We were presented with more Grants for Good program nominations than ever before. The growing number of nonprofit nominees amplified an already challenging selection process. There are so many deserving nonprofits and consultants that support these causes. It’s encouraging to know that so many of our consultants are volunteering and making a positive difference in their communities while selecting a nonprofit of their choice for a chance to receive $1,000 to help their cause. It was far from easy to make one selection, but this quarter’s recipient is The Carying Place.
Our Q2, 2022 Grants for Good recipient, The Carying Place (TCP), is a non-profit transitional housing program in Wake County, NC. TCP supports families in their journey to independence and self-sufficiency by teaching homeless, working families with children, life skills for attaining independent living while providing short-term housing and support services to address individual family needs. TCP partners and volunteers participate in many ways. The organization has supported over 490 families and over 860 children over the last 29 years.
Patrice G. is a volunteer at The Carying Place and nominated the non-profit. She is also an Apex consultant and Project Manager. Keep reading to learn what Patrice had to share during our one-on-one video interview.
Can you tell us about The Carying Place and how they support the community?
“The Carying Place (TCP) is an organization that helps us volunteers support folks that would otherwise be homeless. TCP provides housing for these families and guidance for managing personal finances. The resources they receive help them with setting goals and managing bills and paychecks after they are moved from the housing, provided by TCP, and moved into their own.”
How did you hear about this nonprofit? How did you get involved or what do you do to support them?
“I initially found out about The Carying Place (TCP), when one of their children's program coordinators reached out and asked if I would volunteer to teach yoga to their kids. Now, I teach yoga to the children of the families, while their parents are in financial advising sessions. When I first started, I was teaching yoga in person and over the past two years, we've been doing virtual yoga sessions.”
Is there anything else you’d like to share?
“Children's events, like the yoga that I do, are open to everyone. So, if anyone wants their kids to do yoga or other cool stuff, they do things like drumming. They have all kinds of events. Even I want to take classes. Sometimes I'm teaching the class and I want to go over to another event or class and learn. Especially now that it's virtual, it made it way more accessible for other folks to come and take part in the classes.”
“And I just think that'll be even more important as our housing crisis continues to grow in this area. And so, I'm really glad that this organization is around to help support folks that are facing homelessness to have other options.”
To learn more, volunteer, or donate to The Carying Place, go to their website and select “Get Involved.” You can also connect with The Carying Place via these social media platforms: LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.
Since its inception, our Grants for Good program has offered our consultants the opportunity to nominate a nonprofit to receive a donation from Apex Systems. Participation in our program allows consultants to be a crucial part of our culture while making a difference in local communities. Are you an Apex consultant, and do you have a nonprofit you'd like to nominate? If so, read more on our Grants for Good program page.