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My Town: Grand Rapids Community College celebrates centennial with '100 Ways to Give'
My Town: Grand Rapids Community College celebrates centennial with '100 Ways to Give'

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Grand Rapids Community College is celebrating its centennial anniversary, but the birthday presents are going to local charities and organizations.

College faculty and staff created the 100 Ways to Give program, which includes service projects throughout the community.

“GRCC cannot properly celebrate 100 years without including the community that has given us our name and our mission,” said President Dr. Steven C. Ender. “West Michigan has made us what we are today, and it is a privilege to share this milestone with organizations and people who do so much good for our area.”

GRCC’s Grants and Resource Development Office launched the first project this month.  They’re trying to collect 100 items for care packages that will go to foster children at the D.A. Blodgett- St. John’s Home.

“Volunteering will always be a part of Grand Rapids Community College, whether it is students working through our experiential learning department or employees and alumni giving up their free time to meet community needs,” said GRCC President Dr. Steven C. Ender.

Additional projects throughout the next academic year include planting trees, building homes and serving meals to those in need.  Program beneficiaries include Coit Elementary students, Ronald McDonald House, YWCA Crisis Center, Grand Rapids Home for Veterans, Toys for Tots, Upward Bound, the Fred & Lena Meijer Heart Center, Safe Haven Ministries, In The Image, God’s Kitchen, Habitat for Humanity, the Equest Center for Therapeutic Riding and Degage Ministries.

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