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The Foremost Insurance 28th Street Metro Cruise® Planning Begins

The Foremost Insurance 28th Street Metro Cruise® Planning Begins

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The Foremost Insurance 28 th Street Metro Cruise® Planning Begins

Chamber prepares for the annual end of summer event

Wyoming-Kentwood, MI (January 12, 2011) – The annual event has grown through the years to over 300,000 visitors and over 15,000 vehicles. Last year, with beautiful weather, the event hosted record breaking numbers. Organizers are looking for an even larger turnout this year. There has been momentum within the 28th Street merchants’ community to increase event participation. Many of the businesses are reaching out to the visitors and welcoming them with specials, activities and event oriented activities. The Metro Cruise® was started as a method of helping businesses along the 28th Street corridor when highway M-6 opened.

This year’s venues are currently under development.

City of Wyoming employees give back in 2010

From: http://www.ci.wyoming.mi.us

The City of Wyoming employees generated over $14,800 in funds and donations for local charities during 2010. 
 
Employees were asked to participate in several different fundraising efforts throughout the year, including annual giving campaigns and payroll deduction programs. 
 
Most significantly, the employee payroll deduction program Wyoming Employees Community Outreach raised more than $8,000 in 2010. These funds will assist over 150 children in the Wyoming community from 52 families in purchasing clothing and school supplies. Founded in 2003, the non-profit organization has dispensed over $100,000 back into the community by assisting nearly 1400 children from over 500 families. 
 
Additional Funds Raised in 2010 Include: 

2 Days Left to Vote to Win $1 million to Fight Hunger in Greater Grand Rapids

2 Days Left to Vote to Win $1 million to Fight Hunger in Greater Grand Rapids

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2 DAYS LEFT TO VOTE TO WIN $1 MILLION TO FIGHT HUNGER IN GREATER GR

GR/Wyoming market holds 5th place position in

Walmart's national "Fighting Hunger Together" Facebook campaign

 

WHAT:                  With just over 48 hours until the 7 p.m., Dec. 31st voting deadline, FightHungerGR.org is making a final push to win $1 million for area hunger relief organizations as part of Walmart's "Fighting Hunger Together" campaign.

Greater GR Facebook Community urged to change profile pictures & vote to bring hunger relief to area

Greater GR Facebook Community urged to change profile pictures & vote to bring hunger relief to area

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FIGHTHUNGERGR.ORG CALLS ON GR-AREA FACEBOOK COMMUNITY TO CHANGE PROFILE PICTURES AND VOTE TO BRING $1 MILLION IN HUNGER RELIEF TO COMMUNITY

GR/Wyoming market holds 2nd place position in national contest with 8 days to deadline

 

WHAT:

With just over one week until the Dec.

Metro Health Receives Funding to Help Special Needs Volunteers

 

Wyoming, Mich., December 22, 2010 – The Metro Health Hospital Foundation is providing a grant to ensure that special needs students volunteering in the Metro Health Café receive required uniforms —at no charge.

Metro Health Hospital partners annually with Grandville Schools Region III to offer students with special needs the opportunity to learn skills that will assist them in transitioning to adult life and possible future employment.

City of Wyoming Employees Give Back in 2010

City of Wyoming Employees Give Back in 2010

Wyoming, Mich., Tues., Dec. 21 – The City of Wyoming employees generated over $14,800 in funds and donations for local charities during 2010.

Employees were asked to participate in several different fundraising efforts throughout the year, including annual giving campaigns and payroll deduction programs.

Most significantly, the employee payroll deduction program Wyoming Employees Community Outreach raised more than $8,000 in 2010. These funds will assist over 150 children in the Wyoming community from 52 families in purchasing clothing and school supplies.

Wyoming Public Schools Associate Superintendent named 2010 Champion for Children Award winner

Wyoming Public Schools Associate Superintendent named 2010 Champion for Children Award winner

From: http://www.wyomingmi.gov

The Expanded Learning Opportunities Network (ELO Network) recently named Dr. Thomas Reeder, Associate Superintendent of Wyoming Public Schools, their 2010 Champion for Children Award winner at the ELO Network Annual Meeting which was held on Friday, November 5 at the Rapid Air Center (Gerald R. Ford International Airport). 
 
Dr. Reeder was recognized for his success in securing nearly $7 million dollars in the past six years for after school programming in the Wyoming area. Dr. Reeder not only saw the need in the Wyoming Public Schools for quality after school programming, he also had the vision to include other public school districts in Wyoming in the funding application process.