Dec. 3, 2015
Tom’s of Maine today announced that it had selected the Community Culinary School of Charlotte as North Carolina winner in its “50 states for good” program.
Each winner receives $20,000.
In an announcement on the Tom’s of Maine website, PR Manager Susan Dewhirst said of the winners:
“Organizations like these are providing critical services and building strong communities.
“We thank them for letting us play a part in their important work.”
“The national recognition that Tom’s of Maine brings to the Community Culinary School of Charlotte is commendable,” said Executive Director Ron Ahlert.
“It will help in another way, giving our students more paths to success as they partner with organizations that have partnered in the past with Tom’s of Maine.
“And of course we are flattered that, out of the dozens of nonprofits that applied from North Carolina, they felt that our program was worthy.”
Ahlert said the Tom’s donation would go to support mission-based program costs.
The text from the School’s press release about the Tom’s of Maine program is here.
Observer food columnist Kathy Purvis wrote about the grant here (cached here).
Another reason for a party!
So now the Community Culinary School of Charlotte family has yet ANOTHER reason to celebrate at our “Miracle on Monroe” event.
The Miracle event is next Tuesday, Dec. 8, from 5:30-8 p.m. at the school, 9315-D Monroe Rd. Click here for more information or e-mail Janis.
Winners by state
East St. Louis
Long Island City
Salt Lake City
Little Red Bird Animal Sanctuary
VSA Delaware, Arts Center/Gallery
Outreach Autism Services Network
North Kohala Community Resource Center
Hancock County Children’s Choir
Louisburg Middle School Students Against Destructive Decisions
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Baton Rouge
Lorraine’s Soup Kitchen & Pantry
Chesapeake Center for the Creative Arts
Play-Place for Autistic Children
Community Culinary School of Charlotte
Epilepsy Foundation of New Jersey
Western Oklahoma Family Care Center
The Rhode Island Mentoring Partnership
Begin with Books/Palmetto Project
City Schoolyard Garden Program
Jefferson County Christmas Neighbors
Jackson Hole Children’s Museum