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Discover the rich tapestry of West Michigan's non-profit sector highlighted in The Rapidian's Nonprofit Dispatch. Gain insight directly from local organizations actively engaged in the realms of arts, culture, service, faith, and collaboration. These compelling narratives are graciously shared by a diverse array of non-profit entities in Grand Rapids.

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What's at the Market: Saturday, September 4, 2021

Submitted 09-03-2021 under NONPROFITS

The Market is abundantly stocked with a large variety of in season produce, farm fresh foods, and hand-crafted food products. But don’t take our word for it, come see for yourself!

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18 Years of Service to Seniors

Submitted 09-03-2021 under NONPROFITS

After 18 years of dedicated service, Renee Ambriz of The Salvation Army's Seniors Program, better known as the "Keenagers," is retiring. The Salvation Army's Public Relations Coordinator Jason Pearson shares the story of Renee with the readers today.

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What's at the Market: Saturday, August 28, 2021

Submitted 08-27-2021 under NONPROFITS

The Market is HOT HOT HOT! And we’re not just talking about the temperature. Head down this weekend and cool off with a variety of refreshing summer snacks!

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Inspired by Faith, Advocating for Change: Climate Activists Speak Up

Submitted 08-25-2021 under NONPROFITS

These young activists met with Senator Gary Peter's office to speak up about climate change. Through the experience, they were inspired to continue to work for environmental justice.

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Faith, Transparency, Compassion and Gratitude: A Profile of Starla McDermott

Submitted 08-25-2021 under NONPROFITS

Starla McDermott is the Development Director for the Grand Rapids-based non-profit organization Guiding Light. The journey to where she is today has not been easy nor direct. Having persevered she has been humbled and is determined to help others overcome their struggles.

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Guiding Light Helps Tim Build a Sober Life After Losing it All

Submitted 08-25-2021 under NONPROFITS

Tim has been struggling with alcoholism for decades. Despite managing to stay sober for 8 years, through which he achieved the dream of "the house and the picket fence" he found himself drinking again after the economy crashed.

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What's at the Market: Saturday, August 21, 2021

Submitted 08-20-2021 under NONPROFITS

Summer isn’t over just yet! Come down to Market and savor the flavors of summertime in Michigan.

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Community Land Trusts: An Avenue to Wealth Building, More Equitable Housing

Submitted 08-18-2021 under NONPROFITS

Dwelling Place’s regional Community Land Trust initiative aims to bring affordable homeownership opportunities to low- and moderate-income individuals and families

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What's at the Market: Saturday, August 14, 2021

Submitted 08-13-2021 under NONPROFITS

It’s Peak Season here at FSFM and this years bounty is filling the Market stalls with beautiful colors, textures, and aromas. Come on down this Saturday and enjoy all that this season has to offer.

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