Nonprofits tell their story August

Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina Thomasville, N.C. Provides emergency and residential care for school-age children in 12 communities across North Carolina. Children find refuge in times of crisis, rebuilding lives disrupted by abuse, neglect, violence and divorce.  Children from all ethnic, religious and socio-economic backgrounds are served by professional staff. Mission: “Helping hurting children…healing broken families.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Oregon Sustainable Agriculture Land Trust Canby, Ore. Oregon Sustainable Agriculture Land Trust was formed in 1995 to hold rural and urban agricultural lands, keep them in agriculture, and conduct research and education into sustainable production and distribution of agricultural products. OSALT holds properties as small as city lots and as large as working farms. 

Dancing Horizon Health Foundation Jamestown, Mo. We are a nonprofit medical facility. Our focus is on indigent care for a rural Missouri community, and research in the field of complimentary and alternative approaches to medicine. Our approach is that by using “subtle energy” around the body, you can manipulate and palpate the physical body.

Center for the Visually Impaired Atlanta, Ga. The Center for the Visually Impaired is Georgia’s largest, fully accredited, private facility providing comprehensive vision rehabilitation services. Our mission is to offer comprehensive services to promote independence with dignity and the preservation of self-worth for individuals of all ages who are blind or visually impaired.

Retired & Senior Volunteer Program Plymouth Meeting, Pa. RSVP of Montgomery County, Pa., established in 1973 by a group of concerned citizens, promotes volunteerism, particularly among persons age 55 and older, and provides opportunities for them to pursue their interests and use their abilities to help meet the critical needs of our county.

Neuse River Community Development Corporation New Bern, N.C. NRCDC began its current homeownership project in 2004. Weyerhaeuser Real Estate Company donated six homes, purchased to make way for a new development, to the City of New Bern in late 2004.  NRCDC has partnered with the city to move and rehabilitate five of the homes for low-to-moderate-income families.

The Campus Kitchens Project Washington D.C. The Campus Kitchens Project provides hunger relief and leadership development. CKP partners with schools to rescue unserved food from dining services and share kitchen space. Clients also receive culinary job training and nutrition education. Student volunteers learn pro-active solutions to hunger while providing meals and job-skills training.

Lisa Jones House Gainesville, Fla. “Christians for people in need” — a ministry of Dove World Outreach Center serving the needy of Gainesville and Alachua County, Fla. In an average month, we provide 63 families with furniture, distribute 4013 pounds of food and household items, serve 1,650 meals, and offer free clothes, work and prayer.

AIDS Community Residence Association Durham, N.C. Founded in 1987, the AIDS Community Residence Association mission is to serve individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS by providing diverse, supportive housing options and compassionate care.  ACRA operates Blevins House, a licensed 24-hour care facility for persons with AIDS, Fitts-Powell Apartments, 14 rental apartment units, and Buchanan Place.

Executive Service Corps Affiliate Network Nationwide locations ESCAN is a nationwide network of nonprofit management consulting organizations, all with the common mission of providing affordable, quality consulting services to other nonprofits. They are able to offer their services at affordable cost by using volunteer consultants who bring to their clients the experiences of careers in senior-level positions.

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