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.
Community Group Sponsorships
Refugee Hope Partners
In 2019, Vinson Orthodontics is highlighting Refugee Hope Partners in an effort to help make an impact in our local refugee community. Right in the middle of North Raleigh, there is a growing community at Cedar Point Apartments. Many families have come from all over the world to reside in this place. The organization has been serving this community since 2007 and in April of 2018, formed an independent non-profit organization named Refugee Hope Partners. Their mission is glorifying God by loving this community of refugees. The way they do this is by:
ENGAGING families and individuals as they face cultural, practical & emotional hurdles
EQUIPPING hands, minds, and souls for independence with dignity
ENCOURAGING healthy relationships & spiritual growth
Refugee Hope Partners organizes programs to help the refugee families in the surrounding communities. One of their biggest programs is Homework Help which is an after school volunteer led program that focuses on tutoring and homework assistance for grade school aged children. Over 150 children attend Homework Help on a daily basis and this number is growing. Another popular program is Early Learning Club. This is a program designed for 3 and 4 year-olds. Many families in this community do not speak English and children often hear it for the first time in grade school. The teachers of Early Learning Club work to familiarize the children with English and prepare them for Kindergarten by introducing stories, letters, colors, and crafts.
Hope Reins of Raleigh
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 mission trips to Honduras, one of the poorest countries in the world. 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, building libraries to increase literacy and providing basic medical education.”
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1 in 9
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 within our office each year during the fall. Please stop by to see what we do!!
We support Backpack Buddies by providing financial assistance and canned food drives for this program each year. This non profit provides children from food-insecure homes with healthy weekend meals during the school year. As 1 n 4 children are at risk of food hunger in NC, we feel strongly about providing our support to this wonderful organization. Each year, we assist a backpack program in a local school. Our staff has worked shifts and visited local organizations , such as West Johnston Food Pantry.
Me Fine Foundation
The Me Fine Foundation is a local non-profit that provides support to critically ill children and their families receiving treatment at North Carolina Children’s hospitals. Vinson Orthodontics provides financial support and sponsors an angel tree for Me Fine each year. Dr. Vinson is a former board member for Me Fine and still loves and supports their cause.
Clayton Area Ministries (CAM)
CAM provides food and assistance with utility bills to area residents in need. We are proud financial supporters of their cause as they are directly impacting the health and well being of families directly in our community.
Harbor House is Johnston county’s only agency that assists victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Our corporate sponsorship proceeds are used to support the emergency shelter, housing assistance, court advocacy , transportation, children’s programs, etc to assist over 3,000 women and children annually.
American Red Cross
This humanitarian non-profit responds to disasters each year nationwide providing shelter, food, emotional support and other necessities in desperate times of need. We financially support this non-profit because we passionately believe in their mission and because we have the choice to direct where our donations go such as to local flood victims from Hurricane Matthew.
Lancaster Cleft Palate Clinic
Lancaster, Pennsylvania – cleftclinic.org/
The Lancaster Cleft Palate Clinic is a non profit organization that is dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults with craniofacial conditions resulting from birth defects, trauma or disease. Dr. Vinson completed a residency at the Lancaster Cleft Palate Clinic in 1997 and continues to support this incredible organization. He also provides financial support to the Long/Cooper Orthodontic Fund that is used to support orthodontic treatment, teaching and research at the Lancaster Cleft Palate Clinic.
West Johnston High School Food Pantry
The West Johnston High School Food Pantry is a student led non-profit run by faculty members, parents and students in the DoSomething Club to help local families in need of food. This food pantry is one of the only two student run food pantries in North Carolina. The food pantry is located on campus and is open one day a week. It iis funded by community donations, fundraisers, grants and etc. On average, this high school food pantry feeds over 300 families a week. Vinson Orthodontics supports this organization financially and through community awareness events as well as providing the opportunity for our staff to work shifts at the pantry.
Compassion International is a child-advocacy ministry that pairs compassionate people with those who are suffering from poverty. The ministry releases children from spiritual, economic, social, and physical poverty. The goal is for each child to become a responsible and fulfilled adult.
Vinson Orthodontics sponsors a child named Adjovi Sandrine Kloutse (birthday 12/31/2007) from Togo. She lives on the plains of Legbanou, home to approximately 1,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, mud walls, and tin or thatched roofs. Our sponsorship allows the staff of Centre de Dévélopement des Enfants KADES de Lagbanou to provide Sandrine with Bible teaching, choir, hygiene and nutrition education, games, health screenings, field trips, community service opportunities, tutoring, educational materials and home visits.
School Booster Sponsorships
- Clayton Band Boosters http://www.claytonband.org/
- Clayton High School http://chs.johnston.k12.nc.us/
- Cleveland High School http://cvhs.johnston.k12.nc.us/
- Cleveland Middle School http://clevelandm.johnston.
- Cleveland Middle School Band http://clevelandm.johnston.k12.nc.us/staff_directory/teacher_websites/paul_black
- Corinth Holders High school http://chhs.johnston.k12.nc.us/
- Corinth Holder High School DECA Club http://piratedeca.weebly.com/
- Heritage High School http://www.wcpss.net/heritagehs
- McGees Crossroads Elementary http://mces.johnston.k12.nc.us/
- Neuse Charter School http://www.neusecharterschool.org/
- Princeton Elementary School http://princetone.johnston.k12.nc.us/
- Ravenscroft School http://www.ravenscroft.org/
- River Dell Elementary http://riverdell.johnston.k12.nc.us/
- Riverwood Middle School http://riverwoodm.johnston.k12.nc.us/
- West Clayton Elementary School “Bull Dog Run” Sponsor http://wces.johnston.k12.nc.us/
- West Johnston High School http://wjhs.johnston.k12.nc.us/