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Benj and Jessica launched a nonprofit. Follow our journey as we built a 501(c)(3) and a web site, and now usher in an endless stream of worthy charity nominees and monthly grant winners!

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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!

January 2021 winner North Carolina Coastal Federation

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Charitocracy OBX's 4th check to January winner North Carolina Coastal Federation for $510

We have good news about January winner North Carolina Coastal Federation, right after this quick update...

Two nominees away from a Top 10

We have 8 eligible nominees this month. That's just 2 nominees away from having enough to form a complete Top 10! Our baby OBX site is getting so BIG. So brainstorm your favorite local causes. There are over two hundred from which to choose! And get your nomination in by the 7th of the month for it to be in the running for February's prize.

January 2021 winner North Carolina Coastal Federation

Yesterday we named Charitocracy OBX's 4th monthly winner! Congratulations to North Carolina Coastal Federation, nominated by donor bjstager. They protect and restore the water quality and critically important natural habitats of the North Carolina coast. You can find their website here.

Now you have a few more days to sweeten the pot with a special one-time donation of any amount, which we'll add straight to the check we write to winner NC Coastal Federation. We've already received a nice 10-spot!

Check out this recent volunteer appreciation video from their Wanchese office. Then take a moment to feel good about your part in our collective $510+ grant to help with NC Coastal Federation's ongoing work!

Have a great February, stay safe, and be sure to log into Charitocracy OBX to update your votes or nominate a new cause!