This week, we had the pleasure of hosting a group of hard-working volunteers from Windsor Circle for their company Team Day. The fun group of 20 volunteers brought enthusiasm, energy and efficiency to the day’s projects, and our office was buzzing with excitement all morning!
In just a few short hours, the team built 400 Blast Off to Kindergarten Kits! These kits provide school readiness materials to rising kindergartners in Durham and are a key part of our Transition to Kindergarten (TTK) Initiative. The kits that Windsor Circle built will be distributed to Glenn Elementary School, one of our Transition Team schools, as well as to NC Pre-K students at 12 child care centers.
In addition to the kits, the volunteers stuffed, sealed and stamped several hundred invitations to our 20th Anniversary Celebration and helped prepare yard signs that will be placed throughout Durham to promote upcoming TTK events. When they were finished, they helped us organize and clean up all of the materials, including loading our cars with the completed Blast Off Kits so we could deliver them right away. There was no task too small or too hard for this group!
Windsor Circle is focused on working in the area of early childhood education and forming long-term partnerships with organizations in Durham, both through their quarterly volunteer Team Days and by offering their professional insight and expertise. The volunteers asked questions throughout the morning to learn more about our work and early childhood issues, and it was clear that they were invested in the cause, not just the activities at hand. Their commitment to giving back to the community is inspiring, and we could not be more thrilled that they’ve come to see early childhood as the area where they can make the most impact.
We look forward to working even more deeply with Windsor Circle and being part of another fun Team Day again soon!