Join us: The Rapidian says thank you with hyperlocal donor incentives

by (Renato)

Submitted 05-14-2013 under OPINION

Our fund drive officially starts today! You may have noticed invitations already in your Facebook community or elsewhere that Rapidians are asking you to “Join Us.” Well, today, you finally can. Why should you join us? Maybe you value...

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Nonprofits to show their team spirit

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Submitted 04-09-2013 under NONPROFITS

There's nothing like a little competition to build team spirit. At least, that's what the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Grand Rapids is counting on this spring. The professional network is channeling some old school nostalgia and...

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Handy Helen class empowers female caregivers in home repair skills

by (Area Agency on Aging)

Submitted 04-02-2013 under NONPROFITS

Many older women may have relied on their husband to be the handyman around the house, fixing the leaky faucets and keeping up with the home maintenance. But what happens when their husbands are not able to do these chores due to health or memory...

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Eastown Antiques to match customer donations to Feeding America West Michigan

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 03-28-2013 under NONPROFITS

From April 1-14, customers at Eastown Antiques in Grand Rapids will have the opportunity to round up their bills for Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank. Every dollar will be doubled because Eastown Antiques has committed to matching up to $500...

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New literary nonprofit works to support writers in Grand Rapids

by (Write616)

Submitted 03-21-2013 under NONPROFITS

In the last year, the city of Grand Rapids has lost two of its urban independent bookstores. Literary Life Bookstore & More (LitLife) closed its brick-and-mortar storefront on Wealthy Street in June of 2012, while the downtown branch of Schuler...

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Urban Herd fights hunger

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 03-13-2013 under NONPROFITS

Wind and spitting rain didn’t stop more than 100 green-clad runners from showing up for the Brooks Urban Herd Pub Run at Trillium Haven Restaurant on Monday evening. The 5K fun run, organized by Gazelle Sports, wound its way through Eastown...

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Wayne Squires warns against potential dangers of holiday charity

by (Ryan Hagerman)

Submitted 12-14-2012 under NEWS

Winter holidays bring out good feelings of cheer and charity. But what if giving to charity is actually not as beneficial as we think? Wayne Squires, head of Partners in Neighborhood Transformation, believes that holiday charity does not do all it...

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During annual Shop Hop, Eastown Antiques turns profit for hunger relief

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 12-13-2012 under NONPROFITS

The four neighborhoods that comprise Grand Rapids' Uptown Business District were flooded with Christmas lights and crowds during last Thursday’s Holiday Shop Hop. But visitors would have been hard-pressed to find a spot more heavily...

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Eastown Antiques supports food bank during Shop Hop

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 12-03-2012 under NONPROFITS

Eastown Antiques, which stands like an anchor on the corner of Lake Drive and Wealthy, has long been one of the prime destinations in the annual Uptown Holiday Shop Hop. This year, Eastown Antiques is doing something different: Along with the...

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Urban Family Ministries reaches out to urban community

by (Catherine Kramer)

Submitted 11-30-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

  Every Thursday night, a group of local teen girls gather at Urban Family Ministries (UFM) for an evening of fun and fellowship, playing games and studying the Bible together. The Bible study, which began meeting in 2010, has played a vital...

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