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Time to Shine at D.A. Blodgett-St. John’s Tribute Dinner will Spotlight Outstanding Partners

Baudville, long time corporate partner, sponsors annual event

May 24, 2010

Grand Rapids, Mich. – Thanking a caring community is cause for celebration at the newly-merged agency of D.A. Blodgett-St. John’s. The child and adolescent agency will recognize volunteers, donors and friends at a tribute dinner called “Time to Shine” on Thursday, June 3rd.

The event will be held at StoneWater Country Club starting at 6pm with awards presentations around 7:30.

Three awards will be given:
 Volunteer of the Year: the Junior League of Grand Rapids
 Advocate of the Year: Kent County Administrator, Wayman Britt
 Edith Blodgett Compassion Award: Mrs. Bea Idema

Executive Director Sharon Loughridge says the dinner is a way of thanking the community. “D.A. Blodgett – St. John’s would not exist if not for the charitable support of these people and the community they represent. We serve thousands of children each year, and our impact and success is dependent on volunteers, donors, individuals and businesses.”

Time to Shine is the first combined event of the agency formed by the merger of D.A. Blodgett for Children and St. John’s Home on January 1, 2010. The event sponsor is long time St. John’s Home corporate partner, Baudville, a leading provider in day-to-day recognition and award solutions for the workplace.

Baudville President and CEO, Brad Darooge, says sponsoring the event is a good fit for his company. “Recognition has a valuable impact on the retention and engagement of employees, volunteers and donors alike. We hope Time to Shine will bring a great return on investment to D.A. Blodgett-St. John’s.”

Members of the media are welcome to attend the tribute dinner and award presentation.

TIME: Thursday, June 3rd, 6:00PM

PLACE: StoneWater Country Club
2025 Fulton St. SE,
Grand Rapids, MI, 49503.
RSVP: Laura Kruisenga at (616) 361-4131 or lkruisenga@stjohnshome.org.

Sponsor and event information: www.baudvilleshelpinghand.org/current-projects

Baudville, (www.baudville.com) the place for daily recognition, continues to be the leading innovator in day-to-day recognition solutions. Baudville’s day-to-day recognition solutions appeal to today’s increasingly diverse workforce with contemporary designs and relevant messaging, motivating and engaging workplaces world-wide. Baudville has been declared one of the best companies to work for in its area and strives to create the ultimate work experience for its employees.

Baudville’s support of D.A. Blodgett – St. John’s is made possible through its charitable fund, Baudville’s Helping Hand. For details: www.baudvilleshelpinghand.org

D.A. Blodgett-St. John’s (www.dablodgett.org and www.stjohnshome.org) is an accredited, 120-year old agency that works collaboratively with the community for the good of all children. The agency provides comprehensive services to children and their families, including Big Brothers Big Sisters, foster care, adoption, residential services, emergency shelter care and family support.

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