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Are you a business owner, parent, or concerned citizen for the well being of children in the Cheboygan, Otsego, or Presque Isle Counties?  Consider partnering with us with a donation to help the Great Start Collaborative work towards giving all young children in the three counties an opportunity to have a "GREAT START" in life!  Your donation stays in the Cheboygan, Otsego, and Presque Isle Counties, investing in the children you see every day. 


Would you consider a donation to our:


Scholarship Fund

Parent Coalitions

Seasonal Projects


       -literacy projects

       -abuse campaigns

       -much, much more!

Community Family Activities 



Over the last few years, the GSC, their

partners, and parents have:


Provided Preschool Scholarships
Raised tens of thousands of dollars for community

in investments which benefit children & families.

Established Literacy Corners at local restaurants and businesses

Developed Book Bins at Secretary of State businesses  

Over 1,000 books were distributed between 2013-2014

Developed “Project Baby Safe”to reduce Shaken Baby Incidents  
Car Seat Safety Project
Assisted with bringing 211 into the 3 counties
Secured grants and donations for a new playground in Tower
Offer Parenting Education workshops

Foster Care Bags for Children heading into Foster Homes

Distributed Tobacco Reduction Materials for Parents  

If you would like to make a donation or to have more information, please contact Melinda Hambleton, GSC Coordinator at:  231-238-9394   ext. 224

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