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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Faith communities call for racial justice: A Jewish reflection

Submitted 06-19-2020 under NONPROFITS

Allison Egrin of the Kaufman Interfaith Institute reflects on the AJC/JCRC Black Jewish Coalition Zoom Meeting to discuss how the Jewish community can support their Black neighbors in the fight against systemic racism

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In Season Report: June 12, 2020

Submitted 06-12-2020 under NONPROFITS

This Saturday shop from OVER 45 local farms + food businesses. Get outside and enjoy some fresh air + sunshine while you shop for fresh local products!

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Amid racism and protests, can we find hope?

Submitted 06-12-2020 under NONPROFITS

Facing the challenges of racism and political protest, how will the religious traditions respond? Faith communities from conservative to progressive are responding and finding resources to respond with hope.

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Surge in Visitors to Local Food Pantry

Submitted 06-08-2020 under NONPROFITS

COVID-19 has strained resources at local non-profits, including Family Network of Wyoming. The organization typically serves just over 10,000 people a year but saw 2,700 people in April 2020 alone.

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In Season Report: June 6, 2020

Submitted 06-05-2020 under NONPROFITS

Support the local food community this Saturday at the market! We are hosting over 40 vendors tomorrow, so come enjoy the fresh air while you shop for your fresh, local food essentials.

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Rights and responsibility, how does one act?

Submitted 06-05-2020 under NONPROFITS

In our current environment we need a balance between rights and responsibility. What are the limit to our rights if they bring harm others? What does our faith teach us?

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Reflections on Violence: A Letter from Grandville Avenue Arts and Humanity's CEO

Submitted 06-04-2020 under NONPROFITS

Earlier this week Steffanie Rosalez, CEO of Grandville Avenue Arts and Humanities, issued a powerful reflection on this weekend's protest to her organization's network and the community at large. We asked her to share it with The Rapidian readership as well.

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Community Kids brings "camp" to kids' backyards this summer

Submitted 06-02-2020 under NONPROFITS

Kids will have the chance to experience the learning and fun of summer camp safely in their own backyards.

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In Season Report: May 30, 2020

Submitted 05-29-2020 under NONPROFITS

Come support your local food community this Saturday! There will be 45 vendors ready to sell you all the fresh local products you need! Get outside and enjoy the fresh air while you shop for your food essentials.

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Finding Hope in the Pandemic

Submitted 05-29-2020 under NONPROFITS

In the midst of a pandemic that brings with it much uncertainty, we can choose to hope and not fear.

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