The Committee awarded two small grants on behalf of New Garden. The first, an award of $500.00 was to The Almond Connection, a non-profit that aids qualifying felons in re-entering society. The money we donated is specifically being used for materials needed at a free clinic to explain North Carolina’s expungement laws.
The second award, also in the amount of $500.00 has gone to “Fred Cox’s Life Matters.” We are supporting a movement composed of black families and friends united in grief by their unarmed loved ones being killed by police. The
money will be used specifically to help host an opening reception for an event being held in July on what would have been Fred Cox’s 21st birthday.
Each year Peace and Social Concerns offers small grants to local entities to help finance any small projects, or activities in our community that reflect Quaker Values and/or our meeting’s commitment to becoming antiracist. We award half of the funds in the spring and half in the fall. We still have some spring funds available.