Support food security in our community!

The Great Lakes Children’s Museum is teaming up with the CherryT Ball Drop to create a challenge for you: Design your own Cherry Ball, and benefit CherryT charity! 100% of the money raised through voting will go to Goodwill Northern Michigan’s Food Rescue, helping families right here in Northwest Lower Michigan. This New Year’s Eve, GLCM rang in the new year at noon with crafts and celebrated with each family creating their own ball to drop. Those that decided to enter the contest are below – and now it’s up to you to vote for your favorite!

From January 1st – 9th, voting is open! ANYONE can donate to vote for their favorite Cherry Ball.

The ball with the most money donated wins! The prize is $25 to spend in the Children’s Museum’s Power of Play Store. But since all the money raised goes to helping families in need, we all win! Click below for the official rules.

Click to view the Cherry Ball Drop Website!

Ball 1

Ball #1 by Beatrix, Age 4

Ball 2

Ball #2 by Nico

Ball 3

Ball #3 by Maya

Ball 4

Ball #4 by Lucy, Age 5

Food Rescue rescues, harvests, repacks, and distributes nearly 2 million Click to view the Goodwill Food Rescue Webpage!pounds of food into the emergency food system every year. That’s enough food to make 1.6 million meals, delivered to a five-county region twice the size of Rhode Island. We work with the 70 food pantries and community meal sites of the Northwest Food Coalition, and with over 150 grocery stores, bakeries, farms, food processors and restaurants who donate food, to do the logistics to put good food to good use in service of neighbors in need in Northern Michigan. Food Rescue is a program of Goodwill Northern Michigan. Find out more: