Feeding Durham

Feeding Durham

Hunger remains a serious problem in Durham.  You can help feed one individual and together we can feed our community.

Feeding Durham:  Cans 4 Our Community is a Rotary led community food drive.  Durham area Rotary clubs are partnering with Durham County Department of Social Services, Duke University, North Carolina Central University and Durham Technical Community College to support the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina and food pantries in Durham.

The Feeding Durham:  Cans 4 Our Community campaign will run from December 12, 2013, to January 20, 2014.

During the campaign, purchase an extra can or two of needed food items (see below) when you visit a participating Kroger grocery store to shop for your family and drop off the items in the containers provided at the store.  You can also drop off needed items at any of the partner locations.  For a printable list of most needed items, click here.

To celebrate the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, donated food items can be dropped off at Durham Technical Community College on January 20, 2014.  Additionally, students from Duke University, North Carolina Central University, Durham Technical Community College and Rotarians will be packaging 100,000 meals for Stop Hunger Now!  Every year, Stop Hunger Now provides millions of nutritious meals and other life-saving aid to children and families all over the world. Stop Hunger Now collaborates with existing development efforts in vulnerable communities internationally to provide meals to places such as schools, orphanages, nurseries and medical clinics.

Sign up for the Stop Hunger Now! meals packing event at Durham Tech, Monday January 20, at http://events.stophungernow.org/Durham

The Problem:

Many individuals in Durham struggle each day to provide enough food for themselves and their families.  In recent months, the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina and local food pantries are seeing unprecedented increases in demand for food. The Durham Branch of the Food Bank has experienced a 29% growth in distribution over the last four years.  Additionally, recent computer problems at the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services left many Durham families unable to access the food stamps they depend on, so supplies at local food pantries and soup kitchens were left depleted.  They need our help to restock their supplies, so that individuals and families at risk of hunger can continue to be served.

According to the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina, “over 96,000 individuals are at risk of hunger in the area served by the Durham Branch of the Food Bank.  Nearly 30 percent of the people served by the Food Bank’s network are children, and another 8 percent are elderly. 30 percent of the families served are the “working poor,” people who work hard and still have to choose between eating and other basic necessities such as medicine and housing.”

To learn more about the need in Durham County, click here.

The Food Bank Solution:

Established in 1980, the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina is a nonprofit organization that has provided food for people at risk of hunger in 34 counties in central and eastern North Carolina for over 30 years. The Food Bank serves a network of more than 800 partner agencies such as soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, and programs for children and adults through distribution centers in Durham, Greenville, New Bern, Raleigh, the Sandhills (Southern Pines) and Wilmington. In fiscal year 2012-2013, the Food Bank distributed nearly 52 million pounds of food and non-food essentials through these agencies.

Details:

  • The Feeding Durham:  Cans 4 Our Community campaign will accept monetary donations and canned goods from December 12, 2013 to January 20, 2014.
  • On January 20, 2014, Rotarians will be located outside Durham Technical Community College, 1637 E Lawson St, Durham, NC 27703, and donors are asked to bring canned goods to help support the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina and local food pantries.  Volunteers from the four Durham Rotary clubs will be available to collect supplies as they arrive.
  • In addition, donors may also drop off supplies during normal business hours at any of the collection locations (see, Partners) listed below.
  • Financial donations can also be made to the Food Bank from their website at www.foodbankcenc.org/FeedingDurham.  Financial contributions will be used to purchase additional food.  For every dollar donated, the Food Bank can provide $10 worth of food or five meals.
  • Individuals are encouraged to drop off canned goods, and businesses and organizations are encouraged to host their own drives.

At local Kroger Supermarkets:

  • Purchase pre-packaged boxes with items most requested by the Food Bank.  (The boxes are available in all stores and cost $10.95 each for anyone wishing to have a quick way to donate.)
  • Coins can be donated in coin donation boxes at store registers
  • Use the drop-off bins to easily donate non-perishable items

Most needed items include:

  • Canned Meals: Stews, Soups, Tuna, Ravioli, Lasagna, etc. (Pop-top cans a plus!)
  • Peanut Butter, Canned Vegetables
  • Grains: Cereal, Rice, Pasta and Dried Beans
  • Fruits: Fruit cups, Dried Fruit, Applesauce, 100% Juice and Juice Boxes
  • Rice, Pasta and Dried Beans
  • Kid-Friendly Items: Granola Bars, Popcorn, Graham or Animal Crackers, Fat-free/Sugar-free Pudding Cups
  • Baby Products: Diapers, Wipes, Formula, Infant Cereal
  • Hygiene Items: Toothpaste, Feminine Products, Shaving Items, Hand Sanitizer, Soap, etc.
  • Paper Products: Toilet Paper, Paper Towels, etc.

(Please – No loose glass and plastic jars of baby food as they will have to be discarded due to health regulations)

 

Partners:

Durham Technical Community College Campus Harvest Food Pantry – 1637 Lawson Street, Durham, NC 27703

Durham Rescue Mission – 507 E Knox St, Durham, NC 27701

Urban Ministries of Durham – 410 Liberty St, Durham, NC 27701

Durham County

  • Human Services Campus  – Main Lobby – 414 E. Main Street, Durham, NC 27701
  • County Administration Building – Lobby  – 200 East Main Street, Durham, NC 27701
  • Durham County Center – (Cooperative Extension) – 721 Foster St., Durham, NC 27701

Durham County Library

  1. Main Library – 300 N. Roxboro Street, 
Durham, NC 27701
  2. East Regional Library – 211 Lick Creek Lane
, Durham, NC 27703
  3. North Regional Library – 221 Milton Road
, Durham, NC 27712
  4. South Regional Library – 4505 S. Alston Road, 
Durham, NC 27713
  5. Southwest Regional Library – 3605 Shannon Road
, Durham, NC 27707

Kroger Supermarkets

  1. 3457 Hillsborough Road, Durham, NC 27705

Boy Scouts of America – Occoneechee Council

 

For more information:  Call or email Joyce McKinney – Assistant Governor, Durham area Rotary Clubs; Phone: 919-308-2176; E-mail jcmckinn@gmail.com

Click here to download the campaign flyer.

 

About Rotary International

Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders who provide humanitarian service and help to build goodwill and peace in the world. There are 1.2 million Rotary members in 34,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Rotary clubs have been serving communities worldwide for more than a century.

http://www.rotary.org/

Southwest Durham Rotary Club – Meets Thursdays at Hope Valley Country Club – 12:30 PM

Durham Rotary Club – Meets Mondays at the Durham Convention Center – 12:30 PM

North Durham Rotary Club – Meets Tuesdays at Parizade Cafe – 12:30 PM

Durham Sunrise Rotary Club – Meets Thursdays at the Millennium Hotel – 7:00 AM

About Durham County Department of Social Services

The Durham County Department of Social Services invests in the safety and stability of families, elderly, and disabled adults.  The agency also invests in meeting basic economic needs, provides access to health care and nutrition to improve health status and helps people to find jobs, develop strong work habits and create a career path.

http://dconc.gov/index.aspx?page=513

About Duke University

The mission of Duke University is to provide a superior liberal education to undergraduate students, attending not only to their intellectual growth but also to their development as adults committed to high ethical standards and full participation as leaders in their communities; to prepare future members of the learned professions for lives of skilled and ethical service by providing excellent graduate and professional education; to advance the frontiers of knowledge and contribute boldly to the international community of scholarship; to promote an intellectual environment built on a commitment to free and open inquiry; to help those who suffer, cure disease, and promote health, through sophisticated medical research and thoughtful patient care; to provide wide ranging educational opportunities, on and beyond our campuses, for traditional students, active professionals and life-long learners using the power of information technologies; and to promote a deep appreciation for the range of human difference and potential, a sense of the obligations and rewards of citizenship, and a commitment to learning, freedom and truth.

http://duke.edu/

About North Carolina Central University

The mission of North Carolina Central University is to prepare students academically and professionally to become leaders prepared to advance the consciousness of social responsibility in a diverse, global society. The university will serve its traditional clientele of African-American students; it will also expand its commitment to meet the educational needs of a student body that is diverse in race and other socioeconomic qualities

http://www.nccu.edu/

About Durham Technical Community College

Durham Technical Community College’s mission is to enrich students’ lives and the broader community through teaching, learning, and service.

http://www.durhamtech.edu/

About Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina

The Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina is a nonprofit organization that has provided food for people at risk of hunger in 34 counties in central and eastern North Carolina for more than 30 years.  In fiscal year 2012-2013, the Food Bank distributed nearly 52 million pounds of food and non-food essentials through a network of more than 800 partner agencies.

http://www.foodbankcenc.org/.

Support Durham Public School Teachers!

2013 RESULTS:  Over 175 local businesses and organizations collected upwards of $60,000 in school supplies donated by the Durham community to support Durham Public School teachers and students. 

Durham area Rotary clubs are partnering with Crayons2Calculators for the third annual ‘“Fill that Bus!” school-supplies drive for Durham Public Schools on Saturday, August 3, 2013.  Last year the supplies drive produced over $30,000 in school supplies for Durham Public School teachers.  This year, our goal is to collect over $50,000 in supplies.

Rotarians and one bus will be located outside Office Depot and Sam’s Club, 4001 Chapel Hill Blvd. (at the corner of Shannon Rd. and Chapel Hill Blvd.) on August 3, and donors are asked to bring school supplies to help fill the bus.  A second bus will be located at the Chick-Fil-A parking lot outside Renaissance Village at 7836 Leonard Drive.

Background:

Crayons2Calculators is a Durham non-profit that aims to serve the educational and creative needs of students in the Durham Public School system by providing free school supplies to classroom teachers. Supplies help teachers be more effective and efficient in their quest to educate the next generation.

The Problem

Sixty-two percent of students in the Durham Public Schools qualify for free or reduced price lunch, which means they live at or near the poverty level. Teachers often depend on parents to bring in supplies, but in high poverty schools, parents are struggling to make ends meet and cannot help. Supply budgets have been cut in half in the last 3 years, and teachers simply do not have the tools they need to do their difficult job.  Twenty-three of the thirty elementary schools in Durham have been deemed high-poverty because more than half of the students qualify for free or reduced price lunch.

The C2C Solution

C2C believes education is society’s most important public investment. A first-class education prepares Durham students to be the next generation of active citizens, good parents, and community leaders. To ensure that all Durham students have equal access to educational resources, Crayons2Calculators operates a warehouse that provides school supplies to Durham teachers for free.

How C2C Does It

Through its storefront warehouse and special giveaway events, C2C directs supplies straight to Durham teachers. Teachers are invited to come and  “shop” for supplies. In this way, C2C advocates for strong public schools and makes teachers feel appreciated by showing visible public support. C2C runs two main programs – Monthly Shopping and Giveaway Events. Monthly shoppers are invited to come into the warehouse once a month to pick out approximately $50 worth of supplies. At Giveaway events, teachers from Durham schools are invited once or twice a year to come and choose about $100 of supplies they need for their classes.

Details:

  • The Fill that Bus! campaign will accept donations of cash and school supplies from July 1 to August 3.
  • On August 3, a yellow school bus will be located outside Office Depot and Sam’s Club, 4001 Chapel Hill Blvd. (at the corner of Shannon Rd. and Chapel Hill Blvd.) and donors are asked to bring school supplies to help fill the bus.  A second bus will be located at the Chick-Fil-A parking lot outside Renaissance Village at 7836 Leonard Drive.  Volunteers from the four Durham Rotary clubs will be on board the bus to fill it with school supplies as they arrive.
  • In addition, donors may also drop off supplies during normal business hours at any of the collection locations (see, Partners) listed below.
  • Financial donations can also be made at the collection points or online on the Crayons2Calculators web page and click Donate. Checks should be made out to Crayons2Calculators. Financial contributions will be used to purchase additional supplies as needed.
  • Individuals are encouraged to drop off school supplies, and businesses and organizations are encouraged to host their own drives.

10 Most Needed Items

  1. Pencils
  2. Markers
  3. Clipboards
  4. Copy paper
  5. Notebook paper
  6. Crayons (boxes)
  7. Composition books
  8. Staplers
  9. Highlighters
  10. Glue sticks

Other items: Calculators, Colored pencils (boxes), Construction paper, Copy paper – reams, Erasers, Hand Sanitizer, Loose Leaf Paper (packs), Pencil sharpeners, Pens (packs), Post-it notes, Supply boxes, and Tissues.

