How can a search engine marketing package benefit the homeless? Top Of the List, along with numerous other organizations, donated goods and services to the Guiding Light Mission’s Annual Spotlight Dinner and Silent Auction, and they did so with the knowledge that all auction proceeds will directly benefit the homeless and disadvantaged of Grand Rapids.
The mission serves 3 meals a day, 7 days a week to homeless, hungry individuals in Grand Rapids. “Lunch is our most pular meal,” chef Landry explained. “Sometimes we have over 200 people for lunch. And it’s always more crowded in the winter.” In addition to meals, the mission provides gospel meetings, temporary housing, and a more permanent housing program that includes on-the-job training for individuals that are serious about changing their lifestyle.
“We’re dealing with a more difficult issue today,” according to Stephen Burger, Executive Director of Gospel Rescue Missions — the keynote speaker of the evening. “It used to be just alcohol. Alcohol’s behavior is predictable. Now we’re dealing with meth, cocaine, and other drugs. Drug behavior isn’t predictable.”
The auction’s theme, Faces of Homelessness, surrounded the silent bidding and delicious food, while a choir of men who were once homeless sang at dinner. They surely had something to sing about! The winning bid for Top Of The List’s SEO package was Advertising in Motion LLC, a company that specializes in custom imprinted promotional products.
About the Author
Beverly MapesFounder & President, Top Of The List
Bev founded Top Of The List in 2006 and has over 25 years of experience working with technology. In her free time, she competes in dog agility competitions with her Golden Retrievers, Cosmo, and Finn.
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