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Friday, December 1, 2023


The Town will collect winter clothing to donate to families

Next Saturday, October 14, from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm, the non-profit organization El Pueblo will host a winter clothing drive at the Peach Road Community Center located at 911 Ileagnes Rd., Raleigh, NC, 27603.

Festival: “We Are All America” ​​in Hickory, NC.

Every year, the United States commemorates Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, celebrating the history, culture, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. This commemoration began in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was extended by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period. It was signed into law on August 17, 1988.

North Carolina Working to Attract and Retain Early Childhood Teachers

North Carolina is making it easier for aspiring and current early childhood teachers to get classroom experience and college credit to meet the state’s growing child care needs. The NC Department of Health and Human Services announced today early care and learning teachers can now use their previous training and skills development to qualify for NC Community College credits to earn certificates and further their higher education. High school students can now also use career and technical education courses and apprenticeship opportunities to get a head start on a career as an early childhood teacher.

Fiesta of the Patron Saint San Lorenzo celebrated by the Community of Guerrero, Mexico from North Carolina

In Oxford, North Carolina, the residents of the community from the Tierra Caliente region, in the state of Guerrero, Mexico, gathered for the first time to celebrate with joy and devotion the Fiesta of the Patron Saint San Lorenzo. This festivity, rooted in its roots and ancestral customs, takes place every August 10 in Guerrero, Mexico in honor of San Lorenzo.

New comprehensive resource available to support breastfeeding

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) today announced the launch of a new website: BreastfeedNC.com. A new website dedicated to providing comprehensive information and resources to support North Carolina mothers and families interested in breastfeeding.

Wake County Recognizes April as Child Abuse Prevention Month

During Child Abuse Prevention Month, Wake County’s Child Welfare Division is reminding residents that everyone has a role to play in preventing child abuse and neglect. During the month of April, staff will be emphasizing the necessity for communities to work together to promote the social and emotional well-being of all children and families through an outreach campaign that includes several local events.

El Colectivo NC rejects anti-immigrant bills

El Colectivo NC strongly rejects anti-immigrant and xenophobic bills that have been introduced (most of them had already been vetoed) in the General Assembly, as well as similar bills that will be introduced in the following weeks. The HB10/SB 50, HB40, HB63, HB64 and SB49 bills not only harm local families but our community as a whole. These bills are based on racism, hate, xenophobia, and misinformation and only put immigrants, minorities, and LGBTQ youth at risk.

We Know and We Care

The pandemic federal emergency allotment for food & nutrition will end soon. We wanted to provide information for resources that can potentially supplement family needs. Also, please give as you can to our local food banks and pantries. Please share with others. #WeKnowandWeCare

Volunteers, Donations Needed to Help Keep Residents Warm during White Flag Declaration

With bitterly cold temperatures predicted for our area, the Wake Continuum of Care has declared “white flag” status through at least Thursday, Dec. 22. That means shelters will open to anyone who is homeless or without a safe, reliable heat source, as temperatures drop below 35 degrees. “It takes a village to operate these shelters and care for the guests who need a warm place to stay during this frigid weather,” said Wake County Commissioner Cheryl Stallings. “With the holidays approaching, finding volunteers to staff the shelters may be challenging, so we hope the community can lend a hand.”

Updated NC Dental Opioid Action Plan Includes Strategies to Help Dentists Prevent Misuse of Opioids

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services released an updated North Carolina Dental Opioid Action Plan to provide clear steps and solutions for dentists and their staff, patients, families and communities to address the opioid epidemic.
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NCDHHS Urges Vaccination for Children 6 Months and Older

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is reporting the first pediatric flu-related death for the 2023-2024 flu season. A child in the western part of the state recently died from complications associated with influenza infection. To protect the family’s privacy, additional information will not be released.
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