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2010 Census Be Counted campaign makes its way to Boys & Girls Club

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 03-08-2010 under NONPROFITS

Warm weather means spring is upon us, which also means April is creeping up rather quickly. Everyone knows that very special tax season deadline that falls in April, but this year another date should be marked on the calendar, the 2010 Census Day on...

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New Vice President of Development steps up for Grand Rapids' youth

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 03-01-2010 under NONPROFITS

This past February, Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth experienced some shifts within their Board of Directors that will hopefully help to jump start 2010. After two years of dedicated service to the organization, Michelle...

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Saying farewell to one of our best: Steve Michael Duffy

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 02-15-2010 under NONPROFITS

On January 26, 2010, Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth lost an essential part of its support network. Long time Board of Directors member Steve Duffy passed away in his home in the Dominican Republic at the age of 57.Without...

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Advancing Youth Development workshop unites community to help support youth

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 02-11-2010 under NONPROFITS

At the end of 2009, three local organizations came together to facilitate a training session to improve Grand Rapids’ youth development strategies. The Advancing Youth Development (AYD) course provided participants with the opportunity to gain a...

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A creative way to increase your return this tax season

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 01-25-2010 under NONPROFITS

GRAND RAPIDS, MI: Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm recently signed an extension to continue the tax credit for vehicles donated to charitable organizations. This tax credit is incentive for people to donate their motorized vehicles to local...

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West Michigan Taco Bell patrons donate over 500 winter coats in 10 days

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 01-07-2010 under NONPROFITS

Over a span of only ten days, West Michigan residents succeeded in making winter a little warmer for over 500 members of Boys & Girls Clubs in Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Holland, and Battle Creek.  Fifty local Taco Bell restaurants collected...

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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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Obesity in Grand Rapids

by (weekst)

Submitted 12-11-2009 under NEWS

Written by: Tammy Weeks, Logan Brenk, Afton Seeley, and Christopher Brinks, Frederik Meijer Honors College, Grand Valley State University For the first time in human history, the number of overweight people rivals the number of underweight people.…...

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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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