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Heart of West Michigan United Way

Hundreds of volunteers serve local veterans during Operation United

by (Heart of West M...)

Submitted 05-20-2019 under NONPROFITS

On Friday, May 17, more than 300 volunteers came together for one purpose: to serve local veterans. Heart of West Michigan United Way recruited 318 volunteers for Operation United, a day of outdoor landscaping, repair projects, and construction at...

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At Camp Blodgett, the world is a classroom

by (Heart of West M...)

Submitted 03-14-2019 under NONPROFITS

How do you instill a love of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) into middle schoolers, especially those who come from difficult backgrounds and under-resourced schools in and around Grand Rapids? Camp Blodgett’s answer: Take them...

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Volunteers Secure Millions in Tax Credits for Local Families

by (Heart of West M...)

Submitted 02-21-2019 under NONPROFITS

“Doing a tax return’s like doing a story problem, and how much fun is that?” Chris MacDonald knows a lot about story problems. A former high school math teacher with over 15 years’ experience as a volunteer tax preparer, she...

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Government Shutdown: Q&A with Legal Aid's Karen Tjapkes

by (Heart of West M...)

Submitted 01-25-2019 under NONPROFITS

With the partial government shutdown now in its second month, more and more people are feeling the strain. The impact goes beyond the 800,000 federal workers, including those at Gerald R. Ford International Airport, who missed their second paycheck...

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Volunteering in Grand Rapids as a college student: Where do you start?

by (tekielak)

Submitted 11-26-2018 under NEWS

Volunteering is the perfect way to not only make a difference, but start engaging with an unfamiliar community. For college students in the Grand Rapids area, volunteering can also be a way to explore interests, build relationships, and stumble...

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Heart of West Michigan United Way offers free tax preparation assistance

by (GRTV)

Submitted 01-11-2017 under NONPROFITS

In this week’s episode of GRTV’s NPO Showcase, Brenda Brame, Program Manager for the Kent County Tax Credit Coalition (KCTCC), discusses how households with total income of $55,000 or less can access free tax preparation services and...

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Volunteer reading tutors help GRPS students improve reading proficiency, prepare for future success

by (GRTV)

Submitted 11-16-2016 under NONPROFITS

High school graduation is a powerful predictor of a student's future success, and research shows that students who don't read proficiently by the end of third grade are four times more likely to leave school without a diploma. This week...

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Kent County Tax Credit Coalition provides free tax preparation services

by (GRTV)

Submitted 02-18-2015 under NONPROFITS

It's that time of the year again- tax season. Many people dread having to prepare their taxes. It can be confusing, and if you aren't aware of the different tax credits you may be eligible for, you may be passing up hundreds of dollars in...

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Tips for staying warm this winter

by (Heart of West M...)

Submitted 01-05-2015 under NONPROFITS

As the temperature becomes lower and utility bills become higher, use these tips for keeping your family safe and warm this winter or call 2-1-1 for more support. 1. Check your home for places you may be leaking heat to the outdoors. A great deal of...

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Nonprofit professionals go head to head in karaoke battle May 4

by (ynpn.gr)

Submitted 04-19-2012 under NONPROFITS

Lets get ready to RRRRRRRRUMBLE!!! On Friday, May 4th 2012, young nonprofit professionals from 11 local organizations will take the stage at Wealthy Theater to express their nonprofits’ missions, visions and values...through song. Think...

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