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Catholic Charities Community Connect (C4) offers opportunities for young professionals to connect through networking and service via a stress-free structure matching your ever busy lifestyle.

Once a quarter, you will have an opportunity to participate with a service learning project or fundraiser event. Social networking will focus around community needs, and sharing new approaches to meeting these needs.

Rewarding Opportunities Await You!

  • Make new meaningfrul connections
  • Volunteer when it's needed most
  • Help fundraise for CCWM initiatives
  • Feel great about making an impact! 

Three Levels of Involvement

  • Social membership: We simply ask that you attend some or all of the C4 events, have fun, and support the cause! Encourage your family and friends to attend as you wish. 
  • Planning subcommittee: In addition to the Social leve, you will help plan one or more events throughout the year by participating on a planning committee wiht recurring meetings and possible additional duties. 
  • Leadership committee: In addition to the Social level, you would help plan three of the four events each year and participate on the Leadership Committee for C4. You are eligible to be a Leadership member once you have helped plan at least one event from start to finsih at the Event Planning Commiteee. Leadership meets quarterly and members are asked to contribute $20 annually to C4's operating costs.

Our Annual Events

Winter: Soup's On For All!

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  • This annual fundraiser is hosted at the B.O.B. and raises over $100,000 for the food and pantry programs of Catholic Charities West Michigan (CCWM). 
  • Soup's ON guests sample a selection of soups, breads, and amazing desserts, and enjoy a variety of entertainment by local performers and bands. 
  • C4 volunteers can help serve food, set up, greet guests, network and raise awareness about C4

Spring: C4 Baby and Toddler Pantry Shower

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  • Co-ed event hosted at a local hotspot 
  • Guests bring in-kind donations to supply the pantry wiht items such as clothing and accessories (i.e. diapers to car seats). 
  • All items and proceeds from this event go straight God's Kitchen Baby and Toddler Pantry and then to low income and homeless families in the Grand Rapids community. 

Summer: C4 Yard Game Olympics 

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  • A fun summer day where teams of two compete in corn hole, ladder golf, and bocce ball to raise money for the Casa Family Support Center, a CCWM residential home for foster families

Fall: C4 God's Kitchen Food Drive

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  • The C4 food drive is scheduled in the fall to support God's Kitchen during a high need tim; most other food drives are hosted around the holidays
  • Volunteers find local businesses and organizations to host food barrels and help place them throughout the Greater Grand Rapids area

We encourage members to bring a friend or co-worker along so they can meet other great people and expand our ability to serve the community around us!


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