News about grants, gifts
Triangle Community Foundation announced that more Triangle-area children attended camp through the Send A Kid To Camp program during summer 2012 than ever before. The Foundation granted more than $147,000 to its 16 Send A Kid To Camp Partners, allowing more than 680 children to participate in local camp experiences. For additional information, visit www.kidstocamp.net.
Johnson C. Smith University is teaming up with Microsoft Corporation to improve technology teaching and learning as part of an innovative partnership available to Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The partnership was signed during the groundbreaking ceremony for the university’s new Science Center, scheduled for completion in 2014.
More than 200 GlaxoSmithK line employees sorted and bagged 40,000 pounds of sweet potatoes, collected toys and donated nearly 1,500 pounds of food in effort to support children and families during the holiday season. The project took place onsite at GlaxoSmithKline in Research Triangle Park. The Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina and GlaxoSmithKline worked together to provide food to those at risk of hunger in central and eastern North Carolina.
More than 4,500 Forsyth County residents attended the American Heart Association’s 2012 Tanglewood Heart and Stroke Walk, sponsored by Wake Forest Baptist Health and TE Connectivity, on Oct. 20, raising $550,000 for heart disease and stroke research and prevention education programs.
The NC National Guard Soldiers and Airmen Assistance Fund will receive a $221,000 donation from Kangaroo Express‘ Salute Our Troops campaign on Nov. 8 at the Joint Forces Headquarters in Raleigh.
News about people, groups
Construction began on a new home for The Duke Endowment, a private foundation based in Charlotte. The three-story building at 800 E. Morehead St. will sit on 1.8 acres in the Dilworth community.
The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust and the Forsyth County Department of Public Health announced the launch of an evidence-based public health program that will benefit vulnerable families in Forsyth County. The program pairs low-income, first-time mothers with a registered nurse from pregnancy through the child’s second birthday. It is made possible through a five-year $2.5 million grant.
News about opportunities, initiatives
With the goal of improving graduation rates, The Choice Bus is touring schools in 10 counties in North Carolina.The exhibit is a school bus that is half-prison cell, half-classroom that gives students an opportunity to think about the choice of staying in school and pursuing their education versus dropping out of school. This opportunity is presented by the Mattie C. Stewart Foundation and Communities In Schools of North Carolina (CISNC) and sponsored by Walmart. Click this link for more information, including the tour dates.
Senior-level graphic design students at Methodist University are looking for local non-profit organizations that would like some creative assistance. Students in Assistant Professor Kerry Jenkins’ Graphic Design Workshop course will donate their services during the spring semester to create a variety of marketing and promotional materials for organizations. To take advantage of this opportunity, groups should go online to www.methodist.edu/art/gdworkshop.htm, download and return the public service request form to explain the organization’s needs. The deadline to apply is Jan. 7, 2013. For more information, visit the website at www.methodist.edu/art and click the “GDW” icon.
The United Arts Council of Greater Greensboro (UAC) is accepting applications for the 2012-2013 Regional Artists Grant Investment program. The application deadline is 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 15, 2012. To be eligible, an artist must be at least 18 years of age and cannot be a student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in their art form. Download the application now or contact the UAC at 336-373-7523, ext. 256
Durham’s Partnership for Children (the Partnership), a Smart Start Initiative, kicked off its annual Barnes & Noble Holiday Book Drive on Nov. 1. This is the seventh year that the Partnership has teamed up with Barnes & Noble/Streets at Southpoint for this event, where patrons are asked to purchase books to benefit young Durham County children who might not otherwise have had access to books. The book drive will last through the end of December when all donated books will be distributed to Durham community agencies that help young children.
Window World Inc, a replacement window company headquartered in North Wilkesboro, has announced its ‘Fall into Winter Tour.’ Window World will be traveling around the United States with ‘The Stinger,’ a concept Indy show car that was created to fundraise for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Since its inception in 2008, Window World Cares has donated more than $2.5 million to St. Jude.
Durham’s Early Childhood Faith Initiative, a collaborative project of Durham’s Partnership for Children, a Smart Start Initiative, and End Poverty Durham, will host a Lunch and Learn session on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 from 11:30 am to 1 pm that will focus on early language development for young children. The free Lunch and Learn session, “Language Development in Early Childhood,” will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 305 E. Main Street, Durham. RSVP to Winnie Morgan at (919) 732-1524 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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