08.29.12.: NC News Bits

News about grants, gifts

The Community
Foundation of Henderson County
 is pleased to announce that The Pisgah Chapter of Trout Unlimited
William L. Arbuckle Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,000.00 has been
awarded to Justin R. Wolbert, a graduate student at the University of Tennessee
at Knoxville in the Wildlife and Fisheries Science curriculum. 

The Food Bank of
Central & Eastern North Carolina
‘s 5th Annual
Kids Summer Stock campaign raised 2.7 million meals for children and their
families this summer, far exceeding the 2 million meal goal. This summer the
Food Bank was able to provide five meals for every $1 donated. The Kids Summer Stock Food and Funds
Drive serves to raise food, funds, and awareness in our 34-county service area
at a time when schools are closed and children cannot access free or reduced
meal programs.

Credit Union
a special loan to assist eligible Dreamers seeking educational and employment
opportunities through the United States Citizens and Immigration Service
(USCIS) deferred action process for young individuals who were brought to the
United States as children. The Dreamer Loan will cover the $465 USCIS application expenses.

Family Service of the Piedmont has received $3,000 from the Food Lion Charitable Foundation. Family Service of the Piedmont will
use the gift to provide nutritional and educational sessions for its domestic
violence shelters, Clara House and Carpenter House.

News about people, groups

HF Financial has teamed up with
the Charlotte Zoological Park’s Think Recycle program, becoming the first company to
partner with the organization on this fund-raising endeavor. The Think Recycle program gathers unwanted cell phones,
inkjets, toner cartridges and digital cameras to divert electronic waste from
entering local landfills. To learn how to participate in the program, contact
the Charlotte Zoological Park at info@charlottezoologicalpark.org.

Crisis Control Ministry received support for a nine-month internship. Marlys
Kiser is interning with The Abraham Project of St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church,
a project of the Episcopal
Service Corps
.  She is assigned to the
Free Pharmacy at Crisis Control where she will assist clients and provide
support to the Pharmacy staff.

The Board of
Directors of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation
(PBTF) has named Robin
Boettcher as chief executive officer. She succeeds PBTF co-founder Dianne Traynor
who passed away last month. Robin
brings extensive nonprofit experience, including leadership positions with two
of the nation’s biggest voluntary health nonprofit organizations – the National
Parkinson Foundation and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Mental Health America of the
(MHAT) has announced new leadership for its board of directors.
Michael Jokich, LCSW will serve as president, joined by Don Hopkins, as vice
president. Marilyn Ghezzi, LCSW and Denise Wallace will continue in their roles
of secretary and treasurer, respectively.

Latin American Coalition
has been honored with
the 2012 Family Strengthening Award by the National Council of La Raza (NCLR),
the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the
United States. The Latin American Coalition was recognized for the crucial work
the Immigrant Welcome Center does to support more than 6,000 immigrants each
year and help them integrate into local communities in North Carolina. 

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