It is important to Dr. Britt Vinson to support our local schools and contribute to our community. The lists below include a selection of schools and community groups that Vinson Orthodontics is proud to sponsor.
Annual Scholarship Program
The Vinson Orthodontics Scholarship program awards an annual non-renewable $500 scholarship. Applicants must be current patients or have completed orthodontic treatment at Vinson Orthodontics. Applications will be accepted from present or previous patients planning to attend or attending an institution of higher learning for at least one year.
Application Deadline: 2021 Dates TBA
Groups We Sponsor
Each year in October, Vinson Orthodontics hosts a Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser loving memory of Dr. Minhthu Nguyen of Gentle Family Dentistry. All proceeds go to The UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, where Dr. Nguyen was treated. UNC Lineberger is the only public cancer and research center in the state.
Vinson Orthodontics supports Refugee Hope Partners in an effort to help make an impact in our local refugee community. Refugee Hope Partners is a non-profit that organizes programs to help refugee families in our surrounding communities. Many families have come from all over the world to reside in Raleigh. They provide emotional and practical support for these families, equip them with tools to help them find independence, and encourage spiritual growth.
Vinson Orthodontics is a corporate sponsor for Hope Reins of Raleigh. Hope Reins is a local non-profit that offers sessions to at-risk youth and teens ages 5-18. Through a variety of programs, these children have the opportunity to launch into life-changing relationships at the ranch. The experience is geared towards each child’s specific need or situation involving the use of an “equine counselor”.
Sharefish is a local non-profit that is near and dear to our hearts. Vinson Orthodontics provides corporate financial support and sponsors three children in the village of El Carrizo. Dr. Vinson spent time in Honduras building the Aprende Conmigo Center and meeting the three children that we sponsor- Carlos, Angela & Yelsin.
Sharefish was started by five Raleigh locals after a mission trips to Honduras. They witnessed children living in a perpetual cycle of poverty. Looking for ways to make a lasting impact, this small group created an organization to improve education, nutrition, housing, medical and economic opportunities in these small communities. Through Sharefish, these families are given a future by creating sponsorships to put kids in school, build libraries to increase literacy, and provide basic medical education.
Committed to educating and fighting for a cure for breast cancer and other women’s cancers, Vinson Orthodontics is a corporate sponsor for our local non-profit, 1 in 9. This non- profit provides financial assistance to defray costs of treatment, prescriptions and medical supplies as well as community education in the fight for a cure. Our office actively donates and raises money each year during the fall.
We support Backpack Buddies by providing financial assistance and canned food drives. This non-profit provides children from food-insecure homes with healthy weekend meals during the school year. One in four children is at risk of food hunger in North Carolina. We feel strongly about providing our support for this wonderful organization. Each year, our staff volunteers to visit local schools and organizations.
Other Organizations We Sponsor Include:
- Me fine Foundation
- Clayton Area Ministries (CAM)
- Harbor Shelter
- American Red Cross
- Lancaster Cleft Palate Clinic
- West Johnston High School Food Pantry
- Compassion International
School Booster Sponsorships
- Clayton Band
- Clayton High School
- Cleveland High School
- Cleveland Middle School
- Cleveland Middle School Band
- Corinth Holders High school
- Corinth Holder High School DECA Club
- Heritage High School
- McGees Crossroads Elementary
- Neuse Charter School
- Princeton Elementary School
- Ravenscroft School
- River Dell Elementary
- Riverwood Middle School
- West Clayton Elementary School “Bull Dog Run” Sponsor
- West Johnston High School