Events

Get involved with our exciting events in Kalamazoo and Battle Creek!

We consider it an honor to be able to work with you as we promote the love of Christ in Southwest Michigan. Sanctity of Human Life day is observed on or before January 22nd — the anniversary date in 1973 when the Supreme Court legalized abortions in the United States.  

Sanctity of Human Life Day is dedicated to provide information to those in our community about the precious value of all human life. 

Contact us to request resources for your church as you dedicate a Sunday to honor God's precious gift of life to every person.

The following resources are available for your church:

  • PowerPoint announcement slides
  • Bulletin inserts
  • Posters
  • Video

Enjoy a benefit concert which is held to raise funds for the Kalamazoo Gospel Mission, which provides shelter for the homeless, and for Alternatives of Kalamazoo. Various soloists, quartets, and groups have blessed us throughout the years to raise funds for both organizations at different locations in Kalamazoo.

Examples of past performers include the following:

Jon and Shea Althoff
The Berean Quartet
Gordon Van Gent
The Called Out Quartet
Southern Raised Band

Every year, families look forward to a time of food, fellowship, and fun while bidding on amazing items for a great cause. We hope you will join us!

The following are examples of past items donated for the auction:

  • 4 passes to Air Zoo and Gilmore Car Museum ($114 value each)
  • Four Family Fare Ample Pantry Dinners ($58 value)
  • 2 Pre-season MSU Basketball Tickets ($48 value)
  • 4 Tickets to Detroit Tiger's game and overnight stay at a hotel ($281 value)
  • 2 passes to the Creation Museum for 2 consecutive days ($60 value) 
  • 4 U of M vs. Minnesota football tickets ($400 value)
  • Erbelli's 14" Pizza any way you like ($20 value)
  • 4 Grand Rapids Children's Museum admission passes ($34 value)
  • 1 session with Gregersen Photography with $25 print credit ($200 value)
  • 4 hats and 4 tickets to any Growlers Baseball game ($92 value)
  • 1-year household membership to Kalamazoo Nature Center ($75 value)
  • Overnight stay at Radisson Plaza Hotel and $50 to Blush ($259 value)
  • 2 family fun packs at Sky Zone ($158 value)
  • 2 1-hour riding lessons at True Vine Equestrian Center ($80 value)
  • New patient visit at Upston Chiropractic ($200 value)

The annual Walk for Life in Battle Creek and Kalamazoo provide an opportunity for individuals and families to receive pledges for walking to raise funds for the life-giving services of Alternatives. Post-walk activities include kids' games, light refreshments, and more!  Everyone receives a prize for participating; walkers who raise the most funds receive wonderful additional prizes.

Gift certificates to the following places are examples of past prizes:

  • Airway Lanes
  • Escapeology
  • Air Zoo & Chick-fil-A
  • Binder Park Zoo
  • Kalamazoo Downtown Dollars
  • Gilmore Car Museum
  • Kalamazoo Nature Center
  • Jungle Joe's
  • Celebration Cinema
  • Great Wolf Lodge

The Swing for Life golf outing provides a fun outdoor opportunity to raise funds for Alternatives of Battle Creek. Entry to participate in a four-person scramble includes a cart, snacks, and lunch. Businesses have the opportunity to sponsor the Swing for Life which provides acknowledgements and golfer gifts.

The annual Autumn Gala is the largest and most crucial fundraiser for Alternatives of Battle Creek and Kalamazoo, ministries committed to sharing the love of Jesus Christ in both word and deed with men, women and children in our communities. As Alternatives Care Centers continue to reach a record number of services being used, the needs of the ministry grow greater. To put it simply, we can't do this without you!

Our Autumn Gala includes an excellent dinner, an outstanding speaker, client testimonials, and our annual update from the Executive Director of Alternatives.

Past renowned speakers have included the following:

  • Abby Johnson—former Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic Manager
  • Janet Parshall—Moody Radio talk show host and True Woman speaker
  • Lisa Robertson—author and speaker from the Duck Dynasty family
  • Marlene Lawson—author, speaker, Biblical counselor and certified Christian Life Coach