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Growth Association youth raffle raising money for scholarships

The RiverBend Growth Association’s Young Adults Committee is holding a Young Adults Committee Scholarship Raffle with six chances to win one of more than $2,000 worth of prizes.

The committee consists of four representatives from the Growth Association’s member schools and mentors from the association’s membership. The high school representatives are two juniors and two seniors from Alton High School, Civic Memorial High School, East Alton – Wood River High School, Marquette Catholic High School, and Roxana High School.

Prior to the current pandemic, the YAC students partnered with area non-profit organizations to volunteer and learn about their mission.  Throughout this 2020/2021 school year, the students have had an opportunity to learn from non-profit organizations via monthly Zoom meetings. Our students and mentors have received presentations from Community Hope Center, Jacoby Arts Center, Kreative Kids Learning Center, American Cancer Society, and Big Brothers Big Sisters.

This year the students have collaboratively created, coordinated, and presented a fundraiser with the anticipated collected proceeds to establish a scholarship fund, which will then be awarded to a deserving YAC student(s) at the end of the school year. The students this year with the help of their mentors have collected more than $2,000 in prizes. The prizes to be awarded are: an iPad Air, an iPad with cover, 2 sets of AirPods Pro, a Gift Card Bundle #1 ($200 value), and a Gift Card Bundle #2 ($150 value).

Tickets are 1 ticket for $10, 8 tickets for $50, and 20 tickets for $100. To purchase tickets, visit, call 618-467-2280, or purchase in person at the Benjamin Godfrey Mansion 6722 Godfrey Road, Godfrey Illinois 62035.

For any questions about the raffle, contact Trish Holmes or Stefanie Withers at (618) -467-2280 or email or

Last year the students held a Riverbend Gift Card Raffle. The YAC was able to raise $9,500. The money was split evenly and donated to Riverbend Family Ministries in Wood River, Illinois while the other half was given to Grace Napp, Alton High School, in the form of a scholarship. Napp is currently studying for her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Missouri – Columbia.

The Growth Association serves the Alton, Bethalto, East Alton, Elsah, Foster Township, Godfrey, Grafton, Hartford, Roxana, South Roxana, Wood River and Wood River Township.


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