Our Chamber helps Lansing families in need during the holidays and at the beginning of the school year by giving out backpacks and school supplies. We work with our Lansing school social workers to help at least one family from each school during the holidays. This program has total anonymity and we are only given information such as age, sex, sizes, and interests, of the children. The Chamber then uses our donations to purchase everything we possibly can for each child which include clothes, toys, shoes, and food for the family. Those items are then returned to the school social workers and they get them to the parents. Last year we were able to help 20 children from the Lansing community. We have fundraisers to raise money for the program which include our Pancake Breakfast with Santa sponsored by the Lansing Copper Muggers. All proceeds go to the families. We are also very lucky to be a recipient of some of the money raised from the "Round Ball Classic Basketball Tournament" in town. We also take donations from individuals, no donation is too small.