KaBOOM! is a national non-profit dedicated to the bold goal of ensuring that all children, particularly the 16 million American children living in poverty, get the balance of active play they need. This grant will will fund a 2500 square foot playground in our park on Lenore Avenue. The company that is funding the playground is Foresters Financial, an international financial services provider with offices in the US, Canada, and the UK.
Jesus said that people do not live on bread alone, but on God’s word. G7D believes that the Church is the most stabilizing and positive influence that families and neighborhoods can have, and will encourage and facilitate a rich spiritual life for all Grand Seven neighbors.
For families to feel at home, they need stable economic opportunities. While G7D can’t affect the overall national or regional economy, we can and will encourage and support the local economy in the Grand Seven community to help it thrive for everyone.
Everyone needs to learn and grow. Children need schools and after-school programs. Adults need specialized training or assistance in meeting life’s challenges. G7D will encourage, facilitate, and provide educational opportunities that serve a wide range of families within this multicultural and multilingual community.
People can’t feel connected and secure when they lack basic services: places to shop and play, do business and meet their basic human needs. G7D is dedicated to recruiting and encouraging the kinds of commercial, nonprofit, and government services that will allow Grand Seven neighbors to live peaceful and fulfilling lives.
An international mission group known as "YWAM", Youth With A Mission, were invited to attend a G7D "Discovery Tour" @ HCC on Thursday, February 8th.
So where are they from...
Hayden Schaffuer, Oregon
Annika Thusbolt, Australia
Emily McBride, Virginia
Maren Lende, Norway
Sarah Juntenun, Finland
Yelena Golden, Hawaii
The team will be here assisting G7D until March 23, 2018.
A sense of belonging comes from connection to the community and respect between neighbors. G7D will work hard to create and facilitate these connections, cultivating a mutual respect between neighbors that make each feel that the Grand River community is their home.
That rootedness, connection, and heart weakens when individuals or families feel insecure in their place. Financial pressures, crime, and addictions eat away at the safety and sense of well-being. G7D is committed to helping the Grand River community become a safe and secure place for families to live and grow.