October 31, 2022

Vote for Smart Start of Davie County to Win $10,000 in Triad Kids Dental’s Caring4Community Awards!

A minute of your time could change a child’s life! Smart Start of Davie County is excited to announce that it is in the running with eight other local nonprofit organizations to win a $10,000 award in Triad Kids Dental’s Caring4Community Awards. Smart Start of Davie County is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit that serves to ensure that young children enter kindergarten healthy and ready to succeed in school and beyond. Since opening its doors in November of 1997, Smart Start has reached over 1,000 children a year through its various programs. “Our Mission is to connect the community through programs […]
October 17, 2022
Family Promise Night Without a Bed Social Media Challenge Fundraiser

Night Without a Bed Social Media Challenge Raises Awareness of Family Homelessness

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 22, 2022. 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 participants are asked to sleep anywhere without a bed for one night: cars, a tent, a treehouse, living room floor, a couch, etc., and use […]
October 10, 2022
Tacky Sweater contest winners stand in colorful sweaters

A Promise of Christmas

Put on your tacky Christmas sweater and get into the holiday spirit at Family Promise of Davie County’s annual fundraiser, A Promise of Christmas! Join them at The Farm at Oak Hill on November 19th from 6-9 p.m. The evening will consist of catered food, a tacky Christmas sweater contest, and a silent/live auction. ​All funds raised will support the work they do to address the issue of family homelessness. Family Promise provides prevention services before families reach crisis, shelter and case management when they become homeless, and stabilization programs once they have secured housing to ensure they remain independent. […]
June 1, 2022

Vote for Family Promise of Davie County to Win $10,000 in Triad Kids Dental’s First Caring4Community Awards!

A minute of your time could change a local family’s life! Family Promise of Davie County is excited to have made it through the nomination phase and into the voting period in Triad Kids Dental’s Caring4Community Awards. “We are in the running with 8 other triad nonprofit organizations to win a $10,000 award,” explained FPDC Executive Director Lisa Foster, noting that $10,000 would prevent homelessness for 20 local families in Davie County.  Since opening its doors in 2017, FPDC has served over 1,000 parents and children through its shelter, transitional housing, and emergency financial assistance programs.  “Our mission is to […]
May 12, 2022

Local Charities in Davie County, Apply for Funding from Scott Bader  

If you are a registered charity in Davie County, you can apply for a grant from one of Mocksville’s newest residents; employee-owned company, Scott Bader. Apply here: https://www.scottbader.com/humanity/scott-bader-commonwealth/how-to-access-funds/ Scott Bader Donates at Least 5% of Profits Scott Bader is proud to be in Mocksville, having recently invested $16 million in a new state-of-the-art facility located at 212 Quality Drive in the SouthPoint Business Park. The company is employee-owned, their unique structure means the company shares are held by a registered charity: The Scott Bader Commonwealth. More than $500,000 Donated in 2021 Due to their charitable status, every year Scott Bader […]
April 26, 2022

Family Promise Day of Giving to Raise Funds and Awareness to Support Local Families

On the day that her third child was born with severe health issues, Julie* began a chapter of her life that she never imagined having to write. The single mom had a good job, but medical expenses and time away from work caring for a sick child caused her to get behind on rent. With nowhere to go, the family lived with family/friends until entering the Family Promise of Davie County shelter program. Thankfully, after 98 days in the shelter, Julie’s family was able to once again move into their own home.  With more than 40% of Americans a mere $400 […]
November 22, 2021

Learn More About the Davie Community Foundation

This is the thirteenth in a series of articles about the Davie Community Foundation and its work in the county. Hopefully, in reading the articles you will learn things you did not know. Davie Community FoundationDid you know… Did you know Pearls of Empowerment is a group of women with a BIG vision for Davie County? Pearls of Empowerment is a giving circle that seeks to improve the lives of women and children in Davie County. These women, of all ages and backgrounds, have been pooling their contributions since 2009 to make grants annually to programs that benefit women and […]
October 20, 2021

IGNITE DAVIE Student Profile: Josh Pilcher

By Jordan Bolch IGNITE DAVIE is a place-based last dollar scholarship for students in Davie County and through the opportunities it provides, it is making a difference in the lives of the students in our community. IGNITE DAVIE will pay tuition, required fees and a stipend for books for students to attend Davidson-Davie Community College full-time. In 2021, over 80 students joined the IGNITE DAVIE program and are benefiting from the opportunities it provides— students like Josh Pilcher. Josh was born and raised in Davie County, graduated from Davie High in 2021 and is attending Davidson-Davie Community College through the […]
August 23, 2021

IGNITE DAVIE Student Highlight: Austin Cook

Austin Cook wants to be an anesthesiologist.  It typically takes 12-14 years to become a licensed anesthesiologist: four years of undergraduate study, four years of medical school, and four years of residency, followed by one year in a fellowship program or two years in private practice. Thanks to IGNITE DAVIE and taking NC Career and College Promise dual enrollment classes at Davie County High School, the 2020 graduate just earned his Associates of Science Degree at Davidson-Davie Community College in only one year — free of charge.  “It’s going to be a long journey, so having those first two years […]