The Circle that keeps on Giving

Posted at 5:51 PM on Jan 30, 2017


PVAC Vice President Leon Ijames poses for a photo with members of Circle of Giving.


The Circle of Giving, a network of women centered in Statesville, donated $3,500 each to Hospice & Palliative Care’s Rainbow Kidz and the Iredell County Piedmont Veterans Assistance Council (PVAC) on Sunday.

The philanthropic group is dedicated to supporting individuals in need and local nonprofits.

“It’s remarkable what these ladies do to benefit the nonprofits in the community,” said Leon Ijames, vice president of PVAC. “When I look at the group, their numbers, and what they represent – it’s a great thing.”

Ijames, who was present to accept the check on behalf of PVAC, is part of partnership in Iredell County that provides transitional housing for veterans who are homeless.

Also present was Leigh Ann Darty, director of the Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell’s Rainbow Kidz program, a pediatric program that assists children during times of grief and loss. Darty is also a member of the Circle of Giving.

“I’m honored to do this work with Circle of Giving,” Darty said. “And it’s even more special when the group wants to support the work you do. They recognize the support that these kids need and I’m very grateful for it.”

The Circle of Giving continues their beneficial work, beginning the year with a Senior Drive to help seniors in nursing homes.

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For more information on how to help with the drive, or for other information about the group, contact the Circle of Giving at or find them on Facebook.

Rainbow Kidz Director Leigh Ann Darty poses for a photo with members of Circle of Giving.

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