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City Pulse’s special nonprofit contributors

Each year, the holiday season highlights areas of need within the community. Organizations offer help not only during these especially difficult times, but throughout the whole year as well. These seven organizations are local nonprofits that provide a variety of resources ranging from food and housing to education and financial services. These nonprofits were also kind enough to support this year’s annual nonprofit issue through their advertising.

Welcome to Lansing: Refugee Development Center shines in a crisis

Is there such a thing as pent-up love? Politics and the pandemic reduced the flow of refugees to greater Lansing to a trickle by 2020, but that has changed dramatically in recent weeks. The response in Lansing has floored Erika Brown Binion, executive director of the Refugee Development Center. The center is asking for, and getting, generous help welcoming about 300 refugees from Afghanistan to greater Lansing.

Four legs and a tale: Animal Placement Bureau helps ‘pandemic puppies’ find a home

Animal shelters and adoption centers everywhere are grappling with a wave of “pandemic puppies” — dogs drafted into service as companions for humans in the isolation of 2020. After a year and a half of constant companionship, the pups are a bit older, struggling with separation and, in many cases, given up for adoption as their human caregivers leave the house, get tired of them and go on with their lives. 

Too many suits: LMTS Outreach meets real needs

The needs of nonprofits reflect the times. The LMTS Outreach Center at the corner of Holmes Road and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard is home to a food pantry and a Career Clothes Closet where job seekers can find lightly used clothes for interviews and new jobs.

Flash in the Pan: Pomegranate season’s greetings

As holiday talk builds to a festive pitch, and the cold darkness moves to embrace you, don’t sleep on pomegranate season. It’s on, and ready to sneak back into your life.
Turn It Down: Loud dispatches from Lansing’s music scene

Life Changing Albums: Jeffery Gower on ‘Hillbilly Deluxe’ LP by Dwight Yoakam

With a shared appreciation for classic power-pop bands like Elvis Costello, Big Star, Sloan and Teenage Fanclub, the members of The Stick Arounds have issued three full-length albums and a handful of hook-filled singles since its genesis a decade ago. 
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Holiday Fun at Horrocks

Horrocks is turning its little corner of Lansing into the North Pole on Friday with a cavalcade of Christmas fun. There’s a smorgasbord of events radiating with holiday cheer for you to choose from, including a winter petting zoo with actual reindeer (just don’t tell Santa Claus) and live holiday musical performances,

Even more Greater Lansing Holiday Events

Holiday festivities in Greater Lansing are well under way. Here is several more fun ways coming up in the next few weeks to get real holly and jolly.

Favorite Things: Jacob Weston and his T-shirt collection

Jacob Weston is a graphic designer and a musician. When not performing in bands holding down vocal or guitar duties, he’s helping to design merchandise and album artwork. His favorite thing is the collection of band T-shirts he’s gathered over the years.
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