In 2019,  the Grandville Jenison Chamber celebrated 10 years.  In celebration, we wanted to observe old traditions while also offering new opportunities to build relationships and contribute to our community. 

One of the new programs created was “Building Community Through Serving”.  The event which is held four times a year allows our members to volunteer at one of our local non-profits over lunch.   It is also an opportunity for our members to attend as a company for team building.   We began the year in February packing lunches for Hand2Hand, we organized a food pantry at United Church Outreach Ministry, and collected school supplies and packed backpacks for LoveINC.

Our final “Building Community Through Serving” project will be in partnership with the American Legion Post 179 for Operation Shoeboxes for Troops.  About 

You will see there is a variety of opportunities to participate.  For more explanation, questions or more feel free to call Sandy or Heather at 616.531.8890 or [email protected] 


Join us to Pack on November 13

Join us to pack Shoeboxes for Troops on 

Wednesday November 13, 2019

12:00PM – 12:30PM – lunch – $10 

12:30PM – 1:30PM Pack Shoeboxes for Troops

American Legion Post 179 2327 Wilson Ave


Thank you to our Lunch Sponsors

Gleneagle Golf Club &

Florentines Ristorante & Sports Bar 

Donate/Collect Items

The following items are accepted through the Post Office and are the biggest request from our Troops overseas.  Operation Shoebox


Drop Off Locations
American Legion Neal Fonger Post # 179

2327 Wilson Avenue SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49534
(616) 453-9861

Baker Holtz CPA’s and Advisors

161 Ottawa Ave NW, Ste 200
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 458-1835

Florentine Ristorante & Sports Bar

3245 28th Street
Grandville, MI 49418
(616) 534-5419

Grand Village Assisted Living

3939 44th Street
Grandville, MI 49418
(616) 261-2610

Grandvilla / Dungeon

3594 Chicago Drive
Grandville, MI 49418
(616) 538-1360


Sponsor Postage for Shoeboxes $15 per box

Our goal is to send 150 Boxes.  Each box goes in a United States Postal Service Priority Mail Box and the cost is $15 each.  If we reach our goal of 150 through sponsorships, we will do more.  [email protected] to sponsor. 

$15 – 1 Box   $150 – 10 boxes 

Thank you to our Current Sponsors 

 Geoff Brown, City2Shore Real Estate – 40

  Baker Holtz CPA’s & Advisors – 20

Koppel Printing – 11

Bolhouse, Hofstee & McLean PC – 10

Cook Funeral Home – 10

Dr. Jane Boeschenstein, DDS – 10

Grand Village Assisted Living – 10

Grandvilla / Dungeon  Restaurants – 10

Grandville Trailer – 10

United Church Outreach Ministry (UCOM) – 7   

The Meendering Family – 1


Write Letters

Thank a Soldier Letter Request

We would love to have many letters from children and the community to include in all the boxes.  Just collect and we would be happy to pick them up by Friday, November 8.  [email protected] or 616.531.8890

Please nominate your soldier by emailing the following to [email protected]


Your Name : 


Your email and/or phone number: 


Your Soldiers Hometown : 


Your Soldiers Full Address: 


 We will notify all nominators by Friday, November 8 if your soldier has been selected.