HOLLA! Awarded $250,000.00 Golden Leaf Grant

William Clarke, chair of the Golden LEAF programs committee, left, and Dan Gerlach, president of the Golden LEAF Foundation, presented a check to HOLLA! s Leon Gatewood and Subrina Hough during a ceremony on Dec. 14.

Thanks to a $250,000.00 grant from the North Carolina Golden Leaf Fund, HOLLA! will soon have a modernized facility to conduct business and provide their valuable services to the community!


In 2006, the organization acquired an 8400 sq. ft. building at 229 East Main Street Morven, NC with the intent of converting it into a community center. Plans for the property include the following:

  • Media Center
  • Literary Cafe
  • Full Service Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose/Convention Room
  • Basketball/Tennis Court
  • Meeting Rooms

“The HOLLA! Resource and Community Development Center will be a full service facility for this community,” said Leon Gatewood, founder of HOLLA!

Services at the center will include:

  • Parent Resources
  • Internet Access (for families who do not have it at home)
  • Bookstore/Library (Literary Cafe)
  • Recreation
  • Job Services

For more information, please call the HOLLA! Hotline at 704.851.3228.