Children

Down Syndrome Association of West Michigan provides support, resources for children with Down syndrome and their families

by (GRTV)

Submitted 12-07-2016 under NONPROFITS

In this week’s segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase, April Sawhill, Executive Director, and Lindsey Kloeckner, Parent Member, discuss the resources available through the Down Syndrome Association of West Michigan (DSAWM), the Early Stages...

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Help provide a gift to a Kent County child in need this holiday season

by (GRTV)

Submitted 11-30-2016 under NONPROFITS

In this week’s segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase, Diane Brown, President and longtime volunteer of the Santa Claus Girls, explains how you can help give a gift to a Kent County child in need this holiday season. Santa Claus Girls is a...

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CARE Ballet Supports Red Cross fire clients

by (careballet)

Submitted 11-21-2016 under NONPROFITS

Every year the West Michigan American Red Cross Chapter responds to over 350 home fires in its 12 county area. Teams of volunteers respond 24/7 to meet the emergency needs of families who have often lost everything. In addition to providing funds...

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Pack a shoebox gift for a child in need this Christmas

by (GRTV)

Submitted 11-02-2016 under NONPROFITS

In this week’s segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase, Jennie Nichols, Church Relations Coordinator for Operation Christmas Child, discusses this outreach ministry of Samaritan’s Purse. Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational...

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CARE Ballet presents "Pied Piper"

by (careballet)

Submitted 07-08-2016 under

Join the Pied Piper as he rids Hamelin of rats by leading them through the town, across a bridge and into the countryside. Cheer with the village children as they skip and dance to the Piper’s sweet music. Based on a poem by Robert Browning...

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CARE Ballet presents "'Twas the Night Before Christmas"

by (careballet)

Submitted 07-08-2016 under

This original ballet, based on Clement C. Moore’s familiar poem and set to traditional holiday music, has become a Thanksgiving Weekend tradition in Grand Rapids. Mischievous mice, dancing stockings, magical toys and Santa with his prancing...

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CARE Ballet presents Hansel & Gretel

by (careballet)

Submitted 07-08-2016 under

Based on a Grimms Brothers’ fairly tale, this is the story of a brother and sister who are hopelessly lost after their mother sends them into the woods to pick berries for supper. An old witch who lives in the woods in a house made of...

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Local education center works to ease burdens of refugee children

by (WMRECC)

Submitted 03-01-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

Being a kid is tough. Although some may look back at their adolescence with only fond memories, most people I know don’t. For most of us, growing up was- and is- hard. There are so many voices telling you what to do and who to be, you can...

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Conversations with young people about race must go beyond respectability

by (balexander)

Submitted 01-19-2016 under OPINION

I’m tired of writing about race. The idea that I have to continuously educate the world on a socialized and institutionalized structure that impacts my existence pains me; the fact that I have to find a nice way to make people care about it...

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CARE Ballet presents "Carnival of the Animals"

by (careballet)

Submitted 01-07-2016 under

Waltzing elephants, wrestling donkeys, comical turtles, and more, spark the dreams of a young boy in the whimsical ballet “Carnival of the Animals.” Creative Arts Repertoire Ensemble (CARE), a local non-profit ballet company, will...

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