Leanne Joyce: Hometown Hero

Leanne Joyce is this week’s Hometown Hero. Leanne is the Founder and President of Positive Impact for Kids.  The organization strives to improve the hospital experience for children and teenagers receiving inpatient medical care in the United States.  Get more information on Positive Impact for Kids. Leanne is 16 years old and will be entering the 11th grade at Carrboro High School this fall. She was born with Aortic Valve Stenosis which is a heart condition narrowing her aortic valve.  When she was 12, Leanne was told that she would have to stop playing sports because they were lift...

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Paige Morrow: Hometown Hero

Paige Morrow is Monday’s Hometown Hero. Paige is the executive director of Extraordinary Ventures.  The organization trains and employs young adults with autism and developmental disabilities who are aging out of the public school system. Extraordinary Ventures started with an event center and has branched into more ventures.  They also have a bus detailing crew, a group that creates and markets gifts, a laundry service, and an office shop. Find out more about Extraordinary Ventures. Fred Black showcased Extraordinary Ventures on the July 16 episode of Non-Profit Showcase. You can nominate your own Hometown Hero.  WCHL has honored local...

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Good News Friday: It Really is Christmas in July!

This weekend, it really is Christmas in July!

For nearly 70 years The US Marine Corps Reserve’s ‘Toys for Tots’ has been one of the iconic charitable programs in our country.

And for the past nine years, The Orange County Department of Social Services has supported the effort by operating the Orange County Toy Chest program.

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