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Jan
24
Fri
March for Life @ Washington, DC
Jan 24 all-day

March for Life in DCOn January 22, 1973, the United States Supreme Court passed the Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions that legalized abortion-on-demand through all nine months of pregnancy in all fifty states.  The peaceful demonstration on this somber anniversary every year since 1973 is a witness to the truth concerning the greatest human rights violation of our time.  The March for Life in Washington, DC, began as a small demonstration and rapidly grew into the largest prolife event in the world.

Grand Rapids Right to Life will be hosting bus trips to Washington, DC, for the 47th annual March for Life.

Along with the March for Life on January 24, there are opportunities to also attend the Students for Life Conference, the March for Life Youth Rally, Mass at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Youth Mass and Rally at the Verizon Center, and the Rose Dinner.

As always, attendees are able to design a trip that fits their schedule and budget!

Click here to download a PDF of all itinerary options and a registration form.

Feb
6
Thu
Next Steps for Church Reps @ Grand Rapids Right to Life
Feb 6 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

To end abortion, churches must be engaged!

Church Representatives are needed at every church to work with the pastor, to keep the faith community informed of and involved with prolife activities, and to liaise with Grand Rapids Right to Life on the needs of the church.

In order to facilitate this relationship, Thomas Lawrence, prolife ambassador, is hosting a Next Steps for Church Reps session focused on “Why Churches Must Be Involved”.

If you are a church representative — or if you want to be one — join this informative session and learn about the importance of church involvement and how to engage your church with specific action items.

To attend, submit your RSVP online by February 3.

Space is limited, so kindly limit your attendance to no more than two people per church.

Mar
1
Sun
Prolife Youth Award
Mar 1 all-day

Need money toward tuition … books … school supplies?

Compete for the Grand Rapids Right to Life Prolife Youth Award and a $250 scholarship!

This scholarship is for high school seniors who have demonstrated excellence in the prolife movement.

To participate, high school seniors must submit an application, including a list of prolife activities, and an essay focused on what this generation can do to promote a positive, prolife message.

Prolife activities must include volunteer work with Grand Rapids Right to Life or Right to Life of Michigan.

The application packet (coming soon) must be submitted to Grand Rapids Right to Life. One local student will win a $250 scholarship from Grand Rapids Right to Life and will then be nominated to the state committee for consideration.

Applications are due via mail or e-mail by March 1 to Grand Rapids Right to Life.

ESSAY GUIDELINES

  • Typed in 12-point font
  • Double-spaced
  • Page-numbered
  • 300 – 400 words
  • Properly cited  (include a Works Cited page)
    xxx

APPLICATION

To compete for the Prolife Youth Award:

  • Download and complete the application form (coming soon).
  • Mail or e-mail the application and essay by the deadline.
    xxx

DEADLINE

  • March 1, 2020

Mar
3
Tue
High School Oratory Contest @ Beverly Reformed Church
Mar 3 @ 6:30 pm

Be a voice for the voiceless this March!

Enter the 31st annual High School Oratory Contest sponsored by Grand Rapids Right to Life.  This is a great way for high school students to practice their public speaking and leadership skills.

Each student who enters the contest will prepare a 5-7 minute speech on one of these prolife issues:  abortion, euthanasia, infanticide, human cloning, or embryonic stem cell research.

The top three finalists will earn cash prizes:

$200 – 1st place
$150 – 2nd place
$100 – 3rd place

The first place winner will also compete at the State High School Oratory Contest on Saturday, May 16, in Holt. First, second, and third place prizes are $500, $300, and $200.

This is a great opportunity for high school students to take a stand for life and to possibly earn some extra cash!

Applications must be submitted by March 1, 2020.

All are welcome to come and listen to the presentations.

 

Students must be in grades 9 – 12 as of February 1, 2020.

Jun
1
Mon
Prolife Golf Classic @ Pilgrim's Run Golf Club
Jun 1 @ 9:00 am

Join us for a great day of golf and prizes at the 13th annual Prolife Golf Classic.

This event, held at beautiful Pilgrim’s Run Golf Club, is a day of fun for golfers of all levels.  Pilgrim’s Run Golf Club was selected as the favorite place to golf in West Michigan by the readers of The Grand Rapids Press.  Don’t miss your chance to golf at this prestigious course and to raise money to benefit the prolife efforts of Grand Rapids Right to Life.

Register as a foursome or register as a single and we will match you with other golfers.

This day of fun and fellowship includes a light breakfast, practice balls, 18 holes of golf, on-course games, and lunch.

Does your golf game need a little help?  Mulligan Packages are available for purchase!

Looking for an additional way to get involved?  Consider being a sponsor of this outing:

  • Scoreboard Sponsor
  • Food Sponsor
  • Cart Sponsor
  • Prize Sponsor
  • Beverage Sponsor
  • Double Tee Sponsor
  • Tee Sponsor

Save $25 per golfer with the early bird discount if registered by March 1.

To participate in or to sponsor this event, complete and return the golf brochure (coming soon).

Dec
31
Thu
Coins for Kids
Dec 31 @ 12:00 am

Baby BottleCoins for Kids is a fundraiser for Grand Rapids Right to Life and local pregnancy centers.

Churches and organizations in the Grand Rapids area are encouraged to choose one month to host a baby bottle drive.

Profits benefit Grand Rapids Right to Life and local agencies that provide material support to women and families facing unplanned pregnancies.

It’s easy to host a Coins for Kids baby bottle drive!

Step 1:
Select a month that your church or school would like to participate and call Grand Rapids Right to Life.

Step 2:
Spread the word by putting the dates for the baby bottle drive in your bulletin or newsletter and by making announcements.

Step 3:
Request as many bottles as you need.  We suggest one bottle per family.

Step 4:
Spend the month filling those bottles with your spare change. 

Step 5:
Grand Rapids Right to Life will pick up the bottles at the end of the month and bring them to the bank to get counted.

Join us in this wonderfully easy and tangible way that you can support the prolife efforts of Grand Rapids Right to Life and the work of local pregnancy centers.