Weekly volunteer opportunities for November 7-11

by (Heart of West M...)

Submitted 11-07-2011 under NONPROFITS

Each week, our Volunteer Center highlights three high-need opportunities in the areas of education, income and health: the building blocks for advancing the common good. This week, we share some great opportunities from the Specialized...

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ALDI opens new store and gives back to Grand Rapids

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 09-06-2011 under NONPROFITS

Beginning Tuesday, September 13, 2011, ALDI will offer grocery shoppers a smarter alternative as the select assortment discount grocer opens a new location in Grand Rapids at 3101 Knapp Street NE. Known for its premium ALDI select brands, ALDI...

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Lowe's Heroes Adopt Two Rooms at Well House

by (Heart of West M...)

Submitted 08-17-2011 under NONPROFITS

By: Teresa Zbiciak, Volunteer Center Program Assistant On August 9th and 10th, Lowe’s Heroes “adopted” two rooms in the Well House community, a permanent housing program for previously homeless persons and an aspiring eco-village...

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Involved parents vs regular school volunteer: What's the difference?

by (GRPScommunications)

Submitted 08-10-2011 under NONPROFITS

The Involved Parent Parental involvement is essential to a child’s success. Research proves that students whose parents are actively engaged in their education are more motivated, have higher attendance rates, participate more in class, are...

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Getting a Global Perspective Locally


Submitted 08-09-2011 under NONPROFITS

  By Lauren Muscott Every college student has been there. The spring semester is finally over. A seemingly endless expanse of time lies before you, time which you are expected to fill with a summer job or internship. This is the position I...

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Building Healthy Homes Tour

by (Healthy Homes C...)

Submitted 06-27-2011 under

  Are you looking to get more involved in the community? Do you want to help create positive change in the lives of Grand Rapids families? We are a small children's environmental health non-profit organization creating BIG change in Grand...

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Dégagé: A look inside

by (GRCC Compositio...)

Submitted 03-15-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

This article was written and edited by Meghan Apsey, Blake Botti, Michael Freitag, Ally Hughes, and Brie Rosencrants for EN 102-1593 at GRCC. Each day between four hundred and five hundred Rapidians seek the aid of Dégagé Ministries for food,...

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Catalyst Radio: Proposed fed budget cuts eliminating national community service to affect thousands in GR

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 03-11-2011 under NONPROFITS

In the Grand Rapids area alone, there are more than 60 AmeriCorps members, 1,000 Senior Corps members and 28,000 K-12 students benefiting from Learn and Serve. These community service programs are administered by the Corporation for National and...

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An Interview with Photographer Holly DeGarmo : Giving Back

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 02-09-2011 under NONPROFITS

To check out the photographs from Holly DeGarmo’s photoshoot, please visit www.hollydegarmo.com/bgc/.  Giving back to the community is an important part of any profession. Photographer Holly DeGarmo (www.hollydegarmo.com) understands the...

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20 years of true dedication, a thank you to Lee Scott

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 11-19-2010 under NONPROFITS

The commitment of one individual often makes all the difference, and Mr. Lee Scott, was one man whose efforts helped keep Grand Rapids’ youth in a safe and positive place for two decades.   After almost 20 years of service to Boys & Girls...

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