Passage Home to receive pro-bono communications services. * Capstrat, Raleigh strategic communications firm, selected Passage Home, nonprofit providing low-income families with transitional housing and economic opportunities, as pro bono client for 2006. * Until Feb. 28, customers of Food Lion stores can support Easter Seals-United Cerebral Palsy of North Carolina by purchasing products marked with special Shop & Care shelf tags. * Roberta MacDonald, chair, North Carolina Coalition for Adoption Reform, named American Adoption Congress North Carolina State Representative. * Durham Arts Council calling for Faculty Grants applications; deadline for events to take place June 30-July 1 is April 14; for more information and to apply visit website. * “Love Notes,” concert produced by Addison-Russo to benefit Paramount Theatre reconstruction project to be held Feb. 14, 8 pm, N.C. Wesleyan College, Goldsboro; for more information and to purchase tickets visit website. * United Way leaders from across country met at National Professional Council meeting Feb. 6-7 and CEO Summit Feb. 8-9 in Charlotte. * Operation Freefall, fundraiser for United Family Services' Victims Assistance/Rape Crisis program, Speaking Out Against Rape, and Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network to take place nation-wide April 29, including at Skydive Carolina, Chester, S.C. * Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina announced collaboration with North Carolina Hospital Association to reduce medical errors in hospitals and $3 million contribution to NCHA's Center for Hospital Quality and Patient Safety. * Cargill Incorporated and Devils Ridge Golf Club to sponsor golf tournament to help Wake County Boys & Girls Clubs reach goal of $1,000,000 for “2006 Positive Place for Kids Campaign,” April 10 at Devils Ridge Golf Club, Holly Springs. * Foundation For The Carolinas, Charlotte, accepting applications for 2006 session of Impact Fund for Emerging Philanthropists, eight month-long program providing hands-on experience in philanthropy and volunteerism; for more information and to apply visit website. * Third annual Chick-fil-A "Drive Against Hunger" Golf Tournament to be held May 11 at Meadowlands Golf Course to benefit Greensboro Urban Ministry, Open Door Ministries, High Point, and Crisis Control Ministry, Winston Salem; for more information and to participate email firstname.lastname@example.org. * Liberty Property Trust officially kicked off “Have a Heart” campaign, community service goods drive to benefit Greensboro Urban Ministry and Weaver House shelter. * Winston-Salem Foundation and ECHO Council calling for nominations for 2006 ECHO Awards for building social capital, due March 3; for more information and to nominate visit website. * "Palm Night 2006 Techno Chic" black tie event to benefit The Family Center, Charlotte, to be held Feb. 25 at Palm Restaurant. * Friends Feeding Friends food drive, Winston-Salem, sponsored by Lowes Foods, collected more than 500,000 pounds of food for Second Harvest Food Banks and member agencies. * Coldwell Banker Triad, Winston-Salem, holding “Housewarming for Habitat for Humanity” online celebrity charity auction on eBay Feb. 20 through March 9 to benefit Habitat for Humanity Operation Home Delivery Fund to rebuild homes destroyed by hurricanes Katrina and Rita. * Carolinas Center to present "The Carolinas Pain Congress" March 16-17 at Charlotte Marriott Executive Park; for more information and to register visit website. * United Way of Greater High Point exceeded goal for 2005 annual campaign by raising total of $4,111,435. * A Helping Hand, Chapel Hill, to hold Fifth Annual Valentine Delivery and Serenade Feb. 11; singing groups from Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill to sing and deliver valentines and roses to patients at local hospitals, assisted living communities, nursing homes. * National Kidney Foundation of North Carolina, Charlotte, named fundraising professional Kay S. James as executive director for Eastern North Carolina. * Greensboro chapter of American Red Cross held Hurricane Season 2005 Disaster Volunteer Recognition to reflect on 2005 hurricane season and recognize those assisting in relief efforts. * Eastern North Carolina Chapter of National Multiple Sclerosis Society formed affiliates with UNC-Chapel Hill MS Clinic and Raleigh Neurology Associates MS Center. * United Way of Greater High Point and High Point University partnering to provide scholarships to aid at-risk local students. * INS Group offering grant writing and fundraising workshops throughout North Carolina in coming months; for more information visit website. * Participants in second annual Wake Forest MBA Net Impact Competition, Winston-Salem, provided recommendations for boosting employee volunteerism at Home Depot; University of Georgia team took top honors. * Frank Sharry, executive director, National Immigration Forum, to serve as annual meeting speaker for Foundation For The Carolinas Feb. 16; Sharry to address solutions to challenges brought by rapid influx of Latino immigrants; for more information and to register visit website. * National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Mid-Atlantic Chapter, to host spring walks throughout state; for more information visit website. * AMD and Hewlett-Packard raised more than $2 million to support Lance Armstrong Foundation through sales of HP Special Edition L2000 Notebook PCs, powered by AMD Turion 64 mobile technology. * Child Care Services Association, in collaboration with Orange County Department of Social Services and FPG Child Development Institute, hosted 26th annual “Day for Day Care” training event in Chapel Hill. * Ad Club of Triangle presented complete public service announcement and advertising campaign to benefit Triangle Impact, Raleigh; included presentation of television, radio, print and outdoor campaign, with donated media valued at more than $200,000.