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06.20.12.: NC News Bits

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News about grants, gifts

The Carteret Community
Foundation is now accepting applications for the Pearl’s Pantry Fund. The 2012
grant application will be available on the Carteret Community Foundation
website beginning on Monday, June 11th. Applications must be postmarked by
Wednesday, July 11, 2012.  To be eligible, organizations must be public
charities or religious institutions located in Carteret County, and all funds must be used to
benefit Carteret County residents. The website address is www.CarteretFoundation.org.

Fort Wild,
a natural outdoor habitat that encourages unstructured play and exploration of
nature, opened at Charlotte Nature Museum last Saturday, June 16. Reminiscent
of the type of experience many adults may remember from their own childhoods, Fort Wild focuses on outdoor, child-centered
play that fosters healthy growth
and development. The National
Wildlife Federation, which provided the funding for the project, selected
Charlotte Nature Museum as the site of its first backyard play habitat. 

Over
2,000 computers valued at $427,734 were kept out of landfills, refurbished and
updated and given to families, nonprofits and schools last year by United Way
of the Greater Triangle’s Teaming for Technology program. Teaming for
Technology (T4T) is
dedicated to narrowing the achievement gap by bridging the digital
divide. 

Family
Service of the Piedmont’s Consumer Credit Counseling of Greater Greensboro has received a $10,000 fellowship from
the North Carolina Association of REALTORS® to expand its outreach to
homeowners in danger of foreclosure. CCCS of Greater Greensboro is among five
HUD-approved counseling agencies in the state to receive the fellowships.

News about people, groups

Active Living By Design and the
Fit Community technical assistance team share Creating
healthy places to live, work and play across North Carolina. 
This culminating report from the
Fit Community initiative summarizes, in a case studies format, the range of
accomplishments and collective lessons learned from the six-year program. The
report can be accessed and downloaded at http://activelivingbydesign.org/fit_community_final_case_studies.

Harris
E. DeLoach Jr., chairman and chief executive officer at Sonoco Products Co. in
Hartsville, S.C., has been elected a Trustee of The Duke Endowment.

Kim Smith Ball has joined the
North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF) as a regional associate for the
Coastal Plain south. Ball provides staff
support to affiliate community foundation boards in the region, which is
comprised of Carteret, Craven, Greene, Jones, Lenoir, Pamlico and Pitt
counties. Her responsibilities include supporting affiliate foundation boards’
community leadership initiatives, reaching out to donors and fund holders in these counties
and helping affiliates develop new funds.

Debbi Fox-Davis has accepted a
position as the first full-time executive director of Dress for Success
Triangle NC.

The American Heart Association is holding a job
fair Tuesday, June 26th from 4 pm to 7 pm and Wednesday, June 27th from 8 am to
11 am at the American Heart Association office – 3131 RDU Center Drive, Suite
100, Morrisville, NC.  Recruiters and management will be on hand to
interview individuals who want to be a part of the organization. 
Interested candidates should apply online and bring their resume and other
supporting materials.  To apply on line, please visit, www.heart.org.

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