Nonprofit news roundup, 07.01.16

Agencies and funders team up for poverty program

Five local agencies and three local funders in Winston-Salem are working together on a new $1.46 million initiative that aims to serve families in poverty and help prepare their children for school.

Starting this fall, six family advocates will work to connect 100 families enrolled in Head Start, as well as 50 families with young children in the Boston-Thurmond neighborhood, to services provided by the partner agencies, including Family Services, Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina, Financial Pathways of the Piedmont, Imprints Cares, and Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County.

Funding the initiative, known as STRONG@HOME, are United Way of Forsyth County, The Winston-Salem Foundation and the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust.

United Way awarded $266,351 and the Foundation granted $100,800 to help fund the initiative in its first year, while the Trust awarded $800,000 for the next three years and the Family Services Head Start program will contribute $96,250 each year.

Hunger in High Point focus of mobile app

The Greater High Point Food Alliance has launched a mobile app and desktop platform to address food insecurity.

The Alliance received grant funding from High Point Community Foundation to create the app, which Small Footprint in Winston-Salem developed.

Users can use the app to find when and where hot community meals are served; food pantries and eligibility requirements; community garden locations; resources for seniors and children; and volunteer opportunities.

The app is It is updated regularly to reflect seasonal programs such as farmer’s markets and summer feeding sites for Guilford County Schools.

Pace of the Triad serves 250 seniors

In its first five years, PACE of the Triad has provided medical care and support services to nearly 250 older adults in Guilford and Rockingham counties.

PACE, or Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly, is a Medicare program and Medicaid state option that provides community-based care and services for older adults with serious medical challenges.

Services range from adult day health program, rehab therapies, and in-home personal care to medical transportation, prescriptions and other managed  health care.

Charlotte fundraisers, donors honored

Adelaide Davis has been named Outstanding Fundraising Executive by the Charlotte chapter of the Association of Fundraising Executives, and Catherine and Wilt0n Connor have been named Outstanding Philanthropists.

They will be among the winners of the 2016 National Philanthropy Day awards the chapter will present at its awards luncheon on November 15 at the Sheraton Charlotte.

Other winners include:

* Jonathon Belton — Outstanding Champion of Diversity.

* Tonya and Daunte Bruce — Outstanding Emerging Philanthropists.

* Kate Gatterdam — Outstanding Student Philanthropist.

* McGuireWoods — Outstanding Philanthropic Organization.

* Barringer Construction — Outstanding Philanthropic Small Business.

* Gene Johnson — Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser.

* John Crosland Jr. — Outstanding Legacy.

THRIVE Fund gives $3.5 million

The THRIVE Fund, administered by Foundation For The Carolinas in Charlotte, will distribute over $3.5 million in grants, some over multiple years, to 10 local arts organizations.

Crumpler switches jobs at North Carolina Community Foundation

Katie Crumpler, Northern Piedmont regional director for the North Carolina Community Foundation, has been named Western regional director.

Yearns joins Greensboro College

Ellie Puckett Yearns, senior director of philanthropy at Guilford College, has joined Greensboro College as assistant vice president for development.

Porter elected board chair at ArtsGreensboro

Bill Porter, retired vice president for fund development at Cone Health, has been elected chair of the board of directors of ArtsGreensboro.

Madison Carroll, project engineer for The Carroll Companies’ Bellemeade Village project, has been elected to the board.

Two join Methodist Home board

Marcus Green of Raeigh, compliance director at Glaxo Smith Kline, and Clarence High Jr. of Ahoskie, retired chief court counselor for Bertie, Halifax, Hertford and Northampton counties for the N.C. Department of Public Safety, have been elected to the board of directors of the Methodist Home for Children in Raleigh.

High school volunteers build ramps

Eighty high-school volunteers from multiple states who convened in Greensboro from June 13 to 17 for the annual Catholic Heart Work Camp joined construction leaders at Community Housing Solutions to build new ramps at nine locations in Guilford County.

Sponsors included Mt. Zion Baptist Church; NewBridge Bank; St. Pius X Catholic Church; St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church; Westover Church; and the Urgent Repair Program of the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency.

Volunteers join United Way Day of Action

Volunteers pitched in on June 21 at United Way of Greater Greensboro, collecting over 115 books for children, assembling 2,000 snack packs to help feed families, and collecting over 530 hygiene products for families.

United Way staff also picked up debris and painted bridge railings at Shannon Hills Park.

Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club opens computer center

The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of High Point has opened a new computer learning center at 121 SW Cloverleaf Place.

The center includes a printer and 33 new computers, including 16 laptops and tablets, provided through a $23,050 grant from High Point Community Foundation.

It also features  fresh coat of paint from Huffman Paint, new carpet installed and purchased as a gift from The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary, and new furniture donated by Davis Furniture Industries.

Camp High Hopes getting donations of fresh produce

The Produce Box will donate $80,000 worth of fresh, local produce to 1,240 campers and 765 families who participate in the six Camp High Hopes in Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs, Raleigh, Durham and Wake Forest of YMCA of the Triangle.

Miracle League to team with Salamanders in all-star game

The Advance Players Academy of the Miracle League of the Triangle and the Holly Springs Salamanders will play alongside one other in an all-star game on July 12 at 7 p.m. at the Salamanders home in the North Main Athletic Complex in Holly Springs.

ALS Association chapter changes name

The statewide Jim “Catfish” Hunter Chapter of the ALS Association has changed its name to the North Carolina Chapter.

Families Together raises over $200,000

Families Together in Raleigh raised over $200,000 in a campaign, exceeding its goal of $156,000.

Urban Ministries gets $3,000

Urban Ministries of Wake County has received $3,000 from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation and wijll use the fund to provide food and nutrition education to struggling Wake families.

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