February 21, 2019
Artist Carolyn Stich created the annual Holland, Michigan holiday card
For the past 5 years, proceeds from the sale of Stich-designed holiday cards have gone to an organization that makes Holland a better place to live, work, and play. Previous recipients include Windmill Island Gardens, Van Raalte Farm, the Park Theatre, Project Clarity and Kids Food Basket.
This year’s check represents proceeds from the sale of the 18th Annual Holland Holiday Greeting Card, commissioned by the Visitors Bureau. Sally Laukitis, Executive Director of the Holland Area Visitors Bureau, along with Stich, presented Community Action House Executive Director Scott Rumpsa with the check on February 12.
“We are honored to be the 2018 Holland holiday card beneficiary,” said Rumpsa. “Without strong community support, we could not sustain our efforts to improve access to nutritious food, stable housing, and opportunities to build a more prosperous future." Community Action House, which was founded 50 years ago, works tirelessly to provide a foundation of stability and opportunity for Holland’s most financially vulnerable families.
According to Stich and Laukitis, plans are underway for the 2019 greeting card. “This card has become a holiday tradition for so many, not only for those who call Holland home, but also for those who have come to love Holland as a very special destination,” said Laukitis. “We look forward to continuing this annual tradition for years to come.”