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Foster mom gives back to the downtown food pantry Westminster

Submitted 07-26-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

For Dionne Ashley Ford, the food pantry at Westminster Presbyterian Church has made a huge difference for her family. Over the years she has adopted and raised 46 children of her own and fostered so many others. Now, shes giving back by volunteering.

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Covenant Village of the Great Lakes hosts Shelley Irwin on Aug. 17

Submitted 07-20-2017 under NONPROFITS

Learn the art of aging gracefully when Shelley Irwin, host and producer of the WGVU Morning Show, presents an inspiring talk at Covenant Village of the Great Lakes on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, at 1 p.m.

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Southeast Area Farmers' Market hosts July cooking demos and Green Tomato Festival

Submitted 07-13-2017 under NONPROFITS

The Southeast Area Farmers' Market is open Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at MLK Jr. Park.

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Arts in Motion uses expressive arts to enrich the lives of those living with physical, emotional or mental challenges

Submitted 06-29-2017 under NONPROFITS

This week's episode of NPO Showcase features Arts in Motion who uses creative arts to help people living with disabilities express themselves creatively

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North Kent Connect helps provide access to basic needs, promotes economic independence

Submitted 06-21-2017 under NONPROFITS

This week's episode of NPO Showcase features North Kent Connect who helps those living in northern Kent County access basic living necessities and promotes economic independence through education and work opportunities

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Southeast Area Farmers' Market opens July 1

Submitted 06-21-2017 under NONPROFITS

Southeast Area Farmers' Market meets 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays at MLK Jr. Park from July 1 through Nov. 11.

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Wellspring Lutheran Services works to strengthen families, transform communities

Submitted 06-08-2017 under NONPROFITS

This week's episode of NPO Showcase features Wellspring Lutheran Services who assists families, seniors, and provides rehab and therapy solutions

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Mark: Story of survival from addiction

Submitted 05-31-2017 under NONPROFITS

The first time Mark drank alcohol he was just eight years old. This is his story of survival from addiction.

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Eastown Community Association partners with Urban Roots to grow its community garden

Submitted 05-23-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

The ECA saw an alignment with the city's Neighborhood Match Fund goals of building stronger connections among residents and promoting equitable outcomes.

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Disability Advocates' Adaptive Home Solutions helps resolve barriers to independent living

Submitted 05-17-2017 under NONPROFITS

This week's episode of NPO Showcase features Disability Advocates of Kent County who works alongside people with disabilities seeking to lead self-directed lives.

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