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Nonprofit Neighbors provides a place where the community can hear directly from local nonprofits. In this nonprofit-only section, organizations self-publish their news releases, updates and promotional information for the community to see.

To publish on behalf of your organization, sign up here for an NPO account and gain access to The Rapidian's NPO self-publishing tools.

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Disart Stories Matter: Liz Bartlett shares the experience, science of designing speciality fashion for children with disabilities

Submitted 04-18-2015 under NONPROFITS

Liz Bartlett, a 3D knit engineer and KCAD professor, talks about working with Spectrum Health staff and patients to help her students design fashion garments that serve the needs of children with motor-neuron deficiencies.

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DisArt Stories Matter: Mother Gillian Young explains benefits of compression design

Submitted 04-18-2015 under NONPROFITS

As a participant in Friday night's DisArt Fashion Show, young Daniel benefited from compression fabric and sensory inputs-and delighted in his Mickey Mouse cape- in an outfit designed especially for him. Here Mom explains how the design helps her son move more easily.

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Women of Color Convening Thursday

Submitted 04-15-2015 under NONPROFITS

How is our urban environment truly impacting our overall health? Let’s share information and stories that can help us discover how to create improved wellness for our families and neighbors.

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Hometown Heroes 2015 Profiles: Jamie Hamming

Submitted 04-14-2015 under NONPROFITS

We are continuing a series of posts highlighting the awards recipients for the 2015 Hometown Heroes Celebration put on by the American Red Cross of West Michigan.

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Hometown Heroes 2015 Profiles: Jonathan Logan

Submitted 04-14-2015 under NONPROFITS

We are continuing a series of posts highlighting the awards recipients for the 2015 Hometown Heroes Celebration put on by the American Red Cross of West Michigan.

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Show us your potholes

Submitted 04-14-2015 under NONPROFITS

Inspired by the City's new 311 app, The Rapidian is asking local citizens to take pictures of their potholes for their newest photo challenge in Picturesque, called "Pothole Patrol."

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Mayor Heartwell responds live to citizen concerns

Submitted 04-13-2015 under NONPROFITS

On Monday, April 13, Mayor Heartwell answered questions live on GRTV and The Rapidian. He answered questions about the DisArt Festival and the Year of Art & Access, Proposition 1 and access to quality food for all residents.

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Behind-the-Curtain: Get Involved at Grand Rapids Ballet

Submitted 04-13-2015 under NONPROFITS

“Volunteers are critical to the success of our productions,” says Guest Services Coordinator, Errol Shewman, “We simply could not manage performances without their help.”

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Catalyst Radio: DisArt Festival takes over downtown, with nation's largest disability arts event

Submitted 04-10-2015 under NONPROFITS

As part of Grand Rapids’ Year of Art and Disability, the first-ever DisArt Festival has a mission to “change perceptions about disability, one work of art at a time.”

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Grand Rapids Civic Theatre crowdfunding campaign involves community in new way for Avenue Q

Submitted 04-09-2015 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Civic Theatre and School of Theatre Arts has launched a crowdfunding campaign to invite the people of West Michigan to come together as an artistic sponsor for the upcoming musical, 'Avenue Q.'

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