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UNC Burn Center Patient Support Fund

by Book of Do on December 4, 2017

The December Do-Award is going to an individual that has been faced with some of the most challenging circumstances, yet she has persevered.  Several months ago, Felicia Sexton’s son, Zach was very badly burned.  The UNC Burn Center in Chapel Hill, one of the nations best burn centers, took him in and has kept him in a medically induced coma.

As the months have passed the Burn Center has worked hard to help Zach recover.  While the original prognosis was grim, with time, attention, and the expert care at UNC Burn Center has turned this case around.  While he expected to remain in the center through Christmas, the Center knows that traveling to and from the facility can put a real stress on a family.  They have established the Patient Support Fund.  The Foundation of Do will be granting the December’s Award to this Fund earmarked for Felicia’s son, Zach.

The North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center is a 37-bed facility that is one of the few in the nation that is American Burn Association verified for adult and pediatric care. The center had more than 1200 acute admissions in 20012, and consistently operated at capacity. The Burn Center’s state-of-the-art facilities in UNC Hospitals and experienced staff provide patients with the best in clinical treatment and aftercare.

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NC Community Foundation Keeps Grantmaking Local

by Book of Do on November 4, 2017

For local non-profits and charities, finding funding sources is a never-ending goal.  In many cases, local grants are often very small and are hard to find.  National grant sources often don’t know how to best spend at the local level, so they don’t.  NC Community Foundation is a North Carolina group that fits the middle and helps promote grants that keep the money local, where it can do the most good.  In the month of November, The NC Community Foundation issued its Chairman’s Challenge which was seeking to spur additional community giving by offering matching funds for each of the communities.

For their efforts at attracting a sustainable source of grants and for doing so much for the non-urban communities in North Carolina, the November DO-Award is being presented to the NC Community Foundation.  We appreciate their spirit of matching money with the needs of the local communities.

Immigration Plans Delayed, but Undaunted

October 4, 2017
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With all of the recent turmoil surrounding Immigration and what it takes to become an American Citizen, the October DO-Award goes to the Bradley Immigration Services law firm.  This story was nominated on the Do-Award form, and was exactly what the DO-Award was designed for.  Greek National, Stelios was attempting to attain his Visa to […]

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DO-ing Our Part in the Puerto Rico Recovery

September 4, 2017
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With the massive devastation that occurred in Puerto Rico, we felt that we needed to support the gargantuan effort to rebuild and restructure that country.  The September DO-Award has been awarded to the Puerto Rico Recovery Effort.  We hope that this can, in some small way, help speed the recovery of this unique and vibrant […]

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New Classroom for Zariki School in Tazania expands literacy for impoverished children

July 27, 2017
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During a recent visit, Kel Landis had an opportunity to see what this school was accomplishing.  He was impressed that they were DO-ing this one classroom at a time.  The students were being taught to read and speak not only Swahili, but also English.  The school plans to make use of this awards grant to […]

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AllHear Foundation Provides 100 Free Hearing Aids to Low Income Adults in Belize

June 27, 2017
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The DO-Award for June goes to The AllHear Foundation for their work in management of otologic diseases and deafness in the developing world.  Their most recent outreach trip to Belize focused on helping adults receiving screenings and fittings for hearing aids.  During this trip they were able to provide 100 free hearing aids to those […]

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NC Foundation for Public School Children is awarded May 2017 DO-award

June 1, 2017
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NC Foundation for Public School Children is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit based in Raleigh, NC, but it works hard all across the state to help provide children in poverty everything they need to succeed in school. Their recent Champions for Children gala was held to raise funds for children that lack such basic necessities as eyeglasses, […]

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The Hope Center at Pullen provides a path for Young Adults leaving foster care

May 1, 2017
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The Hope Center at Pullen connects young adults that are leaving the foster care program, with resources to help them thrive. Their staff and volunteers help locate housing, education opportunities, employment and provide resources to build life skills for a healthy mind and body. The team of program staff, clinical staff and transition coordinators work […]

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Duke Raleigh Hospital Guild Board hosts speech about Foundation of Do.

April 7, 2017
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The Duke Raleigh Hospital Guild Board and top leadership at Duke Raleigh Hospital hosted speaker Kel Landis III in an event centered around his Foundation’s core initiative- promoting the power of DO!

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The Power of Do Presentation

April 6, 2017
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Recently, Kel Landis made a presentation to a group of banking professionals about the power of Do and his book, The Little Book of Do.  The following presentation was a part of that speech and can help introduce newcommers to some of the core aspects of the book.    

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