Category: Givers

Susan Reiland: clothing kids in need

by Todd Cohen photographs by Jillian Clark When she was a student in junior high school in Bradenton, Fla., Susan Reiland learned a powerful lesson about receiving and giving back. She and her brother and sister needed clothes and were referred to…

InterAct on a mission

by Samantha Thompson Hatem photographs by Jillian Clark Typically, about half of residents in domestic violence shelters return to their abusive relationships. But in 2013, 89 percent of InterAct shelter residents did not return. Last year, the number was 90…

Tanya Jisa: Cultivating second chances

by Todd Cohen Tanya Jisa found her mission in 2006, when she read in a newspaper article that roughly one in 100 Americans was behind bars. A trained social worker, Jisa had worked at a juvenile detention center, an abortion clinic,…

Sheila Ogle: Philanthropic entrepreneur

by Todd Cohen As a teenager working in her father’s store, Sheila Ogle learned that business and philanthropy go hand-in-hand. While she handled a range of jobs at Thorne Sporting Goods on South Street in Raleigh, including selling hunting and…

Caring for creatures great and small

by Todd Cohen photographs by Travis Long Page Wages’ pet peeve is literally that – a pet peeve: “Long nails and dirty ears in dogs,” says Wages, a veterinarian at CareFirst Animal Hospital in Raleigh. “I’m always cleaning ears and cutting…

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