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Mayor meets with local nonprofits for GivingTuesday

Post Date:12/01/2019 2:11 PM
Wilson Mayor Bruce Rose is urging city residents making GivingTuesday donations to consider supporting local nonprofit organizations.
 
Mayor Rose met with several organizations' leaders last week and presented them with a proclamation for “GivingTuesday in Wilson, North Carolina.” GivingTuesday is a global movement started in 2012 to call for the gift of time, donations, goods, or vocal support in an effort to transform your local community.
 
“There is no doubt that many people are working to make this the very best community it can be,” Mayor Rose said. “It is heartwarming to learn about what they are doing.”
 
The meeting was arranged by Melissa Evans of the Wilson Community College Small Business Center, who helped the organizations receive their tax-exempt status.
 
Cassie Ward, Heavenly Rescued, Inc., has space for one more client, said,” It is my passion to help restore the lives of these young women who are homeless, abused, and displaced. As a young woman who has experienced firsthand pregnancy and homelessness, I understand the harm of stress and the feeling of hopeless. Yet, Heavenly Rescued Inc. offers a solution to help these clients to succeed mentality, physically, socially, and economically while living in a safe environment.”
 
Jennifer Scott shared Angel’s Attic Ministries, Inc.’s passion of offering hope to those in need, as she provides clothes, shoes, home goods and other items at no cost to those in the community while showing God's love and offering hope to everyone who enters the ministry’s door. Her mission has been accomplished in rural Elm City through the goodwill of fellow citizens who donate goods, volunteer hours, and provide financial assistance.
 
Tonchelle Lucas of Womanup Empowering Women & Girls, Inc. carries out her mission “to help young girls and women meet their highest potential in life by mentoring and encouraging them towards positive attitudes, providing education in how to deal with bullying, and teaching them to refrain from sexual activity leading to teen pregnancy.”
 
Priscilla Morello said, “The Seeds of Hope Teaching & Community Garden exists to provide educational and hands-on gardening opportunities to improve the health and well-being of the community.” Additionally, they partner with Vick Elementary School to promote student achievement.
 
Jody Teague seeks to provide a hot midday meal to anyone who is hungry as the mission of the Community Soup Kitchen of Wilson County, Inc.
 
Roy Henderson communicated that Community Christian School’s mission is “to be a light in our community by developing Christian leaders in a grace-filled family atmosphere and by cultivating the God-given talents of our students with a Christ-centered education.”
 
Nonprofits who have applied for and received tax-exempt status from the IRS do not pay income tax on the donations or grants that they receive. They operate for charitable, educational, religious, and scientific research, such as testing for public safety, preventing cruelty to animals and children, or other purposes allowable by the IRS to further social cause or public benefit. Donations made to nonprofit organizations who have 501(C)(3) status, the most common form, are generally tax-deductible to the individuals and businesses that make them.
 
To donate your time, funds, goods, or your voice to one of the nonprofits with 501c3 status mentioned in this article, please visit them online at their website or Facebook page to learn more about them. If you are interested in learning more about forming a nonprofit, please contact the SBC at 252-246-1232 or email me4186@wilsoncc.edu.
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