• A Michigan 7th Grader’s Nonprofit Brings Smiles to Detroit Children

    May 31, 2013

    A thought came to Anika Jane Beamer more than a year ago, as she sat folding clothes on the couch in her family’s Farmington home. Today, her idea is a non-profit organization that is making life a little brighter for children at St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center in Detroit, an education center for at-risk […]

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  • PaperGator

    May 31, 2013

    There is not a lot to get excited at when looking at the PaperGator, it looks a lot like your average dumpster. The PaperGator, however is no average dumpster as it not only helps the environment, but helps nonprofit churches and schools earn money. Look around your home; do you have old papers lying around? Phonebooks? Magazines? […]

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  • Summer Preview

    May 31, 2013

    Memorial Day (Monday May 27th), Jenison was ready for summer, even if the weather was not. Alive Ministries had prepared a fun filled day outside, free for everyone. With the looming rain, they moved the activities to their building on Church Street in Jenison. They had several sponsors, including Bigby Coffee, Culver’s, FYI, and others. The […]

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  • Kids’ Food Basket Fights Childhood Hunger

    May 29, 2013

      Child hunger is prevalent throughout the world and the United States is no exception. Some children don’t know where their next meal will come from. Kids’ Food Basket (KFB) is a non-profit organization located in Grand Rapids and Muskegon. The organization fights to endchild hunger and strives to engage the west Michigan community. Their […]

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  • Tyler Perry donates $100k to Ohio Schools

    May 29, 2013

    Filmmaker and actor Tyler Perry surprised middle school students in Ohio by showing up at an assembly and donating $100,000 to help fund after-school activities in the city’s South-Western schools on Friday, May 24, 2013. Perry was drawn to Finland Middle School after seeing an HBO segment about teacher Mary Mulvany, who started a foundation […]

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  • Wrong number saves life

    May 28, 2013

    A woman in Florida received a voice mail from a man she had never met before. The man, Thomas Buck, was clearly in some sort of danger and was trying to reach out to someone but unfortunately had dialed the wrong number. The Florida woman did all she could to get this stranger in Pennsylvania […]

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  • Restoring dignity to Women At Risk

    May 28, 2013

    Women At Risk, International (WAR, Int’l) is an outreach program to help women and children from the unimaginable. This non-profit organization provides programs in over 32 countries that rescue women and children from human trafficking. Staff members explain future possibilities to the women but it is ultimately their decision to leave and join a safe […]

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  • Dream Trip to Italy

    May 28, 2013

    A waitress who felt stuck in a small town with dreams to go see her family in Italy struck up a conversation with a customer about this struggle to go be reunited with her family. Being a waitress for 6 years she never had made enough money to take such a leisurely and expensive trip. […]

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  • Grace for Grace

    May 27, 2013

      In August of 2010, Grace Pachecno was 5 years old, and had already been in cancer remission twice. Neuroblastoma, an extra-cranial cancer that can be found in most parts of the body, had ravaged its way through her abdomen, kidneys, and chest for more than 2 years. Again in 2012, the cancer was back, […]

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