Leadership class donates $10,000 to charity

Members of the 2005 Leadership Triangle class donated a total of $10,000 to three area nonprofits to improve rural housing, support at-risk children and support affordable housing.

Using $5,000 donated by Capitol Broadcasting Co. in Raleigh and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in Battle Creek, Michigan, the class was able to raise an additional $4,000 from two members of the Chatham County Board of Commissioners who participated in the class.

An individual who attended a Chatham County commissioners meeting donated another $1,000.

Employees of the Triangle Community Foundation in Raleigh worked with class members to identify students’ philanthropic interests and help them arrive at a consensus in deciding how to donate the funds.

The students awarded $5,000 to the North Carolina Rural Communities Assistance Program to help improve housing conditions for families living in rural Chatham County and to help rural Hispanic families improve the safety of their homes.

EmPOWERment, a Chapel Hill nonprofit working to improve the economic plight of low-income citizens, received $500.

Loaves and Fishes, a non- school programs for high-risk children.

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