Memorial fund helps expand be nice. program 

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) Two simple words are launching a movement in classrooms and boardrooms across West Michigan and far beyond.

The be nice. program goes into West Michigan schools and businesses to teach a message of compassion, anti-bullying, and suicide prevention. The organization is now expanding into other areas, thanks to the Wayne Elhart be nice Memorial Fund. It is named after Wayne Elhart, who lost his battle with depression in March of 2015. The Elhart family continues his memory by supporting the be nice. program and its initiatives.

The Wayne Elhart be nice Memorial Fund has allowed be nice. to now serve Mason, Lake, and Oceana Counties. It is continually expanding in other areas as well. The program also holds showings of the movie “Hope Bridge” to spread its message in an entertaining way. Upcoming events include:

January 31 – 6 p.m.

Knapp Street Reformed Church

Grand Rapids

February 2 – 6:30 p.m.

Ceglarek Fine Arts Center

Allendale

February 5 – 6 p.m.

Impact Church

Lowell>>> Watch “Hope Bridge” trailer

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