Community Outreach Projects

Relay For Life

Each year, more than 4 million people in over 20 countries raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer through the Relay For Life movement. Help fight this disease one step at a time!

Kalamazoo County’s Relay for Life's theme this year was “Serving Up a Cure”. Carol Morris-Mier and Bekki Spanjer are co-chairing the WMU, PSSO & Friends team named “Serving it Up Western Style”. The event was held at Portage Central High School on May 31-June 1, 2014. This was not just a PSSO event, all were welcome to join. Luminaries were be available to purchase.

Our goal of $75,000 was surpassed and we raised $77,000. Thank you to all who donated their money and time to make this event such a great success. 

Donations are still being accepted through August. For more information, contact Carol at 7-3475 or Bekki at 7-4721.



Washington Writers' Academy

In continuing a longstanding tradition of providing support to students in the Kalamazoo community, members of Western Michigan University's Professional Support Staff Organization provided emergency red-bag supplies to classrooms at Washington Writers' Academy. The supplies will support drills and procedures, and keep students and teachers safe in the case of an emergency.

View thank you notes from the students.