08.7.13: N.C. News Bits

Window World staff pose with Maj. Kent Solheim (center) and Gold Star Families before a Veterans Airlift Command flight.
Window World staff pose with Maj. Kent Solheim (center) and Gold Star Families before a Veterans Airlift Command flight.

News about grants, gifts

Susan G. Komen gave $3.6 million to 10 research programs at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University. The Komen Scholars include Kimberly Blackwell, M.D., of Duke University, named by TIME Magazine in 2013 as one of its 100 Most Influential People for her work with breast cancer. For details, click here.

The Lucy Daniels Center received grants totaling $71,000 to support child mental health and education. For details, click here.

Kroger gave a donation from its Bringing Hope to the Table campaign to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. The donation will provide more than 77,000 meals.

The annual North Carolina State Employees Combined Campaign kicks off with an event featuring more than 70 charities at 11 a.m. Aug. 16 at Raleigh’s Bicentennial Mall. The only charitable giving campaign authorized for state employees seeks to raise funds for 1,000 charities throughout the state.

Communities in Schools gave 2,000 backpacks to students in need in Wake County. Additional school supplies can be donated through Aug. at CIS bins in Walmart stores throughout Wake County. Online donations can also be made to provide a backpack full of school supplies.

Zaxby’s restaurants will donate up to 30 percent of sales to Make-a-Wish Eastern North Carolina from Aug. 12-21. Participating Zaxby’s are in Cary, Clayton, Durham, Erwin, Fayetteville, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Goldsboro, Hope Mills, Knightdale, Lillington, Lumberton, North Raleigh, Raleigh, Rocky Mount, Smithfield and Wake Forest.

The Community Foundation of Henderson County awarded The Pisgah Chapter of Trout Unlimited William L. Arbuckle Memorial Scholarship of $1,000.00 to Michael A. Bell, a student at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington studying fisheries management and marine biology.

News about people, groups

Richard Stevens was elected to the statewide board of directors of the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits.

The Leadership North Carolina Class XXI held a graduation ceremony in the Old House Chamber of the North Carolina State Capitol. Cynthia Marshall, a member of Class XX, received the LNC Governor’s Award in honor of her leadership and contributions to improving the quality of life, economic well-being, and sense of community in North Carolina. Gale Adcock received the Stanley Frank Class Award recognizing of her engagement in her professional and civic activities and the LNC program. Class XX gave $21,530 to the William Garrett Scholarship Fund.

News about opportunities, initiatives

Second Helping Charlotte plans to open Food for the Soul, a new business venture designed to provide jobs for formerly incarcerated women, on Aug. 26. The restaurant, at 2903C Central Ave., will offer lunch, dinner and carryout.

The 5th Annual 5K to Stop Human Trafficking NOW will get underway at the Greenville Town Common at 8 a.m. Oct. 12. The event aims to awareness of the issue of human trafficking and funds to stop it. Runners and walkers can register online.

Veterans Airlift Command, which arranges free air transportation for wounded veterans and their families, flew the families of two deceased service members for a Trident Dive Club Gold Star Diving Trip in Key Largo, Fla. Window World, a North Wilkesboro-based replacement window and home remodeling company, provided use of two corporate aircraft for the trip.

Big Brothers Big Sisters kicks off its 60 Men in 60 Days campaign at its 14th Annual Big for a Day and 3rd Annual Take Your Little to Work Day on Aug. 9. Through the campaign, which runs until Oct. 4, the agency hopes to recruit at least 60 men to serve as Big Brothers to the boys on the waiting list.

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