GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — More than a hundred technology experts dedicated their weekend to offering local nonprofit organizations free technology support.
The Grand Rapids GiveCamp is an annual event in which volunteers provide15 nonprofits with help to accomplish a project like creating a new website or building a database.
The organizations that received help included:
- Carol’s Ferals
- Center for Dispute Resolution
- Downtown Grand Rapids, Inc.
- Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore
- Grand Rapids Student Advancement Foundation
- Health Net of West Michigan
- Kent County Parks Foundation
- MomsBloom, Inc.
- On My Own
- Otsego County Commission on Aging
- SPCA of SW Michigan
- Steepletown Neighborhood Services
- The LGBT Network of West Michigan
- Thrive: A Refugee Support Program
The co-founder of the event says the volunteers are eager to help the community.
“We just wanted to give back,” Jason Hartliep said. “There’s a lot of need and these nonprofits are doing great work, and we want to give back in areas that we can.”
The fifth annual event kicked off Friday and ran straight through until 2 p.m. Sunday. Organizers expect it to be a successful event again next year.