Upcoming fundraising events, community development events and events coordinated with the Grand Rapids Jaycees chapter

Seasonal Events:

Spring / Summer:
Special Olympics of Michigan; Grand Rapids Jaycees Easter Egg Scramble; School Tools and KidCare ID

Fall / Winter:
Holiday Shopping Tour; Distinguished Service Award

Additional details and specific dates are added to this page as they become available.

February 12th, 2015 - Grand Rapids Jaycees Chapter General Membership Meeting (GMM)

Grand Rapids Jaycees GMMs are held the 2nd Thursday of every month. Social/networking hour starts at 5:30 p.m. and the meeting starts at 6:30 p.m.

Celebration Cinema North - 2121 Celebration Dr. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525

*The July GMM (aka "July Family Picnic") takes place at MacKay Jaycees Park at 28th Street and Kalamazoo Ave (entrance off Kalamazoo Ave)

February 25th, 2015 - Grand Rapids Jaycees Foundation Board of Trustees Meeting

The Grand Rapids Jaycees Foundation Board of Trustees meets quarterly. Some meetings are held by teleconference. Please contact if you are interested in attending.

Jaycees Office - 2774 Birchcrest SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506

March 27th, 2015 - Special Olympics Michigan State Basketball Finals

The Grand Rapids Jaycees Foundation is proud to be an annual sponsor of the Special Olympics Michigan State Basketball Finals, which has been hosted by the Grand Rapids Jaycees since 1981. The 2015 Special Olympics Michigan State Basketball Finals will take place March 27-28. Volunteers are needed every year. Sign up to volunteer at or e-mail for more information.

Rockford Public Schools - Rockford, MI

November 21st, 2015 - Art Van Santa Parade presented by the Grand Rapids Jaycees

Traditionally held the Saturday before Thanksgiving, the Santa Parade has delighted old and young alike for more than 100 years. This year's parade will step off at 9 a.m. on Saturday, November 21, 2015, from the corner of Monroe Avenue and Michigan Street. Thank you to title sponsor Art Van and to WOOD-TV8 for providing live TV coverage of the parade. For more information, visit the parade's website at

Downtown Grand Rapids

December 8th, 2015 - Children's Holiday Shopping Tour

The Foundation is proud to support this longest-running project of the Grand Rapids Jaycees, which provides underprivileged children referred by area agencies the opportunity to shop for Christmas presents for their families and receive a gift of their own from Santa.

Cascade Meijer - 28th St./I-96