 16,936 masks to the vulnerable populations in the tri-county area. We were able to do all of this through the dedication of our amazingly hardworking staff and commitment from community residents who offered over 7,200 volunteer hours at our warehouse in order to help others and change lives.

​To the community we love, SMCAA says thank you for this recognition. We at SMCAA are dedicated to empowering diverse people in need and supporting their journey towards economic security. With your continued support, we remain Community Action strong!

The full list of this year’s Chamber nominee and award recipient information will be made
available at www.smrchamber.com.