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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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Local business gets involved in a real way at Camp O'Malley

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 05-17-2010 under NONPROFITS

Lacks Enterprises Plastic Plate Division’s Management Team came to Camp O’Malley on Friday, April 30th to re-side one of the camper cabins. Not only did Lacks come to volunteer for the project, they also donated $900 for the supplies.   “The...

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In studio: Boys & Girls Clubs of GR Youth Commonwealth

by (WYCE)

Submitted 05-07-2010 under NONPROFITS

Joining us on the air are Andrew Page and Sarah Navis of Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth. This week's featured song is "Double Shot" from Sam Stryke's newest album, Brunch. Stryke is a pianist with roots in Grand...

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Youth Leadership Opportunity

by (YGCreporter)

Submitted 05-06-2010 under NONPROFITS

Please encourage the young people in your lives to apply for membership on the Grand Rapids Community Foundation's Youth Grant Committee!  The deadline for applying is August 1. What the YGC does:The Youth Grant Committee meets one evening a...

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Central City Weed & Seed, SouthTown Residents Host Forum on Alcohol

by (LisaRoseGR)

Submitted 05-03-2010 under NEWS

As a core part of its “weeding” and “seeding” mission, Central City Weed & Seed is launching a new initiative to curb excessive alcohol use in the SouthTown area. Together with local residents and the Kent County Substance Abuse Prevention...

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Local Boys & Girls Club Teen Set to Receive College Scholarship

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 04-28-2010 under NONPROFITS

Cesar Vargas, a two-year member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth, traveled to Ann Arbor this past weekend to compete for the title of Michigan Youth of the Year. During the competition, he attended the “Recipe for...

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