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Nonprofit ice cream parlor opens in Holland

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Nonprofit ice cream parlor opens in Holland

Proceeds from the MOO-mentum Ice Cream Parlor will go towards programming at the Momentum Center for Social Engagement.

A West Michigan nonprofit is taking a unique approach to community building, opening an ice cream parlor for Michiganders to meet and connect.

A "stigma-free community," that’s the mission at the Momentum Center. The nonprofit offers a positive, inclusive space for social and recreational activities related to mental health and well-being, with a special focus on marginalized communities.

Its latest development is the Moo-mentum Ice Cream Parlor at its Holland location. At $1 per scoop and a variety of rotating flavors, Chief Advancement Officer, Jessica Christopher, told WGVU, the sweet shop is a way to fundraise and invite community members to break down barriers through conversation.

“It’s not just for member, anybody is welcome and invited to come get some ice cream… It’s that social integration that connects, which is the mission of the momentum center. I hope they get a sense of community. That’s what we are here so we just want to invite everyone to come down here," she said.

All proceeds from the parlor will go towards programming at the Momentum Center.

Located at 345 W. 14th Street in Holland, the parlor will be open Mondays 3-7pm and Fridays 11am – 2pm.

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