Nonprofits honored at statewide conference

CONCORD, N.C. – Three nonprofits were recognized for responsible stewardship of their resources at the statewide conference of the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits, held in Concord Sept. 10-11.

The Nonprofit Sector Stewardship Awards were presented as part of the conference, titled “Hope in Chaotic Times.”

CrossRoads Sexual Assault Response & Resource Center in Burlington received the award in recognition of its “advocacy through education, its success in planning ahead for financial sustainability and its thoroughness in ensuring quality and ethics,” Jane Kendall, head of the Center for Nonprofits, says in a statement.

In 2008, CrossRoads served 124 adults and 432 children, and this year it added a medical facility to allow it to provide faster and more sensitive treatment to victims.

Student Action with Farmworkers, which provides farmworkers and their families with access to health, legal and educational resources, received the Stewardship Award for its collaboration with other nonprofits.

The group also was recognized for its efforts to use the arts to help the public learn about issues farmworkers face.

Wilmington’s Good Shepherd Center, which provides food, shelter and transition services to those who are homeless or in crisis, was honored for it work to educate the public about the root causes of homelessness.

Founded as a soup kitchen in 1983, the organization serves about 1,000 guests each year.

Each of the winners received $500 to be used for professional development for their boards and staff, as well as an original work of art created by Durham artists Galia Goodman.

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