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Overwhelmed by medical bills, family finds help at food pantry

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 12-30-2015 under NONPROFITS

Nate and Roxann McNinch have been together for eight years. They have three beautiful children, a nice house and a steady income. But when unexpected medical bills came their way, they struggled to cope. It got to the point where they worried about...

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ATU, Grand Valley students protest Rapid bus changes

by (kelseymay)

Submitted 10-12-2015 under OPINION

On Saturday, Rapid bus drivers and Grand Valley State University students joined together to march and flash mob downtown. What were all those people protesting about? No, this event wasn’t part of ArtPrize 7, although it was one of the few...

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Two Detroit poets to bring new stories to Grand Rapids

by (mackenziebush13)

Submitted 02-13-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Michigan poets Jamaal May and Tarfia Faizullah are visiting Grand Rapids to share their work and talk about their craft in a two-for-one writers event at Grand Valley State University (GVSU) on the evening of Monday, February 16. "This is part...

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GVSU Student Seeks to Raise $39,000 for Kids Over Summer Break

by (KidsHopeUSA)

Submitted 06-25-2014 under NONPROFITS

Grand Valley State University sophomore, Megan Cloutier, has decided to use her summer break to raise money for at-risk student mentoring organization, KIDS HOPE USA. Starting July 2014 and ending in August, Megan will be campaigning to raise $39,...

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Story Matters: Isaac Murray turns love of Grand Rapids into poetry

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 06-19-2014 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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Serving the nonprofit that serves nonprofits

by (Waltonm)

Submitted 07-22-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

The truth is that it’s not easy to run a nonprofit. There are many administrative difficulties that the outside observer might not realize. Tera Qualls, project manager at the Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University,...

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Hunger Action Week 2012 kicks apathy with awareness

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 08-27-2012 under NONPROFITS

Hunger Action Week returns for its second year this September. The annual series of events, organized by the Food and Nutrition Coalition, a subcommittee of Kent County’s Essential Needs Taskforce, boasts a revamped itinerary and a sharper...

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