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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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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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