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Rockingham County Tackles Hunger and Wellness with Mobile Food Pantry

Rockingham County’s L.O.T. 2540 will receive $198,304 to support the expansion of its mobile food pantry which currently resides in an old box truck. L.O.T. 2540 began in 2010 when Marty Roberts and David Burnette had an encounter with a homeless family. This experience highlighted for them that there were people in Rockingham County who are struggling with poverty without many community resources to turn to for help. They founded L.O.T. 2540 with a goal of forming relationships with their clients and through those connections help them achieve self-sufficiency.

Healthy Eating and Active Living Starts at Schools in Halifax County

With support from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, 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.

Great Expectations 2017 Funding Priorities

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.

Parent Input and Community Collaboration Drive New Great Expectations Grants

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.

Community Wellness Takes Center Stage as Bertie County Focuses on Promoting Active Living

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.

McDowell County Increases Access to Childcare Services, Establishes Community Hubs in Schools

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.

Beaufort County Tackles Opioid Abuse by Focusing on Whole Patient Care

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.

Residents Driving Community Change in West Marion

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.

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