Today is Giving Tuesday, a global movement dedicated to giving back during the holiday season. We’re celebrating today by kicking off our 12 Days of Giving!
Our role at the Partnership is to convene and facilitate a comprehensive early childhood framework for all 23,000 of Durham’s children birth to age 5 and their families. When you support the Partnership, you are making a lifelong difference. Early childhood education has a lasting impact on later learning, health and success in school and in life. Early childhood education strengthens our economy and workforce by promoting productivity growth and job creation in the near term and cultivating a better future workforce. Early childhood is one of the best investments you can make.
Every dollar invested in early childhood programs has a $7-10 return on investment. That return comes in the form of reduced remediation costs in schools, lower crime rates and less reliance on public programs — all of which provide economic benefit and social stability to communities. However, the benefits do not stop there. Financial investment in our youngest citizens also leads directly to higher graduation rates, increased college attendance, higher earnings and better jobs.
In the spirit of Giving Tuesday, give back TODAY by making a gift to the Partnership through the INDY Week Give!Guide. It is also a BIG GIVE DAY, so you will be entered to win a concert for you and three friends at The Ritz when you make your gift. Thank you for strengthening families and making sure all children in Durham are ready to succeed!