GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - You've seen people standing outside stores, hours before they open on black Friday, anxious to shop for those big bargains. Overnight, a group of West Michigan philanthropists had the same sort of idea in mind.
On the eve of Giving Tuesday, they were willing to spend time outside the Grand Rapids Community Foundation to be some of the first people to hand over a donation for Giving Tuesday at the stroke of midnight.
Stephanie Adams, Champion of #GRgives, is with the Johnson Center and organized a coalition of community partners to advance the movement in the community. #GRgives was born. #GRgives joins city-wide #GivingTuesday efforts across the country. From Baltimore to Lansing to Seattle, #GRgives on #GivingTuesday is a special call to action that brings diverse organizations and local communities together to give back.
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