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.
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.
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.”
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.
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
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.
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!
As a former staff member I am proud of the continued service to people with intellectual disabllity.
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.
I first started volunteering for LAMB about 13 years ago and really received an eye opening experience when I visited Holy Angels in Belmont. Just seeing where some of the funds went and what the results of the funds were increased my desire to help raise money for LAMB Foundation. The donations that are given to SPREAD are an excellent reminder of the theme of LAMB of assisting the challenged individuals that are needing the most attention and assistance.
I first started to volunteer for the LAMB Foundation about 12 years ago. The more time that I spent helping and seeing first hand what their efforts accomplish and the impact on both those with intellectual disabilities and those that serve them made me a firm believer. One of the most impressive aspects is that it is an entirely volunteer organization thereby assuring the maximum amount of funds raised go to help the organizations that serve those with intellectual disabilities. My time helping the LAMB organization increased over time and I am now on its Board of Directors.
Through the Knights of Columbus I have volunteered for the past 12 years in various roles to assist this wonderful program.
As it is totally volunteer, fully 93% of the funds raised go directly to program support. What's more, with 130 Chapters across the State of North Carolina, they have the ability to identify local needs often overlooked by the huge Foundations. Also we continually see funding being reduced, rather than increased.
One of my favorite stories, recently at a check presentation to a local public school system, the head of the program came up to me and pointed out new lights in the ceiling. She pointed out that until recently they were florescent lights which some people with intellectual disabilities have a problem with. She said previously they could not obtain the funding to replace the lights - and without our support the problem would still exist.
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LAMB Foundation of NC has inspired me to give back and to love our handicapped brothers and sisters. Thank you Richard White for advancing this worthy charity to such new and great heights. God bless you.
The LAMB Foundation has been delightful to work with over many years. Its guidelines are concise and easily accommodated. Its emphasis on serving persons with intellectual disabilities exactly fits our agency's service mission and we feel fortunate to have this champion on our side.
The LAMB Foundation is run by a volunteer board so no funds are eaten up by costly salaries.
I can think of no instances in which I could not highly recommend the work of this foundation.
Lamb Foundation of North Carolina has been a supporter and valuable resource to Caswell Developmental Center for many years. We are very grateful for the support they have shown our center and individuals. The representatives are loyal and dedicated to serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Review from Guidestar
LAMB FOUNDATION provides us with a grant for scholarships to help those in school who plan to have careers working with the developmentally disable. They have been a partner with us now for many years and have always been so gracious. In addition, with the assistance of the LAMB FOUNDATION, we able to also provide some Quality of Life Grants for residents living at the O'Berry Neuro Medical Treatment Center. They help us to ensure these residents have the best quality of life possible when the state and family members can't. The LAMB members are always so nice and professional, they visit the places they help and take the time to meet the organizations as well. THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU HAVE DONE AND CONTINUE TO DO!!!
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