Non-profits

St Philips Moravian Church- Ever Forward to Freedom

St Philips Moravian Church- Ever Forward to Freedom

  On May 21st 2015, the congregation and guests of St. Phillips Moravian Church (located in Old Salem) gathered together to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the announcement to the African-American slaves who made up the congregation that they had been released from bondage. Rev. Russ May, Rev. Terrance Hawkins, […]

by · May 23, 2015 · 0 comments · Community, Neighborhoods, Non-profits
YMCA Names Norm Potter Chief Volunteer Officer

YMCA Names Norm Potter Chief Volunteer Officer

By Staff The YMCA of Northwest North Carolina announced Norm Potter will serve as Chief Volunteer Officer and Board Chair during the 2015-2016 term. Norm is a long-standing Y volunteer and Vice President, Development & Alumni Affairs, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. “The Y is a cornerstone of our […]

by · May 22, 2015 · 0 comments · Community, Non-profits
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Yadkin RiverKeeper Launches 2015 Tour on May 29th

By Staff Yadkin Riverkeeper will host its Sixth Annual Yadkin Riverkeeper Tour of paddling experiences down North Carolina’s second longest river. Each year, Yadkin Riverkeeper connects thousands of people, including children, families and civic organizations, to the water and outdoors. This year’s Tour takes place during four weekends in May, […]

by · May 18, 2015 · 0 comments · Community, Environment, Non-profits
Local Organization Offers Scholarships for Students with Down Syndrome

Local Organization Offers Scholarships for Students with Down Syndrome

By Staff Piedmont Down Syndrome Support Network (PDSSN) announced it will begin to award up to two $500 scholarships each year to help deserving high school students with Down syndrome pursue their dreams to receive college educations. The first award(s) will be made this year. These awards are for educational purposes […]

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Wells Fargo Awards Sizeable STEM Grant to Local YMCA

By Staff The YMCA of Northwest North Carolina has been awarded a $25,000 grant from Wells Fargo to provide Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) educational activities in all 12 traditional summer day camps in 2015. The addition of a concentrated STEM component to traditional summer day camp is intended […]

by · May 15, 2015 · 1 comment · Community, Non-profits
ReadWS Expands Tutoring Project by Focusing on Educators,  Parents and Advocacy

ReadWS Expands Tutoring Project by Focusing on Educators, Parents and Advocacy

By Staff Read·Write·Spell (ReadWS) announces its new name and expanded mission from solely administering the Augustine Literacy Project, a highly successful, one-on-one tutoring program for public-school children from low-income homes. The organization has added three strategic components in its effort to reach, teach and advocate for struggling school-aged readers. “The […]

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Winston-Salem Foundation and ECHO Announce Award Recipients

By Staff The Winston-Salem Foundation hosted its annual Community Luncheon on May 6 at Benton Convention Center, with a record-breaking crowd of 1,100 community members in attendance. The Foundation announced the recipients of the 2015 Winston-Salem Foundation Award and the 2015 ECHO Awards. The Winston-Salem Foundation award was established in […]

by · May 12, 2015 · 0 comments · Community, Non-profits
ArCANtecture

ArCANtecture Creations on Display at One West Fourth

By Staff   On May 4th canned goods and non-perishable food items have became bricks for creative structures designed by Wells Fargo team members. These works will be on public view until May 13th as part of a food drive with a twist to support Second Harvest Food Bank of […]

by · May 11, 2015 · 0 comments · Community, Non-profits
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Miracles in Sight, Bringing Light to the World for Thousands

By Bryan Dooley “It was taking me out of the darkness and putting me into the marvelous light. I did not realize I had so many freckles on my face until my transplant!”~ Unknown In 1905, Eduard Zirm performed the first successful full thickness cornea transplant. Over 100 years and […]

by · May 10, 2015 · 0 comments · Community, Non-profits
Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Comes to Your Mailbox

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Comes to Your Mailbox

By Staff WHAT: On Saturday, May 9, 2015, Letter Carriers in our area and across the nation will perform double duty on their routes delivering the mail and collecting food donations to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC and local hunger-relief programs, during the 23rd Annual Letter Carriers’ […]

by · May 8, 2015 · 0 comments · Community, Non-profits