Community Updates: Friday, July 7

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-07-2023 under NEWS

Mayor Rosalynn Bliss, City Manager Mark Washington Back in Grand Rapids After International Visit to Two of Grand Rapids's Sister Cities  In a press release that was sent out on Thursday, July 6, it was announced that 15 members of the...

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Guiding Light Receives $25,000 Donation from TCF

by (Guiding Light)

Submitted 10-26-2020 under NONPROFITS

Guiding Light has received a $25,000 donation from TCF Financial Corp. to support its Back to Work program. The Grand Rapids-based nonprofit will use the donation to re-establish its Emergency Assistance Fund, which has been depleted due to...

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'Pick for Pantries' returns for blueberry season

by (Ottawa Food)

Submitted 07-17-2018 under NONPROFITS

The Ottawa Food “Pick for Pantries” program is back for blueberry season, which allows U-Pick patrons at participating Ottawa County produce farms to donate a portion of their pick to local food pantries on select dates during the...

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Oklahoman veteran finds wheelchair in West Michigan

by (jtl6)

Submitted 06-10-2016 under NEWS

When 74-year-old veteran Tony’s power wheelchair wore down and hindered his freedom, he searched everywhere for help covering the $10,000 price of a new one. After exhausting all options from insurance to local services, he discovered...

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"Spring Has Spring" Bicycle Donation Drive and Cookout

by (Oakdale Neighbors)

Submitted 04-25-2016 under

Boston Square Community Bikes needs your bicycle donations to support our work including DIY bike workspace, educational programs in local schools, and low cost bikes for those that need transportation. Donate your bike at our cookout on Saturday,...

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Donate Your Bike to Boston Square Community Bikes

by (Oakdale Neighbors)

Submitted 10-14-2014 under

Cleaning out your garage? Getting ready for winter? Donate your bicycle to Boston Square Community Bikes. Join us Saturday, November 1, 2014, 1 – 5 PM for cider and donuts. Donate a bike. We’ll refurbish your bike for...

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Townsend receives generous assistance following Rapidian article

by (erictank)

Submitted 04-29-2014 under NEWS

Due to the generosity of two annonymous individuals and Courtesy Chrysler Jeep Dodge after an article about his work with Ransom Towers residents was published on The Rapidian, Johnny Townsend's operation is up and running again. And that, for...

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Planned Parenthood Capital Campaign Shatters Goal

by (PPMI)

Submitted 04-24-2014 under NONPROFITS

Planned Parenthood of West and Northern Michigan (PPWNM) announces the successful completion of its capital campaign, Standing Tall, with over $4 million raised! Planning for the campaign began in 2011 and the quiet phase kicked off in July 2012....

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Silent art auction to feature local goods for international clean water cause

by (erictank)

Submitted 12-10-2013 under NEWS

On December 14 at 7 p.m. there will be an art exhibit and silent auction held to benefit the Philippines after its recent typhoon catastrophe. Art for Water will exhibit local and national artists at The Forest, a creative agency...

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Grand Rapids-based startup launches app to help feed hungry children

by (erictank)

Submitted 12-03-2013 under NEWS

 A local team of innovators has created a mobile web app that is designed to allow its users to donate money to international and local charities simply by dining out at area restaurants. FoodCircles, a small local nonprofit team, has recently...

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