Nonprofit news roundup, 12.23.15

Salvation Army honors Furnitureland South founders

Salvation Army of High Point has honored the late Darrell and Stella Harris, founders of Furnitureland South, by presenting its “Others” award to their sons, Jeff and Jason Harris.

Salvation Army also is establishing an award in the name of Darrell and Stella Harris that will be presented annually starting in 2016 to an organization or individual showing the same level of lifelong volunteerism, generosity and commitment they gave to the community.

Employee fundraising activities throughout the year, culminating in an annual furniture sale featuring items donated by Furnitureland South, have raised about $600,000 over the past 15 years for The Salvation Army of High Point.

Lincoln Financial Group receives volunteer service award

Lincoln Financial Group received the 2015 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award for Corporation of the Year from The Volunteer Center of Greensboro on behalf of The North Carolina Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service.

The award, created in the Office of the Governor in 1979, recognizes individuals, groups and businesses that make a significant contribution to their community through volunteer service.

United Way of Greater Greensboro, Guilford Education Alliance and the Greensboro Science Center nominated Lincoln Financial for the award for Lincoln’s work as advocates and volunteers.

More givers for Giving Tuesday at Wake Forest University

A fundraising campaign at Wake Forest University on December 1 for Giving Tuesday generated $197,259 in contributions from 1,079 separate donors that earned another $100,000 through a matching gift.

Participation in the effort grew 86 percent from last year.

SAFEchild raises $175,000

SAFEchild in Raleigh raised over $175,000 from individual donors, corporate sponsors and matching gifts at its annual luncheon, held November 18 at the Hilton North Raleigh-Midtown.

Moore County women give $17,000

Moore Women – A Giving Circle, a giving network that is a program of the North Carolina Community Foundation, awarded $17,000 to five organizations in Moore County.

Poe Center to host luau fundraiser

The Alice Aycock Poe Center for Health Education in Raleigh will host a luau fundraiser on February 6 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Center at 225 Sunnybrook Rd.

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