What an amazing response!! Almost 6000 votes were cast for this year's Charity Wristband Partners. We will be announcing the charities in the next couple weeks. Thank you for supporting the wonderful charities throughout the area.
May 26 Plastic Ocean Project
The mission of Plastic Ocean Project, Inc. 501(c)3 is to educate through field research, implement progressive outreach initiatives, and incubate solutions to address the global plastic pollution problem, working with and for the next generation to create a more sustainable future. Their long term goals are to actively and collectively incubate 5 solutions toward the prevention and removal of marine plastics on and off-shore. We are bringing together a community of world leaders focused on innovation, collaboration, education and outreach.
June 2 North Brunswick Kiwanis Club
The North Brunswick Kiwanis Club is an organization dedicated to improving the world one child at a time. While they provide numerous resources for different needs, money raised would go to their scholarship fund that provides scholarships to graduating seniors from North Brunswick High School.
June 9 Cape Fear Center for Inquiry
Cape Fear Center for Inquiry is committed to promoting students’ abilities to think and create in personally meaningful ways through an inquiry-based, integrated curriculum in a nurturing and empowering environment. The Cape Fear Center for Inquiry (CFCI) is a public charter school located in Wilmington, NC. As a charter school we are funded by the state of North Carolina and do not charge tuition.
June 16 Communities In Schools of Cape Fear
CISCF works in partnership with public schools to identify and connect students, many in jeopardy of dropping out, with the community resources they need to stay engaged in school. CISCF offers programs in area schools and brings community resources, services, parents and volunteers together to help meet students’ needs.
June 23 Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 885
Founded in 1978, Vietnam Veterans of America is the only national Vietnam Veterans organization congressionally chartered and exclusively dedicated to Vietnam-era veterans and their families. VVA is organized as a not-for-profit corporation and is tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(19) of the Internal Revenue Service Code. VVA's goals are to promote and support the full range of issues important to Vietnam veterans, to create a new identity for this generation of veterans, and to change public perception of Vietnam veterans.
June 30 Wilmington Fur Ball
Profits raised from this annual gala are distributed to no-kill animal rescue groups located in New Hanover, Brunswick, and Pender Counties. Through the generosity of our supporters and donors, we have distributed $167,375 over the past ten years. As our coastal counties continue to grow in population, so do the many animals in our areas that need help. We are hoping your heart will be touched by their plight and will become a supporter of the Wilmington Fur Ball.
July 7 Interfaith Refugee Ministry- Wilmington
Interfaith Refugee Ministry is a dedicated to helping refugees rebuild their lives in eastern North Carolina. Our task is to assist refugees with the basic necessities when they first arrive in New Bern and surrounding areas. This includes, but is not limited to, assistance with housing, food, clothing, employment, learning English, and cultural orientation. The ultimate goal is to help refugees become self-reliant, emotionally secure and culturally adjusted in their new home.
July 14 SkyWatch Bird Rescue and Conservation Center
The mission at SkyWatch Bird Rescue is to raise public awareness through education and to promote preservation and conservation. Their daily mission is to provide immediate response to injured wildlife in Wilmington, NC and surrounding areas.
July 21 The Children's Museum of Wilmington
The Children's Museum of Wilmington mission is to stimulate children's imagination, curiosity and love of learning through interactive and age appropriate science, math and art activities. Their goal is for all visitors to learn amazing things about themselves and the world in which we live through informal, playful, hands-on and child-directed experiences. In our warm and inviting environment, children find ample opportunity to explore and better understand art, science, culture and more through engaging exhibits and weekly programs.
July 28 The OOPS Foundation
OOPS is a youth development nonprofit that fosters self-confidence, leadership skills, and positive decision making in underserved youth. OOPS was created to help at risk individuals break cycles of negative risk-taking, violence and addiction.
Aug 4 Laney High School Baseball
Laney Baseball program consists of two divisions which are Varsity and Junior Varsity. This program displays great sportsmanship, hard work, dedication, and motivation through their actions both on and off the field.
Aug 11 Indo Jax Surf Charities
IndoJax® Surf Charities is committed to empowering disadvantaged, medically fragile, and special-needs children by exposing them to the ocean environment and teaching them to surf. We believe that the ocean and learning to surf has profound healing properties and can build self-esteem. We provide these surf camps at no charge to the participants. Children who take part in our surf camps inevitably move from a feeling of skepticism and reluctance around the ocean to empowerment and confidence, giving them the sense that “If I can surf, I can do anything!”
Aug 18 American Legion Post 68
The American Legion was founded in 1919 in Paris, France, at the close of World War I. The organization now includes veterans of World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Lebanon/Grenada periods, Operation Just Cause in Panama, Desert Storm, Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Global War On Terror. The American Legion, since its founding, has endeavored to assist veterans, their widows and children, and their fellow citizens. The North Carolina American Legion, with over 40,000 paid members, are proud to carry on this tradition.
Aug 25 Love Is Bald
Love is Bald raises money for local Wilmington residents in their fight against cancer. In the past, they have helped to pay bills for individuals in treatment, purchased mammograms for women in need and provided scholarships for seniors who have lost a parent to cancer and in need of financial help for college.
Sept 1 Cape Fear River Watch
The Cape Fear River Watch was founded as a not for profit organization in 1993 by a group of citizens concerned about the future of the River and the Region. Their mission is to improve the water quality of the Lower Cape Fear River Basin through education, advocacy, and action. The organization offers a variety of educational opportunities, such as a monthly seminar, Eco-tours, water-quality education programs, and storm water management training for local government staff. Cape Fear River Watch also does what their name implies and watches the river to stop industrial pollution, as well as clean up litter and monitor and conduct water quality research.