The Rapidian

Nonprofit Dispatches

This section of The Rapidian represents the amazing array of diverse non-profit organizations in West Michigan, groups that reveal the tapestry of arts, culture, service, faith and collaboration that defines our region. Read about opportunities to learn, grow, share and participate in the life of this community. The stories here are provided by our area's non-profit organizations.

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Donations to The Salvation Army on Giving Tuesday Will Be Matched Up To $50,000

Submitted 11-29-2021 under NONPROFITS

Thanks to the generosity of a local anonymous supporter, all donations to The Salvation Army of Kent County received tomorrow on Giving Tuesday will be matched up to $50,000.


St. Cecilia Music Center brings GRAMMY Nominated duo The Milk Carton Kids to Grand Rapids in concert this Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021

Submitted 11-26-2021 under NONPROFITS

The Milk Carton Kids, will bring their special brand of folk to St. Cecilia Music Center this Thursday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. This Thursday's concert kicks off their widespread tour through 21 U.S. cities and 5 performances in Spain, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and England.


The Salvation Army of Kent County to Sponsor Sixth Annual Red Kettle Game With Griffins

Submitted 11-24-2021 under NONPROFITS

The Salvation Army of Kent County will be the presenting sponsor of the sixth annual Red Kettle Game with the Grand Rapids Griffins minor league hockey team on Friday, Dec. 3.


How You Can Help With The Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign!

Submitted 11-22-2021 under NONPROFITS

With the holiday season in full tilt, The Salvation Army invites the Grand Rapids community to get involved in any of the following ways to help make sure Hope Marches On this Christmas season and beyond.


What's at the Market: Saturday, November 20, 2021

Submitted 11-19-2021 under NONPROFITS

Shop at the Market this weekend and stock up on the freshest ingredients for your holiday meal!


God is the Way Out: Guiding Light Board Chair Connects Recovery Success with Spirituality

Submitted 11-17-2021 under NONPROFITS

Ed Postma first noticed there was something different about Guiding Light when he saw a young man struggling with addiction begin to ask questions about spirituality and to talk about God.


The Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign is On!

Submitted 11-15-2021 under NONPROFITS

The Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign got off to a great start last Friday with many people attending the ceremonial kick-off at the Kroc Center. Be on the lookout for the red kettles, as bell ringers are now out in full force across the city.


What's at the Market: Saturday, November 13, 2021

Submitted 11-12-2021 under NONPROFITS

Week two of Second Season and we’ve got another full Market for you!


Until We Eat Equally Well: An Interview with Teresa Hendricks from Migrant Legal Aid

Submitted 11-11-2021 under NONPROFITS

The Kent County Food Policy Council interviews Teresa Hendricks from Migrant Legal Aid on harvesting food and migrant farmworkers


Life at Guiding Light Recovery

Submitted 11-10-2021 under NONPROFITS

Ever wonder what rehab is like? Guiding Light Recovery is a professional, holistic, and "no-joke" substance abuse treatment program provided to men at no financial cost. The only price is their willingness, open-mindedness, and sincere desire to change.