Tag Archives: community

Healing Communities

Healing Communities in Michigan is a network of diverse religious congregations, known as Stations of Hope that have covenanted together to make their communitites safer by loving the hurting and the exiled–healing the division and pain that comes from communities and families torn apart by crime and incarceration. The mission of Healing Communities in Michigan […]

Holiday Giving Network Options for Providers…

No time to shop for a holiday basket? You can donate online! Go to “Network for Good” and designate your donation for “Holiday Giving Network.” Your $50 donation will be applied toward a gift card for applicants who registered at their local pantry.  If you prefer to purchase and deliver all the ingredients for a […]

Michigan Needs Your Help

We have all heard that the unemployment rate in Michigan is unbelievably high at 15.2%.  Did you also know that the poverty rate in Kent County is 15%? Please read this editorial from The Grand Rapids Press titled “A Portrait of Poverty” and see why our community needs your help now more than ever. Marsha […]

Emerging United

Representatives from many nonprofits in Kent County attended a Community Forum titled “Emerging United” that was hosted by the MSU Extension and The Grand Rapids Community Foundation on Thursday, July 16, 2009.  The program included three speakers followed by roundtable discussions in order to identify opportunities for nonprofit collaboration and sustainability.  The conversations that took […]