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Big Rapids Police to host 3rd Annual Season of Giving Gift Drive

The Big Rapids Police Department is hosting the third annual Season of Giving gift drive to benefit Eagle Village.


Eagle Village is a 681-acre campus in Hersey that serves hundreds of kids each year through residential treatment, adoption and foster care, short-term interventions, and specialized summer camps. In 2020 they had 110 kids in residential care, placed 62 kids in foster care, completed 20 successful adoptions, and had 225 kids either attend summer camps or complete Challenge Weekends. They have been doing this for over 53 years.


The Season of Giving Gift Drive was launched by the Big Rapids Police Department in 2020. With the
help of department members, residents, local businesses, and organizations, BRPD has donated more than 1000 gifts to Eagle Village. 


“We have been overwhelmed by the amount of support this community shows to the kids at Eagle
Village,” said Chief Danielle Haynes. “The department is extremely excited to collect gifts for them again and help give them the Christmas they deserve.”


The holiday gift drive will take place on Saturday, December 10th, from 9 a.m.- Noon at The Big Rapids Department of Public Safety, 435 N. Michigan Ave. Santa will be on-site to accept your donation and take pictures with you. We are holding this event in conjunction with Coffee With a Cop.

 

Feel free to come in and grab a cup of coffee or cocoa and say hello to your local officers.

 

This is a great opportunity to get to know us and support a great cause.

 

Please see the attached list of items that Eagle Village needs.

 

2022 Eagle Village Youth Christmas List


Bullet Journals and supplies, Gel Pens, Notebooks (not spiral bound)
Headphones, earbuds
Weighted Blankets
Body Pillows
Duffle Bags


Books – nature, adventure tales, heroic stories

 

Clothing
• Winter Gloves, Hats
• Fuzzy Socks
• Fun Socks
• Sweatshirts

 

Personal Hygiene Items
• Hairbrushes
• Hair Ties – Scrunchies, wraps
• Body Spray
• Lotion
• Nail Polish

 

Art Supplies
• Craft Kits
• Coloring Books
• Crayons
• Canvases
• Paint
• Paint Brushes
• Diamond Art
• Scrap Books
• Picture Books
• Sketch Pads (not spiral bound)
• Glue Sticks
• Playdough
• Stickers

 

Games
• Board Games
• Card Games
• Decks of Cards
• Puzzles
• Game Books


Sports Equipment
• Softball
• Volleyball
• Basketball
• Fishing Kits
• Sleds, Toboggans, Saucers
Tabletop games
• Air Hockey
• Ping Pong
• Foosball
• Basketball


Toys
• Dolls
• Stuffed Animals
• Toy Trucks
• Sand Equipment
• Flashlights
• Bubble lights – battery operated
• Kites

Weather

Local High School Schedule & Scores

Week of 1/30/23:

Big Rapids:

Tuesday 1/31:

   - Girls Bball v Cadillac - 7:00pm W 55-42

   - Boys BBall @ Cedar Springs - 7:00pm W 38-32

Wednesday 2/1:

   - Boys Wrestling v Central Montcalm - 5:00pm

Friday 2/3:

   - Girls Bball v Morely Stanwood - 6:00pm 

   - Boys Bball v Morely Stanwood - 7:30pm

   - Boys Hockey @ Petosky - 6:00pm

Saturday 2/4:

    - Boys Hockey v Mattawan - 1:30pm

    - Boys Wrestling @ Grant - TBD CSAA Tourney

Reed City: 

Tuesday 1/31:

   - Girls Bball v Manistee - 7:00pm  W 59-44

   - Boys Bball @ Manistee: W 47-42

Wednesday 2/1:

   - Boys Wrestling @ 131 Showdown - 5:30pm

Friday 1/27:

   - Girls BBall @ Howard City - 6:00pm

   - Boys BBall @ Howard City - 7:30pm

 

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