Children

Fearless

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 02-27-2011 under VOICES

Five years ago I became fearless. Things scare me and I get anxious, but the fear of not being able to handle any situation I might encounter has completely gone away. I was freed from fear when our 17 year-old son, Noah, died on Feb. 27, 2006...

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New Children's Hospital: Healthy Boost for Grand Rapids

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 12-09-2010 under NEWS

A well-designed structure should reflect the place where it is built, the people that will utilize it and a give a sense of its purpose. The new Helen DeVos Children's Hospital, which opens to patients on January 11, 2011 speaks volumes about place...

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In Good Company

by (grdominicans)

Submitted 12-03-2010 under NONPROFITS

It really was a poor place to be giving birth -- that dimly lit and chilly cave meant to shelter animals. The parents, Mary and Joseph, were in a strange town, far from home; they had walked for miles. The entire situation was rather irregular from...

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Live Nativity at Marywood

by (grdominicans)

Submitted 11-24-2010 under NONPROFITS

Instruments of Hope will be hosting a Live Nativity event on Sunday, December 12 at 5:30 p.m. on the Marywood campus, which is located at 2025 Fulton Street East. A family event that will delight and inspire people of all...

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Children's Hospital Offers Preview to Community

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 11-19-2010 under NEWS

People in Grand Rapids will never have the opportunity to see the new Helen DeVos Children's Hospital like they will on Saturday, December 4 when the nearly completed facility opens its doors for public viewing. Starting at 8 a.m. people will be...

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The Children's Assessment Center needs area support to win $250,000 from Chase Community Giving

by (cacgr)

Submitted 07-07-2010 under NONPROFITS

Want to donate $250,000 without spending a penny? Through Chase Community Giving, you could help the Children's Assessment Center earn $20,000; $100,000; or even $250,000--all by simply voting online.  Log in to your Facebook account, "Like"...

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Mary Grady, A Trench Award Recipient

by (D.A. Blodgett S...)

Submitted 06-14-2010 under NONPROFITS

 Written by Joyce Conley, Foster Care Licensing & Recruitment   The new decade of 2010 has brought about the start of a celebration of exceptional women.  Dr. Malinda Sapp began what is to be known as the Trench Award....

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Jeff Hill: Dedicated Dad Goes the Distance

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 06-02-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

This is how dedicated Jeff Hill is to finding a cure for juvenile diabetes: he’s given up golf for the summer.  The avid once or twice a week golfer is spending his summer riding a bike 80-100 miles a week. Unlike golfing, the biking isn’t...

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Camp O'Malley gets ready to open its cabin doors to a great summer

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 05-28-2010 under NONPROFITS

Privilege is a word that many people may not associate with summer camp. The idea of sending a child away for a week or more of summer enrichment in education, the arts, sports, etc. does not seem like an unusually unique act, but think about that...

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Local Organization Fights Sex Trafficking in West Michigan

by (mphilippon)

Submitted 04-15-2010 under NEWS

Though it is not widespread knowledge, sex trafficking—a phenomenon which is more commonly associated in larger cities—does exist in West Michigan. Bringing awareness of the sex trafficking which occurs in our area is what a location...

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