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Submitted 04-14-2014 under LOCAL LIFE
Tami VandenBerg believes that we all should have access to a great city. Her work at Well House as well as starting both The Meanwhile Bar and The Pyramid Scheme are all a part of making Grand Rapids great- for all.
Submitted 03-04-2014 under NONPROFITS
Come walk, run, roll, and fundraise with Paws With A Cause at the upcoming Fifth Third River Bank Run on May 10, 2014.
Submitted 02-04-2014 under NEWS
Our Kitchen Table celebrates their recent $300,000 W.K. Kellogg Foundation grant with an open house.
Submitted 01-30-2014 under NEWS
Our Kitchen Table was recently awarded a $300,000 grant by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to encourage healthy eating and seed-to-table programs in southeast neighborhoods.
Submitted 11-14-2013 under VOICES
Recently diagnosed with infertility, we have been frustrated by the lack of support available in Grand Rapids. We are reaching out to Grand Rapidians to share our story, create a support group and locate a support group meeting space.
Submitted 11-12-2013 under NEWS
Well House is raising awareness of homelessness in Kent county with a campaign called 19:1 which reflects the ratio of vacant houses to homeless persons.
Submitted 11-11-2013 under NONPROFITS
Take Hold Fest, an annual free music festival hosted by the community of Take Hold Church, celebrates its fifth year of music, fellowship and fun on November 15 and 16, from 5 to 10 PM on both days.
Submitted 10-22-2013 under NEWS
In the middle of the night, a tree was planted in the middle of a parking lot. The Grand Rapids Child Discovery Center used guerrilla tactic to spark conversation about projected greenspace.
Submitted 10-08-2013 under NONPROFITS
The Southeast Area Farmer’s Market hosts its annual Greens Cook-off and Fried Green Tomato Festival from 12 to 2 p.m. Saturday October 12 at Gerald R Ford School, Madison Avenue just south of Franklin Street.
Submitted 09-10-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS
Everyone deserves a place to live. A place to rest one's head, access to clean facilities and a sense of security. Well House provides that place for the area's most marginalized.
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