22 December, 2015

17 December, 2015

Made in Greensboro -

There has been a lot of great press for the neighborhood and the city of Greensboro over the last month.  We love this town.  See this great article
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Whew - life has been busy

We are still waiting to hear back on when the Lighted Christmas Balls will be featured on the NBC Today show but have been told it will be before Christmas.  We have taken a lot of food to the food banks and the Running of the Balls was simply spectacular.

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23 November, 2015

Lighted Ball Workshop Report November 2015

Thanks EVERYONE.  
After workshop photo.  

Yesterday we calculated that folks built and sent 360 new 
Lighted Christmas Balls 
into the city of Greensboro and beyond.  

Today Elaine and Roger boxed up 852 pounds of food for two local food pantries compared with last year's 796 pounds from the party.  

Thanks to Natty Greene's for free beer all afternoon! 
Thanks to Yellow Dog Designs and Jackson Dempsey 
for great puppy gifts & for donating all the proceeds to 2nd Harvest.
Thanks to Skip and Sarah Purcell for the best BBQ anyone has ever had.
Thanks to Gardner Sheffield for music and the best vegetarian chili on the planet.  
Heartfelt thanks to the hosts of this party. They made work seem like play and turned strangers into friends. 

Thanks to all of you who came and 
for those of you who brought great side dishes for the dinner. 

We will let you know when the Today show piece airs.

From the party we collected $2825 
for Second Harvest compared to $580 last year and 
$5692 to GSO Urban Ministry 
compared to $5280 last year.  
That's amazing!
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21 November, 2015

Shine the LIght on Hunger Food Drive has begun in Sunset HIlls

The Shine the Light on Hunger Food Drive has begun
There are food collection points at the corner of Rolling Road and East Greenway Drive North
and at the corner of Madison Ave and Ridgeway Drive beginning tomorrow

The best non-perishable foods to donate (remember a lot of our hungry are single folks so multi-packs of single serve items like fruits, applesauce, stews, meats, or pasta meals are very high in demand.)  Also note that the items in bold below are high in protein, very popular, and needed. 

canned beans, 
dry beans
peanut butter, or other nut butters
rolled oats, whole grain, low-sugar cold cereals
canned fruit in juice, not in light or heavy syrup, unsweetened apple sauce
canned vegetables, with no or low-sodium, canned tomatoes
low-sodium soups, broths
canned tuna and canned chicken and canned stews
brown rice, quinoa, whole grain or other pasta
nuts, or seeds unsalted
shelf stable milk and milk substitutes
low-sodium pasta sauce
popcorn kernels (not microwave popcorn)
olive or canola oil
dried fruits, no sugar added

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16 September, 2015

The 2015 Running of the Balls

The 4th year for the greatest 5k(ish) in the history of the world and we're hoping for our best year yet. We're hoping to break the 1,000,000 meals raised for Second Harvest Food Bank of NW NC this year. You can add to that and start the holiday season off in a big way. Here are the details...
The Running of the Balls
Sunset Hills, Greensboro, NC
December 12, 2015
Runners start at 6 pm, Walkers start after runners finish.

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Registration has opened this morning. It usually sells out in 2-3 weeks, so sign up soon!

We look forward to having you out on 12/12 and hope you're well. As always, thanks for everything and....


Nick and the RWH Gang

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02 January, 2015

Shine the Light on Hunger - UPDATE

As of today January 2015 final totals for food donations. 
Our tireless team has taken another 3 loads to the local food banks 
Total Food donations: 10,920 pounds
Total Donations: $42,190 (includes 35,000 from Running of the Balls

Happy New Years
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The Lights Shine Bright IN Port Huron MI

This lovely photo is taken from the beach in Lake Huron MI.  Our neighbor Teri, who has a growing and marvelous collection of Lighted Christmas Balls in Sunset Hills, introduced her parents to our tradition.  They in turn have embraced this crazy tradition and inspired others during multiple workshops in Port Huron. Each year their community puts up more and more Lighted Christmas Balls along the beach and now down the side streets.  I would love to see them from the water........maybe some day we will make the journey.  Thanks Teri for sharing this photo.  
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