This month, the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust celebrates 70 years of investing in community well-being and improving North Carolinians’ health and quality of life. At the same time, I celebrate my one-year anniversary at the Trust.
The Healthy Eating Active Living Collaborative of Beaufort County has several ideas in mind to bring down rates of diabetes, heart disease and obesity. Eva Peartree, TheWashingtonDailyNews.com, June 27,2017
The Twin Counties Partnership for Healthier Communities will host a health summit from 6 to 8 p.m. on June 26. The event will be held at the Booker T. Theater on E. Thomas Street in Rocky Mount. Amelia Harper, RockyMountTelegram.com, June 20, 2017
The YMCA of Western North Carolina was awarded a grant to increase access to high-quality after-school childcare and activities for youth and their families in McDowell County. McDowellNews.com, June 19,2017
The Trail, located at 2240 St. John Church Road, Washington, on the campus of St. John Church of Christ Empowerment Center, was funded by the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust and is open to the public. thewashingtondailynews.com, June 19, 2017
A pair of Bertie County organizations are working to improve the health of the community by increasing recreational opportunities, including expanding services offered. Gene Motley, Roanoke-ChowanNewsHerald.com, June 19,2017
A Rockingham County group plans to expand a free mobile food pantry that will serve organizations across the county to streamline food collection, storage, and distribution and prevent duplication of efforts between organizations working on food access. 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.
What We Believe
At the Trust, we believe we need to work together to ensure the young children of Forsyth County, North Carolina—especially those in financially disadvantaged families—meet developmentally-appropriate milestones in their first five years, enter kindergarten ready to learn, and leave set for success in school and life. That’s why we launched Great Expectations in 2015.