11.20.13 N.C. Nonprofit News

Appalachian State University students collect canned for the Hospitality House of Boone as part of the 2nd Semi-Annual Appalachian Hunger Games. The 3rd annual event takes place Nov. 22, 2013.

News about grants, gifts

SAFEchild, a nonprofit child abuse prevention agency in Wake County, raised more than $217,000 at its fundraising campaign kickoff event on Oct. 8. The campaign aims to raise $495,000 by Dec. 31. The agency has provided direct services to an estimated 800 families and 7,000 children this year.

Nehemiah Community Reinvestment Fund and Bank of America gave a new home in Charlotte to retired Army Spc. Kira Ortega, whose husband Sgt. Clint Ruiz was killed in Afghanistan.

Appalachian State University students have collected 1,600 cans of food so far for the 3rd Semi-Annual Appalachian Hunger Games, which take place Nov. 22. Donated cans will go the Hospitality House‘s Bread of Life Community Kitchen.

The 3rd annual Charles R. Duke Race in Boone raised more than $5,500 to help families with children with special needs through the Parent-to-Parent Family Support Network-High Country.

The 2013 annual Hispanic League Golf Tournament in Winston-Salem raised $2,200 for scholarships.

Inter-Faith Food Shuttle in Raleigh gave turkeys, fresh produce, bread and pies to 250 needy families for Thanksgiving. Food was donated by U.S. Foods, Ford’s Produce and FarmPak and gleaned from farms by volunteers.

News about people, groups

The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Greensboro received the North Carolina Council Area Award for Program Excellence in Sports, Fitness and Recreation for its summer dance program entitled So You Think You Can Dance.

Arthur E. Morehead IV was promoted to vice president of The Duke Endowment.

Camden Webb was elected as chair, Clayton Dorne as chair-elect and Steve Crouse as treasurer of the board of directors of Junior Achievement of Eastern North Carolina. Franky Batten, Christopher Bell, Maureen Breneman, John DePolt and Jonathan Krieps were appointed to the board.

Tamara Brooks, Anne Ehlers and Andrea Osborne were appointed to Arts Together‘s board of directors.

D’Wayne Wilkins was named manager of information technology at the North Carolina Community Foundation.

The United States Veterans Corps celebrated its fifth anniversary and opened a new Operations Center at Woodwinds Industrial Court in Cary.

Community Foundation of Henderson County launched a redesigned website that offers more user-friendly was to learn about opportunities to serve and donate.

News about opportunities, initiatives

Blanket Orange County seeks to collect 300 new or gently used blankets for the homeless. Single and twin sized sheets are preferred. The drive runs Nov. 21 through Dec. 7. For drop-off locations and information, click here.

BounceU in Greensboro will host a food drive for the Greensboro Urban Ministry on Nov. 29. Customers who donate non-perishable food items will receive an hour of recreation time for $2.

ActivateGood kicks off a volunteer pledge drive encouraging people to commit to volunteering for a certain number of hours. The campaign runs from Giving Tuesday, Dec. 3. through Dec. 31.

Barnabas Network, a nonprofit which provides home furnishings, is holding the Warm Beds, Warm Heart linens drive, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Dec. 7 at 2024 16th St. in Greensboro. New linens, especially twin sheet sets, and new or gently used blankets, quilts and duvets are needed. For information, call 336-370-4002.

Dr. Craig Winkelmann, with Wake Forest Dental Arts, will host a Dentistry From the Heart event providing free dental care for adults in at 12520 Capital Blvd. in Wake Forest on Dec. 7.

The Harper School of Performing Arts in Lenoir will host the 2nd annual Home for the Holidays with the Harper School on Dec. 14. Home tours, horse and carriage rides, a silent auction and live music will take place throughout the Hibriten, Highland and Norwood neighborhoods. For tickets and information, call 825-754-2297.

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