GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – This week we will announce the 2015 Connecting with Community Awards winner. It’s time to look back on our eight outstanding finalists.
These are community partnerships that tackle a need and provide services in a unique, mutually-beneficial fashion.
The Shack, an organization that provides free clothing to students and anyone else who needs it in the Delton area.
Legacy Trust Award Collection (LTAC), a contest for artists with disabilities that assists its winners with entering into Artprize and other art competitions and displays.
Lifequest Ministries, a program for young African-American men that starts with basketball and moves on to Bible studies, job training, and much more.
Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative (ELNC), which provides high-quality free early education to children in targeted neighborhoods.
WEAVE (Working to End Assault and Violence for Everyone), a collaboration working to provide physical and sexual assault services for the disabled.
Caregiver Resource Network, which provides services and seminars for family caregivers as well as connecting them with various area resources available to them.
Warden Mary Berghuis, nominated for her partnerships and community focus with prisoners and organizations at Earnest C. Brooks Correctional Facility.
Out Side In Stables, which rescues horses and uses them to provide a unique psychotherapy program to veterans, young people and more.
Stay connected with the Connecting with Community Awards by following along with the community page and using the hashtag #CWCAwards on Twitter. Follow the hashtag as we tweet live from the Connecting with Community Awards ceremony on May 14 starting at 5:30 p.m. Also be sure to tune in for the Connecting with Community Awards special, which will air on WOOD TV8 on Thursday, May 28 at 7:30 pm.