President’s Message: Using Our Voice on Your Behalf

As we begin the week with what health officials predict will be a “very difficult time” in the course of this pandemic, we want you to know we are here for you – to be a thought partner or to be a friend – a safe space to share the struggles. I’m proud to say that the Endowment is firm in our belief in and commitment to you, the Wake County nonprofit community, as you serve on the front lines to help our children and families.

In my previous message I spoke about the immediate steps we are taking to support our grantees as they deal with the crisis. In many of our conversations you've told us to use our voice on your behalf. We take this role seriously. That is why we took these steps: 

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Grant Will Help Agencies Continue Child Abuse Prevention Work

John Rex Endowment awarded a grant in early March to SAFEchild to lead 40 Wake County agencies as they continue working on effective child abuse and neglect prevention strategies. The two-year, $225,000 grant builds upon an Endowment grant awarded in 2018 to SAFEchild and Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina, resulting in the formation of the Wake County Child Abuse Prevention Committee and subsequent recommendations for helping children and families.

 

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President's Message: Steps We Are Taking During COVID-19 Time

As we come to terms with the impact of COVID-19 upon our community, we like you are coping with almost hourly news updates, concerned about our friends and neighbors’ safety and discerning what we can do to make a difference. At John Rex Endowment, we have been speaking with grantmakers around the state; our grant recipients; and our board of directors and other community leaders to hear the needs of those who are serving Wake County’s most vulnerable children and families.

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