Community updates: Tuesday, Sept. 8

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 09-08-2020 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids invests $64,000 in resident projects focused on pandemic resiliency, racial equity The City of Grand Rapids invested $64,000 in grants to projects by resident leaders that focus on COVID-19 resiliency and advance racial equity,...

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Community updates: Monday, June 22

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 06-22-2020 under NEWS

'Social zones' open in Grand Rapids to aid restaurant recovery Grand Rapids' first outdoor social zones opened this weekend, aiming to help restaurants and bars reopening with capacity limits and COVID-related setbacks. With a 50-percent...

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Expressing Passion this Holiday Season

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 12-17-2019 under NONPROFITS

“Donating is thankfulness; I’m thankful for the things that I have in my life, so when I see people without those things, I need to be reminded that it does matter and that I can help people,” says Austin Owens, the Safety...

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Annual Heartside Cleansweep Inspires Community Through Volunteering

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 04-23-2019 under NONPROFITS

As flowers bloom along downtown sidewalks and  grass becomes greener, debris and trash leftover from the previous winter’s snow banks litter the sides of our city’s streets. Come summer, these piles of rubbish disappear, unnoticed...

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Volunteers Secure Millions in Tax Credits for Local Families

by (Heart of West M...)

Submitted 02-21-2019 under NONPROFITS

“Doing a tax return’s like doing a story problem, and how much fun is that?” Chris MacDonald knows a lot about story problems. A former high school math teacher with over 15 years’ experience as a volunteer tax preparer, she...

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Volunteering in Grand Rapids as a college student: Where do you start?

by (tekielak)

Submitted 11-26-2018 under NEWS

Volunteering is the perfect way to not only make a difference, but start engaging with an unfamiliar community. For college students in the Grand Rapids area, volunteering can also be a way to explore interests, build relationships, and stumble...

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Crash's Landing & Big Sid's Sanctuary - An organization with a heart

by (kornoelr)

Submitted 03-29-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

“It means everything to me.” These were the resounding words that were expressed by Sara Youngman, Sharon Wylie, and Sarah Klawiter. Three out of over 200 volunteers at Crash’s Landing & Big Sid’s Sanctuary. They were...

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Nonprofit volunteer fair scheduled for May 31

by (Covenant Villag...)

Submitted 05-16-2017 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids community is invited to learn about non-profit volunteer opportunities for all ages on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 2-5 p.m., in the Fellowship Hall at Covenant Village of the Great Lakes, located at 2510 Lake Michigan Drive, N.W.,...

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'Dinosaur Fish' May Outlive Us All

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 04-10-2017 under NONPROFITS

With their large suction mouth, shark-like tail, and rows of bony plates up and down its 6-foot-long body, lake sturgeon are pretty intimidating. But not to 12-year-old Elena Guc. “I think it’s really interesting how lake sturgeon have...

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Volunteers become champions at Cook Library Center

by (GAAH)

Submitted 03-07-2017 under NONPROFITS

Here at Grandville Avenue Arts & Humanities (GAAH), the volunteers are critical and cherished supporters in pursuing our mission. The students always rush to the door to greet the volunteers with literal open arms and spend every minute possible...

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