Get in Costume & Take a “Polar Plunge” to Support Special Olympics

Get in Costume & Take a “Polar Plunge” to Support Special Olympics

By Staff The annual costumed Polar Plunge, a fund-raiser for the North Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, will be held Saturday, Jan. 24, at the outdoor pool of The Fitness Center, 861 Old Winston Road, Kernersville. Registration begins at 11:30am. The Polar Plunge begins at 1pm Jumpers […]

by · January 20, 2015 · 0 comments · Community, Non-profits

MIXXER – Make Local, The Maker Movement Comes to Camel City

By Chad Nance “Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently- they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do […]

by · January 18, 2015 · 2 comments · Business, Community, Innovation, Non-profits
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Training Program for Disability Advocates in NC Seeks Participants

By Staff  Editor’s Note: CCD managing editor Carissa Joines went through the Partners in Policymaking program as have CCD contributors Matt Potter and Bryan Dooley. A statewide training program that develops leadership and advocacy skills on behalf of people with developmental disabilities is set to begin in February, 2015 in […]

by · January 14, 2015 · 0 comments · Community, Health, Non-profits

New Humane Society Facility Brings More Hope and Caring to Animals in Forysth County

By David Willard   Tied to a fence and left alone and pregnant, Penelope was abandoned. Emaciated and pregnant, she could only walk as far as the belt that trapped her to the fence would allow. She was a helpless mother- to- be who now had to somehow fend for […]

by · January 11, 2015 · 3 comments · Community, Non-profits

Volunteers & Donations Needed for Winter Homeless Count

By Staff   The Homeless Point-in-Time Count is a one day, unduplicated count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless individuals and families in Forsyth County. The count, coordinated by United Way of Forsyth County and the Winston-Salem Forsyth County Homeless Council, helps determine the extent of homelessness in the community and […]

by · January 6, 2015 · 1 comment · Community, Non-profits
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American Red Cross Crowd Sourcing Virtual Blood Drives

By Staff   January is National Blood Donor Month and this year, American Red Cross supporters have a new way to help save lives through blood and platelet donation with SleevesUp virtual blood drives. SleevesUp is a first-of-its-kind website that lets those who feel passionate about blood donation create a […]

by · January 5, 2015 · 0 comments · Community, Non-profits
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Over Flow Homeless Shelters Have Urgent Needs for Supplies

  Camel City Dispatch would like to encourage our friends & neighbors to work together to help bridge some of the small, but important gaps for people. You can team up with your civic group, church group, basketball team, or school club. However you do it, please take a little […]

by · December 30, 2014 · 0 comments · Community, Non-profits

Give Where you Live- Goodwill Encourages Citizens to Donate Locally

By Staff   During this busy holiday season, many of us are mindful of honoring family commitments, meeting financial obligations, and finding just the right gift for everyone on our list. We’d also like to give back to our community if only we could fit it into our schedule and […]

by · December 29, 2014 · 0 comments · Community, Non-profits
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The Salvation Army of Greater Winston-Salem Begins Toy & Food Distribution for Christmas 2014

By Staff   On Wednesday at 9:00 am, The Salvation Army of Greater Winston-Salem will begin distribution of toys and food to families who have made application, been screened and approved. We will conclude distribution on Friday, December 19th. This process began when families made application October 6 – 11, […]

by · December 17, 2014 · 0 comments · Community, Non-profits