Ballantyne Magazine

SPRING 2016

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BALLANTYNE | wire Tenants Donate PCs to Foundation The Ballantyne Corporate Park (BCP) computer drive benefting the Heineman Foundation surpassed previous efforts, producing 5,966 pounds of recycled computer equipment. Each piece of equipment will be refurbished and donated to the Technology for Education project in Guatemala. Since 2011, the Heineman Foundation has donated more than 14,000 computers to this project thanks to the generous support of Charlotte-based organizations. The foundation will return to BCP at the Earth Day Event on Thursday, April 21, to offer the community another on-site opportunity to recycle computer equipment. Drive Yields Over Three Tons of Food Ballantyne Corporate Park partnered with the Mecklenburg County Council of the Boy Scouts and the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church to collect non-perishable food for Loaves & Fishes during the Super Bowl Keep Pounding Food Drive. Coupling that with a donation from Food Lion, the collection of physical items at Ballantyne Commons East and monetary donations, the Ballantyne community collected over three tons of food for Loaves & Fishes. SWEET CHARITIES Cadets, Switchin' Kitchens Aid Veterans The cadets of Ardrey Kell High School's Marine Corps Junior ROTC and Switchin' Kitchens, located in the Fountains at Ardrey Kell, will join forces for the fourth year Thursday, March 10, to provide gourmet-quality "take and bake" meals to needy veterans in the N.C. National Guard. Each meal comes with a personal thank-you note that this year's Hawk Ridge Elementary ffth graders wrote as a school mentorship and crossover activity. The goal this year is to reach the 1,000th meal for delivery by Operation Homefront. Meals go to families or disabled or single veterans who need cooking assistance. To contribute or learn more, call Switchin' Kitchens at 704-844-2002. Accessory Store Supports Turning Point Creative by Nature Home, a home accessory store in Blakeney, raised $5,000 for Turning Point during the holiday season through sales of a featured ornament. This brings donations over the past four years to $20,200 to the organization that serves victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse. Details: www.cbnhome.com, www.turntoday.net. Jimmy Gubelli, Hailey Rorie, Lisa Freeman, Nicole Heath, JJ Bissell and Matt Sexton are pleased with computer donations to boost technology in Guatemala. 22 BALLANTYNE MAGAZINE SPRING 2016

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