Feb 16, 2013 (Winston-Salem Journal - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --
Black Philanthropy Initiative awards grants
Four local nonprofit organizations have been awarded $20,000 from the Black Philanthropy Initiative of the Winston-Salem Foundation. The grants will be used to support programs that help families gain financial literacy.
The Experiment in Self-Reliance was awarded $5,000 to support an Individual Development Account program to help low-income workers become financially stable. The goal of the program is to help clients become homeowners within 20 months. Using the training they received, the clients should be able to retain and maintain their homes.
Family Services was awarded $5,000 to provide financial literacy workshops to families of preschoolers who attend Head Start. The 10 workshops, which will be taught by community leaders, will run through May. The topics will include budgeting, insurance, taxes, saving for a college education, scholarships, investing and improving credit ratings. Free childcare will be provided to participants.
United Metropolitan Ministries was awarded $5,000 to provide a financial literacy training program to children in an afterschool program. The two- to three-week program will include industry professionals teaching classes on budgeting and household money management. A trip to Wall Street and the New York Financial District will be included in the program.
The Work Family Resource Center was awarded $5,000 to provide scholarships for people to take part in the "Developing Your Family Childcare Business" training series. The staff will teach and work one-on-one with participants to help them understand how to plan a business, taxes, budgeting and marketing to operate a childcare home business.
Forsyth County Spay Day
Spay Day will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at six locations around Forsyth County. Vouchers for low-cost pet spaying and neutering will be available for very low-income Forsyth County residents.
Public and private organizations formed a partnership and combined resources to provide the vouchers. The vouchers, which will cost $10, will be available at: Forsyth County Animal Control, 5570 Sturmer Park Circle; Let's Pet, 3191 Peters Creek Parkway; Tractor Supply, 1011 Bethania-Rural Hall Road, Rural Hall; Tractor Supply, 196 Westwood Village Drive, Clemmons; Love's United Methodist Church, 3020 Main St., Walkertown; Blockbuster Video, 1024 S. Main St., Kernersville.
To receive a voucher, residents will need to bring proof of income, $10 in cash only, a valid photo ID that shows that the person is a resident of Forsyth County and proof of rabies vaccination for the pet being applied for. If there is no proof, an additional $5 will be required to pay for a rabies vaccination. There is a limit of three vouchers per household.
The procedures will be done at Central Spay, Neuter and Wellness Clinic in Kernersville or at SPOT, a mobile spay/neuter service. Only pets younger than 7 years old are eligible.
Sunnyside Ministry receives foundation gift
Sunnyside Ministry of the Moravian Church has been given a $12,000 gift from the Mary A. Payne Charitable Fund of Human Services of The Winston-Salem Foundation. The gift will be used to support a part-time food pantry manager.
Sunnyside helps residents of the 27107 and 27127 ZIP codes who need emergency assistance. For qualifying clients, food, clothing and financial assistance are available.
The ministry was established by the Moravian Church in 1978.
WSSU awarded grant for scholarships
The Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation of Atlanta has awarded Winston-Salem State University a $140,000 grant to be used for the school's general scholarship fund during the 2013-14 academic year.
The foundation awards grants to more than 200 colleges and universities in the Southeast and provides financial assistance to thousands of women.
Compiled by Melissa Hall
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