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Notices for 12-10-02

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  • The Durham Public Education Network received a $10,000 gift from the Food Lion Charitable Foundation, which will be used to support its Standards & Accountability Initiative.
  • Star Theatres hosted Socks Help Elves Live Free, a clothing drive, to help benefit Cass Community Social Services in Rochester Hills, Mich. on Sunday, Dec. 8 at the Star Theatres in Rochester Hills and Taylor, Mich.
  • The Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill will host Light-A-Luminary on December 21, at 6pm in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. They will be selling luminary kits to neighborhoods to help light up the skies for Christmas.
  • Wake Education Partnership, Wake County PTA Council, Time Warner Cable and News 14 Carolina will sponsor “Making Choices”, a television series that will examine the impact of Wake County’s diversity choices. The series will be broadcast throughout December on Mondays at 12pm and 8pm, Thursdays at 9am and 9pm, and Saturdays at 7:30pm on Triangle TV, Time Warner Cable Channel 24.
  • The Funding Arts Network, originally fifty over fifty, awarded $235,000 to Miami-Dade County visual and performing arts programs and exhibits at a luncheon Dec. 3. Miami City Ballet received $20,000, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the New Theatre each received $15,000 and the New World Symphony received $12,500.
  • The Forgotten Warriors Home has kicked off its fund raising drive to purchase 156 semi-private rooms for its nursing home. To learn more about the program or to give a donation, contact Dale M. Wheeler, Volunteer/Advisor, at 480-895-2854 or email fworshome@aol.com.
  • The Save The Tiger Fund, created by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and ExxonMobil, awarded 38 grants in 2002 totaling more than $1.3 million to help support diverse conservation projects in the areas of field research, habitat protection, anti-poaching efforts, public education and zoo breeding programs in the U.S., Asia and Europe.
  • Crisis Control Ministry and the Downtown Health Plaza each received a $7,500 grant from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust Medication Assistance Fund. The grant will help the ministry’s free pharmacy and to provide medication assistance for patients of the Downtown Health Plaza. For more information, visit http://www.crisiscontrol.org
  • A 30-year study, by Dr. Steven Barnett and Dr. Leonard Massey of Rutgers University, says that Smart Start has a lasting effect on childhood programs and helps low income children and families. For more information on the report, visit http://nieer.org/resources/research/AbecedarianStudy.pdf or http://www.fpg.unc.edu/~abc/index.htm.
  • St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is partnering with Bank One to offer the St. Jude Research Hospital Visa card, and will be available Mid-December 2002. For every use, Bank One will make a contribution to support the hospital. To learn more or obtain a card, visit the website.
  • St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is partnering with Bank One to offer the St. Jude Research Hospital Visa card, and will be available Mid-December 2002. For every use, Bank One will make a contribution to support the hospital. To learn more or obtain a card, visit the website.

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