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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Outgoing Board Member Will Always Have a Heart for Heartside

Submitted 02-16-2021 under NONPROFITS

John Dice is ending his second three-year term on the Guiding Light Board of Directors. The outgoing board member has given his time and talents to the help those in need in the Heartside neighborhood for decades.

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In Season Report: February 13, 2021

Submitted 02-12-2021 under NONPROFITS

It’s going to be another beautiful snowy weekend in Grand Rapids so throw on your snow pants and head down to the Market! Shop from over 25 vendors offering the best local fare and handmade goods in town.

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St. Cecilia Music Center will present Jazz Bassists Christian McBride and Edgar Meyer in an exclusive live virtual concert on February 25, 2021 at 7 pm

Submitted 02-08-2021 under NONPROFITS

St. Cecilia Music Center is proud to present Jazz Bassists Christian McBride and Edgar Meyer in an exclusive live virtual concert on February 25, 2021 at 7pm EST. Both artists will offer up solo performances and then join together for a post-show artist conversation where they will answer questions.

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As Pandemic Enters Second Year, Guiding Light Sees Increased Demand for Addiction Recovery Program

Submitted 02-08-2021 under NONPROFITS

Since the beginning of the year, Guiding Light has had an uptick in the number of inquiries and enrollments for its Recovery program. Director Brian Elve provides insights into the problem -- and how Guiding Light has developed an effective approach to help men recover and re-engage.

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In Season Report: February 6, 2021

Submitted 02-05-2021 under NONPROFITS

Grab your hat, mittens, and boots, it’s going to be a cold one at the Market this weekend. Despite the snowy weather, we WILL be open this Saturday! Shop from over 30 vendors offering the best local fare and handmade goods in town.

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UCOM welcomes Liam Bailey as Donor Relations Specialist

Submitted 02-04-2021 under NONPROFITS

UCOM welcomes Liam Bailey as Donor Relations Specialist

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Guiding Light to Spotlight Addiction Recovery During Feb. 18 Virtual Ministry Update

Submitted 02-03-2021 under NONPROFITS

The community is invited to join Guiding Light's virtual Ministry Update on Thursday, Feb. 18. Hosted on Facebook and LinkedIn, the virtual event will begin at 7 p.m. and focus on how the nonprofit is preparing to meet increased demand for its addition recovery services.

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THE SALVATION ARMY OF KENT COUNTY THANKS COMMUNITY FOR RED KETTLE CAMPAIGN SUPPORT

Submitted 02-03-2021 under NONPROFITS

The Salvation Army thanks Kent County for the wonderful support received through its "Rescue Christmas" Campaign.

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Great Decisions series tackles North Korea, COVID, the melting Arctic, and African independence

Submitted 02-03-2021 under NONPROFITS

Eight straight weeks of global awareness begins on February 8 as the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan again presents "Great Decisions"

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St. Cecilia Music Center Features Legendary Folk Artist Judy Collins in Virtual Live-Streamed Concert from The Town Hall in NYC on February 12, 2021

Submitted 02-02-2021 under NONPROFITS

On February 12th St. Cecilia Music Center will present Judy Collins for a live streamed virtual concert onstage from The Town Hall in New York City where, in 1964, she made her debut that launched her illustrious musical career.

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