Nonprofit news roundup, 08.26.16

Children’s Home Society launches $25 million campaign

Children’s Home Society of North Carolina in Greensboro has kicked off a campaign to raise $25 million.

The effort has received a $2 million gift from campaign co-chair Susan McDonald and her husband Mackey McDonald of Greensboro.

Three groups get $75,000 to improve access to food

Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina in Winston-Salem, MANNA Food Bank in Asheville and OIC Family Medical Center in Rocky Mount each has received $25,000 from UnitedHealthcare to help improve access to healthy, affordable food throughout the state.

Clothing drive to benefit job-seekers

Success Outfitters, a program at Goodwill of Northwest North Carolina, is accepting gently used or new donations of business and casual professional clothing for men and women, as well as accessories, such as shoes, ties, belts, and handbags.

The Success Outfitters team will collect items from area businesses, churches and individuals conducted donation drives.

Success Outfitters works to provide men and women with limited means a way to obtain professional clothing at no cost for job interviews.

The program, located at Goodwill headquarters on University Parkway in Winston-Salem, serves individuals who graduate from in-house training programs, or are referred from partner agencies.

Pro-bono communications support available

Charlotte communications firm Luquire George Andrews in Charlotte will hold a 24-hour pro-bono “marathon” on October 6 and 7, contributing advertising, public relations and marketing support to Mecklenburg County nonprofits it selects from those that respond to a request for proposals available on its website by 5:30 p.m. on September 6.

Over the past seven years, the firm has donated $1.5 million in advertising, public relations, social media, digital and creative services to 34 nonprofits during its annual marathon.

Greensboro United Way kicking off annual drive

United Way of Greater Greensboro will kick off its annual fundraising campaign on August 31 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Belk, Friendly Center in Greensboro.

Chairing the campaign is Gregg Strader, executive vice president and chief banking officer at American National Bank & Trust and a member of the United Way board of directors.

Battleship North Carolina gets $12,000

Battleship North Carolina received $10,000 from Piedmont Natural Gas and $2,000 from the Wilmington Hammerheads as part of a fundraising effort to repair the hull of the ship.

Concert to  benefit Holt Brothers Foundation

Holt Brothers Foundation will benefit from a concert August 27 at 6 pm. at Hasentree Golf Club in Wake Forest. The event will kick off a Concerts Fore a Cause, a concert series that is a partnership of the Foundation and homebuilder Toll Brothers.

Grants from Black Philanthropy Initiative available

September 29 at 5 p.m. is the deadline for nonprofits in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County to submit grants of up to $5,000 to the Black Philanthropy Initiative at the Winston-Salem Foundation to support education, parenting and literacy programs serving African Americans.

Denny joins Rex Endowment board

Heather Denny, president and CEO of McDonald York Building Company, has joined the board of directors of the John Rex Endowment in Raleigh.

Heartstrings gets $31,000

Heartstrings has received a $31,083 grant from The Winston-Salem Foundation to expand its Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Program to assist underserved communities, including Hispanic and African American parents, and to expand its executive director position.

Greensboro Montessori to shift grades

Greensboro Montessori School in fall 2017 will expand its middle school to include ninth grade, and move its sixth grade, previously a part of its middle school, to its upper elementary division.

Golf event to benefit Wesleyan Christian Academy

Wesleyan Christian Academy in High Point will host its 25th Annual Gift Giving Golf Tournament on September 26th at Willow Creek Country Club.

5K to benefit High Point Regional Health

High Point Regional Health Foundation will host its 30th Annual Heart & Sole 5K and Fun Run on September 17 to benefit Heart Strides, the cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation program at High Point Regional Health.

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