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Catalyst Radio: Motion Initiative uses cycling repair to teach life skills to urban youth

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 10-29-2010 under NONPROFITS

Thomas Fish, executive director of Motion Initiative, joins us on air. Motion Initiative is part of United in Christ Ministries and teaches urban youth life skills through their bicycle shop. Acitivities include training in bike mechanics and...

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2nd annual Steak and Burger Dinner raises nearly $40,000 for BGCGRYC

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 10-19-2010 under NONPROFITS

When faced with challenges in her career, Olympic gymnast Dominique Dawes learned to focus on the journey and not the destination. The 2nd Annual Steak & Burger Dinner provided the Club members of Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids Youth...

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Southtown PhotoVoice screening sets direction for community action

by (dennetmint)

Submitted 08-02-2010 under NEWS

Viewers were jumping out of their seats at Dirk Koning Microcinema last Friday evening as they debated the best way to improve Southtown neighborhoods. Nearly 30 attendees gathered at Wealthy Theatre on July 30 to view Southtown PhotoVoice, a...

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Secchia's Lake Michigan home creates beautiful backdrop for the first Summer Soiree

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 08-02-2010 under NONPROFITS

Peter and Joan Secchia graciously opened their Lake Michigan home to host Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth’s first ever Summer Soirée to benefit Camp O’Malley on July 13, 2010. There were 85 Camp O’Malley supporters in...

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Best Buy employees' volunteering pays off big for Boys & Girls Club members

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 07-19-2010 under NONPROFITS

Amazing things can happen when big corporations pair up with local non-profits, and on June 28th and 29th, Best Buy demonstrated exactly this. Forty-seven Club members from Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth participated in...

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Essilor USA gives free eye exams and sends Club members home with new name brand glasses

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 07-06-2010 under NONPROFITS

Sight is an important sense that sometimes gets mistreated due to financial setbacks, but on June 8 Essilor USA, the world’s leader in ophthalmic lenses came to Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth to give free eye exams and...

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Ping Pong playing on the streets helps raise money for Boys & Girls Clubs

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 07-06-2010 under NONPROFITS

With five dollars, Grand Rapids passer bys were able to stop and play a quick game of table tennis (or ping pong) and local business, CPPR, was on its way to helping raise awareness about table tennis and raising funds for Boys & Girls Clubs of...

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Three Club members earn themselves new iPods

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 07-06-2010 under NONPROFITS

Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth Club members, Brenda, Marshawnna, and Keshawnna earned themselves a trip to the Apple Store at Woodland Mall on May 27th. Brenda was winner of the Steil Club Power Hour program with 583...

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New event brings new faces and donors to a great cause: Grand Rapids youth

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 06-25-2010 under NONPROFITS

With 28 golfers and 10 straight hours of golfing, Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth (BGCGRYC) was able to raise over $12,000 to aid in providing positive academic programming for Grand Rapids’ youth. The 100 Holes Challenge...

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Camp O'Malley gets ready to open its cabin doors to a great summer

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 05-28-2010 under NONPROFITS

Privilege is a word that many people may not associate with summer camp. The idea of sending a child away for a week or more of summer enrichment in education, the arts, sports, etc. does not seem like an unusually unique act, but think about that...

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