School and business closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic continue to have an effect on local non-profit ventures, including the Crusade for Toys, which is put on by the American Legion Goodfellows and area fire departments.
Patrick Moran, executive director of the Greater Ottawa County United Way, didn’t mince words when describing how COVID-19 has affected his organization.
For the past 17 years and counting, the Soup For All fundraiser has provided steaming bowls of soups to satisfy grumbling stomachs while also offering aid to West Michigan’s most needy.
Another partial shutdown due to the rise in COVID-19 cases is contributing to a potential dire situation for families helped by the local Salvation Army.
GRAND HAVEN TWP. — The Bucs Care Pantry will continue to serve students despite Grand Haven High School’s switch to online classes until Nov. 30, pantry director Angie Prieditis said.
HOLLAND — A cashmere sweater fundraising sale returns to Holland in November to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Holland as well as Resilience: Advocates for Ending Violence.
HOLLAND — Greater Ottawa County United Way held a virtual luncheon last week to celebrate this year’s Week of Caring – an extension of the organization’s Day of Caring.
The Grand Haven Area Community Foundation has granted more than $625,000 to area for-impact organizations serving individuals, families and communities most impacted by COVID-19.
SPRING LAKE TWP. — A yard sale held for the benefit of Operation Christmas Child was rained out Saturday and rescheduled for this coming Saturday, Sept. 19, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
WEST OLIVE — A lesson in care and giving turned into a bigger production than anticipated when West Olive brothers Ben and Jake handed in their donation recently to the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office.
In less than seven weeks, 525 individuals, organizations and funds came together to contribute more than $300,000 to the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation.
In just 15 days, more than 190 individuals and organizations came together to contribute to the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation's $150,000 Restoring Hope Challenge Match, which is raising money for the Community Relief and Recovery Fund.
The Grand Haven Area Community Foundation has launched an initial $150,000 challenge match to raise money for the Community Relief & Recovery Fund.
Due to the coronavirus closures in March, the Tri-Cities Women Who Care were unable to meet in person, but the philanthropic group still responded to the needs of their neighbors.
The community coalition created to respond to the COVID-19 crisis is shifting its priorities from the emergency human needs in Ottawa County to the longer-term efforts of stabilization and recovery.
The community coalition created to respond to the COVID-19 crisis has granted an additional $22,000 from the Emergency Human Needs Fund to five area nonprofit organizations that are helping our community in this time of crisis.
Earlier this year, Grand Haven Area Public Schools administrators asked a challenging question: How can we blend hands-on learning with philanthropy and create an opportunity to engage students who were not already involved in other extracurricular activities?
On Tuesday, May 5, The Salvation Army and Candace Cameron Bure will be asking people to join the “Fight for Good” by providing hope and help to those impacted by the coronavirus.
A community coalition recently created to respond to the COVID-19 crisis has granted an additional $80,160 from its Emergency Human Needs Fund to 14 area nonprofit organizations.
At this time, most vital human services organizations in Ottawa County will remain open and accessible to those seeking assistance. These agencies will continue to ensure vulnerable citizens are housed, fed and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic, county officials said Tuesday.
Local school districts provided more than 9,000 meals Tuesday – the first of several planned food distribution days around the community.
MUSKEGON — Heidi Naperala admits that she had “no idea what I was getting into” when she agreed to participate in this year’s Dancing with the Local Stars event.
Gracious Grounds, a Grand Haven-based nonprofit housing organization for adults with unique abilities, says it has received a monetary gift in the “seven figures” to its newly established endowment fund.
The nonprofit education organization, Do More Good, has announced the addition of two directors to its board beginning in 2020. Paige Riopelle, principal of Riopelle Design Group, and Craig Clark, owner of Clark Communication, will be added to the leadership roster in January.
FERRYSBURG — The inaugural North Shore Trail Run will be held Saturday, Oct. 12. The 5K/10K race will take place on the trail system in North Ottawa Dunes and Coast Guard Park.