Grand Haven students brightened lives last week.
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.
Love in Action (LIA) will be able to feed thousands of hungry families in the Tri-Cities thanks to a gift from Meijer and its customers who participated in the retailer’s spring Simply Give food donation program.
Greater Ottawa County United Way announced that $23,130 worth of school supplies and backpacks were collected and distributed during the annual Stuff the Bus School Supply & Backpack Drive, which took place from July 23 through Aug. 6 throughout Ottawa County.
FERRYSBURG - Organizers described it as one of the best in years as a few hundred friends and neighbors gathered to taste 11 different types of chili during the 14th Annual Smith's Bayou Chili Cookoff on Saturday.
Gracious Grounds, a Grand Haven-based nonprofit housing organization for adults with unique abilities, recently received a matching grant award from the JSJ Foundation Fund, established by the JSJ Corp., and held at the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation.
The Flahive Memorial Cruise is going strong after 24 years and organizer Kurt Pravda expects around 150 cars for this year’s event, which will take place Wednesday evening.
The North Bank Communities Fund, a component of the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation, recently announced five grant awards, totaling $12,150, in support of the North Bank region of Northwest Ottawa County.
Greater Ottawa County United Way recently announced that Good Samaritan Ministries has been awarded a grant to grow its capacity to provide more affordable housing in Ottawa County.
Fricano’s Pizza Tavern is breaking its “never open on Sunday” tradition to help raise money for the Musical Fountain’s Sound Investment campaign.
FRUITPORT TWP. — The almost $75,000 that was raised at this year’s Chef Prize will benefit the Kids Food Basket of Muskegon County, according to officials from The Van Kampen Boyer Molinari Foundation.
GRAND RAPIDS — Together with its customers and company associates, the SpartanNash Foundation’s scan campaign to provide hunger relief raised $278,105 to support more than 100 local food pantries and food banks in Michigan, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
Love in Action announced a partnership with Meijer this holiday season to provide hunger relief to local families through the Grand Rapids-based retailer’s customer-driven food pantry donation program, Simply Give.
The Board of the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation, together with the foundation’s Youth Advisory Council, recently announced seven third-round grant awards, totaling $539,339, to support the community.
At its September meeting, Tri-Cities Women Who Care voted to present their checks totaling $27,000 to the Grand Haven Musical Fountain audio project.
This month, 13 sites across West Michigan will be among 5,000 drop-off locations across the country collecting shoebox gifts for children overseas during Operation Christmas Child’s National Collection Week, which runs Nov. 12-19.
The Tri-Cities Women Who Care met in June and awarded $26,800 to Extended Grace, a non-profit, grass-roots social lab that aims to build community while solving problems.
Michigan has a large veteran population, so that’s what makes it a perfect destination to expand Habitat for Humanity’s Veterans Build, said Michael De La Rosa, a veterans engagement specialist for Habitat for Humanity of Michigan.
SPRING LAKE — Vietnam veteran and Spring Lake resident Ken Retsema received a new roof Monday, thanks to four organizations that came together to give back to those who have served their country.
WEST OLIVE — Although Matt Garbarino describes himself as an average runner, he accomplished something extraordinary Thursday — completing a 160-mile run across Michigan to honor law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty.
GRAND HAVEN TWP. — Grand Haven High School’s Student Senate is hosting its seventh annual 5k Color Run to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.