CHAPEL HILL, NC – Carolina Meadows, a continuing care retirement community serving seniors in the Triangle and beyond for more than 30 years, has recently awarded $122,000 in community grants to 18 local charitable organizations that share its desire to enrich and improve the lives of Chatham County citizens.
In 2007, the Carolina Meadows Board of Directors launched the Carolina Meadows Community Grants Program to support local not-for-profit agencies that serve Chatham County residents. Since that time, Carolina Meadows has awarded more than $950,000 to local organizations. The focus of grant funding for 2014-2015 is to provide essential care and resources to seniors and to others needing nutritional support in Chatham County.
Organizations receiving grant funding to support senior community members include Carolina Villages, Charles House, Chatham County Council on Aging, Chatham Cares Community Pharmacy, Guiding Lights Caregiver Support Center, Piedmont Health SeniorCare and Rebuilding Together of the Triangle.
Charities receiving grant funding to tackle Chatham County’s hunger needs include Chatham Outreach Alliance (CORA), Family Violence and Rape Crisis Services, Farmer Foodshare, Hispanic Liaison of Chatham County, Salvation Army, St. Julia’s Food Pantry and the Take and Eat Food Pantry. Organizations that support weekend backpack food programs also received grant funding. They include Fuel-up at Perry Harrison Elementary School; Panda Packs at Pittsboro Elementary School; the West Chatham Food Pantry, serving Virginia Cross and Siler City schools; and First United Methodist Church, which serves Chatham Middle School.
Carolina Meadows is proud to be a part of Chatham County and has a long history of outreach and volunteer efforts.