Mentoring matters: helping those in need

by (Anonymous)

Submitted 01-15-2014 under NONPROFITS

This January our country celebrates the 13th annual National Mentoring Month, and D.A. Blodgett – St. John’s is participating in this campaign aimed at expanding quality mentoring programs to connect more of our community’s young...

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Worsening hunger challenges Feeding America West Michigan's capacity

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 12-18-2013 under NONPROFITS

In 2013, Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank was forced to retire four trucks from its 22-vehicle fleet. In a year that has seen its food distribution spike by 10 percent, that lack of transportation is limiting the organization’s ability...

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With demand rising, Food Bank issues plea for more volunteers

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 10-15-2013 under NONPROFITS

Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank is making a plea for more volunteers. Last year the Comstock Park-based hunger-relief organization was assisted by more than 2,300 volunteers in distributing 23.8 million pounds of food. They are on track to...

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ArtPrize seeks volunteers for fall event

by (Holly)

Submitted 08-06-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

The ArtPrize staff are getting ready for another year of their fall event- and they will once again be in need of over 1000 volunteers to make it happen. This year, their kickoff event for volunteers on August 14, the "Volunteer Field Camp,...

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Judge Smolenski rallies support for West Michigan's hungry

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 05-22-2013 under NONPROFITS

West Michigan hunger hasn’t gone away. In fact, year to date, Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank has distributed 14 percent more food this year than it did in 2012. To meet the growing demand for its services, Feeding America West...

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Volunteers needed for national hunger study

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 04-12-2013 under NONPROFITS

Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank is participating in Hunger in America 2014, an in-depth survey of food insecurity conducted once every four years. Food banks around the country will interview their clients in order to assess the severity of...

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Harbor Life Church works to provide food for low income families in new way

by (mattrussell)

Submitted 02-22-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

When Harbor Life Church, the newest campus of Fair Haven Ministries, first opened its doors in February 2012, Pastor Robb Kornoelje wasted no time searching for ways the Church could give back to the Grandville community. He had heard of a 2008...

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Grand Rapidian wins National Volunteer of the Year award

by (FriendsofGRParks)

Submitted 02-05-2013 under NONPROFITS

The Alliance for Community Trees 2012 Volunteer of the Year Award highlights inspirational volunteers in action who have made a contribution to urban forestry by improving community trees and the neighborhoods where they live.  “...

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Habitat for Humanity raises walls in Wealthy Heights neighborhood

by (Renato)

Submitted 11-16-2012 under NEWS

On Friday November 16, 2012, community members from throughout Kent County participated in a wall-raising ceremony with Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program. The wall-raising ceremony took place at 307 Robey Place SE, and...

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Bethany Christian Services Youth Mentor Program

by (BethanyMentor)

Submitted 10-29-2012 under NONPROFITS

Bethany Christian Services mentoring program serves three youth populations: Domestic Foster Care, Refugee, and Youth Services (for youth transitioning out of foster care). Currently, we have more than 40 children and youth who have requested...

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