July Rundown and Upcoming August Event!
We had a great time at our last Social Charity Event in July at Rockwell/Republic benefiting Degage Ministries. The weather was beautiful and everyone had a blast. With your help we raised $1,284 for Degage! Degage did something amazing for us too, they took that number and showed us exactly how these dollars
would assist them. Joy Petroelje, Development Director at Degage, shared with us the following information: “With $1,284 raised, these funds have a significant impact on the tangible services we provide for our homeless and low-income patrons. $1,284 provides any of the following: -29 women the opportunity to stay in our Open Door Drop-In Center for 3 nights each -a State of Michigan ID for 130 people seeking to obtain legal identification -52 visits to the dentist or pairs of eyeglasses -5,356 showers and 3,094 loads of laundry -867 bus passes for those traveling to work or medical appointments.” This is what Social Charity Club is all about. Yes, it’s a great way to network and enjoy an evening with friends, but when it boils down to it, we want to help those who are trying to make a difference in Grand Rapids. The more people who attend our events, the more the charity will benefit. The testimonial sent by Joy warmed our hearts and made us want to jump up and down yelling “YESSSSSS!” (I think a few of us did) That is
why we started this organization and hopefully why people choose to attend our events; we are all working toward the same goal and want to help make the city we live in fantastic. Our next event on August 9th will be held at the BOB on the Sky Deck and will benefit the Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition. The Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition is a bicycling advocacy organization that is helping change Grand Rapids into a safe bicycling community, while promoting the benefits of cycling for health, recreation, and the environment. Its goal is to provide a more bicycle-friendly community and safe riding conditions to all user groups. GGRBC offers solutions, resources, and counsel to those who seek to improve the cycling environment of Grand Rapids. *Bicycle racks will be put up in the BOB parking lot for our bicyclists! To RSVP for this great event click here. Here are some great shots of the fun at our July event! See you August 9th! – Chelsea Slocum