The Volunteer Center of Durham recently named Barnes & Noble at the Streets at Southpoint its Volunteer of the Week thanks to their wonderful partnership with us! We are excited to see them recognized for all of their work in Durham to support young children and early literacy.
The following is an excerpt from the Volunteer of the Week feature printed in the Herald-Sun:
“Many communities have Barnes & Noble bookstores, but few have one like ours.
The Barnes & Noble at The Streets at Southpoint has made an extraordinary commitment to Durham’s Partnership for Children, one that has inspired thousands of local children to read. Each year, Barnes & Noble hosts a two month-long holiday book drive for DPfC, placing children’s books close to the register and inviting customers to pick ones to donate to a needy child. It also helps DPfC by hosting a gift wrapping fundraiser and a book fair, complete with story telling, costumed characters, and fun book-related activities.
Barnes & Noble also encourages its employees to spend work time engaging in community service and has helped Cheri Hodges, the community relations manager, to build a solid partnership with the group and to initiate successful early literacy projects.”
In addition to the activities mentioned, we have also partnered with the store for our Kindergarten Registration Week, and store employees have joined us to volunteer at many Transition to Kindergarten events.
We’re lucky to have such a wonderful community partner, and we’re pleased to shine the spotlight on them here. Thank you, Barnes & Noble, for your generosity and your commitment to our community!