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Red Cross Month- Support the American Red Cross and Become an Everyday Hero

By Staff   In honor of Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages people to uncover their inner hero and donate blood or platelets, volunteer their time or sign up to organize a blood drive. Since 1943, every president has designated March as Red Cross Month to […]

by · March 2, 2015 · 0 comments · Community, Non-profits
CCD Editorial Cartoon – The Gospel of Art Pope

CCD Editorial Cartoon – The Gospel of Art Pope

By Andrew David Cox         Andrew David Cox, from Pfafftown, is a cartoonist, painter and illustrator who specializes in editorial cartoons and political art. Cox drew editorial cartoons for The Appalachian, the student newspaper of Appalachian State, from August of 2012 to May of 2014. His student […]

by · February 24, 2015 · 0 comments · Community, Non-profits
tommy payne, cantey alexander

United Way of Forsyth County Exceeds Community Campaign Goal

By Staff   On Thursday, February 19, United Way of Forsyth County celebrated the end of the 2014 Community Campaign with a total raised of $16.93 million, $430,000 over the goal of $16.5 million. The community campaign represents the largest part of the $20.8 million total resource development goal which […]

by · February 24, 2015 · 0 comments · Community, Non-profits
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2015 Red Ribbon Runway – Creative Couture for a Worthy Cause

By Staff   AIDS Care Service presents the 6th annual Red Ribbon Runway design competition and fashion show. In this unique fundraiser, both professional and amateur designers are challenged to create a high quality, wearable garment using 100% of the materials from three plain white t-shirts provided by sponsor, Hanesbrands, […]

by · February 11, 2015 · 0 comments · Community, Non-profits
second harvest food bank

Second Harvest Food Bank Receives Donation of Truckload of Chicken from Tyson Foods

By Staff   Champions for Kids and Tyson Foods, Inc. donated a truckload of chicken today to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina. The food bank provides food assistance to 300,000 in the region; nearly one-third of those are children. The donation is one of two donation […]

by · February 11, 2015 · 0 comments · Community, Non-profits
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Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation Grants Money to Old Salem and Financial Pathways of the Piedmont

By Staff   Trustees of the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation have awarded a grant to Old Salem to support its capital campaign to restore the 1794 Boys’ School. The planned renovations are designed to create a more engaging experience for visitors and enhance one of Winston-Salem’s state and national treasures. […]

by · February 3, 2015 · 0 comments · Community, Non-profits
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