Spotlight on nominee Dare Education Foundation

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nominee Dare Education Foundation

Next in our series of posts about new Charitocracy OBX nominees, we have nominee Dare Education Foundation, nominated by donor obxsunny. They inspire our community to join together in a shared belief that by supporting our schools we are DEFining our future. 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 Dare Education Foundation

About the Foundation

Established in 2002 by a group of committed community organizers, the Dare Education Foundation is an educational non-profit with the sole purpose of supporting the public school system in Dare County. The Foundation offers unique opportunities for individuals, community organizations, and industries to support the public schools in Dare County. Stakeholders include corporate partners, teachers, school leadership, students, families and passionate community members.

Affordable Teacher Housing

The Dare Education Foundation funds and operates two affordable teacher housing complexes, Run Hill Ridge and Hatteras Teacher Housing. Both locations have proven to support the recruitment and retention of highly-effective teachers.

Run Hill Ridge is a 24-unit apartment complex located adjacent to the First Flight Schools campus in Kill Devil Hills. Hatteras Teacher Housing is a 12-unit complex located adjacent to the soccer field and the former Coast Guard station. Interest-free loans from the North Carolina State Employees Credit Union Foundation facilitated the construction of both projects.

Rented below market value at $850 per month, the 2-bedroom, 2-bath units are an affordable option for teachers who may not otherwise be able to afford to live in Dare County.

Classroom Grants and Teacher Funding Requests

Through generous support from partnerships through the country, the Dare Education Foundation makes great ideas come to life! Multiple grant cycles and funding applications allow Dare County Schools teachers to fund innovative projects and initiatives.

So check out this video highlighting many of the ways DEF has helped our community, then please visit the page of Dare Education Foundation to vote for, like, or discuss this cause!

Spotlight on nominee Coastal Humane Society

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nominee Coastal Humane Society

Next in our series of posts about new Charitocracy OBX nominees, we have nominee Coastal Humane Society, nominated by donor bjstager. They ensure all Outer Banks pets are healthy and that no owner is forced to give up a pet because of financial hardship. 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 Coastal Humane Society

About Us

We are a local, all-volunteer, 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Mission

To ensure that all Outer Banks pets are healthy and that no owner is forced to give up a pet because of financial hardship.

Programs

  • Spaying and neutering of dogs and cats
  • Pet vaccinations
  • Emergency medical assistance for pet owners faced with unforeseen medical costs
  • Pet Food Bank in conjunction with Dare County Social Services for pet owners having financial difficulties
  • Disaster support for Outer Banks pet owners

So please visit the page of Coastal Humane Society to vote for, like, or discuss this cause!

Spotlight on nominee Hatteras Island Wildlife Rehabilitation

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nominee Hatteras Island Wildlife Rehabilitation

Next in our series of posts about new Charitocracy OBX nominees, we have nominee Hatteras Island Wildlife Rehabilitation, nominated by donor John Towler. They are an all-volunteer 501c3 dedicated to the treatment and care of the island's ill and injured wildlife. 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 Hatteras Island Wildlife Rehabilitation

Hatteras Island Wildlife Rehabilitation, Inc is a 501(c)(3) all-volunteer organization dedicated to the treatment and care of the island's ill and injured wildlife. Its goal is to restore animals to good health, then release them back into the wild.

We Need Your Help! Raptors need your help!

What do the birds in these photos have in common? A great many of their species will die in the next few days during the bad weather.

Nearly three quarters of all raptors die their first winter. They are inexperienced, out on their own and still building muscle. They need energy to hunt, make mistakes and hopefully learn. Now they need still more energy to stay warm.

The weather right now is unseasonably warm, monsoon rain with nearly storm force winds. That is a miserable combination for animals.

Owls need still nights with no rain to hunt. They can't fly when their feathers are soaking wet, and they can't hear well when the wind is howling. Hawks do a little better in the rain, but the wind plays havoc with their hunting. Many will parish between Christmas and New Years.

Bottom line: Please be on the lookout for any animals affected by the awful weather and in need of help. If you see a sad soaking wet owl or hawk, chances are good that they need help.

When you see them on the ground not flying away from you, they need help right away, not the day after....

If you leave them and think you will check on them the next day, many will crawl back into the bush and simply die.

Many caring wildlife lovers keep a collapsed cardboard box in the car along with gloves and a towel for those occasions.

If you see a raptor in need, please call your closest wildlife rehabilitator or the state wildlife resource commission.

 
So check out their many rehab and release videos on their Facebook page, then please visit the page of Hatteras Island Wildlife Rehabilitation to vote for, like, or discuss this cause!