Triangle Gives 2015

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Giving circles loop in the next generation

Groups pool money from members to make meaningful donations

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Wildlife center opens visitors’ eyes to bigger picture

If Gail Abrams had her way, she would spend a lot more time outdoors. And she’d take you with her.

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Prevent Child Abuse NC builds stronger, safer families

In the work of keeping kids safe, the world has changed.

‘Hunger doesn’t look the same as it used to’

Farmer Foodshare is a nonprofit that connects growers with local hunger relief agencies.

St. Saviour’s finds gaps and fills them

Meeting needs that others have missed is what St. Saviour’s Center in Raleigh is all about.

NC charities’ take is up for first time in 3 years

Traditional charities that registered with the North Carolina Secretary of State’s office brought in significantly more money last year, state officials said.

NC4ME connects veterans with work in the civilian world

There’s a gulf between many civilians’ perception of military experience and the reality of it, Kimberly Lindsay says.

Raleigh LGBT Center wants all to feel at home

The organization serves as a clearinghouse for information on the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities.

Kramden Institute makes computer connection

Kramden collects thousands of donated computers. Volunteers refurbish them, load them with an open-source operating system and award the machines to students and adults who wouldn’t have access otherwise.

Kidznotes students get in tune with leadership

The music program focuses on children from underserved or low-income areas. While Kidznotes is free to students, but the cost of an instrument and instruction comes out to about $2,500 per child for a year.

HopeLine offers lifesaving listening to teens, adults

HopeLine is a Triangle-based hotline that makes trained volunteers available by phone from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. every day.

Foundation gives kids a stronger start at school

The East Wake Education Foundation is dedicated to helping children in Wendell, Zebulon and Knightdale “arrive at school age healthy and ready to learn” and helping moms and dads learn how to be better parents.

More than just a ride, volunteers offer friendship

The Center for Volunteer Caregiving coordinates transportation to doctor, grocery shopping and more.

Bridge II Sports muscles out message of ‘can’t’

The Durham-based nonprofit helps children and adults who have a physical difference, play sports and exercise.

Mentors help guide kids through life, school

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle, headquartered in Morrisville, provides more than 800 children safe, caring adult mentors in Durham, Orange and Wake counties.

At Benevolence Farm, opportunity grows

The 13-acre farm in Alamance County is set to open next spring, initially receiving five women released from state prison. When fully developed, the farm will house and employ up to 12 women.

AnimalKind works with humans to save pets’ lives

AnimalKind’s mission is simple and immense. The agency works to end the unnecessary euthanasia of adoptable cats and dogs in North Carolina shelters.

Group needs donations of deer

NC Hunters for the Hungry help get donated venison to food charities. The hunters are working to take advantage of the state’s abundant herd and long hunting season.

SpiritHouse seeks to strengthen community

SpiritHouse, a community organizing nonprofit founded and led by African-American women that boasts 16 years of history in Durham. Among its missions is Harm Free Durham, an ongoing initiative that aims to create more community-driven accountability rather than lean too heavily on law enforcement or the court system.