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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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Almost homeless

by (Whitney Pavlica)

Submitted 04-30-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Last May, I found myself in a position I thought I’d never be in. My lease was about to be up at my then residence and I needed to find a new place, since the owner was putting consideration into selling the house. The plan had been to get an...

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Abuse victim advocates for healing in new book

by (AnnByle)

Submitted 11-08-2012 under NEWS

Give readers a one-sentence description of your book, When a Woman You Love Was Abused. My book is a guide for husbands to help them understand and then be able to help their wives who have experienced childhood sexual abuse; it’s also...

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Don't be a stranger

by (grdominicans)

Submitted 09-29-2010 under NONPROFITS

Mary Navarre --  Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids In the movie "Eat, Pray, Love", Elizabeth Gilbert describes her first attempt at prayer something like this: “Hello God, how are you? I’m Liz. It’s nice to meet you. I’...

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Bagged the vacation? Help us decorate sack supper bags!

by (KidsFoodBasket)

Submitted 03-11-2010 under NONPROFITS

We need your help in decorating bags for our ‘sack suppers’.  Kids’ Food Basket is a non-profit childhood hunger organization serving 2,450 evening meals each weekday to 24 Kent County elementary schools.  We are working to make sure lunch...

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6 Ways To Make A Difference This Christmas Season

by (D.A. Blodgett S...)

Submitted 12-10-2009 under NONPROFITS

Submitted By: Carrie Lyzenga, Special Events Coordinator & Marketing/PR Manager  Sponsor a child for Christmas. Many children are not blessed with the opportunity to receive gifts on Christmas. D.A. Blodgett for...

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Holiday "Snow Buddies" from Younkers stores help raise money for local Boys & Girls Clubs

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 12-10-2009 under NONPROFITS

Whether sledding or skating, winter fun is always doubled when enjoying it with a friend. And Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., who operates Bergner’s, Bon-Ton, Boston Store, Carson Pirie Scott, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s, Parisian and Younkers, wants to...

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West Michigan TACO BELL Hosts Coat Drive for Local Boys & Girls Clubs

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 12-10-2009 under NONPROFITS

Bring in any new or gently used coat to a participating West Michigan Taco Bell and receive a FREE Combo!   Grand Rapids, MI: The local Taco Bell owners in Western Michigan will be collecting coats in almost 50 local Taco Bell restaurants...

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Turning time into money, helping plan 2010 Special Events

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 11-10-2009 under NONPROFITS

Time is often a commodity taken for granted. The average person wants to do a bucket list full of things but usually ends up not being able to find the time. With the economy as it is today, there is no better time to commit the time to making a...

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