East Hills to host second annual Kids Day

by (mariah_kat)

Submitted 09-30-2014 under NEWS

Music, dance, yoga, crafts, free food, bike repair, children's books and more - those are just a few of the activities that will be happening at East Hills' second annual Kids Day at Congress Elementary school on Saturday, October 11 from 1...

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BE GREAT Awards showcase local community members' efforts to support Grand Rapids youth

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 09-19-2014 under NONPROFITS

Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth including Camp O’Malley is celebrating over 75 years of serving youth in West Michigan. In honor of this milestone and the close of their “Building Bridges for Brighter Futures...

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Resource Roundtable Volunteer Event

by (grpl)

Submitted 08-15-2014 under

Join nationally recognized gerontologist, author and speaker, Dr. Henry Holstege, to learn how you can make a difference in your community. Dr. Holstege's inspirational keynote address will be followed by a resource roundtable session designed...

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Girls Inc. program seeks to educate, motivate Grand Rapids youth

by (kendravanderlip)

Submitted 08-13-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

The YWCA West Central Michigan is partnering with the national Girls Inc. preventative program program aimed at girls ages 6-18. The Girls Inc. mission is to inspire all girls to be “strong, smart and bold” and to prevent future...

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Story Matters: John Rossano gives back by volunteering at Disability Advocates

by (Elevating Voices)

Submitted 08-12-2014 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. The Elevating Voices project is collaborating with 12 local nonprofits through the summer and fall...

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Red Cross to Host Open House on August 14

by (RedCrossGGR)

Submitted 08-11-2014 under NONPROFITS

At the American Red Cross of Greater Grand Rapids, we love being outside and enjoying mild, breezy Michigan summer evenings almost as much as we love serving our community. So we thought what better way to combine two of our favorite things than by...

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Grand Rapids Ballet En Pointe Volunteer Summer Party

by (Grand Rapids Ballet)

Submitted 07-28-2014 under

Interested in volunteering? Join Artistic Director Patricia Barker, Executive Director Glenn Del Vecchio, and GRB staff for the annual En Pointe Volunteer Group Summer Party! This year's party features an ice cream sundae bar stocked full of...

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Elizabeth Stoddard of Fair Housing educates to end discrimination

by (kendravanderlip)

Submitted 07-01-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Passionate is the first word Elizabeth Stoddard, Director of Advocacy at the Fair Housing Center of West Michigan will use to describe herself. Stoddard is passionate about Fair Housing and the Grand Rapids area. Stoddard has been the Director of...

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Volunteers needed for Parks Alive initiative

by (erictank)

Submitted 05-20-2014 under NEWS

Parks Alive, an initiative spearheaded by Friends of Grand Rapids Parks, works towards the goal of organizing and empowering individuals in order to represent and sustain the various parks throughtout Grand Rapids' many neighborhoods. ...

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Letter carriers get ready to Stamp Out Hunger this Saturday

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 05-07-2014 under NONPROFITS

On Saturday, the Grand Rapids letter carriers will join postal workers around the country in collecting food for their neighbors in need. Last year’s Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive brought in more than 150,000 pounds of food for Feeding America...

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