The FDA issued an alert on Wednesday (Nov. 1) to health providers offering Moderna’s new COVID-19 vaccine to children under the age of 11. As reported by WRAL, the Food and Drug Administration said that there may be some confusion over the dosage of the vaccine, available to kids as young as 6 months old. […]

Note: Most summer meal site information is only available late-May through August in North Carolina, which is when most k-12 schools are closed for summer break. The meal site list is updated weekly. Meal site information might not appear on the texting hotline results unless the meal site is currently open. Finding free, appealing, nutritious meals for […]

Lawmakers are now pitching a new bill to prevent kids from succumbing to the pressures of social media.  ABC11 reports that Senators from both sides of the aisle recently introduced the Protecting Kids on Social Media Act, which would ban children under the age of 13 from using Twitter, Instagram, and other social media platforms. 

The award-winning Wake County Smiles at Sunnybrook program is giving parents and kids something to smile about. In an effort to increase access to underserved areas of the county, the no-cost dental cleanings held at the Sunnybrook Public Health Center in Raleigh will expand to become the new Regional Smiles program, where a dental team […]

Tis the season for holiday joy! There are so many people even within your own community who will be cold this winter because they do not own a coat. Grab the coat that is gathering dust in your closet and put it towards something meaningful. Many children and adults alike are living in bitter cold […]

Coats Cause We Care works with individuals as well as private and public sector organizations that care about their community to provide new or gently used/clean coats for children in the Raleigh area. Our goal is to provide 500 coats to children in need! How do I get involved? Volunteer as a Coat Captain Gather […]

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) provides healthy foods, nutrition and breastfeeding support, and referrals to healthcare and community services. WIC serves babies and children up to age five, pregnant women, and new mothers. All caretakers of young children and working families are welcome at WIC! WIC is funded by […]

Even as more parents receive vaccinations, Dr. Anthony Fauci cautions that as “children go out in the community, you want them to continue to wear masks” when playing with kids from multiple houses, or risk getting infected with COVID-19.   Fauci also said that it’s “conceivable” that kids could go to summer camps without being […]

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Since 2007, the Bicycle Helmet Initiative has equipped thousands of children with a​ helmet – a simple and essential means of reducing bicyclist injuries and fatalities. Funded by proceeds from North Carolina’s “Share the Road” specialty license plate, the program distributes helmets to government and non-government agencies conducting bicycle safety events for underprivileged children. Children are among the […]

We learned a few weeks ago that comedian Sinbad has suffered a stroke. The information was shared via his Instagram page. “It is out of sincere love that we share Sinbad, our beloved husband and father, is recovering from a recent stroke,” his family said in a statement. “Sinbad is a light source of love […]

Governor Roy Cooper signed the Coronavirus Relief Act 3.0 into law which includes the Extra Credit Grant program. The purpose of the program is to “use funds from the Coronavirus Relief Fund to help families with qualifying children in North Carolina by providing economic support to assist with virtual schooling and child-care costs during the […]

2020 Project Overview Holiday Cheer brightens the holidays of children and seniors in need by matching them with community sponsors who provide Thanksgiving and Christmas meals or gifts. The program provides an opportunity for a personal relationship between the sponsor and their Holiday Cheer family. Again this year, we have urgent needs for sponsors who: […]