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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In Season Report: July 4, 2020

Submitted 07-03-2020 under NONPROFITS

Cherries, raspberries + green beans OH MY! Join us this Saturday and celebrate the 4th by choosing to buy fresh products + support local businesses.

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The beginning of difference - God's idea

Submitted 07-03-2020 under NONPROFITS

New understandings of the Tower of Babel story from Genesis helps us see that while it is natural to find identity in people like us, God’s plan is for diversity.

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Functional Medicine Practice Expands into Prepared Meal Service

Submitted 07-02-2020 under NONPROFITS

Root Functional Medicine producing prepared meals in Downtown Market Incubator Kitchen

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Thankful for Second Chances, New Clients Share What Brought Them to Guiding Light

Submitted 07-01-2020 under NONPROFITS

New Clients, Sam, Ryan and Alan, Share What Brought Them to Guiding Light

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Durable Medical Equipment Lending Library Resumes Services

Submitted 06-29-2020 under NONPROFITS

The Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Lending Closet at Family Network temporarily closed during Covid-19 so the organization could focus on serving people in need of food assistance through the pantry. It has recently reopened and is available for low-income community members in need of equipment.

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Local Trans Students Awarded $10,000

Submitted 06-29-2020 under NONPROFITS

Despite pandemic, Grand Rapids Trans Foundation awards $10k in scholarships to six local students in 2020.

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In Season Report: June 27, 2020

Submitted 06-26-2020 under NONPROFITS

Come enjoy the sunshine and fresh air while you shop from local businesses for fresh produce + other food products! Shop from over 50 vendors tomorrow and support the local food community!

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A personal confession: I am a racist

Submitted 06-26-2020 under NONPROFITS

Even when we think we are not racist, we must become aware and take responsibility for complicity with a culture and its institutions that are racist. It calls for confession and willingness to learn and act.

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Grandville Avenue Arts & Humanities becomes summer meal site, offers summer programming opportunities for youth: July 6 - July 24

Submitted 06-24-2020 under NONPROFITS

As school ends and food distribution sites are diminishing throughout the area, GAAH becomes a "Meet Up Eat Up" site offering meals alongside fun activities for youth to support summer learning

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In Season Report: June 20, 2020

Submitted 06-19-2020 under NONPROFITS

Another beautiful weekend provides YOU with another wonderful opportunity to buy groceries from your local farm + food businesses! This Saturday shop from over 50 vendors while you enjoy the fresh air and warm weather.

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