A volunteer tutoring program created by The Durham Rotary Club to promote student literacy at Y.E. Smith Elementary School and Neal Middle School wrapped up its second school year with good results and plans for growth.
Donations of cash and more than 150 pounds of food provided enough food for 4,448 meals when Frontier Communications and the Durham Bulls teamed up recently to fight hunger with a food drive benefitting the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina.
The Salvation Army celebrated its 77th annual Donut Day June 6 at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Durham.
More than 55 Raleigh and Durham employees of GENBAND spent May 30 volunteering in service projects around the region for nonprofits including Habitat for Humanity, Food Bank of Durham, Survivor Joe and Teaming for Technology.
The Durham Alumnae Delta House (DADH) Inc. hosted its annual golf tournament fundraiser on April 26 at the Crossing Golf Course on Highway 98 in Durham. DADH Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit organization engages in cultural, educational and public service activities to support the Durham community.
At the May 5 meeting of the Roxboro Kiwanis Club at Clarksville Station Restaurant, Gary Freeman, director of supply side resources for Duke Energy Progress, presented a program on developments in renewable energy. He advise
Alpha Theta Chapter of Eta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., Alpha Theta Chapter of Durham hosted their Miss Honeydoll Pageant April 12. Edgar Murphy was the master of ceremony for the evening. Barbara Simmons, Evelyn Waddell, and Ajia Covin served as program planners.
Pearsontown Elementary School gymnasium was filled with more than 100 children for an after-school bicycle safety presentation on April 24th.
Ryan Connolly, a senior associate attorney at Pulley, Watson, King & Lischer, P.A., and an active cyclist and triathlete, was excited to share his passion about bicycle safety with the young students.
Gabrielle McArdle, a senior at Cary Academy, is the recipient of the 2014 Sallie Southall Cotten Scholarship, given by the Durham Woman’s Club. This scholarship, in the amount of $1,500, is given each year to a Durham County senior who plans to attend a four-year college or university.
Local nonprofits honored outstanding volunteers at the Volunteer Center’s annual Key Volunteer Recognition Luncheon April 29.
Eleven Key Award nominees from Durham County won the Governor’s Volunteer Service award. The Governor’s Medallion Award recognizes the “top 20” volunteers in the state. For the fourth year in a row, Durham County boasts a Governor’s Medallion winner.
Throughout April, fraternities in the Triangle area have been involved in a statewide initiative to raise awareness about domestic violence and sexual assault called Fraternities4Family.
The Durham Chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) held its annual Block Kids Building Contest at E.K. Powe Elementary School in Durham on March 14.
Nineteen children participated from the first-grade class of Gina-Marie DiMeza.