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LAMB Foundation of NC, Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Developmentally Disabled Centers, Disabilities, Down Syndrome, Health, Human Services, Mental Health, Mental Health & Crisis Intervention

Mission: PROVIDE SUPPORT FOR PEOPLE WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES.

Target demographics: those with intellectual disabilities

Geographic areas served: throughout the State of North Carolina

Programs: Operation LAMB is where Knights of Columbus throughout the State of NC stand outside retail establishments offering Tootsie Rolls for optional donations. The Knights raise over $700,000 annually for the LAMB Foundation with this program.

Community Stories

28 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The LAMB Foundation has been a faithful supporter of our mission of loving, living and learning for the differently able for over 15 years. Holy Angels is a nonprofit 501c3 residential facility in Belmont, NC that provides specialized round-the-clock care for children and adults with intellectual developmental disabilities and delicate medical conditions. The LAMB Foundation, as well as the individual Knights of Columbus Councils, have dedicated their prayers and support to assisting us in providing the highest level of care for those we are privileged to serve. They have provided funding for adaptive equipment, mechanical lifts and transportation to name a few. They have always been eager to have their members come tour, learn more about our mission and develop a mutually beneficial partnership with our agency - because both Holy Angels and the LAMB Foundation strive to serve "the least of these" in all that we do.

Thomas W. L.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

LAMB of NC is an amazing charity! Dedicated to raising funds for organizations assisting those with intellectual disabilities, including the Special Olympics, Allegro Foundation and Holy Angels, which provides specialized, round-the-clock care for children and adults with intellectual developmental disabilities and delicate medical conditions. LAMB makes a difference in so many lives and in so many ways!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am the Grand Knight, Knights Of Columbus Council 13488. The Council collects for Operation L.A.M.B. four time per year (once per quarter) because of the great work of the LAMB Foundation.

Donor

Rating: 5

Have volunteered and donated to this charity for a number of years - all volunteer, 93% of the money raised goes to help the differently abled - does not get any better than this.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

An amazing organization. The LAMB Foundation recently hosted a number of local groups that assist those with intellectual disabilities at a Charlotte Knights Baseball Game!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Have volunteered for over 14 years for this wonderful, all volunteer organization.

Donor

Rating: 5

Our family has supported this amazing charity for a number of years

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

For more than 15 years, the Lamb Foundation of NC has supported the Charles Lea Center's Landrum, SC group home for severely intellectually and developmentally disabled adults. Landrum is in the dioses with Tryon and Columbus, NC. The donation is used to buy Christmas gifts for the 16 residents and to celebrate the season with an event for clients, their families and staff. Given the extreme dependence on 24/7 care that the residents have because of their disabilities, trust between the families and staff is so important, especially for this group home. Through the years, Lamb Foundation donations have been used to purchase games and toys for the residents and outdoor items, such as a porch swing and gazebo to allow folks to enjoy being outside. The gentlemen who drop off the check each year seem so interested in the lives of our clients; they always want our folks to be home when they visit!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The NC Knights of Columbus support of Special Olympics North Carolina through the LAMB Foundation of NC is outstanding! The State Council along with many local Councils support SONC on the local and state levels with funding of approximately $100,000 annually while also providing tremendous volunteer support from Council members and their families and friends. We are so grateful for the support given year after year to support our mission to improve the lives of children and adults with intellectual disabilities through our sports and health & wellness programs.

