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Feeding America West Michigan celebrates fourth record year

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 01-16-2017 under NONPROFITS

In 2016, Feeding America West Michigan distributed more food than ever before. The nonprofit hunger relief organization, based in Comstock Park, provided 28.9 million pounds of food and household goods to its network of food pantries, soup kitchens...

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Food bank invites community to receive food for the holidays

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 12-19-2016 under NONPROFITS

On Thursday, Dec. 22, Feeding America West Michigan will open its doors to community members who need a little extra food this holiday season. Food for the Holidays will begin at 2:30 p.m. and conclude at 4. Guests are asked to arrive no earlier...

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Shared leadership enhances trust, utilizes skills

by (Access of West ...)

Submitted 12-02-2016 under NONPROFITS

Shared leadership is an innovative, modern twist on traditional organizational structure that turns a strict hierarchy on its end. Co-Executive Directors Emma Garcia and Christina Swiney recently shared how their nonprofit Access of West Michigan...

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Artist, nonprofit invite community to experience poverty for themselves

by (Access of West ...)

Submitted 10-06-2016 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids has long been a hub for growth and social change, and this fall is no different. Artist Loren Naji and local nonprofit Access of West Michigan are both working to address poverty this October by inviting individuals to experience...

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Divorce Attorneys for Women partners with local domestic violence nonprofits to bring world-renowned author to West Michigan

by (Safe Haven Mini...)

Submitted 07-11-2016 under NONPROFITS

GRAND RAPIDS, MI—The Grand Rapids community welcomes award-winning author and domestic violence advocate Lundy Bancroft for a day-long workshop and evening presentation on Thursday, Oct. 20, at Thousand Oaks Country Club. Geared toward...

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Oklahoman veteran finds wheelchair in West Michigan

by (jtl6)

Submitted 06-10-2016 under NEWS

When 74-year-old veteran Tony’s power wheelchair wore down and hindered his freedom, he searched everywhere for help covering the $10,000 price of a new one. After exhausting all options from insurance to local services, he discovered...

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Nonprofit sustainability in West Michigan

by (GRTV)

Submitted 05-25-2016 under NONPROFITS

Here in Grand Rapids, and extending throughout West Michigan, we’re known for our many nonprofit organizations and our culture of philanthropy. From services for those in need, to organizations that support the arts, from nonprofits that...

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Lighthouse Immigrant Advocates receives $30K grant from community foundation

by (LIA)

Submitted 04-19-2016 under NONPROFITS

The Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area has awarded a $30,000 grant to Lighthouse Immigrant Advocates, a nonprofit immigration legal services provider in Holland that serves surrounding counties. The grant aims to help area immigrants...

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WMCAT to honor nationally-renowned pioneer in design thinking

by (wmcat)

Submitted 03-01-2016 under NONPROFITS

The West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology (WMCAT) will honor David Kelley, founder of Stanford University’s d.school and design firm IDEO, for his contributions to design thinking at iBall 2016 on March 18 at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel...

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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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