High school teacher Joy Chiles had an epiphany in the classroom: If she really wanted to prepare students for real life, she needed to go beyond academics.
In 2010, six Durham friends decided to organize a women’s arm wrestling competition. Seven years and 22 events later, they’ve raised more than $100K for local nonprofits.
Myra Bradley was volunteering at her church, packing toiletry bags for homeless people, when she realized something: She might soon need one of those bags herself.
Crystal Dreisbach spent years writing letters to Durham restaurants, begging them to stop using styrofoam takeout containers. Finally, someone responded.