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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What's at the Market: Saturday, July 31, 2021

Submitted 07-30-2021 under NONPROFITS

It is going to be a beautiful weekend folks, so get outside and enjoy the Market!

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A path to a better place: Harvey Koning values Guiding Light's approach to recovery

Submitted 07-28-2021 under NONPROFITS

Harvey Koning was drawn to Guiding Light because he saw the impact it had right here in the community – and because of the organization’s focus on faith.

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What's at the Market: Saturday, July 23, 2021

Submitted 07-23-2021 under NONPROFITS

Don’t let the forecast keep you from heading down to the Market this weekend! Rainy days are the best Market days. Come see for yourself!

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What's at the Market: Saturday, July 17, 2021

Submitted 07-16-2021 under NONPROFITS

Time flies when you are having fun! And what could be more fun than shopping at the Farmers Market on a Saturday morning?! Head down to the Market and experience what the power of good food and community can do!

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Guiding Light Launches 'Casting Light' Podcast Highlighting Stories of Rescue, Recovery and Reengagement

Submitted 07-13-2021 under NONPROFITS

“Casting Light, Stories of Recovery and Hope at Guiding Light” will document and share the stories of Grand Rapids men in recovery who have found hope and a new way forward.

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Free Summer Concerts Return to the Grand Rapids Art Museum

Submitted 07-12-2021 under NONPROFITS

Community invited to enjoy free concerts on Thursday evenings at GRAM

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Librarians are nourishing kids through Library Lunches to Go

Submitted 07-12-2021 under NONPROFITS

Kids can pick up fun, healthy lunches along with their books this summer, thanks to a partnership between Feeding America West Michigan and Kent District Library!

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What's at the Market: Saturday, July 10, 2021

Submitted 07-09-2021 under NONPROFITS

It’s peak season here at the Market! Peaches just hit the stalls, blueberries are here for a few more rounds, and cherries & strawberries are leaving the Market soon. Get these products, and more, while you still can this weekend at Fulton Street!

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What's at the Market: Saturday, July 3, 2021

Submitted 07-02-2021 under NONPROFITS

Come one, come all! It’s the Fourth of July weekend and we’ve got a bounty of fresh produce and farm products to fuel you, your friends, and family, through your holiday plans. Head down tomorrow and you will find strawberries, cherries, and (finally) BLUEBERRIES!

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People rely on me here: Guiding Light Recovery gives Gabe hope for the future

Submitted 07-01-2021 under NONPROFITS

When he found himself in downward spiral of addiction, Gabe cried out to God, and Guiding Light shone to him like a beacon. After going through Guiding Light's Recovery program, the 28-year-old has newfound hope for his future, and the opportunity to find his independence.

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