Partners:

Durham Technical Community College – 1637 Lawson Street, Durham, NC 27703

Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University – 2001 Campus Drive, Durham, NC, 27705

Alliance Architecture – 204 Rigsbee Avenue, Durham, NC 27701

Fidelity Bank – 3016 Shannon Road, Durham, NC 27707

Cleggs Termite & Pest Control – 2401 Reichard St., Durham, NC 27705

The Kitchen Specialist – 3407 University Drive, Durham, NC 27707

Durham Chamber of Commerce – 300 W. Morgan Street, Suite 1400, Durham, NC 27701

Durham Magazine – 714 Ninth St. Suite 207-A, Durham, NC 27705

Hedrick, Murray, Bryson, Kennett & Mauch – 3511 Shannon Road, Suite 200, Durham, NC 27707

Croasdaile Village – 2600 Croasdaile Farm Pkwy, Durham, NC  27705

1520 Magnolia Apartments – 1101 Exchange Place, Durham, NC 27713

Ward & Smith

501 Realty – 4-B Consultant Place, Durham, NC 27707

American Red Cross – 4737 University Drive, Durham, NC  27707

Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau – 101 E Morgan St, Durham, NC 27701

Duke Corporate Education – 310 Blackwell Street, Durham, NC 27701

McPherson, Rocomora, Nicholson & Nordgren – 3211 Shannon Road, Suite 620, Durham, NC 27707

City of Durham

  • 101 City Hall Plaza, Durham, NC 27701 – City Manager’s Office
  • 807 E. Main Street, Bldg. 2, Suite 200, Durham, NC 27701 – Department of Community Development
  • 302 East Pettigrew St., Suite 190, Durham, NC 27701 – Office of Economic and Workforce Development

Joe’s Diner – 2100 Angier Avenue, Durham, NC 27703

Durham Police Department

  • 921 Holloway Street, Durham, NC
  • 5285 North Roxboro Road, Durham, NC
  • #8 Consultant Place, Durham, NC
  • 3022-B Fayetteville Street, Durham, NC
  • 516 Rigsbee Avenue, Durham, NC
  • 505 W. Chapel Hill St., Durham, N.C. 27701

PSNC Energy

Hutchings & Hutchings – 3620 Shannon Road, Suite 200, Durham, NC 27707

Investors Trust Company – 121 N. Columbia St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

YMCA

  • 218 Morgan St., Durham, NC
  • 2119 Chapel Hill Rd., Durham, NC

Independent Weekly

Durham Public Schools

Museum of Life & Science – 433 Murray Avenue, Durham, NC 27704

Cardinal State Bank, A Division of Yadkin Valley Bank

  • 115 E Carver St, Durham, NC 27701
  • 3400 Westgate Dr, Durham, NC 27707
  • 405 Main St, Creedmoor, NC 27522
  • 237 South Churton St, Hillsborough, NC 27278

Walker, Lambe, Rhudy, Costley & Gill – 240 Leigh Farm Road, Suite 100, Durham NC 27707

+Community Affordable Housing Equity Corporation – 7700 Falls of Neuse Road, Suite 200, Raleigh, NC 27615

Eaton Corporation – 8609 Six Forks Road  Raleigh, NC 27615

Watts Baptist Church – 800 Watts Street Durham, NC 27701

Duke University’s Office of Durham and Regional Affairs – 700 W. Main Street, Durham, NC 27701

Morgan Creek Capital Management – 301 West Barbee Chapel Road, Suite 200, Chapel Hill, NC 27517

State Employees Credit Union

  • 504 S. Duke Street, Durham, NC
  • 3808 Guess Rd., Durham, NC
  • 3810 Ben Franklin Blvd., Durham, NC

Roadmark Corporation – 320 Muldee Street, Durham, NC 27703

+Healing Waters, Healing Hands – 5019 Timberly Drive, Durham, NC 27707

+Umstead Pines at Willowhaven Country Club – 253 Country Club Drive, Durham, NC 27712

Crossfit Durham – 410 West Geer Street, Durham, NC 27701

Wooden Orthodontics – 3925 North Duke Street, Suite 121, Durham, NC 27704

Colony Park Animal Hospital – 3102 Sandy Creek Drive, Durham, NC 27705

PS International – 1414 Raleigh Rd Suite 205, Chapel Hill, NC 27517

Rick’s Diner – 3710 Shannon Road , Durham, NC 27707

Brent Blaylock, DDS – 3206 Old Chapel Hill Road, Durham, NC 27707

Michael Richter, DDS – 3001 Academy Rd, Durham, NC 27707

Empower Personal Training – 3211 Shannon Road #105, Durham, NC 27707

James A. Hoke, DDS – 3709 University Drive, Durham, NC 27707

Office Depot #122 – 4001 Chapel Hill Blvd, Durham, NC 27707

Durham Convention Center – 301 West Morgan Street, Durham, NC 27701

Wells Fargo Advisors – 3100 Tower Blvd, University Tower, Suite 1500, Durham, NC  27707

Duke-Durham Neighborhood Partnership – 110 Swift Avenue, Durham, NC 27705

Triangle Orthopaedics Associates

  • 4004 Ben Franklin Blvd., Durham, NC 27704
  • 120 William Penn Plaza, Durham, NC 27704

Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC – 1830 Chapel Hill Blvd., Chapel Hill, NC 27517

Smith Breeden – 280 South Mangum Street, Suite 301, Durham, NC 27701

Durham Mother’s Club

+Piper’s Deli – 3219 Old Chapel Hill Rd, Durham, NC 27707

Hollow Rock Swim and Racquet Club – 5100 Erwin Road  Durham, NC 27707

+Sheer Bliss – 4015 University Drive, Suite F, Durham, NC 27707

Not Just Paper – 1010 W. Main Street, Durham, N C 27701

Gymboree Play & Music – 3515 Witherspoon Blvd., Durham, NC 27707

Parker & Otis – 112 S Duke St, Durham, NC 27701

Cozy – 770 Ninth Street, Durham, NC 27705

Locopops – 2604 Hillsborough Road, Durham, NC 27705

First Presbyterian Church – 305 E Main St, Durham, NC 27701

Durham Arts Council – 120 Morris Street  Durham, NC 27701

+Kramden Institute, Inc. – 4915 Prospectus Drive, Suite J, Durham, NC 27713

+The Play House Toy Store – 702 Ninth Street, Durham, NC 27705

Elmo’s Diner – 776 9th Street, Durham, NC 27705

Durham Regional Association of REALTORS – 4236 University Drive, Durham, NC 27707

