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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Putting the Pieces Back Together: Derek Achieves a Year of Sobriety

Submitted 12-15-2020 under NONPROFITS

Through Guiding Light's programming, 27-year-old Derek recently achieved a milestone in his journey in sobriety.


COVID vaccine trials need diverse test subjects, so a doctor rolled up his sleeve

Submitted 12-15-2020 under NONPROFITS

When the opportunity came for Dr. Rakesh Pai to volunteer in a COVID-19 vaccine trial, he didn't hesitate.


Rescue Christmas Updates: Pilots for Christ Extend Lead for Golden Kettle

Submitted 12-14-2020 under NONPROFITS

Two new groups enter the race for the Golden Kettle, but the Pilots for Christ extend their lead against the competition.


In Season Report: December 12, 2020

Submitted 12-11-2020 under NONPROFITS

Happy First day of Hanukkah! Which means, only two weeks left until Christmas and Kwanzaa, and before you know it will be the New Year! Come stock up on all your holiday essentials from local produce to farm fresh meat, holiday decor and handmade gifts.


Secchia Honored with Hillman-Orr Award by World Affairs Council

Submitted 12-10-2020 under NONPROFITS

The late Ambassador (ret.) Peter Secchia has been named the 2021 Hillman-Orr Award recipient for global engagement


Metro Health - University of Michigan Health offers sign-on bonus to new medical assistants

Submitted 12-09-2020 under NONPROFITS

Qualified candidates who are hired at Metro Health before January 31, 2021 can earn up to $3,000 in bonuses.


Rescue Christmas Updates: Pilots for Christ and Kentwood Rotary enter the race for the Golden Kettle

Submitted 12-08-2020 under NONPROFITS

A new group - Pilots for Christ - have emerged as a contender for The Salvation Army's Golden Kettle Award.


In Season Report: December 5, 2020

Submitted 12-04-2020 under NONPROFITS

Happy December! ‘Tis the season for supporting your local farm and food businesses. Come down tomorrow and shop from a variety of fresh, in-season, locally-grown and made products!


The Golden Kettle is up for grabs!

Submitted 11-30-2020 under NONPROFITS

The Golden Kettle award is up for grabs again this Christmas Season, as local service clubs try to outdo each other for the coveted Salvation Army trophy.


In Season Report: November 28, 2020

Submitted 11-27-2020 under NONPROFITS

Leftovers gone from the holidays? Time to restock your fridge and cupboards! Head down to the market and shop from the best local fare in Grand Rapids.