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Local private school secures record donation

Hebrew Day School of Ann Arbor (HDS) is driven by a mission to nurture the development of knowledgeable, caring and committed Jewish children in a dynamic learning environment. Through exceptional general and Judaic studies and Hebrew language immersion, students will create a meaningful and joyous connection to their heritage and build a strong foundation for

Ann Arbor ranks high among the world’s top 100 hospital cities

Digital healthcare provider Medelle has released a study of the 2019 top 100 hospital cities worldwide and Ann Arbor ranks #55. The study is based on data relating to infrastructure in terms of the medical workforce, education, quality of care, satisfaction, treatment efficiency, citizen accessibility, and more. Ann Arbor came in at #7 of the

Increasing access to healthy food in Washtenaw County

Food Gatherers, the Ann Arbor-based food rescue non-profit, believes that access to nutritious food is a basic human right. The Healthy School Pantry Program (HSPP), created by Food Gatherers in 2012, increases access to healthy food and encourages families to try a wide variety of produce. The program distributes food to 17 schools throughout Washtenaw

A child’s first gift

Alyssa Voss and her son, Coleton, gave a unique gift to others on the day he was born. The Voss family was the first in Michigan to donate their placenta as part of a new program aimed at providing nutrient-rich tissue to help patients with serious medical needs. Expectant mothers who will give birth with

The Discovery Center celebrates 45 years with a new woodland play area

Ann Arbor preschool The Discovery Center continues its history of innovation in high-quality child care with the creation of a new woodland nature play area and a playground renovation and expansion. The new nature play area takes advantage of the Center’s 3.5-acre wooded site and includes paths through the woods and activity areas within. The

Got LEGOS to donate?

The LEGO Group is launching a pilot program, called LEGO Replay, just in time for the holiday giving season to accept collections of LEGO and DUPLO sets. The new program will donate these sets to Teach For America and Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston. Round up any loose LEGO pieces, place them into a