Community Involvement

At EHTC, we are active in the community. As a corporate citizen, EHTC strongly believes in the vitality of the Grand Rapids area. We recognize that a well-rounded business is measured not only by profitability, client satisfaction and professional growth, but also by its role in the community it shares. By joining together, we know we can make a difference in the lives of others.

Chipping for Charity Golf Outing

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Since 1987, we have hosted an annual charity golf outing. Our golf outing, Chipping for Charity, provides an opportunity to help our community by donating to a worthy, local charity and enjoying a day of golf, fun and camaraderie. Participants may golf, attend the reception, sponsor a sign at one of the tees, donate to the charity or donate door prizes. 2018 will be the 31st Annual Chipping for Charity Golf Outing, and we know the best is yet to come!

We are excited to announce Children With Hair Loss (CWHL) as the 2018 Chipping for Charity recipient. This non-profit organization provides human hair replacements at no cost to children and young adults facing medically-related hair loss. When a child’s hair is lost due to cancer treatments, alopecia, trichotillomania, burns or other reasons, the painful effects are far deeper than cosmetic. Children are eligible to receive a human hair replacement each year until they turn 21.

Since being founded in 2000, CWHL has helped more than 4,000 children across the United States, with 569 children receiving hair replacements and care kits in 2017 alone. Children receive hair replacements as well as a care kit, including a Styrofoam head and stand, wig tape, styling tools, hair care products, head scarves, hat and headbands. This package is an experience the children will remember for a long time and can cost up to $5,000 per kit.

Money from the 2018 Chipping for Charity Golf Outing will be used to:

  •  Purchase human hair replacements for children
  • Help fund the care kits sent with the hair replacements
  • Used only for children referred through Grand Rapids’ DeVos Children’s Hospital

Looking to be the join in the fun this year? The 2018 Chipping for Charity Golf Outing sponsorhip and registration is now open! Details can be found HERE.

On September 20, 2017, $18,300 was raised for GR8 Sports, Great Kids.

On October 19, 2016 (rescheduled due to a rain delay), $11,300 was raised for Women's Resource Center.

On September 23, 2015, $10,000 was raised for Ele's Place.

On September 18, 2013 approximately $6,000 was raised for South End Community Outreach Ministries (SECOM).

On September 19, 2012, approximately $10,400 was raised for Hospice of Michigan James B. Fahner M.D. Pediatric Hospice Care Program.

On September 21, 2011, $8,828 was raised for for the Family Hope Foundation.

Since 1987, we have raised over a total of $252,000 for these charities:

  • Mercy Respite
  • ALA
  • Halcyon
  • Rose Haven
  • Christian Learning Center
  • Literacy Council
  • UCOM
  • Traveling Grannies and Grandpas
  • Northoek Academy
  • In the Image
  • Good Homes, Inc.
  • Black Education Excellence Program (BEEP)
  • Adoptive Family Support Network
  • Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women (GROW)
  • Home Repair Services of Kent County
  • North Kent Service Center
  • Genesis NonProfit Housing Center
  • Gerontology Network's Experience Corps Program
  • CLC Network's Horizons Program & Ready for Life Academy
  • Gilda's Club Grand Rapids
  • Children's Assessment Center
  • The Family Hope Foundation
  • Hospice of Michigan
  • South End Community Outreach Ministries (SECOM)
  • Ele's Place (Grand Rapids)
  • Women's Resource Center
  • GR8 Sports, Great Kids

EHTC chooses a different local charity each year to donate the proceeds of our annual Chipping for Charity outing. If you have a favorite charity you would like to see benefit from this outing, visit our Chipping for Charity Nomination Page to find out how you can nominate them.

If you have questions, contact Jill Bosnjak at JillB@ehtc.com or by calling (616) 551-4136.

Individuals

Many of our team members serve on non-profit boards and at other volunteer organizations in order to give back to the community. Several team members teach classes at Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women (GROW). Other organizations include Blandford Nature Center, The Conservation Fund, Feed My Starving Children, Feeding America, Habitat for Humanity, Kent Medical Foundation, Kid's Food Basket, Rotary Club, and Schren's West Michigan Trout Unlimited.