Capital City Clauses – a nonprofit that strives to enrich children’s lives with hope, cheer, and joy – is pleased to welcome its 2022 partners: InterAct, Zach’s Toy Chest, NC Friends of Santa, Read and Feed, Tammy Lynn Center, and Poe Center for Health Education.
“Heading into 2022, we were excited about the potential impact we could have on children,” says Dr. Whitney Richardson White, outreach committee head. “We received applications from fantastic organizations, but as a board, we had to narrow down the applicants. To do this, we looked at a few factors; including if the funds would be used to impact local children and if the organizations’ asks were in line with our mission.”
Capital City Clauses will divide up $50,000 to its six, local beneficiaries. Each of its partners’ funding requests will serve as “sprinkles of joy” by bringing a little bit of magic to those who often have little or no opportunity for such frivolousness.
InterAct will use the funds to send fifteen children to Camp HOPE, a sleep-away summer camp for trauma-exposed youths.
Zach’s Toy Chest:
Zach’s Toy Chest will use the funds to stock five new playrooms at Duke hospitals and replenish toys in two playrooms at UNC hospitals. These playrooms provide children with cancer a free toy while they are receiving treatment at the hospital.
NC Friends of Santa:
NC Friends of Santa, a nonprofit that provides a Christmas presence in local communities faced with natural disasters or life-changing hardships, will use the funds to buy toys that they will distribute to children when they visit local communities.
Read & Feed
Read & Feed will use the funds to purchase games, interactive activities, and a diverse selection of books to help make reading “FUN” for students in grades K-5th.
Tammy Lynn Center:
Tammy Lynn Center will use the funds to purchase the “Poseidon’s Hideout” playground equipment that will allow children to crawl, climb, and safely sit and stand on the equipment. The bottom of the playground equipment includes textured images of fish, coral, and octopi which is an important feature for children with sensory processing disorders such as autism.
Poe Center for Health Education:
Poe Center for Health Education will use these funds to support its bike rodeo and PoeFest activities by purchasing bike safety accessories and bling to “trick out” their bikes and provide children with bikes who do not have one at home.