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February 2019

Affinity’s Make and Take Fundraiser at the Knickerbocker

February 13, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Knickerbocker | New Holland Brewing, 417 Bridge St NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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$27

Join us Wednesday, February 13 (rescheduled due to weather) at 6:30 pm for a Make & Take Sign Making FUNdraiser hosted by Life Expressions Decor at New Holland Brewing's Knickerbocker in downtown Grand Rapids. Ever heard of Wine and Canvas? Board and Brush? Well this is the same idea! Grab some friends, grab a drink, and have a great night out while supporting an amazing cause! Each participant has the opportunity to make a 4x24 finished wooden sign in their…

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July 2019

GFS Jean Day for Affinity

July 26, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Gordon Food Service Home Office, 1300 Gezon Pkwy SW
Wyoming, MI 49509 United States
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GFS employees are invited to participate in a special jeans day. For every employee that donates to wear jeans, the funds will go towards Affinity! We are so thankful for the involvement of our community partners. Are you interested in hosting a jean day? Contact Rachel Lopez rlopez@affinitymentoring.org with any questions.

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August 2019

Godfrey-Lee Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

August 14, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Godfrey-Lee Early Childhood Center, 961 Joosten St, S.W.
Wyoming, MI 49509 United States

We will be celebrating the opening of our 4th site with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and tour of our new Mentor Center at Godfrey-Lee Early Childhood Center. All are welcome to attend! Read More

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November 2019

Learning and Growing Together Series

November 9, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mars Hill Bible Church, 3501 Fairlanes Ave SW
Grandville, MI 49418 United States
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We encourage all current mentors to participate in this 3-hour diversity and inclusion training. The workshop will help mentors focus on breaking cultural barriers, unintentional bias, healing racism, and cross cultural communication. A meal will be provided for this training. Training is for those who will be mentors during the 2019-2020 school year. Sign up for training here!

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January 2020

National Mentoring Month

January 1 - January 31
All Affinity Mentoring Sites Grand Rapids, MI 49507 United States + Google Map

January is National Mentoring Month! This month, Affinity will reflect on the incredible growth of the mentoring movement, recognize the real life mentoring relationships that form and thrive each day, and offer opportunities to thank the mentors who inspired us. Join us in celebrating #NationalMentoringMonth: #IAmAMentor | A day for volunteer mentors to celebrate their role and reflect on the ways mentees have enhanced their world. Share your mentoring story on Facebook or LinkedIn and tag Affinity! #iMentoratAffinity International Mentoring…

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Mentoring Appreciation Night

January 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Listening Room, 123 Ionia Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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January is National Mentoring Month, and we will be celebrating our amazing mentors, community partners, and supporters for all that you do to support our students. The time that you set aside to invest in a students' life is beyond words. We are truly thankful for all of your efforts. Please join us for appetizers, drinks, and conversation about your connection to Affinity and your experience. Tickets are free for mentors, volunteers, board members, partners, and donors. There is $20…

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February 2020

Learning and Growing Together Series

February 8 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mars Hill Bible Church, 3501 Fairlanes Ave SW
Grandville, MI 49418 United States
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We encourage all current mentors to participate in this 3-hour diversity and inclusion training. The workshop will help mentors focus on breaking cultural barriers, unintentional bias, healing racism, and cross cultural communication. A meal will be provided for this training. Training is for those who will be mentors during the 2019-2020 school year. Sign up for training here!

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April 2020

Better Together Benefit Dinner 2020

April 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Your home computer or cell phone MI United States
Free

Experience Affinity . Meet our students, mentors, and community partners. You’ll experience Affinity and see we’re Better Together. This year, Better Together will be a VIRTUAL EVENT to help the State’s efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Better Together is Affinity Mentoring’s largest fundraising event of the year. The funds raised from this event are essential to sustain our organization and support our nearly 300 mentor matches. While this was not an easy decision to make, we are confident it…

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October 2020

Cuentos y Comida (Stories and Sustenance)

October 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
All Affinity Mentoring Sites Grand Rapids, MI 49507 United States + Google Map

A traditional table hosted event would involve Affinity Mentoring partners participating as table hosts by inviting friends, coworkers and other acquaintances to come to the event, share a meal and listen to stories with them. This year, however, is anything but traditional. Due to COVID-19 precautions we will be holding a virtual event. Hosts will invite friends and colleagues to join them at a location of their choice to stream Affinity’s video that shares the impact of mentoring, community partnerships, and the power of…

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