100 millionth pound of food distributed through Mobile Pantry program

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 10-21-2014 under NONPROFITS

Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank’s 16-year-old Mobile Food Pantry program reached a new milestone in the fight against hunger this September, distributing its 100 millionth pound of food. Developed in 1998 by Feeding America West...

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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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Local heroes to be honored at annual Hometown Heroes Celebration

by (RedCrossGGR)

Submitted 04-30-2014 under NEWS

The American Red Cross' official mission is to "prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors." But what most people don't realize is just how...

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Riveridge Produce Marketing opens orchards to Food Bank

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 10-25-2013 under NONPROFITS

It’s a boom year for Michigan apple growers, and one apple seller in Sparta is sharing that bounty with hungry families. On October 26 and 30, Riveridge Produce Marketing, Inc. will welcome volunteers from Feeding America West Michigan Food...

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Put some time in the bank at Timebank Grand Rapids

by (benwilkoliver)

Submitted 07-02-2013 under NEWS

Painting a neighbor's wall, and in return getting help raking leaves, these are just some example of how individuals have used Timebank Grand Rapids, according to Oakdale Neighbors Executive Director Tom Bulten. Timebank Grand Rapids gives...

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Clean up Eastown

by (benwilkoliver)

Submitted 06-17-2013 under NEWS

Eastown residents and neighbors are invited to brush up the business district prior to Bizarre Bazaar, the annual outdoor art and music festival. The cleanup will occur this Friday, June 21, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  Harmony Brewing Company is...

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Volunteers, sunshine brighten this year's Festival of the Arts

by (magical)

Submitted 06-13-2013 under NEWS

The weather cooperated with this year's Festival of The Arts in downtown Grand Rapids. Festival 2013 was held on June 7, 8 and 9, and although clouds appeared over head, the rain held out for the annual three day event. Many volunteers and...

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Lend a hand at the Downtown Market

by (benwilkoliver)

Submitted 06-10-2013 under NEWS

The recently inaugurated Downtown Market is seeking volunteers to help create a more welcoming and supportive experience for shoppers during business hours. Volunteers can sign up to greet and count people as they come into the market, assist...

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Refugee resettlement: A long story made short


Submitted 05-22-2013 under NONPROFITS

According to the UNHCR’s 2011 statistics, the estimated total number of refugees around the world is 15,600,000. According to the US bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, since 1975, the US has welcomed over 3 million refugees from all...

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New partnership offers citizens rewards for volunteering

by (Heart of West M...)

Submitted 01-23-2013 under NONPROFITS

On Tuesday, the City of Grand Rapids launched the second phase of the mygrcitypoints.com program in partnership with Heart of West Michigan United Way's Volunteer Center.  Now, both City and non-City residents can earn points for...

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