Don't miss the annual P.O.R.T. (Pediatric Oncology Resource Team)  Light up the Night Fundraiser this Friday night. P.O.R.T. providing and promoting compassionate, personalized support to families with kids diagnosed with cancer or a life threatening blood disorder. We speak to spokesperson Colleen Thompson.

Blackout For Human Rights

A benefit for residents affected by lead-contaminated water in Flint has raised nearly $156,000.

Blackout for Human Right's #JusticeForFlint said Tuesday about 2,000 people attended the event.

Filmmaker and founding Blackout member Ryan Coogler says more than 4,000 people sent in online donations. Coogler directed the film "Creed."

Blackout is a collective that addresses human rights violations.

The fundraiser held Sunday - Oscar night - was attended by Coogler, director Ava DuVernay, singer Janelle Monae and other celebrities. / American Diabetes Association

The American Diabetes Association hosts a first USTA Family Tennis Event in West Michigan on Saturday night.  This Racquet for Diabetes Foam Ball Tennis Tournament benefits the ADA. We discuss with Event Organizer Nathan Stock.

The Wildlife Rehab Center presents a fundraiser this week to raise the funds to feed the opossums, squirrels, birds and more.  Allyson Swansom joins us with her friend, Cookie.

The Ronald McDonald House of Western Michigan is promoting a pop tab collection to raise awareness for the House, while challenging the community to help keep Families Together. We discuss how to get involved.

YMCA Auction

Jan 21, 2016

Guests from the YMCA stop by to discuss their annual fundraising auction.

Family Hope Foundation

Family Hope Foundation is an organization to help families with special needs children to get therapies not paid for by insurance. A fundraiser  is taking place Thursday. We speak with one sharing her services for the cause, Christine Gribble with Christine Photographic Art.

The Salvation Army of Kent County gears up for its Red Kettle Campaign, including a special night with the Griffins and a guilt free way to bypass red kettles this Christmas. We talk about it with Major Grainger.

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A Michigan man plans to bike more than 3,500 miles from California to Florida to raise money for a national nonprofit that supports injured veterans.

WOOD-TV reports that Grant Bergsma of Grandville is set to embark Nov. 1 from Los Angeles and pedal his way to Marco Island, Florida, by Dec. 7.

He hopes to raise $100,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project, an organization that offers support and services to veterans who have suffered physical or mental injuries to help them readjust to civilian life.

Bark in the Dark

Oct 2, 2015

The Humane Society of West Michigan presents the 3rd annual Bark in the Dark fundraiser on the evening of the 10th of this month at Riverside Park.  We talk about the need to raise necessary funds for the many animals needing forever homes.