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DOING GOOD

Caring House reopened at 27% capacity on June 1 after working with Duke Health

to implement steps to reduce the risk of COVID-19 for guests. The nonprofit is currently looking for monetary and meal donations to help provide a safe environment for Duke Cancer Institute patients and their caregivers. Contact Kat Kirschner at administrative_associate@caringhouse.org for more information. Masks for Mutts, a

fundraising campaign for Hope Animal Rescue, is making and selling nonmedical grade face masks for donations of $10, with all proceeds benefiting the dogs in their care. The campaign was organized by volunteer Sarah Pai to help raise money for Mario, her foster dog who needed surgery. Unfortunately, Mario passed away, but HAR continues to help other dogs in need, raising more than $12,000 in three months. Learn more at hopeanimals.org/masks-for-mutts. The Emily K Center added James Futrell, Seth Jernigan, Rahul Pagidipati and Tracey Temne to its board of directors in June. James is the director of student services for Durham Public Schools; Seth is the president of Real Estate Associates; Rahul is the CEO of ZebPay, India’s largest bitcoin exchange; and Tracey is the assistant vice president of strategic communications and planning at Duke University. Emily K Center Executive Director Adam Eigenrauch says the new members will help improve the nonprofit’s racial equity and college access work. 18

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August 2020

AJ Cropps, a 7-year-old from Durham,

served as one of four ambassadors for the UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation Steppin’ Up for Kids fundraiser throughout the month of June. This move-a-thon competition took place across the U.S. and challenged people to take 50,000 steps throughout the month while also fundraising for medical grants to help children gain access to health-related services. UHCCF is special to AJ because he was a grant recipient, which assisted him in accessing occupational therapy. To help AJ reach his goal and see his progress, visit p2p.onecause.com/sufk/groups. Nido: Coworking & Childcare vacated its location at 902 Broad St. in May. This

decision allows Nido to preserve financial resources in order to plan strategically for its future in a new space. Arts nonprofit Triangle ArtWorks launched an online Black artists and arts organization directory on Juneteenth. The goal of the

directory is to lift up, recognize, fund and hire Black artists and Black-led organizations. View the directory or add a listing at triangleartworks.org/directories/black-artistsand-organizations. On June 17, Girls

on the Run of the Triangle launched the

Power Up Activity Kit to help keep girls active and healthy throughout the summer. Targeted toward girls ages 8 to 11, the kit includes 50 different activities, a GRL PWR T-shirt, a physical activity training plan, a completion certificate and more. Learn more at gotrtriangle.org/power-up.

WHAT AN HONOR

Durham Public Schools Superintendent Pascal Mubenga was named the 2020-

21 Central Carolina Regional Education Service Alliance Superintendent of the Year

Profile for Shannon Media

Durham Magazine August 2020  

The Best of Durham

Durham Magazine August 2020  

The Best of Durham

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