Posted on 21 November 2014.
Children at the A2S after-school program in Benin City, Nigeria, enjoy a hot meal (A2S photo)
By JONATHAN COX
When one of the students at Access 2 Success‘s after-school program in Benin City, Nigeria, fainted from hunger during class, the non-profit’s founder and former Davidson College basketball player Andrew Lovedale decided that the program needed to offer hot meals along with classes.
It costs just $1 for a nutritious meal in Benin, and sometimes the meal a child gets at the A2S after-school program will be the only one they get that day. To fund the hot meals program, A2S launched the first annual “Meal-a-thon” fundraiser in 2013. The second annual Meal-a-thon Nov. 25 to Dec. 31 aims to raise enough money to provide 40,000 meals to children in the after-school program during 2015.
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Posted in Davidson and the World, Davidson College, Fund-raisers
Posted on 20 November 2014.
Posted in Calendar, Church news, Downtown & old Davidson
Posted on 10 November 2014.
Posted in Calendar, Fund-raisers, Public safety
Posted on 22 October 2014.
Diners lined up at a half-dozen food trucks in the parking lot next to the Davidson fire department. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)
Hundreds of food truck fans lined up on a chilly evening in downtown Davidson Wednesday in food truck rally and Summit Coffee community pint night that raised money for Davidson Lands Conservancy.
Food trucks included Comfort Food on Wheels, Cheese to the Mac, Cuzzo’s Cuisine, The Plated Palette, and Ruthies. They parked in the Jackson Street Parking lot behind Summit. The cafe donated a portion of the evening’s sales to the Conservancy.
Davidson-based singer songwriter Rusty Knox provided the tunes, from a stage behind Summit.
Posted in Downtown & old Davidson, Life in Davidson, Photo of the Day
Posted on 07 October 2014.
Kristin McCormack of Cornelius celebrates fall at the Davidson United Methodist Church’s Pumpkin Patch for MIssions, now open on South Main Street, Davidson. (Kaye McCormack photo)
The Pumpkin Patch for Missions offers pumpkins, gourds and other fall decorations through Nov. 4 at Davidson United Methodist Church’s McKay Youth House, 260 S. Main St., Davidson. The Youth Ministries of the church hosts the annual pumpkin sale to benefit youth mission trips and activities. It’s open weekdays 11am to 7pm, and weekends 10am to 8pm.
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Posted in Calendar, Church news, Life in Davidson, Photo of the Day, South Main Street
Posted on 06 October 2014.
Matt Eisberner dishes up some of his Judges’ Choice-winning barbeque (Jonathan Cox/DavidsonNews.net)
By JONATHAN COX
Residents headed to Ada Jenkins Center on Gamble Street in Davidson on Saturday to sample barbecue and play cornhole at the sixth annual FIRE! fundraiser. It’s one of the nonprofit social service center’s largest of the year, featuring a cook-off, raffle, and games.
Past years have drawn dozens of chefs from around the state to compete, tending smokers all night to prepare the barbeque. Despite lower turnout this year – with just two barbecue-cooking contestants and fewer attendees from the town – the event still drew a sizable crowd. Read the full story
Posted in Fund-raisers, Life in Davidson, West side
Posted on 03 October 2014.
Posted in Calendar, Fund-raisers, Nonprofit news, West side