Welcome Folder Work Night

July 28th, 2014

Are you interested in volunteering for GC? Join us tomorrow, 7/29 from 5:30-7:00 pm as we stuff Welcome Folders for New International Students coming in August!
1004913_10152437567455400_1580729520_n Pizza will be provided. Email Mallory for more information.

GC on Facebook

July 21st, 2014

Did you know Global Connections has a Facebook page? Log-in to your Facebook account and search for the blue and green logo. You will find weekly updates and pictures from all of our events and services! Check it out and “like” our page!

Donating to GC

July 14th, 2014

Are you interested in donating to GC? There are several ways for you to contribute!


  • Drop off or send a donation to the GC Office located at 519 W Wooster Bowling Green, OH 43402.
  • Donate through PayPal

Furniture/Household Items

  • Check with your GC Partner Representative about donating gently used furniture and household items
  • If you are not affiliated with a GC Partner, contact Mallory about donating gently used furniture and household items

Raffle prizes

  • Drop off raffle prizes such as gift cards, jump drives, headphones, and gently used small appliances to the GC Office


  • Drop off Staples gift cards (used for office supplies), gas cards (used for GC trips), $5–$10 International calling cards (given to new International students) to the GC Office
  • Sponsor or co-sponsor a month’s rent for the GC storage unit
  • Register your Kroger card for the Community Rewards Program and add GC as the organization you want your card linked with
  • Create an account on Goodsearch.com and add GC as the organization you want your donations going to

For more information on donating to Global Connections click on the Donations tab at the top of this page or email Mallory at mjames@globalconnectionsbg.org.

Welcome Picnic for International Seasonal Workers — 7/12

July 7th, 2014

Join us for GC’s Welcome Picnic for International Seasonal Workers on 7/12 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm.
1001186_10152402645490400_1138459032_nA fun evening of distributing Welcome Bags, having games for the kids, & connecting with the adults. We’d also like to provide the following items (new or gently used AND clean): pillows, sheet sets (twin), towel/towel sets, blankets, pots/pans, dishes/dish sets, silverware, cleaning supplies (bucket, paper towels, multipurpose/glass cleaner, broom/dustpan, toilet bowl cleaner, new toilet bowl brushes etc.). Drop off items at the GC Office, Thursday from 2:00 – 5:00 pm, or bring them with you to the picnic. We also need Volunteers to provide food, help with setting up the household item, help with children’s games, etc. Contact Mallory for specific Volunteer info if you would like to participate in the Welcome Picnic.  

Community English Class — Teachers Needed

June 30th, 2014

We are in need of English Teachers, including one Lead Teacher with TESL experience for the Community English Class! You do not need to be a licensed teacher or have any previous teaching experience. Picture 2

Classes begin on 9/18 and take place every Wednesday from 9:00 am- 12:00 pm-noon in addition to weekly teacher meetings every Monday from 10:00 am – 11:30 am. Contact Mallory if you are willing to volunteer your time for this position. 

Welcome Bags/Backpacks for New International Students and International Seasonal Workers

June 23rd, 2014

There’s still time to fill a Welcome Bag for New International Students coming this Fall or Welcome Bags/Backpacks for the Welcome Picnic for International Seasonal Workers on 7/12. If you’d like to fill a bag, contact Mallory or stop at the GC Office this Thursday, 6/26 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm. All bags need to be returned to the GC Office by Monday, 6/30.

GC Summer Field Trip to Ann Arbor, MI

June 17th, 2014

We still have a few spots available for GC’s Summer Field Trip to Ann Arbor, MI!

The trip is scheduled for Saturday, 6/21 from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm. We will start the day in Kerrytown, full of shops and a farmer’s market. Lunch will be at Zingerman’s ($12-$15). You will then have time to explore the University of Michigan and Downtown Ann Arbor. Sign up with Mallory by Friday, 6/20 at 12:00 pm to reserve your spot.

Shopping Trip to International Markets in Toledo – 6/14

June 9th, 2014

Join us for GC’s next shopping trip to International markets in Toledo is this Saturday, 6/14 from 9:30 am – 1:30 pm.

Stops are planned for Indian, Asian (we’ve been going to a new store), & Middle Eastern markets. We have room for you on this shopping trip, so contact Mallory by 6/13 (before 12 noon) to reserve your spot. Should be a fun shopping trip!


GC’s In Touch with Global Connections

June 2nd, 2014

Global Connections recently updated its email database. If you did not receive June’s edition of In Touch with Global Connections, and would like to, please email Mallory at mjames@globalconnectionsbg.org. We apologize for the inconvenience.

GC’s Next Summer Field Trip – Grand Rapids, OH

May 26th, 2014

Join us on Saturday, 6/7 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm as we take a ride on an authentic 1870′s mule-drawn canal boat down the Miami & Erie Canal and go through one of the original canal locks.  We’ll also tour the Isaac Ludwig Mill, a water-powered mill originally constructed to keep the canal filled with water.  Afterwards, we’ll spend time exploring the quaint downtown of Grand Rapids and end our afternoon with ice cream at Rita’s Dairy Barn.  Bring a picnic lunch.  Ticket prices for the canal boat/Mill are the following:  $6 for adults; $5 for senior adults (ages 60 or above); $4 for children (ages 3-12); free for children age 2 and under.  For more details or to sign up, contact Mallory at mjames@globalconnectionsbg.org.