Though Baudville’s Helping Hand, our employees have proudly taken part in multiple charitable events, programs, and sponsorships. It is their enthusiasm and spirit of giving that has helped us realize our goal to provide children with lives of hope, dignity, and purpose. By building a culture of goodness and generosity, we’ve furthered our mission beyond our imagination! Read on to learn more about our most significant past collaborations.

Making a Difference Timeline


  • 2014
  • February – April: Baudville partnered with the Conductive Learning Center for the Fifth Third Riverbank Run. Baudville paid all of the entrance fees for employees who wanted to run the race for Team Baudville on behalf of Team CLC. Team Baudville has also collectively raised $3,731 for Team CLC thus far, and that number continues to grow! Employees were able to donate money for casual days for the month of April, with Baudville matching each donations -which raised an additional $2,800!
  • August: ALS Ice Bucket Challenge! Baudville as accepted the challenge, calling out different departments throughout the building as well as our favorite vendors! Employees have been encouraged to donate, and Baudville will match those dollars times 5! – In hopes to raise $5000 for ALS! Watch our ice bucket challenge videos!
  • May 10: Fifth Third River Bank Run RIVERBANK-BLOG
  • 2013
  • October 16: Saddle Safari Discovery Trail Unveiled at the Equest Center for Therapeutic Riding.
  • October: Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Baudville’s Helping Hand will be partnering with the National Breast Cancer Foundation this October to help spread breast cancer awareness and promote early detection. Baudville employee’s have the opportunity to donate up to $20 for casual days, with Baudville matching each donation!
  • May: Start of the Equest Center for Therapeutic Riding, Saddle Safari Sensory Trail.
  • April: Organ Donation Awareness Month. Inspired by the needs of one of our own, Baudville launched an internal Organ Donation Awareness campaign that included raising a total of $2000 between employees’ and our company’s matching contributions. All proceeds went to helping our fellow Baudvillian.
  • 2012
  • December: Ryan House Christmas Gifts at D.A. Blodgett- St. John’s Home. More than 50 Baudville employees donated $15 each to purchase gifts for the seven Ryan House residents.
  • November: MO-vember.
  • June: KaBOOM! Playground Build. In partnership with KaBOOM, eleven Baudville employees joined a team of 300 volunteers to build a playground for the St. John’s Home campus.
  • 2011
  • December: Spirit of Giving – Employee Nominated Charitable Gifts. Employees shared personal stories of their special connections to charities, and Baudville selected several of these nominations to award a donation to that charitable organization.
  • October: Breast Cancer Awareness Month. More than 70% of Baudville employees purchased casual days to raise funds for Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids. Baudville matched each employee contribution.  
  • March: Gilda’s Book Club Drive. In honor of National Reading Month, employees donated hundreds of books to this important local charity.
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • To commemorate Baudville, Inc.’s 25th anniversary, Baudville’s Helping Hand sponsored the building of Habitat for Humanity of Kent County’s 250th home. The award-winning affiliate also celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2008, making the partnership even more meaningful. Our employees volunteered over 1,000 hours to the house project, and many were present for the home dedication.habitatwidehabitatshort
  • 2007