Giving children a head start

$10 million injected into early childhood programming.

A better food system

Partners collaborate to improve awareness.

Showing its pride

Grand Rapids Pride Center looks toward future.

CWD Real Estate sees silver lining in aftermath of violent protests

Sam Cummings, managing partner with CWD, said he was “mad as hell” Saturday night and Sunday morning, but witnessing the community outreach and cleanup afterward restored his faith in West Michigan.

Grand Rapids resident raises thousands for water security

Starting Saturday, Becca VandeGriend will be leading West Michiganders in World Vision’s Virtual Global 6K for Water, a worldwide charity event with the purpose of raising thousands of dollars in donations for the organization’s global clean water access programs.

Sports organizations team up to give back

The Grand Rapids Drive, Grand Rapids Griffins, West Michigan Whitecaps and West Michigan Sports Commission partnered to launch “One Team For West Michigan,” an initiative to help the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Providing peace for pigs — and chickens

The Gadziemskis have turned their passion into a sanctuary.

Partners launch $5M match initiative for #GivingTuesdayNow

The for-profit arm of an area nonprofit is partnering with a pair of national organizations to launch a matching fund initiative that will be held next week on #GivingTuesdayNow.

Boxed Water gives back to planet, plants 1 millionth tree

In partnership with a conservation organization, a locally based packaged water brand has planted its 1 millionth tree.

COVID-19 taking its toll on mental health

A recent study from Opinium examined the mental well-being of the public during the period of social distancing caused by COVID-19.

Calvin University sophomore sews masks for the homeless

A student from a local university is using her skills to help others.

Twitter data: Michigan ranks top 5 nationally as ‘4/20’ state

According to Healthtrends, a wellness website, Michigan has been tweeting about 4/20 more than the majority of the country.

Priority Health helping those who lost employer health benefits

Priority Health announced it created a new option to help those who have lost their employer-based health benefits due to COVID-19.

Food bank to participate in #GiveFromHomeDay campaign

Feeding America West Michigan is participating in a national fundraising drive to help food-insecure families and individuals.

Spectrum Health provides multilingual COVID-19 resources

Spectrum Health updated its website to include a web page in Spanish with downloadable materials to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Grand Rapids Drive plan donations to local organizations

A Grand Rapids sports team is giving back to those who are impacted by COVID-19.

Recovered COVID-19 patient and Grand Rapids native donates plasma to aid others

Versiti Blood Center of Michigan is collecting plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients to help treat those diagnosed with the virus.

Countering pollution

How the rise of polluted water impacts our neighborhoods.

Binder Park Zoo donates meals, PPE to local organizations

Although a Battle Creek zoo will not open its season as scheduled, it is helping its community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
social distancing

Research finds men less likely to follow social distancing rules

Social distancing has become the new normal, but not all are following the guidelines.




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