Category: Givers

Joy Currey: Fostering fresh futures for at-risk teenage girls

by Todd Cohen photographs by Jill Knight Without guidance or the tools they need to handle challenges, teenagers can  get caught up in self-destructive relationships and behavior with far-reaching consequences. At Corral Riding Academy, troubled teenage girls are given a chance to…

Caring and comfort at life’s end

by Todd Cohen photograph by Jill Knight Life can unfold and conclude with a mysterious kind of symmetry. Brenda Gibson’s mother, Violet Chappell, once longed to be a nurse. She worked at Duke University Hospital for 17 years but, lacking…

Meredith Kittrell: Building a better world

by Todd Cohen photographs by Jillian Clark Raleigh artist Meredith Kittrell likes to roll up her sleeves, create something new, and make a difference. So in 2002, when she learned about the annual Holiday Home Tour of Habitat for Humanity…

Katherine McVey: Blossoming forth

by Todd Cohen photographs by Jillian Clark Using flowers to help lift the spirits of people living with sickness, terminal illness, poverty, or a disability is the mission of The Flower Shuttle, an all-volunteer nonprofit in Raleigh. With hundreds of…

Shelley Belk and Van Eure: Investing in hope

by Todd Cohen For the one in four families affected by mental illness, finding treatment and a cure can be difficult, frustrating, and often heart-breaking, particularly in a society that stigmatizes the disease. The late Thad and Alice Eure encountered…

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