09.18.13 N.C. News Bits

News about grants, gifts

The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina seeks applicants Women for Women grants for projects that promote economic security for financially disadvantaged women and girls in western North Carolina. The one- to two-year grants will range from $15,000 to $50,000. Applications may be submitted online through Nov. 8.

Coastal Credit Union raised $100,000 for a construction project for Habitat for Humanity. The groundbreaking ceremony was held Sept. 14 at a new home site in Raleigh.

The Hispanic League raised more than $15,000 for its programs and scholarships at Fiesta 2013 in Winston-Salem.

News about people, groups

Athanasios Maroglou was appointed to Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center‘s National Board of Advisors.

Raleigh-based National Students of AMF Support Network, which provides grief counseling and other services to college students, hired three Brittany Erwin as director of operations, Kristen Stefureac as program manager and Kiri Thompson as director of chapter development. AMF also selected six new board members. For details, click here.

StepUp Ministry Greensboro, which provides job and life skills training, will celebrate its second anniversary with an open house on Sept. 24 at 707 N. Greene St. The nonprofit has served 599 adults, graduated 489 from its Job Readiness program and helped more than 250 find jobs.

Junior Achievement of Central North Carolina and Greensboro-based TIMCO Aviation Services launched a five-day job shadowing program that will give Guilford County high schools on-site job experience.

The Tammy Lynn Center announced a series of fall events and fundraisers. For a list, click here.

Asheville celebrated becoming the first Bee City USA by dedicating a street sign at the City/County Plaza on College Street.

News about opportunities, initiatives

The National Inclusion Project and Foundation for Respect Ability host the 10th Anniversary Champions Gala, featuring co-founder and entertainer Clay Aiken, on Oct. 12 in Charlotte. Habitat International, Team Long Brothers and Tim and Keith Harris will be recognized for their support of inclusion. For ticket information, click here.

In honor of the 9/11 Day of Service and Huger Action Month, The Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina and Triangle-area companies packaged 100,000 meals for families at risk of hunger.

Sixty employees of CareFusion in Creedmoor volunteered at four of the Durham Rescue Mission’s locations as part of the company’s 5th annual Day of Caring.  The global healthcare company closed its plant to enable all employees to volunteer that day.

Big Brothers Big Sisters seek volunteers to meet for one hour a week with K-12 students in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County schools.

The Urban Ministry Center in Charlotte hosted two fundraising events, the 12th Annual Art Show and the Local Foods Tasting, on Sept. 14. Proceeds benefitted the CommunityWorks programs.

Falls River Village is holding a food drive for Urban Ministries of Wake County throughout September. Non-perishable food items can be dropped off at 1110 Falls River Ave. For more information, call Jamie Zinn at 919-844-9797.

Greensboro Urban Ministry will hold a food drive for two weekends, Sept. 27-30 and Oct. 4-5, at local Whole’s Food, Lowe’s Food, Harris Teeter and Food Lion stores.

The Warrior Angels will hold the 4th annual Battle Buddy Boogie to raise money for breast cancer research at Methodist University in Fayetteville on Sept. 28. For information about registration and sponsorships, click here.

Johnston County’s 2013 Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be held Sept. 28 at the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center. Registration opens at 8:00 a.m. and will be followed by a brief ceremony before the walk. Donors and volunteers are still needed. For more details, click here.

The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas and Sickle Cell Partners of the Carolinas will hold a community blood drive for Sickle Cell Awareness Month at Ebenezer Baptist Church on Sept. 29.

The Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter will host a support group meeting for those living with lupus, their family and caregivers at the Reeves Community Center in Mount Airy on Oct. 5.

The Susan G. Komen North Carolina Triangle to the Coast chapter will host PinkFest on Oct. 6, an afternoon of spa, beauty treatments and more at the Renaissance Raleigh North Hills Hotel. For ticket information, click here. In addition, Apricot Lane stores will donate 10% of total sales on Oct. 19 to Komen. Stores are at North Hills in Raleigh, Cary Towne Center in Cary and the Streets at Southpoint in Durham.

The Durham Arts Council will benefit from Toppin & Tapas at Treyburn, an Oct. 6 fundraiser featuring soprano Louise Toppin and cuisine from Taberna Tapas. To purchase tickets, click here.

The Joel Lane Museum House in Raleigh will hold its first Art and Cocktails by the Pool fundraiser on Oct. 13. For tickets and details, click here.

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