November ROCK STAR Staff of the Month
November 20th, 2014
Every month we like to highlight the Staff Member that stands out! This month's ROCK STAR Staff of the Month is: Ryan Huizenga
Education Coordinator Ryan Huizenga was nominated as November's Rock Star because he is an awesome team player who goes above and beyond the call of duty! Thanks Ryan.
November's Youth of the Month!
November 19th, 2014
Our Youth of the Month (YOM) program spotlights a Club member who truly represents the mission of our Clubs. Staff will decide on a YOM based on their involvement in different activities and behavior. It is a program that helps to build our participation in the national Youth of the Year program.
Congratulations to November's Youth of the Month Winners:
Seidman Club: Dymond
Why Staff Selected Dymond: Dymond was chosen because she has been helping our staff without being asked and cleaning up when needed. She is very kind and always brings smiles to our staff and members.
Steil Club: Keyon
Why Staff Selected Keyon: Keyon is a teen member who has shown leadership and dedication to the Club. He has been a good role model for the younger Club members through his good behavior and willingness to assist staff with multiple different tasks around the Club.
Paul I. Phillips Club: Ikiya
Why Staff Selected Ikiya: Ikiya always helps out at supper time and at the front desk. She happily does anything else the staff asks her to do.
'Tis the Season for Teddy Bears!
November 18th, 2014
This holiday Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth are proud to partner with The Bon-Ton Stores (Bon-Ton, Bergner’s, Boston Store, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s and Younkers) and Club alum Mario Lopez as part of their 4th Annual Give the Gift of a Great Future campaign.
Bon-Ton shoppers can purchase a teddy bear or make a donation at any Bon-Ton store and online. The adorable, plush teddy bears are dressed up in holiday scarves and retail for $7.00. Your purchase generates a minimum donation of $2.75 to Boys & Girls Clubs. Beginning November 17th and ending December 24th, in-store and online, customers can donate $3.00 and receive a coupon or discount.
Boys & Girls Clubs across the country thank Bon-Ton for supporting the end-of-year campaign. Mario Lopez, Alumni Ambassador for Boys & Girls Clubs of America, says, “As a former Club kid, I know Clubs are safe places where children can grow, learn and develop. I hope you will join me and your local Bon-Ton store this holiday season by supporting Boys & Girls Clubs in your community and across the nation.”
Bon-Ton Stores has been a supporter of Boys & Girls Clubs for over a decade. Last year, they raised over $430,000 for Boys & Girls Clubs during their Holiday program. This year, the program has a goal of $500,000 and 60 percent of all funds raised in store will go back to local organizations!