Merrill Lynch – Southcourt Building, 3211 Shannon Road, Suite 200, Durham, NC 27707

Guglhupf Cafe, Bakery & Patisserie – 2706 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham, NC 27707

The Forest at Duke – 2701 Pickett Road., Durham, NC 27705

Liquidia Technologies – Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

Bella Trio Day Spa – 5826 Fayetteville Road, Suites 103 110, Durham, NC 27713

Duke Energy – 4412 Hillsborough Rd  Durham, NC 27705

East Durham Children’s Initiative – 107 N. Driver St., 3rd Floor, Durham, NC 27703

Emerald Pond  – 205 Emerald Pond Ln, Durham, NC 27705

First Citizen’s Bank

Jewish Community Center – 1937 W Cornwallis Rd  Durham, NC 27705

North Carolina Central University

Pulley, Watson, King & Lischer, PA – 905 W Main St  Durham, NC 27701

Salon 105 – 2305 Orangewood Dr, Durham, NC 27705

Southcourt Building – 3211 Shannon Road, Suite 220, Durham, NC 27707

Trinity Properties – 2723 Campus Walk Ave, Durham, NC 27705

Crossfit RTP –  4909 S. Alston Ave, Durham, NC 27713

Burt’s Bees – 201 W. Pettigrew St., Durham, NC 27701

Family Care, PA – 1413 Carpenter Fletcher Road, Durham NC 27713

Metabolon – Suite 400  617 Davis Dr, Durham, NC 27713

Southpoint Pediatric Dentistry – 249 E NC Hwy 54, Suite 300, Durham, NC 27713

Activedge Fitness – 4221 Garrett Rd., Suite 1-2, Durham, NC 27707

Durham Literacy Center – 1905 Chapel Hill Road  Durham, NC 27707

Urban Durham Realty – 401 Foster Street  Durham, NC 27701

Carolina Theatre – 309 W Morgan St  Durham, NC 27701

Hope Valley Bottle Shop – 4711 Hope Valley Rd, Suite 4E, Durham, NC 27707

The Preserve at Jordan Lake Golf Club – 840 The Preserve Trail, Chapel Hill, NC 27517

Fairfield – Durham, NC 27713

NC Division of Medical Assistance

Nanataco – 2512 University Dr  Durham, NC 27707

Durham Sam’s Club – 4005 Chapel Hill Blvd.  |  Durham, NC 27707

Wine Authorities – 2501 University Dr  Durham, NC 27707

Durham Rescue Mission – 507 E Knox St  Durham, NC 27701

Durham Bulls – 409 Blackwell St  Durham, NC 27701

Respite Café – 115 N. Duke St. #1A, Durham, NC 27701

Curves – 1829 MLK Jr. Parkway, Durham, NC 27707

M Andrew Design – 4905 Pine Cone Dr., Durham, NC 27707

PORCH Durham – Durham, NC

Ladies Who Love Books – Durham, NC

Bobby Mallik Endodontist – 3719 University Dr  Durham, NC 27707

Center for Functional and Aesthetic Facial Surgery – 5501 Fortune’s Ridge Dr., Durham, NC 27713

Chapel Hill Periodontics and Implants – 150 Providence Road, Chapel Hill, NC

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Associates

  • 2823 N Duke St  Durham, NC 27704
  • 501 Eastowne Dr., Chapel Hill, NC

Ellis List, DDS – 1014 Lamond Ave  Durham, NC 27701

James Eaker, DDS – 4208 S Alston Ave  Durham, NC 27713

Julie Witte, DDS – 922 Broad St, Durham, NC 27705

William Argensinger, DDS – 1212 Broad St, Durham, NC

Ed Clemons, DDS – 5011 Southpark Dr, Durham, NC 27713

Pedro Santiago Orthodontics – 3115 Academy Road, Durham, NC 27707

Kevin Matthews, DDS – 4210 N Roxboro St, Durham, NC 27704

Alicia Ramos, DDS – 1515 N Carolina 54  Durham, NC 27707

Catherine Ray, DMD – 2514 University Dr., Durham, NC 27707

Triangle Implant Center – 5318 N Carolina 55 #106, Durham, NC 27713

Smith Orthodontics – 2919 Colony Rd  Durham, NC 27705

Renaissance Family Dentistry – 5832 Fayetteville St #101  Durham, NC 27713

Carolina Periodontics and Implants – 3505 University Drive, Durham, NC 27707

Durham Prosthodontics – 3709 University Dr., Durham, NC 27707

Ticon Properties – 5836 Fayetteville Rd., Suite 201, Durham, NC 27713

Blenheim Woods Neighborhood – Chapel Hill, NC

Lonesource – 114 Mackenan Dr  Cary, NC 27511

St. John’s Episcopal Church – 830 Durham Rd, Wake Forest, NC 27587

Granite Falls Recreation – 56 Pinewood Rd  Granite Falls, NC 28630

Wake Forest Methodist Church – 905 S Main St  Wake Forest, NC 27587

Drug Safety Alliance – 5003 S Miami Blvd #500  Durham, NC 27703

Anderson-Wrightwood Neighborhood – Durham, NC

Carolina Preserve at Amberly – 107 Arvind Oaks Cir  Cary, NC 27519

Duke Forest Neighborhood – Durham, NC

Hair by Design – 2617 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd  Durham, NC 27707

Hewlett-Packard – Raleigh office

Hollow Rock Swim and Racquet Club – 5100 Erwin Rd  Durham, NC 27707

Leadership Forum, Inc. – 5826 Fayetteville Road, Suite 211, Durham, NC 27713

Neal, Bradsher & Taylor CPAs – 3721 University Dr  Durham, NC 27707

Roughton, Nickelson, DeLuca Architects – 3608 University Drive, Suite 204, Durham, NC 27707

