Spotlight on nominee Community Care Clinic of Dare

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nominee Community Care Clinic of Dare

Next in our series of posts about new Charitocracy OBX nominees, we have nominee Community Care Clinic of Dare, nominated by donor lleiser. They provide basic healthcare, medication assistance and wellness education for financially challenged, uninsured persons living or working in Dare County. 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 Community Care Clinic of Dare

Our History

The Community Care Clinic of Dare (CCCD) was founded in 2005 by a partnership of the Albemarle Hospital Foundation, the Dare County Department of Public Health, and the Outer Banks Hospital.

The establishment of the Community Care Clinic of Dare represented a grassroots response to the needs of the uninsured in our community.

The Clinic first opened its doors in Kitty Hawk in May 2005, and our Buxton (now Frisco) location in September of that year. We opened in Manteo in December 2006. In May 2011, the Kitty Hawk and Manteo clinics consolidated, and a new and larger CCCD location was opened in Nags Head at 2808 S. Croatan Hwy, Suite A. In July, 2013, we re-located into our existing facility at 425 Health Center Dr., further improving our ability to serve our patients. Many individuals and organizations have devoted countless hours and numerous financial and material resources to the Clinic since its creation. The Clinic is always in need of additional medical and non-medical volunteers.

Services We Offer

  • Basic (non-emergency) medical care
  • Non urgent care sick visits
  • Prescription drug access (excluding pain medication) through NC Med Assist and multiple Pharmacy Assistance Programs
  • Mental Health Medication Voucher Program
  • Syringe Services Program
  • Diagnostics
  • Specialist and Mental Health Referrals
  • Health and Wellness Education
  • COVID-19 Vaccines and Testing
  • Interpretation Services Available in 200+ Languages
  • Cancer Screenings

The Community Care Clinic of Dare (CCCD) gratefully accepts and appreciates donations of all sizes. Thanks to our dedicated staff and volunteer the CCCD is able to provide over $7.40 in services for every $1.00 spent. These funds are carefully used to provide necessary healthcare to the uninsured adults in our community who would otherwise have no healthcare at all.

All donations to the Community Care Clinic are tax-deductible.

So check out this excellent explanation of the services CCCD offers and the role they fill in the community. Then please visit the page of nominee Community Care Clinic of Dare to vote for, like, or discuss this cause!

Spotlight on nominee Theatre of Dare

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nominee Theatre of Dare

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!