News about grants, gifts
Food Lion donated $500,000 in gift cards to seven North Carolina food banks to aid families during the government shutdown.
High Point University alumnus Jim Millis Jr. donated $300,000 to establish a scholarship fund for English majors who demonstrate academic achievement and community service. The fund honors former HPU faculty member Shirley Rawley.
Junior Achievement of Eastern North Carolina received a $25,000 grant from the UPS Foundation to deliver financial literacy, entrepreneurship and workforce readiness programs to more than 1,000 students.
Butterball donated nearly 2,000 Thanksgiving turkeys to nearly 2,000 North Carolina families selected by nonprofits in Durham, Raleigh, Fayetteville, Garner, Charlotte, Goldsboro and Clayton.
Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity for Humanity has received a Community Impact Grant from theHome Depot Foundation to help low-income veterans make home repairs. For eligibility and program information, call 828-251-5702.
Nonprofits interested in applying for 2014-15 Raleigh Arts Grants must attend a workshop at Walnut Creek Wetlands Center on either Nov. 18 or Nov. 20. To register for a workshop, email coordinator Sara Corrin. Applications are due by Jan. 13.
News about people, groups
Tom McGuire was elected treasurer of the board of directors of the John Rex Endowment. New board members include Cathy Moore, Deborah Nelson and James R. Talton.
The Durham Rescue Mission opened a new dormitory, renovated by the homeless men who will stay there, in its church building on East Main Street. The mission was also awarded the highest ranking fromCharity Navigator for sound fiscal management, accountability and transparency.
Triangle Community Foundation received accreditation from the Council on Foundations in recognition for employing organization and financial practices that comply with national standards.
News about opportunities, initiatives
The Salvation Army of Winston-Salem and Greensboro kicked off its Red Kettle giving campaign, with the goal to raise $900,000 by Dec. 24. The Angel Tree campaign lets individuals and businesses the opportunity to give Christmas presents to low-income children.
Walmart launched its second Fill the Truck campaign to collect new toys for the Salvation Army of Wake County‘s Christmas Cheer Program. In October, 8,730 children were registered for the program, which provides new clothing, toys and stockings for children in need.
A Child’s Place of Charlotte seeks sponsors to provide Thanksgiving dinner for 1,306 homeless children. To sponsor a child, click here. Grocery store gift cards can also be dropped off at 601 E. Fifth St., Suite 230.
Quality Enhancement for Non-Profit Organizations and the United Way of the Cape Fear Area will host aworkshop for professionals interested in working in or with the nonprofit sector. It takes place Nov. 21 at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. To register, click here.
Through Nov. 30, ARS/Rescue Rooter of Raleigh and Durham will donate $1 for every new like on itsFacebook page to the Pretty in Pink Foundation, a local organization that allows under-insured breast cancer patients to receive treatment.
The Annual Tower Lighting & Christmas Challenge lights up at the American Tobacco Campus in Durham on Dec. 6. Nonprofits decorate Christmas trees in a competition sponsored by the Triangle Community Foundation. Coats can also be donated to WRAL’s 25th annual Coats for the Children.
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