The Rapidian

Grand Rapids

Creative youth showcased in Boys & Girls Clubs' 2009 Club Member Art Show

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 12-11-2009 under NONPROFITS

Portrait sketches being drawn by a Steil Club employee, glittery gak covering the hands of curious children, and amazing artwork hanging in the gallery. On Friday, Dec. 4th, Boys & Girls Club of Grand Rapids hosted its annual Club Member Art...

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6 Ways To Make A Difference This Christmas Season

by (D.A. Blodgett S...)

Submitted 12-10-2009 under NONPROFITS

Submitted By: Carrie Lyzenga, Special Events Coordinator & Marketing/PR Manager  Sponsor a child for Christmas. Many children are not blessed with the opportunity to receive gifts on Christmas. D.A. Blodgett for...

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"Round-Up" your holiday purchases from JCPenney and help Boys & Girls Clubs

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 12-10-2009 under NONPROFITS

100 Percent of Donations Raised at Local JCPenney will Benefit Grand Rapids Youth From December 4-13, shoppers at the JCPenney at Woodland Mall are invited to “round-up” their purchases to the nearest whole dollar and donate the difference to Boys...

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Holiday "Snow Buddies" from Younkers stores help raise money for local Boys & Girls Clubs

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 12-10-2009 under NONPROFITS

Whether sledding or skating, winter fun is always doubled when enjoying it with a friend. And Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., who operates Bergner’s, Bon-Ton, Boston Store, Carson Pirie Scott, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s, Parisian and Younkers, wants to...

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West Michigan TACO BELL Hosts Coat Drive for Local Boys & Girls Clubs

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 12-10-2009 under NONPROFITS

Bring in any new or gently used coat to a participating West Michigan Taco Bell and receive a FREE Combo!   Grand Rapids, MI: The local Taco Bell owners in Western Michigan will be collecting coats in almost 50 local Taco Bell restaurants...

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Unique Opportunity to Improve Personal Leadership Ability

by (Center for Comm...)

Submitted 12-07-2009 under NONPROFITS

For more than 20 years, the Center for Community Leadership (CCL) has helped community members become community leaders through its Leadership Grand Rapids program. In 2007, CCL identified the need for a skills-based leadership development program...

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Be Red Cross Ready: Ashley's Story

by (RedCrossGGR)

Submitted 12-07-2009 under NONPROFITS

It was the night before Thanksgiving and one of our Red Cross staff members, Ashley, was having dinner with some friends at Olga’s. She had been sitting with her friends for a few minutes when she heard a woman yell out, “Help me — help him!”Ashley...

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More than just a Thanksgiving meal thanks to Saint Stephens

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 12-01-2009 under NONPROFITS

Article written by Sara Schneider It is about having a family. It is about stuffing empty tummies to the brim. It is about giving, and last Tuesday, Saint Stephens Church gave Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids the perfect definition of...

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Youth development programs that really make an impact

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 12-01-2009 under NONPROFITS

What exactly is “Youth Development”? How do you know that programs serving youth are really making an impact?Youth Development programs prepare young people to meet the challenges of adolescence and adulthood. Programs must be structured with a...

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Too Far From Home: Refugees in Grand Rapids

by (RedCrossGGR)

Submitted 11-30-2009 under NONPROFITS

Imagine you have been torn apart from everything you know and love. Your home is destroyed and your family is torn apart by armed soldiers. Now, years later, you wonder where your family members are, questioning if they are even alive.   For a...

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