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Bethany Christian Services holds silent auction to benefit local refugees

On November 14 a silent auction will be held at the Downtown Market by Bethany Christian Services to support refugees living in Grand Rapids.

/Courtesy of Bethany Christian Services

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/Courtesy of Bethany Christian Services

/Courtesy of Bethany Christian Services

On November 14 the Downtown Market will host Growing Global, Farming Local: Refugee Benefit Silent Auction.

The event goes from 6:30-9 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online for $20 or at the door for $25. Proceeds go to Bethany’s refugee agricultural project, Hope Farms. Live music and appetizers will be provided.

Click here to register or make an online donation.

Some of the items that will be a auctioned off include:

  • $25 gift card to Cherie Inn Restaurant
  • $25 gift card to Chez Olga Caribbean Restaurant
  • 10 Zumba or Werq classes at Live.Dance.Move
  • Four admission passes and four carousel rides at the Grand Rapids Public Museum
  • Four admission passes to the Grand Rapids Children's Museum
  • Two general admission tickets to the Grand Rapids Arts Museum
  • 10 ticket vouchers to the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre 2013-14 season
  • Hand woven Bhutanese throw blanket, crafted by refugee women on Grand Rapids

These are only a handful of the 38 different packages being offered at the auction. Package values range from $40-300.

The event, organized by Bethany Christian Services' resettlement program is in its fourth year and seeks to educated and provide resources for the support of refugees in Grand Rapids.

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