The Green Chair Project is a 501(c)(3) that provides home furnishings donated from our community for families and individuals who have transitioned from experiencing homelessness or disasters and have secured sustainable housing.
The reusable gifts are cleaned and repaired by volunteers and are presented in a way that promotes dignity and respect. For a small fee, families working with case managers from partnering agencies can select furniture, linens, cookware and accessories to outfit their new homes.
The Green Chair experience encourages families to prioritize and make choices and empowers them to create their surroundings and rebuild their lives.
Artspace is a non-profit visual art center inspiring innovation through opportunities to experience the creative process and engage with artists. Artspace encourages community participation in the visual arts through its exhibitions, open studios, artist residencies and art education classes for all ages. Artspace is a locus of opportunity for the curious of all ages where innovation and creativity are explored, experienced, shared and celebrated.
The Beehive Collective
The Beehive Collective is a giving circle that awards grants to nonprofits working toward making Raleigh a better place. Members of the Beehive Collective are interested in supporting the development of women through local activities and leadership opportunities. By pooling our resources and organizing fun events, we raise money to fund community projects. Since 2008, we’ve given away more than $150,000 in support of causes ranging from public transportation to youth healthcare.
Children’s Home Society provides families with the support and resources they need to be a forever family, with services ranging from adoption and foster care to parent education and teen pregnancy prevention to post adoption support for families. CHS believes in the power of family to transform lives and communities.
VAE is a non-profit creativity incubator, gallery and artist hub. Each year VAE exhibits the work of more than 1,300 artists in 70+ exhibitions and hosts more learning experiences and social events to connect the creative community. VAE is also the force behind SPARKcon and the Ignite Creativity Summit.