For the month of December Harmony Hall will be selling ornaments to raise funds for the WestSide Collaborative’s resident empowerment grant program. All proceeds from the sale of the ornaments will go to the grant program. Harmony Hall will kick off the fundraiser with a celebration on December 8, 2016. The celebration will feature local band, The Bootstrap boys playing holiday music from 6-9 pm, the release of the beer, Gingerbread Brown, and festive food specials.
Representatives from the WestSide Collaborative will be present to share information about the grant program.
Through the month of December the WestSide Collaborative is accepting ideas and applications for the resident empowerment grant program on their website. Residents are encouraged to submit proposals for community improvement projects. Westside neighbors will then vote to see which project will be awarded up to $1,000.
“The WestSide Collaborative is a group of local non-profits and neighborhood organizations located in and working on the WestSide of Grand Rapids. We seek to address the marginalization of WestSide residents due to the concentration of power held by entities and individuals other than the residents themselves. We exist to see a more equitable, inclusive and hope-filled WestSide Community”.