Nonprofit news roundup, 05.29.15

High Point Salvation Army launching backpack program

Salvation Army of High Point will provide low-income students in kindergarten through 8th grade in Guilford and Randolph counties with free backpacks filled with basic school supplies.

Cumberland Community Foundation awards scholarships

Cumberland Community Foundation awarded $164,500 in seventy-eight scholarships to students.

Scholarship awards range from $800 to $10,000 a year and depend on the size of the scholarship endowment fund established by the donor. All awards are selected by volunteer committees consisting of retired educators and community volunteers.

Most of the awards are based on financial need, academic excellence, and citizenship, and a few are based on a special skill or interest area. 

Through the Robert H. Short/Cumberland Community Foundation Scholars Program, the Foundation also awards $530,000 in scholarships for Cumberland County students who have attended Cumberland County high schools and apply directly to Fayetteville Technical Community College, Fayetteville State University and Methodist University.

Mecklenburg County gets $150,000

Mecklenburg County is one of 20 jurisdictions in the U.S. that has been awarded a $150,000 grant and expert counsel from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to create plans designed to lead to fairer, more effective local justice systems.

Salvation Army to hold kickball event

The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of High Point will hosting its sixth annual Kickball Classic on May 30 at 121 SW Cloverleaf Place to benefit its Summer Day Camp scholarship fund.

Golf event to benefit High Point Boys & Girls Clubs

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater High Point will benefit from the 27th Annual Betty Lynn McInnis Memorial Golf Tournament, to be presented by High Point Bank on June 11 at Willow Creek Golf Course at High Point Country Club.

Last year, the tournament raised over $32,000 to help disadvantaged youth in High Point. 

BB&T employees volunteer

Over30 volunteers from BB&T volunteered to repair a Greensboro home for Community Housing Solutions during the company’s seventh annual Lighthouse Project that fields employee teams to volunteer for projects for nonprofit agencies in May and June.

Community Housing Solutions has completed 430 home repairs, investing over $4 million  in preserving homes for low-income families in Guilford County.

Ronald McDonald to benefit from golf event

Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill will benefit from the 27th Annual Carolina Kids Classic Charity Golf Tournament on June 2 at Finley Golf Course.

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