Martha's Mission Cupboard is an emergency food pantry, solely run by volunteers, established to provide the needy citizens of Carteret County a temporary supply of nutritious and balanced food at no cost. Their purpose is to provide food for people who are experiencing a temporary financial crisis or while they are awaiting permanent assistance from the State or Federal Government. Martha's Mission Cupboard is a non-profit, tax exempt corporation, not affiliated with any church or religious organization. There is a 15 member Board of Directors and 50 (mostly retired senior citizen non-paid volunteers) who assist in the distribution of food, the administrative work and fund-raising activities. To donate food items or to make a monetary donation, please visit 911 Bay Street in Morehead City or call 252-726-1717.
Iva Fearing The Carteret County Domestic Violence Program will be hosting one of their
biggest fundraisers on Sunday, November 19, 2023, their 34 th Annual Shop, Savor,
and Sip luncheon and Fashion Show. This fun and beneficial event will be held at
the Crystal Coast Civic Center from 12-3PM. Attendees will enjoy a delicious
meal catered by Floyd’s 1921 restaurant and will have an opportunity to sip on a
beverage while shopping at booths set up by local boutiques and businesses. The
fashion show is always highly anticipated and lots of fun featuring outfits from
those local boutiques and businesses! This is a perfect opportunity to not only
support a vital program for Carteret County but also to get a jump start on
Christmas shopping for yourself or for others. Get a group of friends together and
reserve a table for 8 for $350 or make a reservation for yourself for $55. For more
information and/or to make a reservations, please visit
www.carteretdomesticbiolence.com or contact Shawne at 252-305-9963.
In April of 1997 a 17 member steering committee consisting of some downtown business and property owners, Chamber of Commerce members, local government officials, etc. formed. Their idea was to improve business conditions to attract more people to the waterfront and Arendell Street. This group became known as Downtown Morehead City, Inc. and is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization dedicated to making Downtown Morehead City a vital community. Morehead City became a Main Street Community in 2000 and became an accredited Main Street America community this year! As a Main Street America™ Accredited program, Downtown Morehead City, Inc. is a recognized leading program among the national network of more than 1,200 neighborhoods and communities who share both a commitment to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development.
Morehead City is grateful for Downtown Morehead City, Inc and what they do to make MHC a great place to live. They host Alive at Five on the waterfront during the summer months. They also put together the Weekend Weigh-In time which is a great list of what is going on downtown MHC.
Click to learn morehttps://www.downtownmoreheadcity.com/
Iva Fearing Locals and visitors alike will tell you that one major draw to the beautiful Crystal Coast are the wild Shackleford horses. Here they are a unique historic and cultural legacy as well as a natural and scientific resource. In 1996 a group of concerned Carteret County citizens started the Foundation for Shackleford Horses, Inc. This non-profit corporation was formed out of concern about the announced plans by the National Park Service to reduce the size of the herd of wild horses on Shackleford Banks to numbers that people believed would be detrimental to them. Foundation members consulted with scientists, veterinarians, and equine experts who shared their time, their expertise, their thoughtful consideration to maintaining a viable herd on Shackleford and the concerns of the public, and gave the Foundation members the necessary information to move forward as confident and credible advocates for the horses. That information and advocacy resulted in the enactment of the Shackleford Banks Wild Horses Protection Act in 1998, which ensured the preservation and protection of the wild horses of Shackleford, and co-management of the herd by the National Park Service and the Foundation for Shackleford Horses, Inc.
For more information or to make a donation, please go to www.shackleford-horses.org.
When most people hear The Big Rock, they naturally think of The Big Rock Blue Marlin fishing tournament. What they may not realize is that The Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament established a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization known as the Big Rock Foundation, Inc. The Big Rock Foundation is a wonderful vehiclefor participants and the public to make tax-deductible contributions which will support Big Rock charities on a sustaining and ongoing basis. In fact, to date,the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament has given more than $8.5 MILLION to deserving organizations since 1986. The Carteret County School System has received over $1.3 million in funding over the past 35 years.The Big Rock Foundation designates $140,000 to a group of core charities and encourages other organizations to apply for grants for higher-impact projects. One way to donate is to visit www.thebigrock.com . If you are an Amazon shopper, you may also donate through AmazonSmile. Every time you shop at smile,amazon.com you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to The Big Rock Foundation, Inc.
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