Get Involved 


We can always use a few more hands to help with the projects or on-going organizational needs, especially if you have any computer, building, maintenance or handyman skills.

Contact Carrie Drake at to learn about our needs throughout the year. We also post opportunities through Volunteer Kalamazoo at


In-Kind Donations and Tax-Deductible Financial Gifts:

Supplies and equipment for the work projects, food and beverages for the workdays and celebration parties plus financial contributions are always welcome and appreciated.


Leave a Legacy:

We would love to talk to you about leaving a lasting legacy to Building Blocks of Kalamazoo. Consider Building Blocks when making your financial plans, including:
  • Will
  • Giving fund
  • Stock donation
  •  IRA rollover and distribution
  • Charitable remainder trust
  • Gift annuity
  • Life insurance proceeds
  • Non-liquid assists
  • Real estate

Donor Privacy Policy:

Building Blocks is committed to protecting the privacy of our donors. We will never share a donor's personal information with anyone without the donor's explicit approval, and we will keep anyone anonymous who wishes to be. Anyone with questions or concerns about Building Blocks' privacy policy should contact the Executive Director, Carrie Drake.


Thanks to Our 2015 Supporters:

Funding and support for Building Blocks is provided by many sources, including the following:

  • Irving S. Gilmore Foundation
  • United Way of Greater Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region
  • Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)
  • Kalamazoo Community Foundation
  • Stryker Johnston Foundation
  • Harold & Grace Upjohn Foundation
  • Dorothy U. Dalton Foundation
  • Moses Kimball Foundation (Boston)
  • Fetzer Institute
  • Mercantile Bank
  • First National Bank
  • First Presbyterian Church
  • Allegra Marketing, Print & Mail
  • Lowe's Home Improvement
  • Douglas &Son, Inc.
  • Water Street Coffee
  • City of Kalamazoo
  • Western Michigan University
  • Anonymous
  • ...and many more businesses, individuals and families