Holiday parties generate seasonal gifts and warm clothes for families in need
RALEIGH, NC — January 18, 2018 — Able&Co.’s holiday party on December 5, 2017 raised more than $3,500 for Urban Ministries of Durham. More than 40 people, including staff, vendor partners, family, and community members, attended the event — an annual tradition since 2015. The celebration, which featured music, hors d’oeuvres, beer, and wine, collected more than $3,500 in cash and gift cards, $1,800 worth of backpacks, $750 in other donations, and $300 in purchases through the Urban Ministries of Durham website.
Urban Ministries of Durham has worked with its local community for more than 30 years to offer food, shelter, and a future to neighbors in need. “This wonderful organization gives us the chance to give back to the community we love,” said Jenny Taylor, President of Able&Co. “Our staff and their families also gladly offered 95 hours of community service helping Urban Ministries of Durham count and sort gifts, write notes on cards, wrap gifts, and set up and staff its holiday party.”
The December 16th Urban Ministries of Durham party offered adults a backpack, watch, wallet, underwear, two pairs of socks, hat/gloves/scarf, water bottle, hygiene items, and a personalized card with a modest monetary surprise inside. And, for a special kids-only event featuring Santa, Able&Co. also provided holiday games, entertainment, and homemade goodies.
On Christmas day, 11 families with a total of 25 children received five brand-new gifts that their parents hand selected and wrapped, and children likewise had gifts for the parents. More than 130 community households had also “shopped” for 355 children, each receiving two gifts for a total of 710 toys. Furthermore, Able&Co.’s donation purchased a bumper crop of socks most welcomed this winter.
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