Mobile food pantry helps relieve burden created by food insecurity

by (kooim)

Submitted 07-11-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

For Alicia Belchak's family, the monthly Feeding America West Michigan Mobile Food Pantry at Sibley Elementary is oftentimes the make or break element of their monthly budget. Since October, Alicia and her husband, Matthew, have been trying to...

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Public Museum to host 1,500 preschoolers thanks to PNC Foundation grant

by (Grand Rapids Pu...)

Submitted 05-09-2017 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Public Museum has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the PNC Foundation to bring more than 1,500 preschoolers to the museum throughout the spring months. Students from Head Start for Kent County, YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids and the...

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Kit-A-Gin preschool garden receives Neighborhood Match Fund

by (Elizabeth Micha...)

Submitted 04-25-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

As an educator of the Huron Potawatomi Head Start I wish to express what an honor and privilege it is for our program to be a recipient of the Grand Rapids Neighborhood Match Fund. These funds will allow our students to experience growing a garden....

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Center for Inquiry Michigan sponsoring March for Science on Saturday

by (cfimichigan)

Submitted 04-18-2017 under NONPROFITS

Center for Inquiry (CFI) Michigan, a local secular community group, is officially sponsoring the March for Science in Lansing on Saturday, April 22nd. Jennifer Beahan, CFI Michigan Program Director, will be a featured speaker at the Lansing March,...

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Special spring break activities at Grand Rapids Public Museum

by (Grand Rapids Pu...)

Submitted 03-28-2017 under NONPROFITS

Spend this Spring Break at the Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) to enjoy intriguing exhibits, planetarium shows and hands-on activities! Visitors can explore the Earth’s most amazing creatures at current traveling exhibits, "Whales:...

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Future Grand Rapids leaders partner with local gallery to make mural for City Hall

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 03-14-2017 under NEWS

The Grand Rapids Neighborhood Summit hosted its first Kids Summit on March 4, 2017. The Kids Summit attendees, in partnership with Richard App Gallery, created of mural of Grand Rapids to be displayed downtown at City Hall. Erica Soto, Team Leader...

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Volunteers become champions at Cook Library Center

by (GAAH)

Submitted 03-07-2017 under NONPROFITS

Here at Grandville Avenue Arts & Humanities (GAAH), the volunteers are critical and cherished supporters in pursuing our mission. The students always rush to the door to greet the volunteers with literal open arms and spend every minute possible...

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Ronald McDonald House provides a "home away from home" for West Michigan families

by (GRTV)

Submitted 01-25-2017 under NONPROFITS

This week’s episode of GRTV’s NPO Showcase features Marcie Lewis and Patty McCormick of the Ronald McDonald House of Western Michigan. Lewis and McCormick discuss the amenities that the Ronald McDonald House of Western Michigan provides...

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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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