It’s been a very busy holiday season here at the Partnership, full of fun events, celebrations, and wonderful reminders of why we do what we do!
Durham Early Head Start held its annual holiday party on Dec. 18th at Wheels Fun Park, and it was a blast, as always! DEHS children and their parents enjoyed a meal together, played in the obstacle course, had family pictures taken, and all went home with holiday gifts. It was a wonderful way to share the joy of the season and celebrate the impact that DEHS has in the community.
We competed once again in the Triangle Christmas Tree Challenge, and we would like to take a moment to congratulate the winners! It was our pleasure to compete amongst these important non-profits, and we thank you all for voting for our tree.
FIRST PLACE: The Coalition to Unchain Dogs
SECOND PLACE: Second Pet Adoption
THIRD PLACE: SPCA of Wake County
All decorated Christmas Trees will remain on display at Diamond View Park on the American Tobacco Campus through January 5, 2014.
Our annual Holiday Book Drive with Barnes & Noble has been a huge success this year thanks to the generosity of customers at Barnes & Noble at Southpoint. There is still one week left to purchase books! With your help, we know we can exceed our goal and kick off 2014 by spreading the gift of literacy to young children across Durham!
There is still one more week to make your gift to the Partnership through the INDY Week Give!Guide! When you contribute anytime before Dec. 31st, you have a chance to win prizes from our local business partners at Mateo, Bull City Burger & Brewery, Pompieri Pizza and the Cupcake Bar. The final Big Give Day is next Tuesday, Dec. 30th, so if you make your gift on that day you’ll also be entered to win a $100 gift card from Whole Foods. Give big and win big!
The Partnership office will close on December 24th and reopen on January 5th. Thank you for your support this year and for preparing children to succeed. Happy holidays and happy new year!