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Nonprofit volunteer fair scheduled for May 31

Submitted 05-16-2017 under NONPROFITS

Explore volunteer opportunities for summer!

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Letter carriers collect record amount of food during Stamp Out Hunger

Submitted 05-16-2017 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids residents donated 200,000 pounds of food during Saturday's Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.

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New intergenerational center is on mission to bridge gap between Grand Rapids' oldest, youngest

Submitted 05-11-2017 under NEWS

The new Bethlehem Intergenerational Center, formerly Hill Child Development Center, now offers open senior enrollment for full day programming to serve up to 35 seniors per day.

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Measure What Matters: EcoBuns Baby + Co.

Submitted 05-11-2017 under NONPROFITS

Four years ago, Marissa Berghorst, her mother Vicki Hughes and her sister Meghan Osterbaan bought EcoBuns Baby + Co., located in Holland. This e-commerce store has transformed into a growing brick-and-mortar store, offering a large variety of environmentally friendly cloth diapers and baby products.

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City Commission 101: Five ways to be more effective when you go

Submitted 05-10-2017 under OPINION

How to prepare, speak up, and more. If you decide to attend a City Commission meeting, here are five things I wish someone had explained to me.

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Recent police actions prompt citizens to press City officials to declare 'state of emergency'

Submitted 05-10-2017 under NEWS

At the City Commission meeting this week, 40 Black men stood in solidarity, citing 12-year-old boys held a gunpoint, the shooting of Malik Carey and research showing bias in the police department as examples of when officials failed to take necessary action to take care of its citizens.

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Dégagé Ministries staff take part in Homelessness Advocacy Day

Submitted 05-10-2017 under NONPROFITS

I work with our patrons to secure their birth certificate, social security card, school records and/or identification. These vital records are important when obtaining employment and housing.

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Access of West Michigan develops poverty solutions through unique partnerships

Submitted 05-10-2017 under NONPROFITS

This week's episode of NPO Showcase features Access of West Michigan who works with community partners to create sustainable solutions to poverty

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Public Museum to host 1,500 preschoolers thanks to PNC Foundation grant

Submitted 05-09-2017 under NONPROFITS

Students from Head Start for Kent County, YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids and the GRCC Laboratory Preschool will visit the museum for one of two exhibits: Whales: Giants of the Deep or Creatures of Light!

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Local First launches sustainable business education series

Submitted 05-09-2017 under NONPROFITS

Local First launches its sustainable business education series: Measure What Matters Workshop series. The first workshop is this afternoon, May 9, 2017.

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