Global GEMS Day

Let’s celebrate 64 years of equipping girls to act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with God (Micah 6:8).

Donate Now to help us reach our goal to raise $85,000. Together, we can help more girls belong and be loved.

Monday, June 6
Watch the replay
on @GEMSGirlsClubs Facebook Page or on our website for a Global GEMS Day program with co-hosts Cindy Bultema and Lenae Bulthuis, featuring musical guests Colleen and Grace with the Unity Band. Plus games, giveaways, God stories & more!

Wednesday, June 8
Celebrate GEMS by visiting our in-person Open House at the *GEMS Global Office from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM. Connect with the GEMS Staff, participate in fun activities, shop SALE merchandise, and there’s ice cream, too!

EXTENDED HOURS! We will keep the store open Thursday and Friday from 8 to 4:30 pm. Please come in and check out the new GEMS merchandise!

*GEMS Global Office address: 1333 Alger Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507

Friday, June 10
Participate in GEMS’ Global “Share the LOVED” Day. All are welcome to “sprinkle love like confetti” in their home, school, and community.

You will find all the free downloads here. We have the “You Are LOVED” cards, as well as a GEMS “Share the LOVED” Day PDF for fun and meaningful ways to overwhelm the world with the message, “You are LOVED.”

Plus, check out the great “You are LOVED” merchandise here (in the US or Canada).

Wondering how to participate?


  1. Download, Post, and Share the I’m Celebrating #GlobalGEMSDay22” PDF. Take a picture of yourself with your sign and share it using hashtag #GlobalGEMSDay22.
  2. Donate. Help us reach our goal to raise $85,000. Together, we can help more girls belong and be loved.
  3. Sport Global GEMS Day merch. Check out the great Global Day merchandise in the GEMS store in the US or Canada. Limited quantities. Purchase with a purpose!
  4. Nominate a GEMS Girl and GEMS Leader of the Year. We want to celebrate and honor inspirational GEMS girls and leaders. The winner may be from your club. By May 19, complete this online form for GEMS Girl of the Year and/or GEMS Leader of the Year. Winners will be announced at the Online Program, on June 6 at 8 PM ET.
  5. Share Your GEMS Story. Whether you’re new to GEMS this year or have been serving for decades, we want to celebrate you. Email your story and pictures or a video of you or your girls to (As always, if you have girls pictured, secure parental permission slips before sending them to GEMS.) Your GEMS story may be shared online during GEMS Global Week.
  6. Join the Online Celebration. You and your family and friends are invited to join us on June 6 for an Online Program hosted on the @GEMSGirlsClubs Facebook page from 8-9 PM ET. Games, prizes, fun, and more!
  7. Attend the GEMS Open House. Join us at the GEMS Global Office (1333 Alger St SE, Grand Rapids, MI) from 2-4 PM and/or 6-8 PM to connect with GEMS staff, browse merchandise, shop sale merchandise, tour the global office, and join us in celebrating what God is doing through GEMS. Oh, and ice cream too! We ask that you kindly RSVP here.
  8. Share the LOVED. June 10 is “Share the LOVED” Day. Go into your community and share free LOVED cards, yard signs, shirts, random acts of kindness, and more. Download the “Share the LOVED” Day PDF for fun and meaningful ways to overwhelm the world with the message, “You are LOVED.”
  9. Showcase your GEMS girls. Use a past GEMS song to make a video showcasing your girls and their creativity. You can choreograph a dance, hold up posters, show off crafts, make a stop motion video, etc. Whatever you can create, we’d love to see it! Submit your video here by May 15 and it may be showcased during the Online Program.
  10. Get social. Social media is the one place we can all gather from north to south, east to west to celebrate what God is doing at GEMS. Celebrate locally in person and globally through social media using #GlobalGEMSDay22. We are eager to gather with you!

2022 Sponsors

Go Global Sponsor

ProPharma Cleanrooms

Taatjes Financial
Christine & Brendan O’Driscoll

Mentor Award Sponsor
John and Linda VanSingel
Mike and Lenae Bulthuis
Alfred & JoAnne Devries
Mike & Debbie Liccar

GEMS of the Year Sponsor
Sanborn CRC

Micah 6:8 Sponsor
Daniel and Jill Postma
Brent and Stacey Locey
Kevin and Julie VanOordt
Harry and Henrietta Reinders
John Reinders

Punt Companies
RL Cooper Consulting Engineers

WDS Construction
Brent & Suzanna Breems

DeJong Enterprises, Inc.
John & Cindy Bultema
Richard & Judy Eppinga

Titus 2 Sponsor
David and Shirley Batts

Andy and Grace Moes
Meadowvale CRC
Jay & Janice Hidalgo

LOVED. Sponsor
John Zeilstra

Steensma Lawn & Power Equipment

Stroo Funeral Home
Casey and Laura Kuperus
Natasha Chandler

DeHaan Tile & Floor Covering
Shirley J Japinga
Stanley & Sandra Wubben
L&M Costa, Inc
Beth Schippers

Special thank you to our 2021 Global GEMS Day Sponsors!

Interested in being a Sponsor? Learn more here.


Post your GEMS story on Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag: #GlobalGEMSDay22