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Grand Rapids, MI

Trip Dates
  • Jun 15, 2014 - Jun 20, 2014
  • Jun 22, 2014 - Jun 27, 2014
  • Jun 29, 2014 - Jul 04, 2014
  • Jul 06, 2014 - Jul 11, 2014
 
  • Jul 13, 2014 - Jul 18, 2014
  • Jul 20, 2014 - Jul 25, 2014
  • Jul 27, 2014 - Aug 01, 2014
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Spending a week in Grand Rapids will remind you of why Michigan is called the Great Lake State. The city sits on the Grand River and is only 25 miles east of Lake Michigan. Home of the internationally renowned Art Prize, the community is rich in art and culture with sculptures and museums throughout the city. Grand Rapids offers a big city feeling with the warmth of a small town.

Even though it’s easy to see the beauty of Grand Rapids, the city did not survive the nation’s recession untouched. Living in one of the cities hit the hardest by the economic problems, the people of Grand Rapids have struggled through failed industries and unemployment.

During the Grand Rapids Week of Hope, you will stay at a church that has been our partner since 2007, and the congregation will expectantly welcome you with open arms. Not only will you be in great company, you will also be close to Grand Haven State Park, Holland State Park, Millennium Park, and John Ball Zoo.

Your group might have the opportunity to serve with one of our partners that exists to serve the hungry and homeless in Grand Rapids. With help from volunteers like you, this organization is able to provide more than 200 people beds every night, more than 500 hot meals per day, almost 800,000 pounds of donated food to their food programs, and much more.

Things to do in the area:

Grand Haven (state park, beach, & town), Downtown Grand Rapids, John Ball Park Zoo, Heritage Park, Wedgewood Park
Craig's Cruisers
Rivertown Crossings Mall
Michigan Adventures (1 1/2 hours away)

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Here are a few examples of how your team members can experience God working through them in Grand Rapids, Michigan:

    • Sort, tag, and display clothing and other items at a local thrift store; there may also be opportunities to do some painting, display signage, and perform other in-store improvements.

    • Assist with alley cleanups and graffiti cover-ups, help with seniors’ yard work, and paint residents’ garages in a local neighborhood association.

    • Accompany senior citizens from a care facility on various outings and events in the community.

    • Help with painting, cleaning, and disassembly of electronics at a nonprofit that gives all its proceeds toward educational and environmental programs.

    • Perform various landscaping needs, assist with animals and barns, paint doors and barn, and work with younger kids at an equine therapy center that serves individuals with physical, mental, and social/emotional challenges.

Your team members will be transformed by their experiences in Grand Rapids, Michigan. They’ll become Jesus’ hands and feet as they serve and bless people—but they won’t be the same either. This is the kind of story we frequently hear from students who’ve participated in Week of Hope:

“Being able to serve Jesus this week was amazing. I know that I changed the lives of my residents, and knowing I did this in His name feels awesome. This camp strengthened my relationship with many people.”

Thanks for considering serving Grand Rapids this summer!

Be sure to click here for Important Information for your Week of Hope Mission Trip.

Grand Rapids, MI Price:       $262 per person
Deposit: $50 per person
Early-Bird Deadline: September 30, 2013
50% Balance Due: March 15, 2014
Full Balance Due: May 15, 2014

 

  

Deposit Amount: Per person deposits of $50 are required to reserve space, and are non-refundable. Forfeited deposits can’t be transferred to an account balance or to another group. However, forfeited deposits can be used to add a new participant to your group. Registration fees are in U.S. dollars and can be paid by check, money order, or credit card. Payment can be made online, by phone or by mail.  

Early-Bird Option: Early-Bird Registration lets you delay the per person deposit until September 30th, 2013. Registration fees are in U.S. dollars and can be paid by check, money order, or credit card.  

Payment Dates: Because fundraisers can’t all happen at the same time, we’ve broken the registration fee into a deposit and two payments. 50% of your group’s balance is due March 15, 2014, and the balance is due May 15, 2014. Registration fees are in U.S. dollars and can be paid by check, money order, or credit card. 

Cancellation: Deposits are non-refundable. Forfeited deposits can be used to add a new participant to your group, however, they can’t be transferred to an account balance or to another group. Registration fees, less deposits, are refundable when cancelled at least 30 days before the start of your trip. The entire camp fee will be forfeited for cancellations less than 30 days from the start of your camp. In order to open spaces for other church groups, missed payment dates will result in automatic cancellation of spaces and forfeiture of deposits. 

Age:

Junior/Senior High (ages 12+)

Type of Trip:

Community Service

Trip Capacity:

109

Bus Accessible:

Yes

Price per Person:

$262

Changing Lives THROUGH SERVICE IN Grand Rapids MI

Age:

Junior/Senior High (ages 12+)

Type of Trip:

Community Service

Trip Capacity:

109

Bus Accessible:

Yes

Price per Person:

$262

Questions? Bri and team can help! 800.385.4545

Questions?
Bri and team can help!
800.385.4545

Regular Registration Price: $262
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I served at Project C.U.R.E., and it was an amazing experience helping this warehouse that ships medical items across the globe. Week of Hope makes a difference.

 

Rich House, Youth Leader, Forest Chapel United Methodist Church

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It was such an amazing trip! It was so cool to see God work not only in the lives of those we served that week, but our students’ lives as well!

 

Mike Motta, Minister of Youth and Children, Shawmut First Baptist Church