Ethics and Religion Talk: How Do You Help People Who Have a Pattern of Making Poor Decisions?

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 04-03-2023 under OPINION

The Reverend Colleen Squires, minister at All Souls Community Church of West Michigan, a Unitarian Universalist Congregation, responds: I am obligated to try to help them. Sometimes that help is guiding them to counseling or support groups....

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Faith, Transparency, Compassion and Gratitude: A Profile of Starla McDermott

by (Guiding Light)

Submitted 08-25-2021 under NONPROFITS

For Starla McDermott, the third time really was the charm. When she saw an opportunity to join the team at Guiding Light, she was so drawn to the nonprofit she actually applied for the development coordinator position three times before being hired...

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The Power of One: How local nonprofit has grown into a powerhouse of local grassroots philanthropy

by (snicklefritz2112)

Submitted 09-04-2019 under NEWS

It started with that still small voice. “A calling of the heart,” as Sharon Stianson, co-founder of Women Who Care of Kent County  (WWCKC) describes it. After raising a family and making a successful career in interior design,...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: When is it OK to Solicit Charity?

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 05-13-2019 under OPINION

Ethics and Religion Talk is seeking one or two liberal-leaning Protestant panelists. Interested clergy, please contact me at [email protected]. Barry asks, “My grandmother, my father and two brothers have all experienced dementia...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: What to do about those who don't give enough?

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 09-04-2018 under OPINION

Ethan P. writes, “While all religious institutions are spiritual and charitable in nature, in order to survive and serve their mission they do need to balance their income and expenses. Which generally means that members must help support the...

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Join Us for Alternatives in Motion's 6th Annual AIM High Endurance Awards

by (Coleen Davis)

Submitted 10-11-2017 under NONPROFITS

Alternatives in Motion would love to count you in for our 6th Annual AIM High Endurance Awards benefiting persons with disabilities in west Michigan. The evening includes dinner, an auction, awards presentation, and keynote speaker. This year our...

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Food bank invites community to receive food for the holidays

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 12-19-2016 under NONPROFITS

On Thursday, Dec. 22, Feeding America West Michigan will open its doors to community members who need a little extra food this holiday season. Food for the Holidays will begin at 2:30 p.m. and conclude at 4. Guests are asked to arrive no earlier...

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SpartanNash Food Collection

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Submitted 09-14-2016 under

Volunteers will be stationed at Kent County Family Fare and D&W stores to encourage donations of healthy food items from customers. Volunteer with us or shop at your local SpartanNash store to support this collection. For more...

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How to triumph over the Wolverine Worldwide Super Mega Shoe Sale: Tips from a bargain hunter

by (Heart of West M...)

Submitted 07-28-2016 under NONPROFITS

With over 10,000 pairs of shoes and savings of up to 80 percent off, the annual Wolverine Worldwide Super Mega Shoe Sale is a bargain hunter’s dream. I would know. Sales are my weakness. At Christmas, my family and I wrap the receipts with our...

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Nonprofit sustainability in West Michigan

by (GRTV)

Submitted 05-25-2016 under NONPROFITS

Here in Grand Rapids, and extending throughout West Michigan, we’re known for our many nonprofit organizations and our culture of philanthropy. From services for those in need, to organizations that support the arts, from nonprofits that...

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