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volunteerism

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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Growing community through art: Heartside Gallery and Studio

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 03-07-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

Walking into Heartside Gallery and Studio, the first thing you notice is how active the space is. The Studio and Gallery space blend where artists create and show off art. Volunteers and Neighbor artists move through the space, busy with activity....

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Custer to focus on building creativity on northwest side Habitat for Humanity house

by (rachelcc)

Submitted 04-28-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

One of the great things about Grand Rapids is the community's investment in itself and its members. In a conversation I recently had with Todd Custer, Vice President of Sales-Architecture Products, Furniture and Technology at Custer, he...

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Teen celebrates birthday, Valentine's Day by volunteering

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 02-14-2014 under NONPROFITS

It’s Valentine’s Day, and Rachel Rounds of Evart, Michigan, is celebrating her 18th birthday. “I just got back from a mission trip to Africa, and I was thinking about different things to do for my birthday, maybe going to see a...

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Local volunteer is coming back to giving back

by (Heart of West M...)

Submitted 06-20-2012 under NONPROFITS

By: Jason Holton, Heart of West Michigan United Way volunteer   My return to volunteering has taken longer than I would have liked. That comes off a little like I knew I would come back to it, like there was some timeline that I had witnessed...

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Holiday Volunteer Events!

by (Heart of West M...)

Submitted 12-02-2011 under NONPROFITS

There's nothing quite like volunteering to get you into the holiday spirit. And there's nothing like the holidays to bring you lots of fun ways to volunteer! Click here to read about all of them! There's something for everyone: For the...

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Local organizations need your help to make this holiday special for those in need

by (Heart of West M...)

Submitted 11-18-2010 under NONPROFITS

“Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt This holiday and winter season, there are many opportunities to give the gift of your time...

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Help the Children's Museum say goodbye to "Curious George" exhibit

by (Heart of West M...)

Submitted 09-23-2010 under NONPROFITS

Our friends at the Grand Rapids Children's Museum have requested assistance with their Curious George Exhibit "load out" on October 4th.  They are looking for 10-15 people to help disassemble the large exhibit.  It will require some...

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SBV of the Week: Event Photographer

by (Heart of West M...)

Submitted 09-23-2010 under NONPROFITS

Each week the Volunteer Center will highlight an exciting skill-based volunteer (SBV) opportunity found on our Volunteer Solutions website. This week's SBV opportunity comes from Disability Advocates:   Photographer Needed! Disability...

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September 10th marks 15th annual Day of Caring volunteer event

by (Heart of West M...)

Submitted 09-09-2010 under NONPROFITS

Friday, September 10th over 1,600 United Way Day of Caring volunteers will spread out across West Michigan armed with rakes, shovels, paintbrushes, and a determination to improve the community in which they live. Our community’s largest one-day...

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