Accentuate Staffing is celebrating our 25th year connecting top talent to Triangle area businesses by donating $25,000 to support local charities making a difference in our community.
The Accentuate Staffing corporate culture has always focused on ways to give back to the local community. We strive daily to live up to our tagline of “The Power of Positive” and look for ways to have a positive impact on our employees, clients, and community. Our 25th anniversary is a tremendous milestone and we wanted to do something impactful for our non-profit partners throughout the Triangle. Our staff nominated non-profits that are near and dear to their hearts and we have selected 5 organizations to support during this campaign. We look forward to highlighting these outstanding non-profits and contributing to their outstanding missions!
Accentuate Staffing, a Triangle-based, award-winning staffing firm is celebrating 25 years in business – and local giving – by pledging $25,000 to local charities in the Greater Raleigh area.
Their tagline the “Power of Positive” is the inspiration for the campaign. Cindy Waite, President of Accentuate Staffing, explained “In celebration of our 25th anniversary, we are highlighting five local charities that have made a positive impact to our community.” The campaign has highlighted four other local charities including Transitions LifeCare, InterAct of Wake County, Community of Hope Ministries, and Cleveland Area Backpack Buddies and is on their final charity spotlight.
The final local nonprofit organization Accentuate Staffing will be highlighting is Frankie Lemmon School & Development Center. The mission at Frankie Lemmon is to educate and celebrate children of all abilities. The Frankie Lemmon school makes a difference in our community by providing education to both children with special needs and children that are typical-developing.
About Frankie Lemmon School & Development Center
The school’s curriculum is designed to encourage growth in all areas for children with and without special needs, including social emotional, fine motor, early learning, self-help, gross motor, science, technology, math, and communication to reflect the development of the whole child.
Frankie Lemmon is unique in its focus on communication skills and personal independence. An example of this is incorporating various speech programs that utilize a combination of verbalizations, signs, pictures, symbols, and voice output devices to support children’s communication development. Additionally, the school is a leader in the area in adoption of sign language, which enhances children’s ability to communicate while developing verbal skills.
If you want to help further Frankie Lemmon’s mission, there are a variety of different ways you can get involved. The school loves for people to come in and volunteer to work and read with the children. The school has a variety of ways companies can do group projects as well.
Along with volunteering, Frankie Lemmon has several events throughout the year where volunteers and attendees are welcomed and engorged. In October, Frankie Lemmon will be having their annual golf tournament, which is the oldest golf tournament in Raleigh being 57 years strong. Their signature event, Triangle Wine & Food Experience is held the first weekend of February every year and spans three days. Whether you love wine, food, and/or unique experiences, everyone is bound to find something exciting at this event.
You can visit their website to directly contact Frankie Lemmon and learn more about volunteer opportunities.
Other Non-Profit Partners
Transitions LifeCare & Transitions Kids
Transitions LifeCare and Kids serve patients regardless of their ability to pay, and philanthropic donations and community support go a long way toward helping families through some of the most difficult times in their lives. Donations also support the Transitions Kids program entirely. Reimbursements for pediatric care are minimal, so the program is funded almost exclusively through community contributions.
InterAct is Wake County’s only provider of services for domestic and sexual violence victims. They work hard to try and end the cycle of domestic and sexual violence in the community. InterAct operates a 24-hour crisis line for victims and survivors who need to take immediate steps to ensure their safety. They also have an emergency shelter, individual and group counseling, and court advocacy in both of Wake County’s domestic violence courtrooms. On top of all of this, they provide personal and economic empowerment to aid in self-sufficiency.
Community of Hope
Community of Hope Ministries began as a free after-school program for at-risk elementary-aged youth in the Garner area with its first cohort of students in 2005. The student body is made up of economically disadvantaged youth who are below grade level in reading and math. But today, they are not just an afterschool program. Community of Hope has added eight more programs for a total of nine different ministries all aimed at eliminating the barriers to success at home, work, school, and in the community.
Cleveland Area Backpack Buddies
Backpack Buddies is a nonprofit organization that gives food to children in school who don’t have access to nutritional meals at home. The organization comes alongside schools and works directly with teachers and counselors to provide meals to kids who need them.