Recognizing the Organizations That Have Assisted Us.
Gift of the Givers
Gift of the Givers is a humanitarian organization that responds to crises in disaster and war zones. They provide immediate aid such as shelter, bedding, food, medical supplies, and generators. They rebuild and rehabilitate infrastructure, distribute food, provide water resources, and empower disadvantaged communities through education and skills development. They also contribute to healthcare provision.
Mathkind's mission is to empower teachers in developing countries to transform mathematics instruction and improve their students' critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Through professional development programs and partnerships with committed schools, Mathkind equips local teachers with evidence-based best practices and supports them in applying these strategies in their classrooms. As graduates of Mathkind programs become leaders who coach their colleagues, the impact of the organization's work multiplies. Mathkind's unique approach is made possible by a network of world-renowned mathematics educators who collaborate with local teachers and coaches to deepen student learning. As an innovative nonprofit with the expertise of an established research institution, Mathkind is transforming classrooms and changing lives around the world.
Triangle Community Foundation
The Foundation is committed to creating lasting positive change in the Triangle region, and they do so by partnering with local nonprofits that share their vision for a stronger, more equitable community. Through our strategic grantmaking, they are able to address a wide range of issues, including education, health, the environment, and social justice.
In addition to providing financial support to nonprofits, they also offer a variety of resources and tools to help them build capacity and increase their impact. This includes training and technical assistance, networking opportunities, and advocacy support.
At Triangle Community Foundation they believe that everyone should have the opportunity to thrive, regardless of their background or circumstances. By working together with donors, nonprofits, and community leaders, they are creating a brighter future for all who call the Triangle home.
In 2015, Mina cup embarked on a journey to create a menstrual product that addresses common issues faced during periods. They sought comfort, ease of use, and eco-friendliness, resulting in the development of MINA. Collaborating with their community, MINA reflects the collective needs of women, offering an authentic solution.
MINA goes beyond being just a product; it signifies empowerment. Grounded in the spirit of ubuntu, the creators, being South Africans, extend their support to other women. For every MINA purchased, one is gifted to a girl in need, aiming to combat period poverty. Their commitment stems from the understanding that girls missing school due to a lack of sanitary products equates to a year of lost education. The mission is to end period poverty, ensuring that no girl misses out on education because of her period. Together, they strive to make a positive impact on women's lives.
The Frame & Print Shop
For five decades, The Frame & Print Shop at University Place has been the Triangle's go-to destination for custom framing, art restoration, and a curated selection of unique local art and UNC prints. In 2015, the business found new owners in Bob and Becky Woodruff, who are dedicated to upholding the shop's longstanding tradition of exceptional craftsmanship and local charm in custom framing. Expanding their commitment in 2021, the Woodruffs acquired Framemakers, a framing store with 40 years of history in Timberlyne Village, subsequently renaming it The Frame & Print Shop North. Now boasting two locations in Chapel Hill, the shops offer a diverse range of services and products including a wide range of products from Aminas gift. Bob and Becky invite customers to explore the latest offerings and experience the unique blend of expertise and local flavor at these convenient locations.
Come Out and Play Sculpture Show
Initiated in 2002 to commemorate the first anniversary of 9/11 with the impactful "5000 Flowers" project, the Come Out and Play Sculpture Show has persisted as a beacon of promoting kindness through art and fostering connections among people. Hosted by Eric Brantley on their 17-acre farm in Chatham County, named JimGin Farm after their parents, Jim and Ginger Meyer, the show has become a cherished tradition.
Featuring a diverse array of artists, the exhibition encapsulates a delightful blend of the serious and whimsical, the grand and intimate, serving as a testament to the idea that art can seamlessly integrate into everyday life, providing joy and inspiration, especially for children.
One should mark calendars every year for the grand opening party on August 26 and 27, 2023, from noon until dark, showcasing the works of over 90 artists amidst live music, complimentary food, and a captivating variety of art. The festivities continue throughout September with receptions every Saturday (2, 9, 16, and 23) from 2 p.m. until dusk, creating a vibrant celebration of creativity and community.
The Apartheid Museum
Opened in 2001, the Apartheid Museum stands as a globally recognized institution, focusing on 20th-century South Africa and particularly the apartheid narrative. It serves as the premier museum dedicated to this critical period in history. Illustrating the trajectory of apartheid, the museum holds the distinction of being the first of its kind. The architectural vision behind the museum's design was realized by an esteemed consortium of leading architectural firms on a sprawling seven-hectare plot. Renowned for its architectural excellence, the museum seamlessly integrates design, space, and landscape, providing an unparalleled South African experience that resonates with the international community.
Equal Justice Initiative
Founded in 1989 by Bryan Stevenson, the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) is a nonprofit organization providing legal representation to those illegally convicted, unfairly sentenced, or abused in state correctional facilities. EJI actively opposes the death penalty, advocates against excessive punishment, and offers re-entry assistance to formerly incarcerated individuals. Addressing issues of racial injustice, EJI produces reports, films, and operates the Legacy Museum and National Memorial for Peace and Justice. The organization contributes to criminal justice reform through research, recommendations, and educational initiatives, offering tours and presentations to diverse audiences.