• SAM I Am – A heart sooooo big.

    SAM I Am – A heart sooooo big.

    December 26, 2013

    Please watch this great video of Sam and his story, then read more below about how you can help Sam and his family. From our friends at The Kala Project. “Our team recently had the opportunity to document a day in the life of our new friend Sam! Although he appears to be a normal […]

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  • Roofs to Roots

    Roofs to Roots

    June 20, 2013

    Grand Rapids, Michigan has been voted one of the biggest turn around cities in the nation. Since early 2004, Grand Rapids made a point to knock out homelessness and make it a priority. The goal was not only to fix the problem at hand but the future of this horrible circumstance that recently became the […]

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  • Bank donates land for Habitat for Humanity

    Bank donates land for Habitat for Humanity

    June 11, 2013

    Mercantile Bank of Michigan donated three vacant lots in the Roosevelt Park neighborhood to the Habitat for Humanity of Kent County.  According to mLive, the donations will be part of Habitat Kent’s initiative to revitalize five West Side neighborhood over the past two years. This initiative will serve a total of 200 families through housing construction and rehabilitation and […]

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  • GiveCamp Gives Grand Rapids Technology

    GiveCamp Gives Grand Rapids Technology

    June 5, 2013

    GiveCamp is a weekend event in Grand Rapids, Michigan where volunteer technology professionals and local non-profit organizations come together to improve and create new solutions for each non-profit group. On the Friday of the GiveCamp weekend, teams are divided up into groups of five or six and matched with an organization. Over the course of […]

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  • Festival of the Arts-This Weekend in Downtown Grand Rapids!

    Festival of the Arts-This Weekend in Downtown Grand Rapids!

    June 5, 2013

    Festival of the Arts is making its 44th appearance this weekend in downtown Grand Rapids beginning Friday, June 7th. Inspired by “The Calder” art piece, the festival first began in 1970 and was originally sponsored by the Arts Council of Greater Grand Rapids. The three-day community arts celebration is held annually in June. Alexander Calder, […]

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  • Bad Breakup? Good News.

    June 4, 2013

    Suffering from a bad break-up or divorce from your last relationship?  Well, Good News Community is there for you.  The non-profit is a volunteer community of persons that have experienced broken relationships and are committed to helping others. They have been in existence since 1978.   They offer various different ways to provide support for […]

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  • TRIP into Contemporary Dance with Amy Wilson

    June 1, 2013

      Contemporary dance has come back to metro Grand Rapids through to the efforts of Kansas transplant Amy Wilson. After several years of travelling the United States, Amy and her husband, Erin, began looking for a place to put roots down. After taking over as the manager for Grand Rapids’ historic Wealthy Theatre, Erin and […]

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  • Veterans Show Their Heart

    June 1, 2013

    Fashion Has Heart Introduction   With Memorial Day’s recent passing, the nation remains acutely aware of its veterans – especially those hailed as wounded warriors. These brave men and women gave their all for this nation and paid heavy tolls for their sacrifice: life-long injuries and debilitation. Through the pain and frustration of rehabilitation, these […]

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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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