1 workshopofdavidson

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Lamb Foundation has been a consistent supporter of our organization through the years. Their care and concern for the population we serve, those with intellectual and developmental disabilities, is evident not only through their financial support, but through their overall interest in understanding how our organization impacts our participants. They truly seem to share in our success stories and take joy in playing a part.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My son has volunteered for a number of years for this wonderful Charity.
All Volunteer, with 93% of the money they raise going to program support, helping those with intellectual disabilities.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Collecting donations side by side with the Teachers who benefit directly through grants made by the Lamb Foundation, is gratifying. The grants assist in equipping these Special Education Teachers with additional tools to help educate the very special students entrusted to them. Participation by the Teachers shows the importance they give to the success of the Lamb Foundation.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

The L.A.M.B. Foundation Returns to Wallace

On Friday, September 9, 2016, eighty golfers descended upon the River Landing Golf Club to participate in L.A.M.B. ‘s 7th Annual Bill Lord Memorial Golf Tournament. This event, organized by the late Bill Lord, a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 12921, raises funding for Duplin County Schools’ Exceptional Children’s Program.

The L.A.M.B. Foundation of N.C., Inc. was officially incorporated in 1999. Operation L.A.M.B. is an acronym derived from the Biblical phrase from: Matt. 25:40 ‘Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.’

Since its inception, L.A.M.B.’s Bill Lord Golf Tournament has raised over $30,000 to purchase developmental equipment and programs which school budgets don’t provide. Last year, the Duplin County Schools’ Headquarters Staff sponsored a team and there were forty four players; this year, eighty players plied the River Landing Course. The tournament attracted several new corporate sponsorships.

“The school system is fully behind this fund raiser.” Said Cary Powers, Director of the Exceptional Children’s Program. “This is the best turnout ever and we are pleased that we had some generous corporate sponsors. We, at DCS, are committed to this event and I believe next year will be even better.”

Duplin Schools’ Superintendent, Dr. Obasohan welcomed the players as well as the five members of North Duplin’s Exceptional Children pictured in the photo. These students helped on the course by serving refreshments and snacks to the golfers at one of the refreshment oases located on the course. In the picture from left to right: James Powers, J.J. Vaca-Esparza, DCS Superintendent Dr. Obasohan, Timmy Davis, Cesar Matute Sosa, Hugo Menchu-Melchor and OCS Job Coach, Bob Sivori.

Huck Booz, Deputy Grand Knight of Council 12921 and Tournament Chairman, added. “I am grateful for my fellow Knights and their wives who worked tirelessly to arrange all the pieces of this event. Dedicated people behind the scenes always make for a successful event.”

Cary Powers continued. “We appreciate our Partnership with the Knights of Columbus. This year we received 27 requests for grants from DCS’ Exceptional Children’s Teachers.”

Huck Booz continued. “We are very excited with the response and the participation. This year’s tournament raised over $9,700. Given this success, we look forward to next year’s Bill Lord Memorial Golf Tournament scheduled for September 15, 2017.”


2 Tom_99

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been active in the NC LAMB operation for 10 years. We have raised over $ 44,000.00 during that time that has benefited many organizations in our local community.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Great Organization will to help in many ways. The people they help are so thankful . Great Organization that helps the most needed. Sometimes you can see a little smile as a thank you. The Organization works very well with several statewide and local agencies. These Volunteers help from the Heart

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

When you find in your Heart the need to help a Child who can only say "Thank You" with a smile it brightens up your Day.
Helping a Child with Special Needs can tenderly touch your heart. Words can not express the Joy but sometimes the tears of happiness can melt your heart.
Volunteering with LAMB provides the voice for those who can not speak. The Schools and Agencies that accept the loving volunteers do so with pride and excitement.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This foundation works to help people with learning disabilities. In our area they give grants to Special Education Teachers to purchase items that the School Board does not provide.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This nonprofit does great work in raising money for charities and facilities whose purpose is to assist the intellectually disabled. If you see a gentleman in a yellow vest handing out Tootsie Rolls in front of a store in North Carolina, he is most likely a volunteer collecting money for LAMB. Please put some money in his can - and enjoy the Tootsie Roll!

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Former staff

Rating: 5

As a former staff member I am proud of the continued service to people with intellectual disabllity.

AngelO

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have donated to this wonderful charity for a number of years. The fact that a large percentage of the funds raised goes directly to program support is a real plus. Also they have a granular ability to identify local organizations in need, sometimes overlooked by larger Foundations.