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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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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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Turning time into money, helping plan 2010 Special Events

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 11-10-2009 under NONPROFITS

Time is often a commodity taken for granted. The average person wants to do a bucket list full of things but usually ends up not being able to find the time. With the economy as it is today, there is no better time to commit the time to making a...

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Camp O’Malley aiming to achieve another successful summer in 2010

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 11-09-2009 under NONPROFITS

Despite the completion of another successful summer, Camp O’Malley’s camper attendance numbers dropped a little over two percent this year. The number of youth attending in 2009 was 484, while in 2008 there were 495 campers. Although, this drop does...

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AmeriCorps VISTA members help to supplement Boys & Girls Clubs’ development needs

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 11-03-2009 under NONPROFITS

The current economic situation is leaving businesses and non-profits alike struggling to maintain their already-existing staff, shutting the door completely on the possibility of hiring newcomers to fill much needed positions. Thankfully, AmeriCorps...

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1st Annual Steak & Burger Dinner raises $62,000 for Boys & Girls Clubs of GR

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 10-29-2009 under NONPROFITS

Forty tables surrounded by caring faces and eager minds, all there to help support each other. At this year’s First Annual Steak & Burger Dinner to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth, the community stood...

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350GR - City Participates in International Day of Climate Action

by (dostafinski)

Submitted 10-28-2009 under NEWS

On Saturday, October 24th nearly 60 activists gathered at Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids, MI for the 350.org International Day of Climate Action. Overall 5,200 events in 181 countries happened on the 24th, marking it as the largest day...

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Give Time, Get Candy: Local Volunteer Challenge on October 31

by (YGCreporter)

Submitted 10-09-2009 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids, Michigan. October 12, 2009 – The Grand Rapids Community Foundation’s Youth Grant Committee (YGC) is hosting an “Upside Down Roof Sit” at The Adobe Restaurant, 617 W. Fulton, Grand Rapids, on October 31, 2009 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m...

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