We live with a spirit of generosity.
Every person is blessed with their own set of gifts. Our goal is to use our gifts to touch the lives of others and build a thriving community through volunteerism, altruism, and community involvement.
Here's how the Birchwood family made an impact lately:
Camp Paradise, a summer camp located in the Upper Peninsula, sets the stage for dads and their kids to make memories that will last a lifetime. Set on 1,000 acres and only accessible by boat, the camp offers a peaceful and remote opportunity to truly "unplug" and both develop and strengthen the relationships between dads and their kids. Members of the Birchwood family took time out to volunteer for a week building cabins and enhancing the experience that is.....Camp Paradise.
Industrial Arts Institute
The IAI is a 501(c)(3) offering a comprehensive skilled trades program that prepares students for successful and rewarding careers in the industry. IAI programs provide students with the support, knowledge and hands-on application to become qualified and employable. Ken Provost, one of the Birchwood partners, is a member of the Emmet County Community Corrections Advisory Board and led the effort to enhance the carpentry curriculum at IAI to align to the needs in the industry. The Birchwood family includes many graduates of the IAI who are applying their skills and building successful careers.
Pictured is Ken Provost with several IAI students (now graduates!).
Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce
The Birchwood family is an active supporter of the Petoskey Chamber of Commerce. Tom Adams has served as the Chamber Board president for xx years and continues in as part of xx board. As one of his last acts as president, Tom participated in the Chamber's 2017 Breakfast of Champions and had the distinct honor of recognizing retiring Petoskey Parks & Recreation Director Al Hansen (on the left) with the Chairman's Award for long-standing significant impact on the community.
Other members of the Birchwood family have volunteered to be part of the 2018 Petoskey Chamber Champion Program to drive growth in the community.
Michigan Mission of Mercy
The Michigan Mission of Mercy event is put on every 2 years by the Michigan Dental Association and the Michigan Dental Association Foundation. The free 2-day event provides thousands of Michigan children and adults with much-needed dental treatment including cleanings, fillings and extractions—anyone in need of dental service. Birchwood family member Ryan Peters and his wife Allie volunteered at the event held in Grand Rapids and came back inspired with the truly life changing services provided to those in need.