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North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation Working With Nonprofits to Promote Health, Science and Education Through Ribbon of Hope Grants
Date:4/22/2010

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation announced that it has awarded $25,000 grants to nine nonprofits this year, around the state to support activities that establish or expand programs that further science, education and health in local communities.  

Today's announcement brings 59 nonprofits under the North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation Ribbon of Hope program since 2008. The GlaxoSmithKline Ribbon of Hope provides one-time $25,000 grants that establish or expand local programs in the areas of health, science and education. The program's goal is to have a positive impact on the lives of North Carolina's citizens in each of the state's 100 counties.

The most recent awards announced by the North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation's Board of Directors include:

  • Avery County Smart Start: Partnership for Children Inc., Newland (Avery County); this project will expand the number of Avery County families with children ages 0-5 who can participate in a nationally recognized and award winning reading program.
  • Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute, Hudson (Caldwell County): this program will address the issues of retention and participation in Adult Basic Education, General Educational Development, and English as a Second Language by teaching students wellness behaviors. The pilot group will consist of approximately 45 students, with a future expansion of up to
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