Self-Help Credit Union – 301 W Main St  Durham, NC 27701

Tammy Reichert – Durham, NC

Teresa’s on Main – 1105 W Main St  Durham, NC 27701

The Nature Conservancy – NC Field Office

Trinity Park Neighborhood – Durham, NC

Tuscaloosa-Lakewood Neighborhood – Durham, NC

Watts Street Baptist Church – 800 Watts St  Durham, NC 27701

Watts-Hillandale Neighborhood – Durham, NC

Junior League of Durham and Orange Counties – 900 South Duke Street, Durham, NC 27707

Original Q Shack – 2510 University Drive, Durham, NC 27707

Bull City Burger and Brewery – 107 E Parrish St  Durham, NC 27701

Duke Homestead State Historic Site – 2828 Duke Homestead Rd, Durham, NC 27705

Clarion Content – 407-A North Mangum Street, Durham, NC 27701

Cat Hospital of Durham – 5319 New Hope Commons Dr. #102b  Durham, NC 27707

Boy Scouts of America,  Occoneechee Council,  Mawat ( Durham) District

Duke University Development

Stay and Play Snack Cafe – 405A East Chapel Hill Street, Durham, NC

Canon Solutions America

Hana Hobbs – 2900 Croasdaile Dr, Durham, NC 27705

FHI 360 – 2224 East NC Highway 54 Durham, NC 27713

Bean Traders Inc – 105 W Nc 54 Hwy #249, Durham, NC

Children’s Campus –  7317 Fayetteville St, Durham, NC

Fitness World – 105 W Nc Highway 54 #271, Durham, NC 27713

Rise – 8200 Renaissance Pkwy, Durham, NC 27713

Hummingbird Bakery – 721 Broad St  Durham, NC 27705

Duke Pediatric Dentistry – 2711 N Duke St  Durham, NC 27704

Duke University Stores

Lofts at Lakeview – 2616 Erwin Rd  Durham, NC 27705

Belmont Apartments – 1000 McQueen Drive, Durham, North Carolina

Team Apartments – Holly Hill and Erwin Square

 

For more information:

Visit the Crayons2Calculators website. Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/DurhamRotaryFillThatBus.

Call or email Joyce McKinney – Assistant Governor, Durham area Rotary Clubs; Phone: 919-308-2176; E-mail jcmckinn@gmail.com

Click here to download the campaign flyer.

About Rotary International

Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders who provide humanitarian service and help to build goodwill and peace in the world. There are 1.2 million Rotary members in 34,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Rotary clubs have been serving communities worldwide for more than a century.

www.rotary.org/

Southwest Durham Rotary Club – Meets Thursdays at Hope Valley Country Club – 12:30 PM

Durham Rotary Club – Meets Mondays at the Durham Convention Center – 12:30 PM

North Durham Rotary Club – Meets Tuesdays at Parizade Cafe – 12:30 PM

Durham Sunrise Rotary Club – Meets Thursdays at the Millennium Hotel – 7:00 AM

About Crayons2Calculators

Crayons2Calculators (C2C) is a non-profit organization founded in 2006 to serve the educational and creative needs of Durham students. C2C believes that a first-class education prepares students to be the next generation of active citizens, good parents, and community leaders. To ensure that all Durham students have equal access to educational resources, Crayons2Calculators operates a warehouse store that provides school supplies to Durham teachers for free.

www.crayons2calculators.org/

Books on Hand

Books on Hand:  So every child can read!

Books on HandDurham area and Hillsborough Rotary Clubs are partnering with the East Durham Children’s Initiative and the Durham Literacy Center on a campaign to put books in the hands of our children.

If you’re reading this now, you know the value of literacy!

Maybe you’ve just finished a book – something that interested you, inspired you or simply entertained you. Maybe books are an important part of your life, or a foundation for your life’s success. During December and January, here’s an easy and effective way to share the joy of reading with children in our community.

The more that you read, the more things you will know.

The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.

 I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!, Dr. Seuss

Results:

Thank you to all our partners who helped make the book drive a great success!

51,856 books were collected and donated to local non-profits.  The Durham Rotary clubs contributed 7,427 books to this project.

Estimates for how many book were distributed on April 13, 2013:
Read and Feed – 17,500
Book Harvest – 12,500
YMCA – 5,000
Communities in Schools of Wake County – 5,000
Taken back to Henderson for local school – 500

Recipients of books in Durham:

Book Harvest – 12,500 books

Y.E. Smith Elementary School – 3,644 books

Neal Middle School – 588 books

 

Background:

There are many reasons for the variance in the reading literacy of children ages 4-7.  However, a 20-year international study published in 2010 revealed that a significant predictor of a child’s academic success in school was the presence of books in the home.  This result was consistent regardless of nationality, parents’ level of education, or parents’ economic status.  Those students with books in their homes reached a higher level of education than those who did not.  (“Family Scholarly Culture and Educational Success: Books and Schooling in 27 Nations”, Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, Volume 28, Issue 2, June 2010, pp.171-197.)

The Problem

Twenty percent of Durham’s adults (25,000 individuals) are functionally illiterate, unable to cope with everyday challenges such as completing an application form, understanding medication directions or helping a child learn to read. The children of illiterate parents are burdened with a significant disability when they begin school. With no books in the home, not having been read to as children and poor listening skills, the children of illiterate parents are likely to start school not knowing nursery rhymes, the alphabet, or colors and without the vocabulary required to comprehend instruction. These children quickly become frustrated, fall behind and eventually drop out. In addition, the children of illiterate parents often see little reason for putting forth the effort needed to succeed in school.

Correcting the situation and stopping inter-generational illiteracy, requires the support of a diverse community of people who care.

The Solution

Put books in the hands of our children so every child will have the opportunity to read.  Our objective is to collect 45,000 used and new books for elementary aged children (K-5th grades) and distribute the books to Durham Public Schools and area non-profits that support literacy.  Our goal is to increase reading literacy of elementary school age children.

