Roses from Suzi Palladino, community outreach coordinator at TABLE, to Jamil Kadoura, owner of Mediterranean Deli, for his ongoing charitable support of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro community.
“On Sunday, Feb. 22, Jamil and his staff cooked up delicious food, provided beer and wine, offered servers to make sure drinks were filled and bellies were full, and donated 100 percent of the proceeds to support TABLE’s hunger-relief programs, for the second year in a row!” Palladino writes. “To a small non-profit, this type of support is such a blessing.”
TABLE is non-profit based in Carrboro. Its mission is to provide healthy emergency food aid to kids on free school meals in Chapel Hill and Carrboro schools. Thirty percent of these kids (more than 2,500) are at risk for hunger on weekends, and TABLE helps alleviate that hunger. Its greatest needs are food and funds. Thanks to Kadoura, TABLE received a little extra assistance in February to provide 1,249 meals for local hungry kids.
“Giving and receiving and giving back again is how we support each other and our community,” Palladino writes. “However, Jamil Kadoura’s generosity is in a league of his own. So be sure to go enjoy your favorite dish at Med Deli and give extra thanks for this Chapel Hill institution and its owner.”
Roses from Carolyn LacLeod to Matt Cone, a teacher at Carrboro High School who recently achieved a grant that allowed students to travel to Washington D.C. free of charge.
“In D.C., we met with people from several global health and development related organizations, including the president of the World Bank, Jim Kim,” Macleod writes. “The trip took an incredible amount of work and planning on Mr. Cone’s part, and gave us students an unforgettable experience. We also caught a glimpse of President Obama while visiting the White House, which is not something that happens every day!”
Roses from Wendy Morgan to Local Girl Scout Cadette Troop 1155 which donated over $500 this month to the Orange County Animal Shelter on Eubansk Road in Chapel Hill. The girls made the donation during the Animal Services board meeting April 15. This gift reflects over a year of fundraising community service by the troop, which included community fliersa and promotion in the Chapel Hill holiday parade.
Roses to East Chapel Hill High’s Michael Holman for being named North Carolina's Family and Consumer Science Teacher of the Year.
Holman came to the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools in 2011 after four years in Granville County Schools. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Fairmont State University.
“His dedication to students and to the Family and Consumer Science profession truly makes him a role model for others to follow,” says Kathi Breweur, Career and Technical Education director. “This is a well deserved recognition for Michael, and we're all proud of him.”
And roses from Tina Shaban to the FRANK Gallery and all the member artists as they celebrate their fifth anniversary.
At the fifth annual Members’ Spotlight Exhibition Opening Reception April 10, member artists contributed over 300 art cards from their personal collections in support of the N.C. Cancer Hospital Birthday Project.
“This cancer hospital-wide initiative identifies patients in the hospital on their birthday and alerts our staff to create a special celebration for this person along the course of their treatment day,” says Shaban, manager of the Patient and Family Resource Center at UNC’s Comprehensive Cancer Support Program. “Collaborations with members of our community like FRANK make our cancer support programs even more special. Thank you again, FRANK artists, for always reaching beyond your world to help others in need. Special thanks to Luna Lee Ray and Torey Mishoe for leading this drive.”