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, November 13, 2021

Submitted 11-12-2021 under NONPROFITS

Week two of Second Season and we’ve got another full Market for you!


Until We Eat Equally Well: An Interview with Teresa Hendricks from Migrant Legal Aid

Submitted 11-11-2021 under NONPROFITS

The Kent County Food Policy Council interviews Teresa Hendricks from Migrant Legal Aid on harvesting food and migrant farmworkers


Life at Guiding Light Recovery

Submitted 11-10-2021 under NONPROFITS

Ever wonder what rehab is like? Guiding Light Recovery is a professional, holistic, and "no-joke" substance abuse treatment program provided to men at no financial cost. The only price is their willingness, open-mindedness, and sincere desire to change.


The Salvation Army, in partnership with SpartanNash, kicks off 2021 Red Kettle Campaign this Friday

Submitted 11-08-2021 under NONPROFITS

Christmas campaign goal of $1.6 million reflects expectations of local need


What's at the Market: Saturday, November 6, 2021

Submitted 11-05-2021 under NONPROFITS

Join us for our first Market day of Second Season! P.S. It’s a full house!


What's at the Market: Saturday, October 30, 2021

Submitted 10-29-2021 under NONPROFITS

Kick-off your spooky weekend festivities with a trip to the Market! Grab a pumpkin for carving, apples for dipping and treats for snacking. It’s going to be a witchin’ time!


"It's Either This or Death:" After Two Decades of Addiction, Jason Attributes Life-Saving Results to Guiding Light

Submitted 10-29-2021 under NONPROFITS

Jason has been caught in the vicious cycle of alcoholism, homelessness, and instability for years. At Guiding Light he found the long-term solutions he needed to get sober and to become financially, physically, and spiritually secure again.


Food Without Barriers: An Interview with Lisa Oliver King from Our Kitchen Table

Submitted 10-28-2021 under NONPROFITS

Lisa Oliver-King, Director of Our Kitchen Table (OKT), shares her food experiences, more about OKT's work and her vision for a more just, equitable food system in Kent County


Legendary Guitarist Leo Kottke returns to perform at St. Cecilia Music Center's Acoustic Café Series on November 19, 2021

Submitted 10-23-2021 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids favorite, legendary guitarist Leo Kottke, has been described by Rolling Stone Magazine as “so good that he didn’t need a band.” West Michigan music lovers will be able to experience his amazing six and twelve-string guitar picking genius at SCMC on November 19th.