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Amway brings Miss America 2011 to Boys & Girls Clubs

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 04-09-2011 under NONPROFITS

  While many people and businesses are feeling the effects of various budget cuts and financial setbacks, community-focused companies such as Amway continue to make a difference where it truly matters.  On March 17th, Amway brought Miss...

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Cesar Vargas wins Grand Rapids Youth of the Year title

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 03-29-2011 under NONPROFITS

Club members from the Steil and Seidman Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids recently submitted applications for this year’s Youth of the Year scholarship competition. After reviewing applications and holding interviews, this March, Cesar Vargas...

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An Interview with Photographer Holly DeGarmo : Giving Back

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 02-09-2011 under NONPROFITS

To check out the photographs from Holly DeGarmo’s photoshoot, please visit www.hollydegarmo.com/bgc/.  Giving back to the community is an important part of any profession. Photographer Holly DeGarmo (www.hollydegarmo.com) understands the...

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Grand Rapids Police Department and Jaycees help make the holidays a bit brighter for BGC Club Members

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 01-06-2011 under NONPROFITS

The holidays are a special time that bring families together and put smiles on the faces of those awaiting their presents. This year, two events made the holidays a bit brighter for some of Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth (...

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Huggable holiday heroes from Younker's benefit local Boys & Girls Clubs

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 11-19-2010 under NONPROFITS

This holiday season, Younker’s introduces two highly likable heroes that are sure to win hearts. With help from the community, the twosome will help save the day for a local Boys & Girls Club member! Younker’s is part of The Bon-Ton Stores Inc....

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JCPenney awards $7,500 grant to Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 11-13-2010 under NONPROFITS

During the 2010-2011 school year, more Grand Rapids students will be participating in the Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth­­­­ afterschool program thanks in part to an access grant made possible by JCPenney Afterschool. The...

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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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Steak & Burger Dinner brings Olympian Dominique Dawes to GR

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 09-21-2010 under NONPROFITS

Fundraisers tend to be a dime a dozen. Every cause needs supporters, and the creative ideas to raise funds sometimes seem at a stand still. But, Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth’s 2nd Annual Steak & Burger Dinner allows...

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Steil Boys & Girls Club gets new community garden thanks to volunteers

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 08-24-2010 under NONPROFITS

On Saturday, June 19, 2010, Club members at Steil Boys & Girls Club added playing in the dirt to the endless list of activities provided at the Club. The work of nearly 50 Amway Global volunteers, donations from the Green Education...

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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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