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07.18.12.: NC News Bits

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News about grants, gifts

Family Service of the Piedmont’s Fairview Family Resource Center (FFRC) has received a $25,000 grant from
Glaxo-Smith Kline to help fund the Kids Connect garden project, nutrition
workshops, summer workshops, and two National Family Week events.

News about people, groups

Activate Good has
announced the launch of its inaugural Corporate Volunteer Council. The Council
is a membership-based alliance through which companies network with one
another, bolster their employee volunteer programs, and help devise strategies
to boost volunteerism in Raleigh and the greater Triangle. Red Hat, the world’s
leading provider of open source solutions and a community engagement leader in
the Triangle, is the Council’s first member. A full story on the Council can be
found at www.bizjournals.com.

The V Foundation for
Cancer Research
, one of
the nation’s leading cancer research fundraising organizations, is proud to
announce that it has been awarded a 4-Star rating from Charity Navigator for the ninth time in its history. Receiving its second
consecutive 4-star rating also indicates that it is among the top 17 percent of
the charities receiving ratings.

In Newport, North Carolina, community leaders and over 200 proud supporters,
including SECU Foundation representatives and Credit Union volunteers and staff
gathered to celebrate the beginning construction phase of SECU Crystal Coast Hospice
House
(CCHH). The ceremony marks the milestone of the first inpatient
hospice facility that will serve the five-county North Carolina area, including
Carteret, Craven, Jones, Onslow and Pamlico.

Asheville
Area Habitat for Humanity
(AAHH), Silver-Line Plastics, and Woodfin Mayor
Jerry Vehaun will kick off the start of a new Habitat neighborhood in Woodfin
on July 20, 2012 and help the Malanka family raise the first wall of their new
home. Silver-Line Plastics is fully sponsoring the construction of the Malanka’s
home, the first of four to be built on land generously donated to AAHH by
longtime local resident Paul (Jack) Roberson.

Hannah Grannemann, managing director of PlayMakers Repertory Company, has
been elected to the board of directors of ARTS
North Carolina
. PlayMakers is the professional theater in residence in the
College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel
Hill. Grannemann heads the theater’s administrative departments, working in
partnership with producing artistic director Joseph Haj.

Announcements

Durham Arts Council is currently distributing grant applications for
2012-2013 Ella Fountain Pratt Emerging Artists Grants. The
application deadline is 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 12, 2012. Applications are available at the
front desk of the Durham Arts Council building, located at 120 Morris Street, Durham, NC 27701 or by calling (919) 560-2720. Applications
may also be downloaded
from the Durham Arts Council web
site
.

Wishes by Wyndham is giving Victory Junction the
opportunity to win $100,000! Starting Monday, July 9th through July 25th
visit: www.wyndhamchampioinship.com to vote for Victory Junction.  The charity garnering the most votes
during the tournament will receive a $100,000 donation courtesy of Wishes by
Wyndham, the philanthropic arm of title sponsor Wyndham Worldwide, following
the conclusion of the Wyndham Championship on Sunday, Aug. 19.

Lotus Survival Foundation, a local nonprofit focused on providing
awareness, education and resources to those who have been affected by breast
cancer, has been selected as the 2012 local charity recipient of the Downtown Clubs of Raleigh‘s (Cardinal and Capital City Clubs) second annual Charity
Classic fundraiser, "The Downtown BBQ Bash." The event will be held on Friday,
September 14 at 6:00 p.m. at the Cardinal Club in the Wells Fargo on 150 Fayetteville Street.

Open Door
Ministries of High Point

in partnership with West End Ministries will be hosting the third annual Dining Out for Hunger next Tuesday, July 24th. This year 35 local restaurants have
agreed to participate in Dining Out for Hunger and have generously agreed to
donate 10% of all sales from the day to Open Door Ministries and West End
Ministries. A list of participating restaurants can be found here.

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