Community Updates: Friday, February 24

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 02-24-2023 under NEWS

Grand Rapids City Commission Holds Four Public Hearings at Tuesday's Meeting On Tuesday, February 21, the Grand Rapids City Commission held its second (and final) meeting of the month at City Hall. This meeting, which ran for approximately three...

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Mobile food pantry helps relieve burden created by food insecurity

by (kooim)

Submitted 07-11-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

For Alicia Belchak's family, the monthly Feeding America West Michigan Mobile Food Pantry at Sibley Elementary is oftentimes the make or break element of their monthly budget. Since October, Alicia and her husband, Matthew, have been trying to...

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The Spoke Folks increase access to bicycle transportation through funding from Grand Rapids Community Foundation

by (GRCommFound)

Submitted 07-14-2015 under NONPROFITS

Most job applications ask the same question: Do you have access to reliable transportation? The Spoke Folks, a nonprofit bicycle co-op, want every member of our community equipped to check “YES” with confidence.     The Spoke...

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Catalyst Radio: Catherine's Health Center awarded grant for new Heart Smart Connections program

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 03-24-2015 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 nonprofit Catherine’s Health Center, working to improve access for those in need of health...

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Access of West Michigan Receives $30,000 Grant

by (Access of West ...)

Submitted 11-27-2012 under NONPROFITS

Access of West Michigan has been granted $30,000 from the Walmart Foundation, which will be applied to the Hunger Response Program. “This check couldn’t have come at a better time,” says Shelly Smit, Development &...

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Awesome Foundation awards grant to support Kentwoodpalooza

by (kcaralis)

Submitted 02-28-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Teenagers often struggle to find a place where they feel welcome, said Greg Lewis, librarian at the Kentwood branch of the Kent District Library. That’s why Lewis was ecstatic to win a $1000 grant in February from the Grand Rapids Awesome...

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Family Hope Foundation provides relief for Grand Rapids families

by (cgedeon)

Submitted 04-19-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

This is Keagan. He is four years old, loves sports and Spider-man and was born three months early against all odds. When he was about six months old, he started to show signs of physical disability: not holding his head up, not wanting to grasp or...

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Live coverage of Sunday Soup #10

by (dennetmint)

Submitted 01-28-2011 under NEWS

On the last Sunday of January, interested community participants gathered at the Division Avenue Arts Collective (115 S. Division) at 6 p.m. for the first Sunday Soup mini-grant potluck of the year. Attendees forked over $5 for a ballot and...

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