Details:

  • The Books on Hand campaign will accept donations of cash and books beginning December 10.
  • Donors may also drop off new or used books during normal business hours at any of the collection locations (see, Partners) listed below.
  • Financial donations can also be made at the collection points or online on the Books on Hand web page by clicking Donate. Checks should be made out to the East Durham Children’s Initiative. Financial contributions will be used to purchase additional books as needed.
  • Individuals are encouraged to drop off books, and businesses and organizations are encouraged to host their own drives.
  • Read a book to a child and share your joy of reading.  Join the Rotary Reading Rangers.

Most Needed Books:

Fiction: ABC books, 123 counting books, color books, types of holiday books, children’s stories, multicultural picture books.

Non-Fiction:  Country books, Science, Technology, Language, Weather, Sports, Biographies, Music, Mythology, Folktales, Fairytales, Hispanic Heritage.

Book Drive Recipient Organizations

Partners:

East Durham Children’s Initiative – 107 N. Driver St., 3rd Floor, Durham, NC 27703

Durham Literacy Center – 1905 Chapel Hill Road  Durham, NC 27707

Alliance Architecture – 204 Rigsbee Avenue, Durham, NC 27701

501 Realty – 4-B Consultant Place, Durham, NC 27707

Urban Durham Realty – 401 Foster Street  Durham, NC 27701

Durham Rescue Mission – 507 East Knox Street  Durham, NC 27701

City of Durham

  • City Manager’s Office – 101 City Hall Plaza, Durham, NC 27701
  • City Attorney’s Office – 101 City Hall Plaza, Durham, NC 27701

Self Help – 301 West Main Street  Durham, NC 27701

Durham Public Schools

Museum of Life & Science – 433 Murray Avenue, Durham, NC 27704

Croasdaile Village – 2600 Croasdaile Farm Pkwy, Durham, NC  27705

YMCA – 218 Morgan St., Durham, NC

Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau – 101 E Morgan St, Durham, NC 27701

Duke University

  • Allen Building Lobby
  • Bryan Center Lobby
  • Lilly Library Service Desk
  • Perkins Administration Office
  • Smith Warehouse, Bay 6, South Side

Duke-Durham Neighborhood Partnership – 110 Swift Avenue, Durham, NC 27705

First Citizens Bank – 4004 N. Roxboro Road, Durham, NC 27704

American Dance Festival – 721 Broad Street, Durham, NC 27705

American Red Cross – 4737 University Drive, Durham, NC  27707

Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC – 1830 Chapel Hill Blvd., Chapel Hill, NC 27517

Umstead Pines at Willowhaven Country Club – 253 Country Club Drive, Durham, NC 27712

Walker, Lambe, Rhudy, Costley & Gill – 240 Leigh Farm Road, Suite 100, Durham NC 27707

Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University – 2001 Campus Drive, Durham, NC, 27705

Triangle Orthopaedics Associates

  • 4004 Ben Franklin Blvd., Durham, NC 27704
  • 120 William Penn Plaza, Durham, NC 27704

Duke Corporate Education – 310 Blackwell Street, Durham, NC 27701

Moss + Ross –  4102 Westfield Drive, Durham, NC 27705

Sarah P. Duke Gardens – 420 Anderson Street, Durham, NC 27708-0341

 

For more information:

Visit the Books on Hand website.  Follow us on Twitter or Facebook.

Call or email Tammi Brooks – Durham Rotary Club; Phone:  919-308-4910; E-mail tammi.brooks@gmail.com.

For information about Rotary Reading Rangers, call or email Todd Taylor – Durham Rotary Club; Phone: 919-680-5030; Cell: 919-649-5568; E-mail todd.taylor@dukece.com.

To drop off books at the Durham Literacy Center contact Reggie Hodges – Durham Rotary Club; E-mail: rhodges@durhamliteracy.org; Phone: (919)  489-8383.

Click here to download the Books on Hand campaign flyer.

About Rotary International

Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders who provide humanitarian service and help to build goodwill and peace in the world. There are 1.2 million Rotary members in 34,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Rotary clubs have been serving communities worldwide for more than a century.

www.rotary.org/

Southwest Durham Rotary ClubMeets Thursdays at Hope Valley Country Club – 12:30 PM

Durham Rotary ClubMeets Mondays at the Durham Convention Center – 12:30 PM

North Durham Rotary ClubMeets Tuesdays at Parizade Cafe – 12:30 PM

Durham Sunrise Rotary ClubMeets Thursdays at the Millennium Hotel – 7:00 AM

Hillsborough Rotary Club – Meets Thursdays at the Village Diner – 7:00 AM

About East Durham Children’s Initiative

The East Durham Children’s Initiative (EDCI) is committed to changing outcomes and expectations for children and families living in a 120-block area of East Durham. Modeled after the Harlem Children’s Zone, EDCI aims to reach this goal by providing a pipeline of high-quality services that starts with children at birth and continues with them through elementary school, middle school and high school.

EDCI does not act alone. Working together with community members and partner organizations, EDCI develops and coordinates new and existing services to best meet the needs of approximately 3,000 children and youth living in the zone. EDCI works to identify barriers that might prevent EDCI kids from succeeding at school and then partners with local organizations to creatively reduce or eliminate those obstacles using strategies that have been shown to be effective.

http://edci.org/

About Durham Literacy Center

The Durham Literacy Center (DLC),established in 1985, provides vital literacy empowerment services in the Durham community. Through individual literacy tutoring for adults and classes for Durham County residents who speak a first language other than English, the DLC structured literacy programs empower the lives of residents who want to enrich their lives by improving their literacy skills. Each year, the DLC provides assistance to 550 Durham residents who lack basic literacy skills.

The DLC believes that by educating adults, we are also educating children. The DLC is one of the few organizations in Durham County that devotes 100% of its effort and resources to literacy. The DLC has helped give Durham residents the knowledge and skills they need to improve their lives and the lives of their families. In so doing, DLC has helped build a stronger community.

https://sites.google.com/site/durhamliteracy/

Support Durham Public School Teachers!

Four Durham area Rotary Clubs are partnering with Durham non-profit Crayons2Calculators with a “Fill that Bus!” schools supplies drive for Durham Public Schools on Saturday, August 18.

