Dr. McDuffie with the Toys for Tots Literacy Camaign 2014. 

                   Dr. McDuffie assisted in raising over $191,000 for Toys for Tots!

About the Toys for Tots Literacy Program

Mission: The Toys for Tots Literacy Program offers our nation's most economically disadvantaged children the ability to compete academically and to succeed in life by providing them direct access to resources that will enhance their ability to read and to communicate effectively. 

Background: For more than 60 years, Toys for Tots has been bringing smiles to the faces of needy children through the gift of a new toy. While Toys for Tots is committed to this tradition and continues its toy program, it is extending its reach through the Toys for Tots Literacy Program.

After supporting Toys for Tots since 2005 and raising $1.3 million to help brighten the lives of thousands of children nationwide, The UPS Store and Mail Boxes Etc. network launched the Toys for Tots Literacy Program, a year-round initiative, in March 2008 to expand upon its existing partnership. 

While the Toys for Tots Literacy Program maintains the Toys for Tots mission of delivering hope, it extends the organization’s reach and impact in a meaningful way by providing children in need with the gift of a book. Since 2008, the program has delivered more than 1 million books to hundreds of thousands of less fortunate children. This program not only brings the joy of reading to these children, but also serves as an important tool in breaking the cycle of poverty.

 

 

                          

Harrison Pointe Dentistry proudly donates their time at the Durham Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina.

Read below on some basic information regarding the food bank that we learned. 

MISSION:

The mission of the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina: No One Goes Hungry in Central & Eastern North Carolina.

WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO IN DURHAM:

  • The Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina at Durham is a non-profit organization that serves six of the 34 counties in the total service area.
  • The Durham Branch serves Chatham, Durham, Granville, Orange, Person, and Vance counties.
  • The Durham warehouse is located at 708 Gilbert Street and is 18,500 square feet.
  • In fiscal year 2011-2012, the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina at Durham distributed more than 5.8 million pounds of food to a network of nearly 170 partner agencies (including food pantries, shelters, soup kitchens, group homes).
  • The Durham Branch has experienced a 29% growth in distribution in the last four years.

THE NEED in the Durham Branch service area:
The US Census 2008-10 American Community Survey reports:

  • In the six counties served by the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina at Durham, 96,486 individuals are at risk of hunger.
  • 5,830 are 65 years and older.
  • 30,748 are children.