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/

Bulletin and Upcoming Events: July 9

Click the link at the end of these messages to go to the links in the items.

Program: Reginald Hodges of the Durham Literacy Center

Click here for more information on the program. 

Installation of Officers and Board Members

The installation of Officers and Board Members will take place during the meeting.  All Officers and Board Members should try to attend.

July 9th Bulletin

Click on the link for a pdf version of this week’s bulletin.

 

Vandana Dake is Rotarian-of-the-Year

Although word was out at the annual party at Watts Grocery earlier in June, outgoing President Arthur Rogers made it official at the June 25 meeting: Vandana Dake is Rotarian-of-the-year.

Whatever the club initiative or undertaking, “you’ll see Vandana’s fingerprints all over them, ” Rogers said before presenting her with a silver tray engraved with recognition that she is exhibiting “humanitarian” and “visionary” qualities through extensive service as a Rotarian in projects around the world and around the corner. Dake has devoted her energies, time and talent on behalf of the Peace and Ambassadorial scholarship programs, the Youth Exchange, international humanitarian projects in Venezuela and India, the UK Friendship Exchange, the Open World Russian Exchange, and the GSE Team from France. She has also been active planning projects in Guinea-Bissau and Neal Middle School and helping with the Progressive Dinner. On top of these efforts across the year, she became a Paul Harris Fellow +2. “She is just an amazing inspiration,” Rogers said as attendees gave our honoree a well-deserved standing ovation.

Submitted by Mark Lazenby.

Program Report: Bob Ingram – On the State of RTP and the World

Bob Ingram, the esteemed former GlaxoSmithKline executive and current chairman of the Research Triangle Foundation, laid out some serious – and seriously daunting – challenges facing both Research Triangle Park and the entire nation.

In a rather sobering address, he laid out what the park would have to do to continue to attract innovative companies to our area – and the jobs and economic stimulus that comes with them.

“[RTP] was and is a great place, he said, “but it needs to be updated.”

Much of the new plan focuses on improving quality of life, including improving transportation and adding “a more urban node within the park, with a Starbucks, restaurants, retail.”

The hope is that will help lure smaller companies that could be on the verge of exploding. Bob said that’s the only way RTP will keep up with the Joneses in Boston, Silicon Valley and elsewhere.

“They have major tenants you’ve never heard of, but which will be big,” he said.

“That’s what we’ve got to do.”

He added that such improvements will help retain existing companies. “We want to make the park more attractive for the people who are already there and thank them for their loyalty.” [Read more…]

2012 Community Service Award – Brenda Brodie

The motto for Rotary is “Service Above Self.” The Downtown Rotary Club reserves its highest honor and award to a Non-Rotarian by recognizing one citizen each year that exemplifies this motto.

This year, Dieter Mauch, the Chair of the committee that selects the annual winner, presented the Downtown Durham Rotary Community Service Award to Brenda Barrowclough Brodie.

Ms. Brodie earned the honor for her work in founding SEEDS along with Annice Kenan in 1994 with a mission show people how to care for the earth, themselves and each other through garden based programs in inner city neighborhoods.

The full press release with all the details is available at this link.

While SEEDS is an important program it is only one of many things Ms. Brodie has been involved in. She served on the Board of Trustees of North Carolina Central University for 6 years including a term as Secretary.  She was on the Board of the American Dance Festival for 19 years and President in 1988. She served on the Board of the Durham Arts Council for 14 years and held various offices including President. She is still active with the SarahP. Duke Gardens.

With the Community Service Award, Ms. Brodie was also inducted into the Paul Harris Society and a $1,000 contribution is being  made in her name to the Rotary Foundation.

I first met Brenda casually at a Duke event back in the late 80’s and only found out later that she was married to Keith Brodie, the President of Duke. Frankly I was a little surprised about the connection because she is so unassuming, approachable and even humble, certainly not what I had expected of the president of a prestigious university.  Many years later I got to know her better when I moved to Forest Hillsand became a neighbor. But our most common bond was through another neighbor who became a close mutual friend.

This was a much better vantage point to observe the kindness and unselfishness of both Brenda and Keith and explains why she has quietly worked behind the scenes at SEEDS to help so many people.

I didn’t know before she was nominated for this award that her father had been a Rotarian for 50 years, but it is certainly no surprise because she so exemplifies Service Above Self.

Submitted by Jay Zenner

Bulletin and Upcoming events – June 25

Bulletin

Click here for the pdf version of the June 25 Durham Rotary Bulletin

Program

Click on this June 25 Calendar Item for a description of the program to be delivered by Bob Ingram, former GSK co-chair and all around Durham citizen.

Honor

During the program on June 25 we will induct our annual Community Service Award winner into the Paul Harris Society.

Celebrate

Click on this June 25th Calendar Item and come enjoy an evening on The Eleanor Roof to celebrate the passing of the gavel to a new Club President.