Spotlight on nominee Theatre of Dare

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Next in our series of posts about new Charitocracy OBX nominees, we have nominee Theatre of Dare, nominated by donor obxlisa. They have served as OBX's community theater since 1991, while also offering scholarships to students pursuing careers in the arts. You can find their web site here.

A few words on Charitocracy

Firstly, for newcomers: here's how it works. Donors pool their monthly contributions, as little as $1. The cause with the most votes each month wins the pot. No matter how much or how little you contribute, each donor at Charitocracy gets one vote. This is where charity meets democracy. So please share this post (see social sharing icons at top of post) and ask your friends to join us and vote! That's how we spread the word and, as a result, grow the monthly pot. The bigger the pot, the bigger our positive impact on the world!

About nominee Theatre of Dare

Community Theater for The Outer Banks

Theatre of Dare began in 1991 with the help of Ruth Ambrosius and Pat Clayton with the Outer Banks Forum. The first organizational meeting was held in November of that year and along with the Dare County Arts Council "TOD" was born. Actually the original (and mercifully brief) name of Theatre of Dare was the "Players of Truth and Dare"!

Auditions for the first production, California Suite, were held in January 1992 and the show was performed at the Port O'Call restaurant March 19-22, 1992, to great acclaim and gustatory delight. After a few other interesting locations were tried, the Theatre finally settled in the College of the Albemarle (formerly Manteo Middle School) auditorium, which had appropriate seating and a real theatrical stage... until 2017 when the auditorium was closed and torn down. Since then, Theatre of Dare has been a theatre 'on the run', performing in locations such as the Lost Colony Sound Stage, the Dare County Arts Council, Festival Park, and the Elizabethan Gardens. Someday, the Theatre hopes a kind and generous benefactor in need of a healthy tax deduction (T.O.D. is a bona fide 501c3) will donate a reasonably sized building on the beach that can become our permanent home, allowing us to avoid the splinters and arrows of outrageous fortune that accompany the constant moving of sets and sensibilities.

Since these humble beginnings, TOD has performed dozens of major plays and several second stage vignettes. Each season brings more talent and energy to each production and we welcome with mosh pit enthusiasm assistance of every type, from hammer-wielding set builders to shy, undiscovered talent, often discovered after a misplaced hammer blow to the thumb.

So come on in and click away and then contact us to find out how the Theatre of Dare can be fun for you too!

So check out this fun take-off on Rent's "Seasons of Love" from earlier this year where TOD was raising money to move into their new home in Kitty Hawk. Then please visit the page of nominee Theatre of Dare to vote for, like, or discuss this cause!

Spotlight on nominee Interfaith Community Outreach

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nominee Interfaith Community Outreach

Next in our series of posts about new Charitocracy OBX nominees, we have nominee Interfaith Community Outreach, nominated by donor jjalbanese1. They are "Bridging the Gap," providing assistance to individuals facing a temporary emergency crisis. You can find their web site here.

A few words on Charitocracy

Firstly, for newcomers: here's how it works. Donors pool their monthly contributions, as little as $1. The cause with the most votes each month wins the pot. No matter how much or how little you contribute, each donor at Charitocracy gets one vote. This is where charity meets democracy. So please share this post (see social sharing icons at top of post) and ask your friends to join us and vote! That's how we spread the word and, as a result, grow the monthly pot. The bigger the pot, the bigger our positive impact on the world!

About nominee Interfaith Community Outreach

History

July 29, 2003 – On this date, five parishioners of a local Church met to discuss and define incremental steps necessary to establish a unified way to equitably distribute aid to those in our community seeking emergency assistance.

September 2003 local Pastors who were members of the North Beach Ministerial Association agreed to support the vision. The ICO promised to:

  • Maintain the dignity of the person making requests.
  • Have a central historical database to assure accountability for funds being disbursed and therefore eliminate the possibility of fraud or abuse.
  • Track the needs of our community and be sure that services, funds, energy and efforts are not duplicated.
  • Help those in need, such as the working poor, the undocumented, the elderly, the physically challenged, the single parent and those who otherwise do not qualify for governmental assistance.

Commitments were made, volunteers were recruited and trained by Dare County Department of Social Services and the doors to the ICO were opened January 1, 2004.

Since ICO’s founding in 2003, Interfaith Community Outreach has helped over 19,000 individuals in Dare and Currituck who were facing a temporary emergency crisis. These are friends, neighbors, co-workers and even family members that are struggling, many of them in silence. They are struggling to pay rent in order to keep a roof over their heads and they are living in the dark because they couldn’t afford to pay their electricity bill last month. These are just a few examples of what Interfaith Community Outreach addresses each day with people who turn to us when they can no longer carry the burden on their own. Our Staff, Board, and Volunteers work incredibly hard each and every year to raise the funds needed to support our mission of helping people facing a temporary emergency crisis.

So check out this video from last February in which Executive Director (and nominator!) Jenniffer Albanese talks about ICO's programs and how they're "Bridging the Gap" in the Outer Banks. Then please visit the page of nominee Interfaith Community Outreach to vote for, like, or discuss this cause!

Spotlight on nominee KDH Fire Auxiliary

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Next in our series of posts about new Charitocracy OBX nominees, we have nominee KDH Fire Auxiliary, nominated by donor John Towler. They support the mission of the Kill Devil Hills Fire Department in a variety of ways, including fighting fires. You can find the department's web site here.

A few words on Charitocracy

Firstly, for newcomers: here's how it works. Donors pool their monthly contributions, as little as $1. The cause with the most votes each month wins the pot. No matter how much or how little you contribute, each donor at Charitocracy gets one vote. This is where charity meets democracy. So please share this post (see social sharing icons at top of post) and ask your friends to join us and vote! That's how we spread the word and, as a result, grow the monthly pot. The bigger the pot, the bigger our positive impact on the world!

About nominee KDH Fire Auxiliary

Kill Devil Hills' Fire Department is a combination department protecting a coastal resort community. We are proud of our ISO rating of 3! Our staffing model consists of well-trained, dedicated career and volunteer professionals. The duty crews, or career team members, are tasked with emergency response duties 24-hours a day, 365 days of the year. They handle daily workload operations and maintenance tasks to ensure the department is in a constant state of readiness. Maintaining training requirements is also an important part of ensuring readiness, and ensuring safety requirements are met. Our reserve firefighters - volunteers - provide the necessary additional staffing and are a vital part of our emergency response model. This model is a balanced approach to meeting requirements for today's fire service.

We invite you to visit the station, come on in and meet our duty crews. Our team members will gladly show you around.

Help Us to Find You - Get an Address Sign

A great way to help first responders (and delivery services) locate your home is to have an address marker that can be mounted on your property. Our Fire Department Auxiliary can create a reflective marker for your property, making it easy for you to be reached - especially when time is of the essence!

Please download and print this form: KDH Address Marker Form

So check out this slideshow shown at the fire department's 2018 awards banquet. Then please visit the page of nominee KDH Fire Auxiliary to vote for, like, or discuss this cause!