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2017 Grants Funded

This year, the Randolph Health Community Foundation is proud to announce that it has awarded 16 health and wellness grants. This is the 20th year the foundation has provided funding for health and wellness programs throughout Randolph County. The 2017 grants that were awarded through the Randolph Health Community Foundation include:

$10,000: Asheboro Shelter of Hope

To upgrade commercial kitchen with proper kitchen equipment, which will enable the shelter to provide more healthy and well-balanced meals for up to 32 homeless men everyday and stock a pantry for those in need.

$16,500: The Dream Center of Randolph County

To build a kitchen to help serve the families of the Randleman community during the week and with other partners in the community and teach about nutrition and diet.

$8,000: Charles W. McCrary Elementary School

To restore the two fields in the lower playground and implement the final components of the outdoor learning environment thus completing a three year plan to transform the playground and increase physical activity by students, staff and neighborhood residents.

$2,250: Healthy Communities A3

To purchase gravel and do grading work for a trailhead parking area for the Uwharrie Trail.

$10,000: Healthy Randolph

To utilize funding for a full-time Program Director who will bring continuity, vision and leadership to the work of the organization.

$7,558: Pilot Club of Asheboro

To purchase bicycles, training wheels, helmets and "bicycling for fun" curriculum booklets for the Bicycle Rodeo for 4th graders in Asheboro City Schools.

$3,000: Randolph Community College

To host the 2017 Substance Abuse & Mental Health Symposium, which will focus on providing local community resource providers, educators and advocates with the skills to address and understand the concepts and framework of addiction within the local community.

$5,000: Randolph County Family Crisis Center, Inc.

To purchase a six-passenger van in order to transport clients suffering from substance abuse to AA and NA meetings and other therapy appointments.

$5,000: Randolph Health

To provide patients, who are defined as Emergency Department Super Utilizers, with a book that will help them know when and when not to go to the Emergency Department.

$6,000: Randolph Health Pharmacy Department

To provide Naloxone Nasal Spray at no charge to a minimum of 50 patients at high risk for accidental opioid overdose and with financial barriers to medication access.

$3,750: Randolph Health Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine

To establish an orthotics laboratory in order to treat and address lower extremity biomechanical dysfunctions of the foot and promote movement.

$6,000: Randolph Health StayWell Senior Care

To purchase one additional NuStep machine and provide more education and resources to continue Tai Chai program.

$5,000: Randolph Health and Randolph County Health Department

To begin offering chlamydia and gonorrhea specific STD testing for men at the Randolph County Health Department.

$4,000: Randolph Partnership for Children

To collaborate with six early childhood programs in Randolph County to start building or expand upon current outdoor classrooms to create rich opportunities for outdoor, active play and healthy eating.

$3,600: Trees, NC

To double the food production capacity of the community garden and fruit tree grove and provide nutritional education, training and fresh vegetables and fruit for 750 youth and adults in Asheboro's East Side neighborhood.

$10,000: Town of Seagrove

To renovate the children's play area in H. Clay Presnell Park in Seagrove.

Total: $105,658

Founded in 1995, the Randolph Health Community Foundation uses the interest from contributions, along with funds raised through special events, to award health and wellness grants to Randolph Health and the Randolph County community. Contributions to the foundation have been a valuable part of the foundation's ability to award over $1 million to support health and wellness initiatives.