D - Animal Related

Piedmont Wildlife Center

Inspiring people to develop a positive lifelong connection with nature and encouraging active engagement in conservation. We accomplish this mission through a community oriented approach to nature education, leadership development and conservation science.

Paws4People, Inc.

paws4people foundation was founded by Kyria Henry in 1999, when she was just 12 years old, with the purpose of using dogs as a means of helping people.

This nonprofit’s mission is educating and empowering people to utilize Assistance Dogs to transform their lives.
We have 500 highly trained Assistance Dogs with one or more certifications providing support in areas such as mobility and psychiatric service, educational and rehabilitative assistance, and therapeutic visitation. Together, these dogs have made more than 1,000,000 therapeutic contacts.

N.C. Aquarium Society

The North Carolina Aquarium Society is a private, nonprofit organization whose purpose it provide philanthropic support for the three state-operated North Carolina Aquariums at Fort Fisher, Pine Knoll Shores and Roanoke Island, as well as Jennette's Pier in Nags Head. This support is provided through donations, exhibit and program sponsorship, membership programs, gift shop operations, and advocacy. These efforts support the Aquariums’ operational and capital needs, as well as their mission to "Inspire appreciation and conservation of our aquatic environments."