The Rapidian

NPO Showcase

New City Neighbor Makes Farming an Empowering Youth Program

by (GRTV)

Submitted 08-16-2018 under NONPROFITS

Arriving at the New City Neighbor Farm and Cafe is an experience in itself. Once you leave your car you are welcomed by the smells of good food and a beautiful fully equipped farm. You walk into the cafe and are greeted by a middle school aged host...

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ServeGR website connects Rapidians with volunteer opportunities

by (GRTV)

Submitted 06-13-2018 under NONPROFITS

ServeGR is an accessible website to find volunteer opportuniteis in the Grand Rapids area. It is a an easily accessible website that allows a future volunteer to choose what they are interested in doing and time frame. Each organization in ServeGR...

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Art and History of Quilting with Erica Millbrooks

by (GRTV)

Submitted 06-06-2018 under NONPROFITS

It was a day to feast the eyes at the NPO Showcase when Erica brought some of the past submissions from the Quilt Show to display on the show. Erica Millbrooks shares the eccentricities and beauty of quilting and its role in the Underground Railroad...

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American Heart Association Challenges Everyone to Get Moving

by (GRTV)

Submitted 05-30-2018 under NONPROFITS

NPO Showcase sits down with Cindy Bouma, Communications Director of American Heart Association. Cindy says it takes only 30 minutes a day of excercising to decrease chances of high blood pressure and potential heart diesease. Excercising can be as...

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NPO Showcase: Thrift Shop Local

by (GRTV)

Submitted 05-23-2018 under NONPROFITS

NPO Showcase sits down with store manager, Mindy Kitchel, of Helping Hand Mission Thrift. Kitchel discusses how the funds of the thrift store goes directly into the community. The thrift store serves the Heartside community in providing discounted...

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NPO Showcase sits down with Habitat for Humanity

by (GRTV)

Submitted 05-16-2018 under NONPROFITS

NPO showcase sits down with Executive Director BriAnne McKee to discuss Habitat for Humanity of Kent County and the future projects that the organization has planned. Habitat's mission is to bring the community together to build homes and...

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Nonprofit Showcase gets moving with the Grand Rapids YMCA

by (GRTV)

Submitted 04-25-2018 under NONPROFITS

From food trucks to free fitness classes, the YMCA of West Michigan has amazing opportunities to get healthy for no cost. The HUB is a free fitness program with 15 sites all over Grand Rapids. These fitness classes include Zumba, yoga, male...

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Non-Profit Showcase sits down with Justice For Our Neighbors

by (GRTV)

Submitted 04-18-2018 under NONPROFITS

Anna Geurkink sits down with Site Director, Raquel Owens, who engligthens us on the challenges that Grand Rapid's immigrant population are now facing. Justice For Our Neighbors provides legal aid and other services for immigrants, asylum seekers...

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Creative Youth Center publishes seventh anthology

by (GRTV)

Submitted 04-04-2018 under NONPROFITS

In this week’s segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase, Executive Director of the Creative Youth Center, Kristin Brace, reads from the seventh anthology of writings authored by Creative Youth Center's own members.  The compilation...

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Blandford Nature Center connects urban families with nature

by (GRTV)

Submitted 04-02-2018 under NONPROFITS

In this week’s segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase, Antonio Bailey, Marketing and Communications Manager, from Blandford Nature Center talks about all the amazing things you can do at Blandford Nature Center.  Blandford offers beautfiul...

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