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Heartside Neighbors Take Aim at Self Care, Mental Health

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 11-03-2020 under NONPROFITS

"It gives a sense of hope, and feeling that there is a community here that has your back. Reminding us that we are one,” says Kim Van Driel, Downtown Grand Rapids Inc.'s Director of Public Space Management. She's referring to a...

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Breaking Down Financial Barriers: Launching a Long-Awaited Financial Wellness Program

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Submitted 10-26-2020 under NONPROFITS

“It’s about more than money; we believe that factors such as relationships, emotions, and health impact financial decision-making" remarks visionary and founder of 1428 Financial Wellness and the My Money Academy, Dondreá Brown. In...

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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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Voter Turnout is a Team Effort

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 10-12-2020 under NONPROFITS

“We don’t necessarily have to agree or like what’s happening, but it’s very important for us to have our voices heard and that’s the only way change can happen, it’s not going to happen if we just stay home...

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Builders Exchange of Michigan Donates More Than $24,000 to Guiding Light's Back to Work Program

by (Guiding Light)

Submitted 10-01-2020 under NONPROFITS

Builders Exchange of Michigan raised $24,943 with the help of construction industry and community members at the 64th Annual Golf Outing to benefit Guiding Light’s Back to Work program. Builders Exchange presented Guiding Light with the check...

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Guiding Light to Host a Virtual Ministry Update Aug. 19

by (Guiding Light)

Submitted 08-11-2020 under NONPROFITS

Guiding Light will host a virtual Ministry Update on Wednesday, Aug. 19 to share how it has continued its rescue, recovery and re-engagement programming and restarted intake.  The Grand Rapids-based nonprofit will begin the...

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Builders Exchange of Michigan's 64th Annual Golf Outing to Benefit Guiding Light's Back to Work Program

by (Guiding Light)

Submitted 07-27-2020 under NONPROFITS

Builders Exchange of Michigan will host its 64th Bart Austhof Memorial Golf Outing to benefit Guiding Light’s Back to Work program on Monday, Aug. 31. Community members are invited to join for a day of golfing and giving back at the Saskatoon...

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Virtual Heartside Walking Tours make Local History Fun and Accessible

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 07-20-2020 under NONPROFITS

“While I ride my bike down the street, I look up at the buildings. You look at the buildings differently after you hear what Caroline, the program’s tour guide has said,” remarks former college professor and owner of GR Paddling...

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Call for Board Members of the Heartside Downtown Neighborhood Association

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 07-15-2020 under NONPROFITS

“The Heartside neighborhood is full of life and diversity. We have some of the most amazing people living here that make this neighborhood vibrant and interesting,” says Rochelle Sather, Board Member of the Heartside Downtown...

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Thankful for Second Chances, New Clients Share What Brought Them to Guiding Light

by (Guiding Light)

Submitted 07-01-2020 under NONPROFITS

In mid-March, Guiding Light halted intake of new clients into our Recovery and Back to Work programs. We loaned our building to the Kent County Health Department so individuals experiencing homelessness who contracted the novel coronavirus could be...

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