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Thankful for Second Chances, New Clients Share What Brought Them to Guiding Light

by (Guiding Light)

Submitted 07-01-2020 under NONPROFITS

In mid-March, Guiding Light halted intake of new clients into our Recovery and Back to Work programs. We loaned our building to the Kent County Health Department so individuals experiencing homelessness who contracted the novel coronavirus could be...

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Guiding Light Maintains Platinum Seal of Transparency by GuideStar

by (Guiding Light)

Submitted 05-13-2020 under NONPROFITS

Guiding Light has again been awarded a Platinum Seal of Transparency by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of information on U.S. nonprofits. The Platinum designation is the highest level bestowed by GuideStar, an honor shared by less than...

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Guiding Light to Host a Virtual Ministry Update May 5

by (Guiding Light)

Submitted 05-04-2020 under NONPROFITS

While many businesses and organizations have slowed or halted operations, Guiding Light has continued its rescue, recovery and re-engagement programming and is in need of community support.  The Grand Rapids-based nonprofit will host a virtual...

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Guiding Light Seeks Sponsors for Second 'Sober Bowl' Watch Party

by (Guiding Light)

Submitted 01-14-2020 under NONPROFITS

Each winter, more than 100 million Americans gather in front of their TV screens to watch the football game, but get-togethers for the annual sporting event can become dangerous for people in recovery when the evening focuses more on alcohol than...

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Guiding Light to Host Winter Ministry Update Luncheon Jan. 22

by (Guiding Light)

Submitted 01-14-2020 under NONPROFITS

Guiding Light, a leading nonprofit achieving life-changing results in rescue, recovery and re-engagement, will host its annual Winter Ministry Update Luncheon on Wednesday, Jan. 22. Now in its sixth year, the free 90-minute program will begin at...

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From Self-Destruction to Self-Awareness

by (Guiding Light)

Submitted 11-18-2019 under NONPROFITS

The story isn’t an uncommon one. Andy was attending high school in Novi, and was a member of the lacrosse team, participating in bowling, and golf. His family belonged to a country club and life was, arguably, good. It started with a bit...

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Comprenew Organizes Litter Clean-Up Run/Walk at Garfield Park

by (Comprenew_GR)

Submitted 09-11-2019 under NONPROFITS

The CompRUNew: Race for Zero Waste is a family-friendly event held on World Clean-up Day to help tidy our local neighborhoods. We are inviting you to join us at Garfield Park in Grand Rapids, MI and run/walk a mapped route through the Madison area...

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The Power of One: How local nonprofit has grown into a powerhouse of local grassroots philanthropy

by (snicklefritz2112)

Submitted 09-04-2019 under NEWS

It started with that still small voice. “A calling of the heart,” as Sharon Stianson, co-founder of Women Who Care of Kent County  (WWCKC) describes it. After raising a family and making a successful career in interior design,...

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Backyard ministry on Southeast Side becomes nonprofit Community Kids

by (Community Kids)

Submitted 06-13-2019 under NONPROFITS

A ministry that began nine years ago – when youth trespassed into the founder’s backyard to play basketball – is now Community Kids, a 501(c)3 nonprofit serving kids on the Southeast side. As a nonprofit, the ministry will...

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What are barriers to employment?

by (Comprenew_GR)

Submitted 03-15-2019 under NONPROFITS

There are many people who want and need to work, but face certain conditions that may make steady employment difficult to acquire. Individuals with such barriers may include people with a history of mental or physical health issues, criminal...

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