Nonprofit finds new home
A nonprofit in town has relocated, thanks to the help of local businesses — including a donated space.
Grand Rapids-based March of Dimes West Michigan, which focuses on ending premature birth, found itself without an office this past year after a flood and the sale of the building it was previously housed in, at 3321 Claystone St. SE.
Ginger Feldman, executive director of market development at March of Dimes West Michigan, said the nonprofit’s eight employees spent the summer working from home, which she said was a challenge, since the nonprofit often needs to conduct team meetings and meet with community members.
After several months without a home, March of Dimes was able to relocate.
The nonprofit recently moved into its new digs in Grand Rapids, at 3001 Orchard Vista Dr. SE, and is hosting a ribbon cutting and open house on Feb. 28 from 3:30-7 p.m. to celebrate.
NorthStar Commercial and Steve Millman donated the 1,000-square-foot office space to March of Dimes. Feldman said the donation of the space is ongoing.
She also said more than $7,000 worth of office furnishings were donated by UBU, The Fox and the Owl designed and donated the space’s plans, layout and colors and Fastsigns donated all the signage.
Feldman said March of Dimes is grateful for all the community support it has received.