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The Mission of HandsOn Northwest North Carolina

HandsOn Northwest North Carolina strengthens our community by building the capacity of our nonprofits and increasing volunteerism. We connect nonprofits with the resources needed to develop capacity, and we connect volunteers with nonprofits needing services.  We work closely with the 350+ different nonprofits in our network, and we touch the lives of thousands of volunteers each year. While we have a central focus in Winston-Salem/ Forsyth County, our core services are available to organizations and citizens in the surrounding communities of Davidson, Davie, Stokes, Surry and Yadkin Counties. Donate Now to HandsOn!

New!  Have you begun implementing a really big change or has a great idea started to deliver for your organization? Do you think it's worth $5,000? If so, be sure to fill out an application for our High Five Award! This award recognizes excellence in innovation within our local sector. The process is competitive, but the application is short and sweet. Plus, the High Five Award is a *prize,* not a grant, so the cash is unrestricted and there is no follow-up reporting required! The deadline is October 31st. 

New!  Designed specifically to meet the needs of seasoned and higher-level nonprofit executives and board members, the Nonprofit Executive Summit engages small groups of leaders in learning labs that focus on one of three areas of interest.  Led by Wake Forest University faculty members who serve as each group's instructor and coach, the learning labs allow participants to work alongside their peers in developing solutions to real challenges faced in their work.  The Summit will be held June 1-June 5, 2015 at Wake Forest University Applications are due by March 27, 2015.


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Team Kathy and Fiona

Not all superheroes wear tights, but sometimes, they do help make them! Kathy Bergren and Fiona McCormack brought their extensive textile and retail knowledge from Hanesbrands to bear in completely transforming The Children's Home's Clothing Center. When children arrive at the Home, they often have only the clothes on their backs, and being able to "shop" in a welcoming, inviting, and continually re-stocked closet makes all the difference in helping them feel safe and cared for. After putting in numerous hours together in refurbishing and redesigning the center, Kathy and Fiona continue to bring in a truckload of new clothing to restock the closet each Sunday, treating the closet as they would any other retail environment. The staff notes, "It is an awesome experience to open the Clothing Center's doors, to have kids' jaws drop at the splendor within!"

One of our 2012 Governor's Awards winners, the selection committee was so impressed with the impact of Kathy and Fiona that they nominated them for the Governor’s Medallion Award, and they won! The Medallion Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service is awarded to just 20 winners from across North Carolina, out of the 100 (one from each county) that are nominated each year.

Are you interested in becoming a Children's Home volunteer? You can find more information on HandsOn Connect today!

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Salem Pregnancy Care Center

Salem Pregnancy Care Center is a ministry that has been serving the community for over 25 years by offering free and confidential services to those faced with a crisis pregnancy. They are dedicated to showing unconditional love and acceptance to clients by meeting physical, practical, emotional and spiritual needs when requested by women and families facing a crisis pregnancy. The ministry assists in developing the client’s self-esteem and long term self-improvement skills through education and counseling.

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