The United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County in North Carolina, a NobleCause grant recipient, has taken the United Way Pledge to whole new levels by directly working with the community to fill in gaps they witness in their own community. They've demonstrated innovation with their unique commitment to sourcing services from the community they live in and they're having great success with their new programs.
Out in Eagan, Minn., a suburb of the Twin Cities, resides a free meal program serving those in need in an atmosphere of hospitality. It's just one of 28 dining sites (36 in the summer, supporting out-of-school children) run by Loaves and Fishes, a non profit providing nutritious meals to people who are hungry across the state.
The Forest Park Conservancy is the only non-profit organization dedicated solely to restoring and protecting the unparalleled urban forest nestled at the footsteps of the bustling city of Portland. One of the largest urban parks in the U.S., its 80-miles of hiking trails are set within an incredible 5,200 acres of land. Recently, the nonprofit received a $6500 NobleCause grant to foster volunteerism. FPC plans to use the funds to make big changes at the community level, engaging staff, volunteers, and visitors, to help protect the critical ecosystem of the Park.
April is Autism Awareness Month. Autism Empowerment serves all ages and abilities and promotes four Foundational Pillars of Positivity: Accept – Enrich – Inspire – Empower. NobleHour is proud to support their mission. Learn more about how the Autism Serves Kids Care Club is fostering volunteerism with our $6500 NobleCause grant.
Nearly 30% of the 50,000 people residing in Niagara Falls, NY, live below the national poverty line. Over 60% of Niagara Falls residents are considered overweight or obese, and over 10% struggle with diabetes. Health conditions continue to decline, and yet residents have minimal access to healthy, affordable food options. The Niagara Falls area is a community in crisis. In response to these alarming statistics and in an effort to address their community’s needs, Niagara University has created “Community Kitchen,” a program designed to give Niagara Falls residents access to delicious, nutritious food.
More than 35 million adults in the United States cannot read or write beyond a third grade level. Worldwide, that number rises to nearly 775 million illiterate adults and 123 million illiterate children and teens - about 15% of the total population. Illiteracy is often considered a problem of the past, but the reality is that it is still a roadblock for millions of people here in the U.S. and across the world. Seeds of Literacy in Ohio, is working to change those numbers by helping adult learners gain the literacy skills needed to thrive in life.
As many as one out of five children are sexually abused. In addition, it is estimated that over a quarter of all children are mistreated, abused, or witness family violence. With staggering numbers like that, it’s frightening to consider how or if these children get assistance. Thankfully, there are outreach and support programs like Kids in Crisis, a Connecticut nonprofit.
Pharmacy students at Roseman University of Health Sciences are taking extra steps to assist Nevada residents gain a better understanding of their Medicare plans and help them save money in the process. A recent national grant of $50,000 from NobleCause, an award program to foster volunteerism, is funding the student chapter of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) to recruit and train more student volunteers to assist Medicare beneficiaries in the ASCP call lab.