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Volunteers from Fidelity Investments presented Victory Junction Gang Camp with more than 90 afghans Aug. 28.

During the spring, Fidelity Investments’ organized a club of 40 volunteers to crochet the afghans for Victory Junction children. Each camper will receive an afghan.


The Greater Greensboro CROP Hunger Walk is accepting registration from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at Greensboro Urban Ministry, 305 W. Lee St., Greensboro. Information: 271-5959.

The walk is at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at NewBridge Bank Park, and is in memory of last year’s coordinator Bill Glasgow, who died unexpectedly.

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Maybelline New York is accepting nominations through Oct. 10 for the Maybelline New York Beauty of Education Award.

The company is honoring women who have made a difference in their communities by working to support educational causes.

Each of 10 winners will receive a $10,000 grant for her educational cause and a trip for two to New York City.

Information: www.maybelline



High Point Regional Health System is hosting the 22nd Warren Rives Fun Run and 5K at 8 a.m. Sept. 20 rain or shine across the street from hospital on North Elm Street in High Point. Proceeds benefit the Heart Strides Scholarship Fund.

Check-in is 6 to 7:45 a.m.

Register by visiting Omega Sports in High Point from 5 to

8 p.m. Sept. 19 or online at

The one-mile Fun Run begins at 8 a.m., followed by the 5K. Entry is $5 for the Fun Run and $25 for the 5K. Festivities include heart healthy food, music and prizes in all age groups.

There will be T-shirts for the first 350 5K entries.

Information: 878-6293.

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Village Tavern, 1903 Westridge Road, Greensboro, will participate in Share Our Strength’s Great American Dine Out presented by American Express.

Participating restaurants will donate 1 to 5 percent of sales Sept. 21-28 to support Share Our Strength’s work to increase kids’ access to nutritious foods.

Information: www.great or www., 282-3063.

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The Women’s Resource Center of Greensboro’s seventh annual Men Can Cook! fundraising event Aug. 2 raised more than $54,000.

More than 600 guests and community chefs participated. The event was underwritten by Chris Barbee, assistant branch manager, vice president, investment officer of Wachovia Securities.


Junior Achievement of Central North Carolina was recently awarded a $5,000 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation. The award will be used to expand 20 J.A. programs in Guilford and Alamance counties’ Title I Middle Schools, reaching more than 400 students.

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The Kiwanis Club of High Point celebrated 88 years of service to the community’s children Sept. 5 by awarding grants to 12 nonprofit agencies.

Agency directors and board chairmen attended the club’s meeting at the High Point

Country Club to accept checks totaling more than $20,000.

The grants were part of the proceeds from the club’s annual pancake breakfast and silent auction fundraiser. Agencies that serve children were chosen to

receive the money. In return, club members have asked the agencies to give them opportunities to volunteer for both one-time and ongoing projects.

Grant recipients are: Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater High Point, YWCA, High Point Area Arts Council, Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs, The Arc of High Point, Boy Scouts of America Old North State Council, Communities in Schools, Girl Scouts Triad Council, YMCA, Youth Focus and Youth Unlimited.

Kiwanians are reading tutors for third- and fourth-graders and give dictionaries to each third-grade student in High Point. Recently, the club raised $25,000 to build a dugout at Miracle Field, and members built a new porch at the I Am Now house.

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The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro has awarded an $8,280 grant to The Servant Leadership School of Greensboro in collaboration with Greensboro Children’s Museum to provide an After School Plus program for the children at Partnership Village. The program provides creative arts and movement on Tuesdays and tutoring/homework help on Thursday afternoons on the Partnership Village campus, plus opportunities for special outings for the children and families six times during the school year. The Servant Leadership School of Greensboro is offering a class from 4 to 6 p.m. Mondays that will encourage participants to engage with the children at Partnership Village.

Information: 275-0447 or www.

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UNCG and Dr. Linda Buettner were awarded a

start-up early-stage memory-loss grant to offer therapeutic programming for older adults.

On Fridays in November, the UNCG Recreation Therapy Club will begin providing an opportunity for students and faculty from Health and Human Performance to work with older adults through a research-based early-stage memory-loss program. This initiative bridges the gap between academia and the community and provides faculty with the opportunity to collaborate with older adults services in Guilford County at Gateway Research Park in Browns Summit.

Information: 334-5327 or

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The Greensboro Area Convention & Visitors Bureau has announced the summer 2008-09 recipients of the Special Events and Tourism Related Activities Committee Grants Program: Greensboro Beautiful for the Gateway Gardens construction, Carolina Kennel Club for regional advertising of the Carolina Cluster Dog Show, Blandwood Mansion for capital improvements, Greensboro Youth Soccer for capital improvements to the Bryan Park Soccer Complex fields, Wyndham Championship for statewide and regional advertising of the 2008 tournament, Greensboro Opera Company for regional advertising of 2008 opera L’Elisir d’Amore, United Arts Council for regional advertising of the Arts & Culture project, N.C. A&T for capital improvements to the Irwin Belk Track and to the Sit-In Movement for capital improvements to the International Civil Rights Center and Museum.

Applications are available for the January 2009 funding cycle and are due by Nov. 14. Information: 274-2282 or

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Truliant Federal Credit Union awarded a $1,000 community mini-grant to West End Ministries recently to help the agency with operational expenses for their Kid’s Cafe.

To qualify for the mini-grant, community and faith-based agencies had to impact one or more of the following areas: health or human services programs, youth, affordable housing, financial literacy or economic development.

Information: marjorie.rorie

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Tristan’s Quest has received a $5,000 grant from the Golden State Foods Foundation to provide scholarships for children to receive services through Tristan’s Quest. This grant is a continuation of the two-year partnership between Tristan’s Quest and Golden State Foods.


Kimberly Cakal of High Point won a scholarship to attend the National Fibromyalgia Association’s “International Leaders Against Pain” conference Aug. 10-14 in Warrenton, Va.

Cakal was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 2007 and began a support group in July of 2008 called “FibroMyWay.” Information:


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