For nearly 20 years, we've honored outstanding nonprofit organizations for their work on building healthy communities in and around our campuses in Durham, NC and Philadelphia, PA through the GSK IMPACT Awards. This past Wednesday, November 19, we hosted the 2014 IMPACT Award ceremony for the NC winners and awarded $40,000 to nine local nonprofits. These winners address pressing community health challenges, including helping kids succeed in school, improving access to affordable housing, and increasing healthy eating.
Congratulations to the 2014 IMPACT Award winners in NC:
- Community Home Trust for building healthy communities by integrating affordable homes to create more inclusive neighborhoods.
- Dress for Success Triangle for building healthy communities and promoting economic independence by providing professional attire, a network of support, and career development tools.
- Durham’s Partnership for Children for building healthy communities by ensuring every child in Durham from birth through age five enters school ready to succeed.
- Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina for building healthy communities by restoring hope to children, families and seniors one meal at a time.
- Girl Scouts North Carolina Coastal Pines for building healthy communities by helping girls discover their values, connect with others to work as a team, and take action to make a difference in the world.
- Motheread, Inc. for building healthy communities by putting books into the hands, literacy in the lives, and stories in the hearts of children and adults.
- Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina for building healthy communities by preventing child abuse and neglect so children grow up healthy and ready to succeed.
- StepUp Ministry for building healthy communities through trusting relationships and employment services.
- Voices Together for building healthy communities by helping children, teens and adults with autism and developmental disabilities build important life skills to help them communicate, socially connect, and thrive.