Each month, the members of Giving Entrepreneurs work on a project with one or more local non-profits within a certain philanthropic area.
JANUARY: Poverty Awareness
Urban Ministries of Wake County is a non-profit human service organization that alleviates the effects of poverty in Wake County by meeting people’s basic needs for food, shelter, and healthcare, providing services that promote self-sufficiency and building awareness of the issues of poverty within the larger community by leveraging financial support with volunteers and in-kind contributions.
In Wake County, more than 82,000 people live in poverty. Urban Ministries touches the lives of more than 24,000 diverse clients every year. The average income of their clients for a family of four is $19,435. Approximately 69% are women; 31% male.
FEBRUARY: Poverty Awareness, Continued
MARCH: Disabilities & Special Needs
Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
Special Olympics aims to combine high quality sports with a wide audience, and be a driving force for social inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities.
APRIL: Domestic Violence
A Lotta Love helps people going through hard times reclaim their pride while living in a temporary environment. We will learn more about working on a project with them to breathe life and joyfulness into otherwise sterile rooms to give them “a home away from home” by making them feel more dignified, safe, emotionally inspired, and encourage them to move forward. Our living space directly impacts our mood, energy, and motivation, and our goal is to inspire them to transform their lives.
JUNE: Disabilities & Special Needs
SEPTEMBER: Domestic Violence
OCTOBER: Art, Culture & Humanities