Category: Givers

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…

Helping Horses: Therapy in the saddle

by Todd Cohen photographs by Juli Leonard For people with physical, mental, and emotional disabilities, the simple tasks that are second nature to most can be a struggle. At a special program in Raleigh, horses help people with disabilities to develop balance,…

Christina Kodesh: Loving twice

by Todd Cohen photographs by Nick Pironio Christina Kodesh understands that babies “never choose the time or situation to be born into.” So she has made it her mission to collect donated baby clothes and give them to hospitals for newborns who…

Junior League of Raleigh: Leading and serving

by Todd Cohen photograph by Jillian Clark  As a young girl growing up in Lumberton, Selene Brent never heard of the Junior League. But she did get deeply involved in giving back to the community, learning critical lessons about sharing and leadership…

Joe Schmidt: Entrepreneurial humanitarian

by Todd Cohen photograph by Robert Willett “Doing the right thing isn’t always safe,” says Joe Schmidt, 43, founder of Audacity Factory, a Raleigh nonprofit that applies business-world techniques to “world-changing” ideas in order to address underserved areas of humanitarian need. Launched…

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