Why you should volunteer for the fifth annual Girls Rock Grand Rapids camp week

by (mariahcaitlin)

Submitted 08-01-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

GR!GR is organized by a stellar group of women volunteers that are dedicated to providing a safe and fun experience for all attendees. As a program of Grandville Avenue Arts & Humanities (GAAH), camp takes place each year at the Cook Arts Center...

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Stepping into the wild

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 07-06-2017 under NONPROFITS

It’s hard to believe that some children, especially those living in urban areas, have never experienced Michigan’s great outdoors. “Every day is a wonderful day for me because I get to watch the faces of children who have never...

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Rare Kirtland's warbler making comeback

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 05-08-2017 under NONPROFITS

Karen Markey has been covered in ticks. She’s fallen flat on her face. She’s gotten lost in the middle of the northern Michigan woods. But there’s nowhere else she would rather be. “Nothing is more satisfying than getting out...

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Flygirls Find Peace, Friendship on the Water

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 03-20-2017 under NONPROFITS

Knee-deep in a clear Michigan trout stream is Ann Miller’s happy place. “Fishing is the only time when I can escape from all life’s worries and just think about what I’m doing on the river,” said Miller, co-founder of...

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Bethany Christian Services helps refugee families adjust to life in West Michigan

by (GRTV)

Submitted 12-21-2016 under NONPROFITS

In this week’s segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase, Nathan Slauer, VISTA Leader at Bethany Christian Services, discusses the current refugee crisis, the refugee resettlement efforts of the organization, and how folks in the community can get...

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Calm in the chaos: Life of a therapy dog volunteer

by (karenpimpo)

Submitted 12-13-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Cindy Dutmers loves dogs and loves to help people. While volunteering at West Michigan Therapy Dogs, Inc., she can do both. Through their visits, Dutmers and her canine partner Meia quietly change the atmosphere of hospitals, veteran’s homes,...

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Help provide a gift to a Kent County child in need this holiday season

by (GRTV)

Submitted 11-30-2016 under NONPROFITS

In this week’s segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase, Diane Brown, President and longtime volunteer of the Santa Claus Girls, explains how you can help give a gift to a Kent County child in need this holiday season. Santa Claus Girls is a...

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CARE Ballet Supports Red Cross fire clients

by (careballet)

Submitted 11-21-2016 under NONPROFITS

Every year the West Michigan American Red Cross Chapter responds to over 350 home fires in its 12 county area. Teams of volunteers respond 24/7 to meet the emergency needs of families who have often lost everything. In addition to providing funds...

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Artist, nonprofit invite community to experience poverty for themselves

by (Access of West ...)

Submitted 10-06-2016 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids has long been a hub for growth and social change, and this fall is no different. Artist Loren Naji and local nonprofit Access of West Michigan are both working to address poverty this October by inviting individuals to experience...

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SpartanNash Food Collection

by (ynpn.gr)

Submitted 09-14-2016 under

Volunteers will be stationed at Kent County Family Fare and D&W stores to encourage donations of healthy food items from customers. Volunteer with us or shop at your local SpartanNash store to support this collection. For more...

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