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Worsening hunger challenges Feeding America West Michigan's capacity

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 12-18-2013 under NONPROFITS

In 2013, Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank was forced to retire four trucks from its 22-vehicle fleet. In a year that has seen its food distribution spike by 10 percent, that lack of transportation is limiting the organization’s ability...

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Huggable Holiday Heroes from Younker's benefits local Boys & Girls Clubs

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 12-05-2013 under NONPROFITS

This holiday Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth are proud to partner with The Bon-Ton Stores (Bon-Ton, Bergner’s, Boston Store, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s and...

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Catalyst Radio: Crash's Landing raising funds for cat rescue and placement facility

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 05-24-2013 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW In this episode of Catalyst Radio we feature the local cat rescue and placement center Crash’s Landing, which is in the midst of the first of a...

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Join us: The Rapidian says thank you with hyperlocal donor incentives

by (Renato)

Submitted 05-14-2013 under OPINION

Our fund drive officially starts today! You may have noticed invitations already in your Facebook community or elsewhere that Rapidians are asking you to “Join Us.” Well, today, you finally can. Why should you join us? Maybe you value...

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Invest in The Rapidian

by (admin)

Submitted 09-14-2011 under

The Rapidian is a proud service of the Community Media Center, whose website you will be directed to in order to make your secure donation to The Rapidian. Thank you!

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UICA: A Brilliant Investment

by (UICA)

Submitted 12-22-2010 under NONPROFITS

A recent Gallup poll reports that the number one reason people become attached to a community is “openness.” For a region to prosper it must embrace people and ideas that are different. This belief is at the core of UICA. Every day we help our...

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Bagged the vacation? Help us decorate sack supper bags!

by (KidsFoodBasket)

Submitted 03-11-2010 under NONPROFITS

We need your help in decorating bags for our ‘sack suppers’.  Kids’ Food Basket is a non-profit childhood hunger organization serving 2,450 evening meals each weekday to 24 Kent County elementary schools.  We are working to make sure lunch...

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West Michigan Taco Bell patrons donate over 500 winter coats in 10 days

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 01-07-2010 under NONPROFITS

Over a span of only ten days, West Michigan residents succeeded in making winter a little warmer for over 500 members of Boys & Girls Clubs in Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Holland, and Battle Creek.  Fifty local Taco Bell restaurants collected...

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"Round-Up" your holiday purchases from JCPenney and help Boys & Girls Clubs

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 12-10-2009 under NONPROFITS

100 Percent of Donations Raised at Local JCPenney will Benefit Grand Rapids Youth From December 4-13, shoppers at the JCPenney at Woodland Mall are invited to “round-up” their purchases to the nearest whole dollar and donate the difference to Boys...

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Holiday "Snow Buddies" from Younkers stores help raise money for local Boys & Girls Clubs

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 12-10-2009 under NONPROFITS

Whether sledding or skating, winter fun is always doubled when enjoying it with a friend. And Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., who operates Bergner’s, Bon-Ton, Boston Store, Carson Pirie Scott, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s, Parisian and Younkers, wants to...

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