5 Reasons Why Summer Camp is Great for Children

5 Reasons Why Summer Camp is Great for Children

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We are happy to announce this year marks the 13th anniversary of Camp Calvary!

As adults, many of us are aware of the positive effects attending summer camp can have on us in our youth – so why not allow our children to experience the same benefits? Read on for five of the most important reasons to send your kids to camp this summer. Continue reading

Battle Food Insecurity in Durham at the West End Mobile Market

Battle Food Insecurity in Durham at the West End Mobile Market

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As a nonprofit organization, we at The West End Community Foundation strongly believe in the importance of giving back and making a difference in our local community.

In addition to charitable events and fundraisers that we host to raise funds for resources at the Community Family Life & Recreation Center at Lyon Park, every third Saturday of the month, our organization partners with the Interfaith Food Shuttle, Morehead Baptist Church, City of Joy Ministries, Mount Vernon Baptist Church and other community organizations to host the West End Mobile Market at Duke Memorial United Methodist Church.

The West End Mobile Market is a service that offers free food, including fresh fruits and vegetables, to individuals and families battling food insecurity.

Read on to discover why there is a need for this monthly event, and also to discover how you can get involved. Continue reading

The Lyon Park Community Kitchen is Now Complete!

The Lyon Park Community Kitchen is Now Complete!

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Over the past 12 years, The West End Community Foundation has worked diligently to improve access to healthy food options in the West End, through the development of the Lyon Park Community Kitchen.

As the Community Family Life & Recreation Center at Lyon Park is located in an identified “food desert”, our goal was to allow meals to be provided to programs and agencies that are housed here.

Thanks to help from charitable donors and community support, we’ve now made the Lyon Park Community Kitchen a reality for the 2,000 residents who come to the Center weekly! Continue reading

The Benefits of Visiting The Community Family Life & Recreation Center at Lyon Park

The Benefits of Visiting The Community Family Life & Recreation Center at Lyon Park

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A community center provides a central location for local citizens and visitors to enjoy high-quality fitness, education, arts and culture, recreation and social opportunities.

Facilities such as the Community Family Life & Recreation Center at Lyon Park serve as year-round central gathering places for community members of all ages and interests. Read on to learn more about the benefits of visiting your local community wellness recreation center. Continue reading