Learn more about the amazing things other businesses are doing in our community.
At Balanced Bookkeeping of NC, we love hearing about what other businesses in our local area are doing to help our community!
October 2023 Spotlight: Hope Renovations
Hope Renovations launched in the summer of 2020 with a mission to expand career opportunities for women and nonbinary folks in the construction industry while helping seniors in our community stay in their homes as they age. The construction industry desperately needs skilled workers, and there are so many capable folks who historically have been excluded from these opportunities! By the end of November 2023, Hope Renovations will have graduated over 80 people from its free Trades Training Program, while its Construction Program has completed 200+ jobs for seniors of all incomes in our community. There’s no end to the demand for a free workforce development training program targeted to women, or to skilled and considerate tradespeople performing safety-related repairs for older adults, so Hope Renovations was thrilled to get TWO important grants for expansion in the past few months! They’re headed to Wake County and Durham County in 2024 through partnerships with our community colleges.
Sign up for their newsletter and keep an eye out for upcoming events and workshops on their website, and please consider supporting Hope Renovations when you plan your end-of-year giving, as community support is crucial to ensuring their expansion is a success!
April 2022 Spotlight: Moon Angel Sweets
Moon Angel Sweets is an organization dedicated to providing training opportunities for adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities while producing delicious Brazilian chocolates called brigadeiros. They are currently working with their partners at GiGi’s Playhouse Raleigh (a nonprofit that provides services to people with Down Syndrome and their families) and have the opportunity to move Moon Angel Sweets to a new production facility and store in Cary, North Carolina.
This expansion is an exciting step, but it is also a big investment, especially with the recent rise in equipment and construction costs. To help raise funds for this social mission, Moon Angel Sweets started a Kickstarter campaign. If you’d like to support another local business in our community with a great purpose, you can check out their cause here.