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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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Letter carriers collect record amount of food during Stamp Out Hunger

Submitted 05-16-2017 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids residents donated 200,000 pounds of food during Saturday's Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.

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New intergenerational center is on mission to bridge gap between Grand Rapids' oldest, youngest

Submitted 05-11-2017 under NEWS

The new Bethlehem Intergenerational Center, formerly Hill Child Development Center, now offers open senior enrollment for full day programming to serve up to 35 seniors per day.

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Stamp Out Hunger at mailboxes, online this Saturday

Submitted 05-09-2017 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids' letter carriers are coordinating their 25th-annual food drive Saturday, May 13.

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Pine Rest provides a large variety of mental health, family services

Submitted 05-04-2017 under NONPROFITS

This week's episode of NPO Showcase features Pine Rest, who provides counseling, therapy, consultation, assessment and testing for all ages

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Kit-A-Gin preschool garden receives Neighborhood Match Fund

Submitted 04-25-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

Huron Potawatomi Head Start is one of the first recipients of Grand Rapids' Neighborhood Match Fund. Local preschoolers will get the opportunity to experience the healthy benefits of being out in nature and learning about the origin of their food.

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Sharing best practices in ending homelessness at home

Submitted 04-25-2017 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids homeless agency selected by the National Alliance to End Homelessness as host site for 2017 international exchange.

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Outcry over police stop, housing funds packs City Commission

Submitted 04-12-2017 under NEWS

On Tuesday, April 11, 2017, the Grand Rapids City Commission meeting at 7 p.m. was packed to overflowing with people sitting in the aisles, standing in the corners and spilling out into the hallway. Concerns over cuts to housing funding and a recent police stop drew the crowd.

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Heartside Gleaning Initiative: Cultivating community through good food

Submitted 04-04-2017 under NONPROFITS

Learn about the efforts of Heartside Gleaning Initiative and its impact on the Grand Rapids community and how you can get involved in our upcoming events.

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