The Kernersville and Walkertown libraries were able to make several upgrades and improvements to their children’s section, focusing on children ages five and under. The Kernersville Library received $30,000 from the grant. The Walkertown Library received $41,000 from the grant. KernersvilleNews.com, April 28, 2016
More than 200 volunteers showed up Saturday to build a playground at Buck Leonard Park near downtown Rocky Mount. Wanda Allen, who attends the aptly-named Helping Hands Church around the corner from the park, was one of the many volunteers on hand. She said she just wants to give back to the community. Lindell John Kay, Rocky Mount Telegram, April 24, 2016
A group of young ladies are working together to build an outdoor classroom at the Peacemakers Family Center in South Rocky Mount, complimenting a playground being built in June thanks to a grant from KaBOOM! and the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust. Brie Handgraaf, Rocky Mount Telegram, April 24, 2016
Shovels will hit the dirt when hundreds of volunteers lend a hand to build a new playground at Buck Leonard Park. With the help of KaBOOM! and the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, Rocky Mount is getting three new playgrounds with much more than just a slide and some swings. Brie Handgraaf, Rocky Mount Telegram, April 22, 2016
An urban-focused, cookie-cutter approach to rural medicine isn’t the answer. Instead, rural communities need to develop their own assets and approaches based on their own needs. The “Innovations in Rural Health Award” seeks to find models that can work in other rural settings. Allen Smart, DailyYonder.com, April 21, 2016
Roanoke Canal Museum & Trail’s Bicycle Loan Program gives families and individuals the opportunity to have a healthy, safe and enjoyable experience on the historic and scenic trail. Matt Lindberg, RRDailyHerald.com, April 17, 2018
Partners from across the Roanoke Valley joined to unveil the Roanoke Canal Trail bike loaner program. A total of 20 bikes are available to use for touring the trail and are available for free by the user depositing their drivers license. Lance Martin, RRSpin.com, April 16, 2016
Nearly 300 volunteers came together at New Day Christian Church to install a playground that will be open to the community. The playground, which has been named “Grace Place – The Freely Given, Unmerited Favor and Love of God,” includes a picnic shelter, stage and adult exercise stations. Tammie Gercken, April 15, 2016, The News Herald
Nash Community College is pleased to announce that it has received a $100,000 grant as part of the Healthy Places NC initiative from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust. The project will improve the lives of local residents by outfitting the college’s new Continuing Education and Public Services Building with cardio and strength training equipment. NashhCCNews.com, April 11, 2016
It’s an exciting time at the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, as our Great Expectations work in Forsyth County moves forward and ongoing efforts to invest in communities in a thoughtful, sustainable way grow. Here are just a few of the recent and upcoming opportunities to share our work and celebrate our staff members.
On a cold Friday afternoon in February, a group of students, faculty and staff members gathered in a warm teaching dining room on the campus of Nash Community College in Rocky Mount to break bread together -- and learn how to bake it.
As part of the school's effort to stimulate healthier living in the rural community, a culinary teaching chef showed the group how a few simple substitutions in ingredients could turn an ordinary loaf into something much healthier and tastier.