Children

Local shelters strive to curb trend of child homelessness in Grand Rapids

by (dansteenwyk)

Submitted 02-05-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

For many children in Grand Rapids, waking up without a place to call home is not a bad dream. For many children, homelessness is a reality. Cindy Longyne, communications manager for Mel Trotter Ministries, says there are 45 children currently...

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Mentoring matters: helping those in need

by (Anonymous)

Submitted 01-15-2014 under NONPROFITS

This January our country celebrates the 13th annual National Mentoring Month, and D.A. Blodgett – St. John’s is participating in this campaign aimed at expanding quality mentoring programs to connect more of our community’s young...

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Catalyst Radio: Ele's Place offers support for children dealing with grief

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 12-02-2013 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW In this edition of Catalyst Radio we feature Ele’s Place -- the local nonprofit working to provide support for children, and their families, who...

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Story Matters: Iyleshia Beal, Sky and Ryan Martinez share what they love about visiting downtown Grand Rapids

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 10-08-2013 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. While at various ArtPrize venues throughout the event, The Rapidian's Story Matters...

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Catalyst Radio: WYCE BoDeans concert to raise funds for DA Blodgett-St. John's

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 10-07-2013 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW Community Media Center announces the kickoff event in the WYCE: Live at Wealthy Concert Series, featuring nationally-touring artists in fundraising...

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Children gone via judicial signatures

by (wwdovew)

Submitted 09-26-2013 under OPINION

Ink from the mighty judicial pen allows the legal trafficking and kidnapping of children across our nation. So what is taking place with the mighty judicial pen in Kent County, Grand Rapids, Michigan? What happens when children are removed from...

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Celebrate our community's unsung heroes

by (FamilyFutures)

Submitted 02-22-2013 under NONPROFITS

  They’re the change makers, the dreamers, the dot connectors, those who will stop at nothing to improve the lives of children and families in West Michigan. Family Futures’ 25th Annual Service to Children Awards is your chance to...

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Wear your Heart on your Sleeve: Support Variety and Boys & Girls Clubs

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 12-05-2012 under NONPROFITS

  Started in 1991 on Valentine's Day, The Gold Heart Fundraising Program grew from a campaign in Great Britain to a global initiative to support children who have special needs. The symbol of the campaign is a small gold-colored, heart-...

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Eastown Ministries reaches out to community

by (Josh deLacy)

Submitted 11-09-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

  At Eastown Ministries, a punching bag hangs next to a painting of a cross. “We’re between the street and the church,” said director Jim Carpenter. “The kids aren’t going to go to church, but they’ll come...

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Bethany Christian Services Youth Mentor Program

by (BethanyMentor)

Submitted 10-29-2012 under NONPROFITS

Bethany Christian Services mentoring program serves three youth populations: Domestic Foster Care, Refugee, and Youth Services (for youth transitioning out of foster care). Currently, we have more than 40 children and youth who have requested...

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