Rotarians and the bus will be located outside of Office Depot, 4001 Chapel Hill Blvd. (at the corner of Shannon Rd. and Chapel Hill Blvd.), on August 18, and donors are asked to bring with them school supplies, to help fill the bus.

Thank you, Durham!  We had a very successful supplies drive to help support Durham Public School teachers and students. 

Results:  Over 90 Durham-area organizations contributed over $20,000 in school supplies and about $7,000 in cash as part of this record-breaking summer drive.

Background:

Crayons2Calculators aims to serve the educational and creative needs of students in the Durham Public School system by providing free school supplies to classroom teachers. Supplies help teachers be more effective and efficient in their quest to educate the next generation.  Teachers report that they spend on average between $500 to $1000 out of their own pockets to supply their classrooms each year and 75% say that a lack of supplies hinders their ability to implement their desired lessons.

The Problem

Durham, N.C. classrooms are under-equipped. Durham is a city grappling with poverty and inequality. Sixty percent of students in the Durham Public Schools qualify for free- or reduced-price lunch, which means they live at or near the poverty level.  Teachers often depend on parents to bring in supplies, but in a high poverty school, parents are struggling to make ends meet and cannot help.  Teachers simply do not have the tools they need to do their difficult job.

The C2C Solution

C2C believes education is society’s most important public investment. A first-class education prepares Durham students to be the next generation of active citizens, good parents, and community leaders. To ensure that all Durham students have equal access to educational resources, Crayons2Calculators operates a warehouse that provides school supplies to Durham teachers for free.

How C2C Does It

Through its storefront warehouse and special giveaway events, C2C directs supplies straight to Durham teachers. C2C operates a warehouse in Durham that opens for supply giveaway events. Teachers are invited and come to “shop” for supplies. In this way, C2C advocates for strong public schools and makes teachers feel appreciated by showing visible public support.  C2C runs two main programs – Monthly Shopping and Giveaway Events. Monthly shoppers are invited to come into the warehouse once a month to pick out approximately $50 worth of supplies.  At Giveaway events, teachers from Durham schools are invited once or twice a year to come and choose about $100 of supplies they need for their classes.

Details:

  • The Fill that Bus! campaign will accept donations of cash and school supplies from July 16 to August 18.
  • On August 18, a yellow school bus will be located outside the Office Depot, 4001 Chapel Hill Blvd. (at the corner of Shannon Rd. and Chapel Hill Blvd.), and donors are asked to bring with them school supplies, to help fill the bus.
  • In addition, donors may also drop off supplies during normal business hours at any of the collection locations (see, Partners) listed below.
  • Financial donations can also be made at the collection points or online on the Crayons2Calculators web page and click Donate. Checks should be made out to Crayons2Calculators. Financial contributions will be used to purchase additional supplies as needed.
  • Volunteers from Rotary clubs in Durham will be on board the bus to fill it with school supplies as they arrive.
  • Individuals are encouraged to drop off school supplies, and businesses and organizations are encouraged to host their own drives.

10 Most Needed Items

  1. Crayons (boxes)
  2. Folders
  3. Glue – Bottles
  4. Glue Sticks
  5. Index cards
  6. Markers (boxes)
  7. Pencils (packs)
  8. Rulers
  9. Scissors
  10. Spiral Notebooks

Other items: Calculators, Colored pencils (boxes), Composition Books, Construction paper, Copy paper – reams, Erasers, Hand Sanitizer, Highlighters, Loose Leaf Paper (packs), Pencil sharpeners, Pens (packs), Post-it notes, Supply boxes, and Tissues.

Partners:

Durham Technical Community College – 1637 Lawson Street, Durham, NC 27703

Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University – 2001 Campus Drive, Durham, NC, 27705

Alliance Architecture – 204 Rigsbee Avenue, Durham, NC 27701

Fidelity Bank – 3016 Shannon Road, Durham, NC 27707

Cleggs Termite & Pest Control – 2401 Reichard St., Durham, NC 27705

The Kitchen Specialist – 3407 University Drive, Durham, NC 27707

Durham Chamber of Commerce – 300 W. Morgan Street, Suite 1400, Durham, NC 27701

Durham Magazine – 714 Ninth St. Suite 207-A, Durham, NC 27705

Duke University

  • Allen Building Lobby
  • Bryan Center Lobby
  • Lilly Library Service Desk
  • Perkins Administration Office
  • Smith Warehouse, Bay 6, South Side

Hedrick, Murray, Bryson, Kennett & Mauch – 3511 Shannon Road, Suite 200, Durham, NC 27707

Croasdaile Village – 2600 Croasdaile Farm Pkwy, Durham, NC  27705

1520 Magnolia Apartments – 1101 Exchange Place, Durham, NC 27713

Ward & Smith –

501 Realty – 4-B Consultant Place, Durham, NC 27707

Stearns Financial – 1450 Raleigh Road, Suite 105, Chapel Hill, NC 27517

American Red Cross – 4737 University Drive, Durham, NC  27707

Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau – 101 E Morgan St, Durham, NC 27701

Duke Corporate Education – 310 Blackwell Street, Durham, NC 27701

McPherson, Rocomora, Nicholson & Nordgren – 3211 Shannon Road, Suite 620, Durham, NC 27707

City of Durham

  • 101 City Hall Plaza, Durham, NC 27701
  • 807 E. Main Street, Bldg. 2, Suite 200, Durham, NC 27701 – Department of Community Development

Caring House – 2625 Pickett Rd, Durham, NC 27705

Joe’s Diner – 2100 Angier Avenue, Durham, NC 27703

Durham Police Department

  • 921 Holloway Street, Durham, NC
  • 5285 North Roxboro Road, Durham, NC
  • #8 Consultant Place, Durham, NC
  • 3022-B Fayetteville Street, Durham, NC
  • 516 Rigsbee Avenue, Durham, NC
  • 505 W. Chapel Hill St., Durham, N.C. 27701

PSNC Energy –

Hutchings & Hutchings – 3620 Shannon Road, Suite 200, Durham, NC 27707

Investors Trust Company – 121 N. Columbia St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

