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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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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From darkness to light: Kyle Hinton encourages men to "do the footwork"

Submitted 06-30-2021 under NONPROFITS

Kyle Hinton has walked in the shoes of the men who seek recovery and reconnection through the programs offered by Guiding Light – and he knows the importance of shining a light.

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What's at the Market: Saturday, June 26, 2021

Submitted 06-25-2021 under NONPROFITS

All this rain has done the Market well. Come out on Saturday and find cherries, raspberries, strawberries, and more! Don’t wait, these seasonal fruits are only here for a short time!

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What's at the Market: Saturday, June 19, 2021

Submitted 06-18-2021 under NONPROFITS

Asparagus, strawberries, and greens, oh my! The Market is filled with a variety of gorgeous summertime colors, bites, and fresh picked-scents! Head down this weekend and fill your plates this week with local goods.

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What's at the Market: Saturday, June 12, 2021

Submitted 06-11-2021 under NONPROFITS

The calendar may not say so, but summer season is here! Come check out this seasons bounty and support your local farms and food & beverage businesses!

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D.A. Blodgett - St. John's Receives Grant from the Miracle-Gro Foundation to Teach Kids How to Garden

Submitted 06-10-2021 under NONPROFITS

Kids will use the food they grow to create healthy meals this summer.

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My own worst enemy: Getting to sober this Father's Day

Submitted 06-08-2021 under NONPROFITS

An ultimatum from his daughter helped David put an immediate hard stop on more than three decades of addiction and find help at Guiding Light.

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