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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Guiding Light Welcomes Kyle Hinton to Board of Directors

Submitted 01-04-2021 under NONPROFITS

Guiding Light welcomes Kyle Hinton, a licensed marriage and family therapist, to its board of directors.

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In Season Report: January 2, 2021

Submitted 01-01-2021 under NONPROFITS

Happy New Year! What better way to celebrate than to shop from the freshest local fare in town? Come on down tomorrow and see what Second Season Market 2021 has to offer!

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Guiding Light Receives $20,000 Grant from SpartanNash Foundation

Submitted 12-28-2020 under NONPROFITS

For the third consecutive year, Guiding Light has received a $20,000 grant from the SpartanNash Foundation, which has provided a total of $70,000 to the nonprofit since 2016.

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A Furious Finish to The Salvation Army Golden Kettle Contest

Submitted 12-28-2020 under NONPROFITS

The Kentwood City Rotary Club has won The Salvation Army's Golden Kettle Award for 2020. The service club was able to raise enough support for The Army over the last few days prior to Christmas Eve to narrowly claim first place from the Pilots for Christ.

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In race to create a COVID-19 vaccine, there is no fast track for approval

Submitted 12-22-2020 under NONPROFITS

Metro Health - University of Michigan Health's Chief Population Health Officer talks about his confidence in COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness.

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Rescue Christmas Updates: Service Clubs near conclusion of Golden Kettle Contest

Submitted 12-21-2020 under NONPROFITS

The final few days are upon The Salvation Army's Golden Kettle contest. Who will win? The Pilots for Christ maintain a solid lead, but changes in the standings are still possible.

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Food Pantry and Grocery Store Partner to Provide Christmas Meals

Submitted 12-21-2020 under NONPROFITS

Prompted by a visit to Family Network the day before Thanksgiving, SpartanNash employee creates a new giving program for holiday meals.

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Donations to The Salvation Army of Kent County to double, December 22-24

Submitted 12-18-2020 under NONPROFITS

The Salvation Army of Kent County’s “Give Once; Bless Twice” initiative returns this year and will provide a match totaling $130,000 for all donations on Dec. 22-24. Remember to support The Salvation Army!

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In Season Report: December 19, 2020

Submitted 12-18-2020 under NONPROFITS

Join us this Saturday for our LAST market day of 2020! Come down and wish your favorite vendors the happiest of holidays and stock up on all your local food needs!

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The Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign nears final weekend for bellringing

Submitted 12-17-2020 under NONPROFITS

With less than a week remaining, The Salvation Army encourages all who are interested in ringing bells to sign up now. The needs of many families across Kent County is greater than ever before. With less kettles available, and less bell ringers, The Salvation Army needs help!

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