January 12, 2024

Walking a Mile in Their Shoes: Family Promise of Davie County’s Journey to Home

The pair of shoes in the Family Promise Family Center living room belongs to a working dad in the shelter program who didn’t want to track dirt throughout the house. To Family Promise of Davie County (FPDC), this is so much more than just a pair of shoes by the fireplace. “These shoes represent the reality that you can work full-time and still experience homelessness,” said Lisa Reynolds, executive director. “They represent the hard work it takes for a family to get back into stable housing. They represent the strength needed to continue putting one foot in front of the […]
October 16, 2023

Family Promise’s “Night Without a Bed 2023” Shines Light on Family Homelessness Crisis

Participants are asked to spend one night sleeping anywhere outside of their bed to support Family Promise. Family Promise, the nation’s leading organization fighting family homelessness, is hosting this year’s Night Without a Bed on October 21st. Night Without a Bed is a social media challenge that raises awareness for families experiencing homelessness. Family Promise of Davie County, along with 200+ other affiliates nationwide, will be participating in the event. Night Without a Bed caps off Family Promise Week, an annual week-long event that raises awareness about family homelessness and celebrates Family Promise’s commitment to ending the crisis. Participants are […]
October 2, 2023

Limited Edition All-America County T–Shirts Available Now!

In June, Davie County was one of 10 communities across the country to receive the prestigious All-America City/County award from the National Civic League. You can show your pride by wearing a limited edition Davie County All-America County t-shirt!   You asked, and we’ve answered! When the All-America delegation returned home from Denver, numerous people asked about purchasing one of their “We Are Davie” team t-shirts. Although those shirts were created for the competition team,  Davie High Drafting Instructor Will Marrs has designed a special All-America County t-shirt for the entire community as a fundraiser for the four youth programs featured […]
September 19, 2023

Help Write History: Mocksville Rotary Club to Host Mockfest this Friday to Support Final Push to Eradicate Polio

We are at a pivotal moment in the fight against polio, and you have the chance to be a part of history! Only once in the history of our world has a disease been completely wiped out: smallpox in 1980. Today, polio stands on the brink of eradication, and it could happen within the next year with your help!  Rotary Clubs worldwide are uniting to raise funds for the final push to eradicate polio once and for all. On Friday, September 22nd, The Mocksville Rotary Club will host Mockfest in the parking lot beside Swicegood Auction in Downtown Mocksville. The […]
September 6, 2023

Family Promise of Davie County Receives $40,000 SECU Grant

Family Promise of Davie County has been awarded a $40,000 capacity-building grant from the North Carolina State Employee Credit Union (SECU) Foundation.  “The needs of families experiencing housing crises continue to rise in our community. Our Board of Trustees and staff are always looking at how we can grow and better serve Davie County. We are so excited about this SECU Foundation grant because it is giving us the opportunity to build capacity and plan for future program expansion.” Lisa Reynolds, executive director of Family Promise of Davie County. The funding was part of the Foundation’s Mission Development Grant (MDG) […]
April 18, 2023

The Power of an Hour – Family Promise Day of Giving to Raise Funds and Homelessness Awareness

Imagine you are the single mother of a 16-year-old son. You live on a minimal income with little familial support. Your landlord decides to sell the home you’ve been renting for the past few years, and you only have 30 days to find a new home. Fair market rent prices have increased significantly over the past three years and you cannot find an affordable place to live. Your 30 days are up, and you have nowhere to go. You work up the courage to go to a shelter only to find out that you will not be able to stay […]
December 13, 2022

Smart Start of Davie County Wins $10,000 in Triad Kids Dental’s Caring4Community Awards!

Congratulations to Smart Start of Davie County for winning a $10,000 award in Triad Kids Dental’s Caring4Community Awards! A check presentation was held on Thursday, December 1, 2022, during Smart Start’s open house celebrating its 25th anniversary.  Smart Start of Davie County serves children ages birth to five with a mission of ensuring that young children enter kindergarten healthy and ready to succeed in school and beyond. Since opening its doors on  November 24, 1997, Smart Start has reached over 1,000 children a year through its various programs.  During the presentation, Jenna Stottler, Triad Kids Dental community relations specialist, shared […]
November 29, 2022

IGNITE DAVIE College Promise Attracts Statewide Attention 

IGNITE DAVIE College Promise is changing the trajectory for Davie County students by offering them the opportunity to continue their education and training at Davidson-Davie Community College (DDCC) without incurring debt. That inspiring commitment is attracting statewide attention. IGNITE DAVIE was recently detailed in an article by EdNC and will be featured on an episode of PBS North Carolina’s program ncIMPACT sometime early next year.  “IGNITE DAVIE is impacting the lives of our students and their families.  We are impacting the vitality of our community, the success of our employers, and the prosperity of our future generations!” said Carolyn McManamy, […]
November 17, 2022

Help “Flag” the Tree of Honor and Support Davie County Veterans

A “Tribute Tree” to honor and/or remember those who serve or have served to protect our freedom will be located at Mocksville’s Main Street Park and will be on display throughout the 2022 holiday season. The Goal is to Fill the Entire Tree With Flags! For each $1 contribution, a United States flag will be placed on the tree to represent a designated service person. The contributions will be presented to the Davie County Hero’s Fund for local veteran services. How to Honor/Remember a Service Member Make your $1 tax-deductible contribution payable to Historic Davie. Forms are available at the […]