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Perrigo donates 160,000 toothbrushes

A local maker of oral care products is donating more than 160,000 toothbrushes to regional nonprofits.

Michigan’s Goodwill donation centers and stores reopen

Goodwill Industries of Michigan reopened stores and donation centers Thursday with safety precautions in place following Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s June 1 Executive Order 2020-110 lifting the “Safer at Home” EO and authorizing certain retailers to reopen.

Community foundation launches COVID-19 recovery fund

A community foundation that serves the lakeshore is launching a fund to help its service area recover from the economic effects of COVID-19 during the rest of 2020.

Affinity Mentoring appoints executive director

A nonprofit that provides student mentoring hired a new leader.

2020 Meijer LPGA Classic postponed to next year

The 2020 Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give, which welcomes 144 professional women golfers for 72 holes of stroke play over four days of competition, was canceled.

Bank donates $175K to COVID-19 relief

The Fifth Third Bank Foundation is deploying $175,000 in relief funds that will benefit three West Michigan organizations.

Wedgwood names new president and CEO

A faith-based social services nonprofit selected its next president and CEO.

Samaritas: Fostering needs are ‘greater’ than ever

Samaritas is ramping up recruitment of foster families for an anticipated increase in the number of calls to Child Protective Services.

MEDC, Michigan Women Forward create $1.5M relief fund

The state is partnering with an organization that supports women entrepreneurs on a relief fund for small business owners.

Cat shelter launches virtual adoption system

Carol’s Ferals developed a cat personality profile and virtual adoption system to give local cats the best shot at a good home.

Screen printer launches fundraiser for local businesses

A local social enterprise launched a project selling custom T-shirts and tote bags to support neighborhood businesses.

West Coast Chamber creates downtown relief fund

The Michigan West Coast Chamber of Commerce Foundation launched a relief fund for downtown Holland and Zeeland.

Exalta Health names interim president

The board of a faith-based health care nonprofit selected an interim president and launched a search for a permanent leader.

Foundation partners with racial equity lender on small business loans

The Doug and Maria DeVos Foundation is partnering with Rende Progress Capital (RPC) to help early-stage businesses and backed its first loan customer.

T-shirt sales raise funds for COVID-19 relief

The Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce announced a partnership with The Mitten State to raise funds for the Greater Grand Rapids Chamber Foundation to benefit those impacted by the effects of COVID-19.

Nonprofit launches virtual Career Speaker Series for teens

Junior Achievement is working to keep teens inspired about their futures during a difficult time.

Employer association hosting return-to-work webinars

The Employers’ Association will host a series of webinars this month to help companies bring their operations back online.

Museum adds Gov. Whitmer bobblehead; proceeds to fund ‘Heroes’ nonprofit

The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum will donate a portion of each sale of a new Gov. Gretchen Whitmer bobblehead to a...

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.

Community partners open temporary women’s shelter

A group of community partners opened a temporary shelter at a local high school for women who are experiencing homelessness.

Partners establish fund for undocumented families

Eight community organizations established a fund that will grant emergency aid to undocumented and mixed-status families in Kent County in response to COVID-19.

Chamber foundation and partners create relief fund

With support from local donors, the Greater Grand Rapids Chamber Foundation created an emergency financial relief fund for small businesses.

Kids’ Food Basket launches CSA program

A nonprofit dedicated to addressing food insecurity is launching a community-supported agriculture (CSA) program on the farm at its headquarters.

Inside Track: Frey Zagel helps others ‘lead strong’

Ellie Frey Zagel strives to apply her resources and connections toward building up the community and helping those with family wealth leave a strong legacy.

The Employers’ Association publishes benefits report

The Employers’ Association has released an annual report designed to provide employers with “critical benchmark comparisons” from which to base their internal practices.

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