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- Hope Haven has received a grant of $285,000 from The For All Kids Foundation, founded by Rosie O’Donnell in 1997. The grant will be used for the construction of a new Child Development Center to be located at the Hope Haven Villages on North Tryon Street in Charlotte. Hope Haven’s Child Development Center is a cooperative effort between Hope Haven and Thompson Child Development, which will administer the program at the center. Up to 90 children, from birth through age 4, living at Hope Haven and in surrounding communities will be served. “This is an exciting opportunity for us,” said Alice Harrison, Executive Director of Hope Haven. “It will allow the children of our residents and in our neighboring communities to take advantage of early childhood education that is so needed here.” she said. “Our partnership with Thompson Child Development and our relationships with other organizations such as Smart Start, Success By Six and The For All Kids Foundation shows the dedication we all have for our children and the future of our community.” In addition to the funds from The For All Kids Foundation, funds have been provided by Smart Start for the construction. Success By Six has also provided $100,000 for the initial start up of the Center. “Hope Haven is a residential aftercare facility for individuals and families recovering and rebuilding from alcohol and other drug addiction,” Harrison said. “The children here need the early childhood education this center will offer, especially in the formative years that we will be serving. We know that what we are doing helps our children and their families, but this will give them so much more,” she said. The For All Kids Foundation makes child care its primary focus and works to increase the availability of high-quality, affordable child care programs serving low-income families. Through its Child Care Collaborative Funding initiative, the Foundation provides large grants to assist with the construction and expansion of child care facilities. In addition, the Foundation plans to continue support based on the needs of the organization, including tuition assistance programs, staff development, new equipment and supplies, among other needs.
- Bioethics Resource Group and the Mecklenburg County Medical Society are holding their annual “Medicine & Society” Luncheon March 30,200 at 12 noon at Covenant Presbyterain Church 1000 East Morehead Street Charlotte,NC. Featured speaker is Eric Cassell,MD from Cornell University a noted physician, author and medical ethicist speaking on “The Perils of Medical Bureaucracy.” Cost is $15 including lunch and additional $10 for Category I CME credit. Contact 704-332-4421 for registration info.
- WINGS OF HOPE Evening Gala (Benefiting Catholic Social Services)will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2000 at Founders Hall, Bank of America Building, 100 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC from 7:00 PM until 12:00 Midnight. Announcing: Beatty Award 2000 Winner – Gerald G. “Jerry” Fox, Mecklenburg County Manager. Activities also include a reception, sit down dinner (black tie optional) along with a silent auction and dancing! Entertainment will be provided by “The Blue Moons” The cost is $85 per person. All net proceeds for this event will benefit the many charitable causes of Catholic Social Services – Charlotte Regional Office. Please get involved to help your community. For additional information: contact Brady Drummond-Ryan @ 704.370.3349 or email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org!