YMCA

  • 218 Morgan St., Durham, NC
  • 2119 Chapel Hill Rd., Durham, NC

Self Help –

Independent Weekly

Durham Public Schools

Museum of Life & Science – 433 Murray Avenue, Durham, NC 27704

Cardinal State Bank, A Division of Yadkin Valley Bank

  • 115 E Carver St, Durham, NC 27701
  • 3400 Westgate Dr, Durham, NC 27707
  • 405 Main St, Creedmoor, NC 27522
  • 237 South Churton St, Hillsborough, NC 27278

Walker, Lambe, Rhudy, Costley & Gill – 240 Leigh Farm Road, Suite 100, Durham NC 27707

Community Affordable Housing Equity Corporation – 7700 Falls of Neuse Road, Suite 200, Raleigh, NC 27615

Eaton Corporation – 8609 Six Forks Road  Raleigh, NC 27615

Watts Baptist Church – 800 Watts Street Durham, NC 27701

Duke University’s Office of Durham and Regional Affairs – 700 W. Main Street, Durham, NC 27701

Morgan Creek Capital Management – 301 West Barbee Chapel Road, Suite 200, Chapel Hill, NC 27517

State Employees Credit Union

  • 504 S. Duke Street, Durham, NC
  • 3808 Guess Rd., Durham, NC
  • 3810 Ben Franklin Blvd., Durham, NC

Roadmark Corporation – 320 Muldee Street, Durham, NC 27703

Healing Waters, Healing Hands – 5019 Timberly Drive, Durham, NC 27707

Umstead Pines at Willowhaven Country Club – 253 Country Club Drive, Durham, NC 27712

Crossfit Durham – 410 West Geer Street, Durham, NC 27701

Wooden Orthodontics – 3925 North Duke Street, Suite 121, Durham, NC 27704

Colony Park Animal Hospital – 3102 Sandy Creek Drive, Durham, NC 27705

PS International – 1414 Raleigh Rd Suite 205, Chapel Hill, NC 27517

Rick’s Diner – 3710 Shannon Road , Durham, NC 27707

Brent Blaylock, DDS – 3206 Old Chapel Hill Road, Durham, NC 27707

Michael Richter, DDS – 3001 Academy Rd, Durham, NC 27707

Pulley, Watson, King & Lischer, PA – 905 West Main Street, Suite 21F Brightleaf Square, Durham, NC 27701

Empower Personal Training – 3211 Shannon Road #105, Durham, NC 27707

James A. Hoke, DDS – 3709 University Drive, Durham, NC 27707

Office Depot #122 – 4001 Chapel Hill Blvd, Durham, NC 27707

Durham Convention Center – 301 West Morgan Street, Durham, NC 27701

Wells Fargo Advisors – 3100 Tower Blvd, University Tower, Suite 1500, Durham, NC  27707

Duke-Durham Neighborhood Partnership – 110 Swift Avenue, Durham, NC 27705

Triangle Orthopaedics Associates

  • 4004 Ben Franklin Blvd., Durham, NC 27704
  • 120 William Penn Plaza, Durham, NC 27704

Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC – 1830 Chapel Hill Blvd., Chapel Hill, NC 27517

Smith Breeden – 280 South Mangum Street, Suite 301, Durham, NC 27701

Duke Faculty Club – 10 Faculty Club Drive  Durham, NC 27708

Durham Mother’s Club

Piper’s Deli – 3219 Old Chapel Hill Rd, Durham, NC 27707

Hollow Rock Swim and Racquet Club – 5100 Erwin Road  Durham, NC 27707

Sheer Bliss – 4015 University Drive, Suite F, Durham, NC 27707

Not Just Paper – 1010 W. Main Street, Durham, N C 27701

Gymboree Play & Music – 3515 Witherspoon Blvd., Durham, NC 27707

Parker & Otis – 112 S Duke St, Durham, NC 27701

Duke University Real Estate – Bay 9, American Tobacco Campus, Suite 950, Durham, NC 27701

Cozy – 770 Ninth Street, Durham, NC 27705

Locopops – 2604A Hillsborough Road, Durham, NC 27705

First Presbyterian Church – 305 E Main St, Durham, NC 27701

Durham Arts Council – 120 Morris Street  Durham, NC 27701

Kramden Institute, Inc. – 4915 Prospectus Drive, Suite J, Durham, NC 27713

The Play House Toy Store – 702 Ninth Street, Durham, NC 27705

Elmo’s Diner – 776 9th Street, Durham, NC 27705

Durham Regional Association of REALTORS – 4236 University Drive, Durham, NC 27707

Duke University Press – 905 W Main St # 19, Durham, NC 27701

Merrill Lynch – Southcourt Building, 3211 Shannon Road, Suite 200, Durham, NC 27707

Guglhupf Cafe, Bakery & Patisserie – 2706 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham, NC 27707

The Forest at Duke – 2701 Pickett Road., Durham, NC 27705

Liquidia Technologies – Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

 

For more information:

Visit the Crayons2Calculators website.  Follow us on our blog at http://fillthatbus.blogspot.com/ or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/DurhamRotaryFillThatBus.

Call or email Joyce McKinney – President, Southwest Durham Rotary Club; Phone:  919-308-2176; E-mail jcmckinn@gmail.com

Click here to download the campaign flyer.

About Rotary International

Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders who provide humanitarian service and help to build goodwill and peace in the world. There are 1.2 million Rotary members in 34,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Rotary clubs have been serving communities worldwide for more than a century.

www.rotary.org/

Southwest Durham Rotary ClubMeets Thursdays at Hope Valley Country Club – 12:30 PM

Durham Rotary ClubMeets Mondays at the Durham Convention Center – 12:30 PM

North Durham Rotary ClubMeets Tuesdays at Parizade Cafe – 12:30 PM

Durham Sunrise Rotary ClubMeets Thursdays at the Millennium Hotel – 7:00 AM

About Crayons2Calculators

Crayons2Calculators (C2C) is a non-profit organization founded in 2006 to serve the educational and creative needs of Durham students.  C2C believes that a first-class education prepares students to be the next generation of active citizens, good parents, and community leaders. To ensure that all Durham students have equal access to educational resources, Crayons2Calculators operates a warehouse store that provides school supplies to Durham teachers for free.

www.crayons2calculators.org/