The Halifax County Health Department will expand a program aimed at decreasing obesity by encouraging physical activity and healthy eating within the county’s three school districts. This investment is part of the Trust’s long-term Healthy Places NC initiative, which announced a series of grants awarded to organizations across the state.
With support from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, organizations in Beaufort County will expand substance misuse services for residents and deepen the faith community’s involvement in health improvement efforts. The investments are part of the Trust’s long-term Healthy Places NC initiative, which announced a series of grants awarded to organizations across the state.
With support from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, Bertie County organizations are working to improve the health of the community by increasing recreational opportunities, including expanding services offered by the YMCA and revitalizing Blue Jay Park in Indian Woods. This investment is part of the Trust’s long-term commitment to improving the health of residents in the state’s most rural and under-resourced counties.
The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust awarded a grant to the YMCA of Western North Carolina to increase access to high-quality after-school childcare and activities for youth and their families in McDowell County. This investment is part of the Trust’s long-term Healthy Places NC initiative, which announced a series of grants awarded to local organizations.
The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust today announced Great Expectations’ grants aimed at helping young children in Forsyth County enter school ready to learn and leave set for success.
The Trust’s investments build on information gleaned from Forsyth Family Voices, a listening and learning effort to gather insights from parents and providers in our community. Grants were also informed by a thorough analysis of existing gaps in the early childhood system.
The Blue Jay Recreation Park in the Indian Woods community has been awarded a $150,000 grant from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust for construction of a paved walking trail and other facility improvements. Gene Motley, Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald, May 29, 2017
The YMCA will run licensed child care sites at all McDowell County elementary schools starting in August under a five-year agreement with the school system, and will customize the operating hours to support shift work in McDowell County. Citizen-Times, May 20, 2017
Laura Gerald, MD leads a trust fund that seeks ways to improve the lives and health of citizens in under-served areas of North Carolina. She discusses the role the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust can play in improve lives through supporting unique health care programs. Leslie Boney hosts “First in Future.” ncchannel.org, May 18, 2017
On a windy and cool Saturday, the West Marion community took a major step toward “keeping it fresh.” The West Marion community held a ground-breaking ceremony for a new garden that will provide fresh and nourishing food for folks living in this neighborhood. McDowellNews.com, May 8, 2017
On the fourth Thursday of every month, you can find up to 40 local community members gathered at Addie’s Chapel in West Marion, a predominantly African-American community nestled in the mountains of western North Carolina. They are laughing and welcoming, and they are discussing solutions to long standing issues such as woefully inadequate transportation or a lack of child care options for second shift employees.