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Health

New data reveals number of homeless up; unsheltered down

Submitted 06-25-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

The Grand Rapids Area Coalition to End Homelessness works with the "housing first" model to quickly end unsheltered homelessness.

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Planned Parenthood Offers Free HIV Testing June 22-26

Submitted 06-19-2015 under NONPROFITS

Planned Parenthood of West and Northern Michigan offering free HIV testing, Monday-Friday, June 22-26, 2015 by appointment. Call (844) 316-4055 to schedule. This free testing opportunity is in recognition of National HIV Testing Day on June 27.

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With help from community, Food Bank feeds half a million each year

Submitted 06-15-2015 under NONPROFITS

How volunteers, food donors and hunger-relief agencies help Feeding America West Michigan solve hunger.

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Food Bank luncheon raises $59,000 for hunger relief

Submitted 06-10-2015 under NONPROFITS

With help from WZZM 13's Catherine Behrendt, Feeding America West Michigan's event funded a quarter million meals.

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Community yoga class raises funds for Nepal, funds matched by Lululemon

Submitted 06-09-2015 under NEWS

Lululemon Athletica’s Grand Rapids store and AM Yoga partner to raise humanitarian aid for Nepal with community yoga class; all donations matched by the high end apparel company up to $50,000.

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Family Futures Receives Large Grant for Developmental Screening

Submitted 06-08-2015 under NONPROFITS

Family Futures Receives Large Grant for Developmental Screening

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Food Bank invites community to lunch on June 9

Submitted 05-27-2015 under NONPROFITS

Feeding America West Michigan will honor volunteers, food donors and partner agencies at the Many Hands Against Hunger luncheon in Grand Rapids.

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The Spoke Folks to celebrate all things bicycle at second annual fundraiser

Submitted 05-26-2015 under NEWS

The fundraiser event "Crank" on May 30 will benefit the mission of The Spoke Folks, to increase and sustain bicycle ridership in Grand Rapids.

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Local dojo works to increase community wellness with Kickstarter

Submitted 05-19-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Shen & Kyoseikan Dojo is working to increase wellness accessibility in its new neighborhood and transform care for cancer patients and survivors.

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Outdoor Farmers Market works to increase neighborhood accessibility to fresh produce

Submitted 05-19-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

The Downtown Market's outdoor farmers market season starts this Saturday, with 35 farmers and fresh food artisans providing access to fresh fruits and vegetables in the heart of the city.

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