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Disability Advocates of Kent County encourages participation in National Disability Voter Registration Week

Submitted 07-12-2016 under NONPROFITS

American Association of People with Disabilities coordinates National Disability Voter Registration Week; encouraged by Disability Advocates of Kent County


Divorce Attorneys for Women partners with local domestic violence nonprofits to bring world-renowned author to West Michigan

Submitted 07-11-2016 under NONPROFITS

Lundy Bancroft is one of the world's leading experts on domestic abuse, and the author of several best-selling books. Bancroft will lead two workshops in October of 2016, one geared towards professionals and one open to the public. Registration is now open.


Local clubhouse supporting people with mental illness hosts annual craft show

Submitted 07-05-2016 under NEWS

The 2016 Sheldon House Craft and Vendor Show will be on Saturday, July 9 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Catholic Central High School.


Catalyst Radio: Cherry Health & Sheldon House

Submitted 07-01-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

In this two-part episode, host Katie Gordon speaks with Mike Reagan of Cherry Health and Tara VanDyke of Sheldon House about the health & wellness services they provide.


Free meals for Grand Rapids' youth this summer

Submitted 06-14-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

All Grand Rapids youth 18 and under may access free breakfast and lunch at several locations, with no registration or papers necessary. Families are encouraged to text FOODMI to 877-877 for information about locations nearest them, meal types, times and directions.


Organizations partner with community to vitalize Roosevelt Park

Submitted 06-07-2016 under NONPROFITS

What started out as a dream for a park with public art turned into a reality on May 21st when Friends of Grand Rapids Parks installed a vibrant mural in Roosevelt Park, an urban green space near the intersection of Clyde Park and Granville Avenue.


Southeast Area Farmers' Market opens at new location June 17

Submitted 05-25-2016 under NONPROFITS

The Southeast Area Farmers' Market opens June 17. The market operates Fridays 3 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.


GR Public Museum School wins City Environmental Services Department's 'Be a Basin Buddy' Student Video Contest

Submitted 05-20-2016 under NONPROFITS

More than 3,500 students celebrated their involvement in hands-on environmental learning projects this year at the seventh annual Groundswell Student Showcase


Highlighting city’s mental wellness resources, GoSite hosts free Q&A event

Submitted 05-19-2016 under NEWS

The Well Being, The Collaborative Wellness Center, and GR Center for Healing Yoga join forces at the GoSite on Thursday, May 26 to discuss services and participate in wider dialogue about Grand Rapids’ wellness offerings.


Stamp Out Hunger racks up 108,000 lbs of food in Grand Rapids

Submitted 05-16-2016 under NONPROFITS

Letter carriers nearly double the amount of food collected for those in need during this year's Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.