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WMCAT's iBall 2024

Submitted 01-23-2024 under NONPROFITS

Join us at iBall 2024 – presented by Meijer – on Thursday, March 14 from 6-9 p.m. for an evening of celebration, community building, and connection as we invite our greater WMCAT community to be a voice of encouragement to our students.


No-cost High Blood Pressure Control in-person workshops start in Grand Rapids in February, additional classes online this winter

Submitted 01-13-2024 under NONPROFITS

Type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure (also known as hypertension) are two serious chronic diseases.The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan (NKFM) provides workshops that help people living with these diseases to be healthier. And they're no cost!


Help others improve their health with paid High Blood Pressure Control workshop coach training in January 2024

Submitted 12-18-2023 under NONPROFITS

Interested in the fulfilling field of health coaching? Paid training to lead High Blood Pressure Control (HBPC) workshops is available online in January 2024. During the paid training at $18 per hour, participants will learn to lead and become certified in both in-person and virtual HBPC workshops.



Submitted 10-02-2023 under NONPROFITS

The program helps provide Christmas gifts for hundreds of thousands of children across the country each year. The application registration period for those in need of assistance opened in Kent County Sunday October 1st and runs through December 8th.


GRTV Welcomes Programs Coordinator Samantha Luken

Submitted 03-27-2023 under NONPROFITS

GRTV Welcomes New Hire Programs Coordinator


Celebrating the Youth of the Year 2023

Submitted 03-24-2023 under NONPROFITS

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids held their annual Youth of the Year Luncheon, celebrating our community's most inspiring teens and their incredible journeys. Stories of extraordinary leadership, service, academic excellence, and dedication to living a healthy lifestyle.


Calling All Bicyclists: Spokes Up Bike Challenge Begins March 26

Submitted 03-08-2023 under NONPROFITS

The Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition invites any area bicyclists to participate in the first-annual Spokes Up challenge. The challenge, which runs from March 26 - April 9, 2023, calls bicyclists to ride a collective 15,000 miles. Local businesses will provide discounts if the goal is met.


"I'd Rather Not Have a Dad" Chaz's Rock Bottom and Redemption at Guiding Light

Submitted 12-05-2022 under NONPROFITS

Chaz’s rock bottom was a message from his 13-year-old son. “My son would say I was like a rollercoaster ride, up-and-down and in-and-out,” the veteran and recovering cocaine addict said. “My oldest son asked, ‘are you gonna be in or out?"


Annual Grand Rapids Griffins Red Kettle Game December 2nd

Submitted 11-29-2022 under NONPROFITS

The Salvation Army’s annual “Red Kettle Game” with the Grand Rapids Griffins is Friday December 2nd. All net proceeds will benefit The Salvation Army in Kent County.