Community English Class Starts 9/17

September 15th, 2014

All non-native English speakers are welcomed to join us for a free English class taught by quality and qualified teachers. All students will be assessed and placed in the appropriate class level for their individual English proficiency. Textbooks are $18; financial help is provided if needed. Free childcare is offered. No registration is necessary.

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Day of the Week: Wednesdays (September 17, 2014—May 6, 2015)
Time: 9:30—11:30 am
Location: Bowling Green Alliance Church
1161 Napoleon Road
(just east of Klotz Gardens)

Support GC by Shopping at Amazon Smile

September 8th, 2014

1383088192000-AmazonSmileAmazon Smile is a way to financially support Global Connections. Amazon will now donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases when you shop at AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com). Simply click on this link to register and add Global Connections as your non-profit of choice: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/20-0270609

GC at Campus Fest

September 2nd, 2014

Come see us at BGSU’s Campus Fest on Thursday, 9/4! 1234154_10152527827940400_575262979_nCampus Fest is an opportunity for BGSU students to check out different campus organizations, local non-profits, hair salons, restaurants, church groups, etc. This event takes place in University Lawn, just outside of the Bowen-Thompson Student Union from 11:00 am — 3:00 pm. If you would like to volunteer at the GC table for all or part of the time, please contact Mallory at mjames@globalconnectionsbg.org.

Barn Dance – 8/30

August 25th, 2014

Global Connections’ Annual Barn Dance is this Saturday, 8/30 from 5:00–9:00 pm at the Davis’ Home (13421 Klopfenstein Rd). Join us for an evening of line and square dancing, eating, boating, horseshoes, volleyball, soccer, yard games, a bonfire & making s’mores and great fun!

We could still use a few more volunteers for this, as well as several food donations. If you can help in any way, please contact Mallory at mjames@globalconnectionsbg.org.

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Rides will be provided from ISS (University Hall, Parking Lot A) from 4:45–5:45 pm and back to ISS. Or you may contact Mallory for directions.

 

Free Food & Furniture

August 18th, 2014

GC’s annual Free Food & Furniture event is coming up on Saturday, 8/23 from 4:00 – 8:00 pm at GC Partner, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. We are in need of several volunteers, especially those with trucks/trailers, or those without trucks/trailers but are capable of lifting heavy items.  We also still need several food donations. If you are able to help in any capacity, please contact Mallory at mjames@globalconnectionsbg.org.

Everyone is invited to join us for dinner! All Internationals who have arrived since May 2014 are welcome to participate in the Raffle. All current Internationals are welcome to participate in the Free-for-All at the end.DSC01784

Items Available:
Desks
Dining room tables & chairs
Computer chairs
Mattresses (twin, full & queen)
Lamps
Couches/loveseats
Chairs
Dishes
Towels
Sheets
Blankets
Cookware
Bookshelves
Vacuum cleaners
Small kitchen appliances
Decorative items/pictures
Baby/Kid items
And more!

Rides will not be provided for this event. From ISS/University Hall in Faculty Parking Lot A, go south on S. College (street across from Faculty Parking Lot A). Go down three blocks. The church is on the left-hand side. Go in through the main doors from the parking lot. Rides will be available after as we transport your items to your home.

Shopping Trips and Bank Runs

August 11th, 2014

Global Connections will be offering shopping trips and bank runs to new International students coming this week!1395800_10152660038600400_1662286854_n
We need several volunteers to drive students to Walmart, Meijer, Kroger, etc. as well as to area banks. This starts on 8/14 — 8/21 in the evenings. If you are interested in driving, please email Mallory for specific days/times.

Welcome Bags

August 4th, 2014

Tuesday, 8/5 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm we will be sorting through Welcome Bags for new International students coming this fall. Dinner will be provided. If you’d like to help, email Mallory at mjames@globalconnectionsbg.org by Tuesday at 12:00 pm. 998920_10152455415855400_1044672765_n

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!
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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!

Financial

  • 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

Other

  • 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.