We are thrilled to be hosting the 11th Giving Party in the Durham / Chapel Hill area and we can’t wait to see our friends and Give Until It Feels Good!
We have 4 recipients this year all serving our local community in important ways.
Boomerang strives to disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline by providing alternative-to-suspension and after school programming for middle and high school students in Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools and Orange County Schools.
El Centro Hispano works to strengthen the community, build bridges and advocate for equity and inclusion for Hispanics/Latinos in the Triangle Area of North Carolina.
Families Moving Forward provides families with children a stable, safe and loving environment while they are in the temporary crisis of homelessness.
Orange Literacy helps adults reach their education, employment and life goals by providing free, flexible instruction in reading, writing, basic math, English, computer skills and GED preparation.
We can hardly believe it either, but this is the 10th Chapel Hill Giving Party. From a preschool parking lot conversation to Giving Parties all over the country and more than $315,000 raised, we couldn’t be happier!
We can’t wait to see our friends and Give Until It Feels Good!
JUST TRYAN IT With friends and family members fighting childhood cancer in our lives, supporting patients’ families is close to our hearts. Learn more about the impact this organization is having. http://justtryanit.com
Inspire MEdia Network We love their message of spreading kindness and think they’re the perfect Giving Party organization! Learn more about their work and how you can help them change the world with one act of kindness. http://inspiremedianetwork.org
Club Nova Community, Inc. This amazing organization in Carrboro serves those living with mental illness in Orange County. Their club house model incorporates housing, educational and job training support as well as social and recreational opportunities. Learn more about the difference Club Nova is making here in our community! https://clubnova.org
Vaccine Ambassadors Join us on December 1st to learn about this life saving mission working to give every child a healthy start. Come to a party and save a life…not a bad way to kick off the holidays if you ask us! http://vaccineambassadors.org
Giving Party #9 was fabulous as always! Connections were made, glasses were raised and a little over $12,000 will be going to local organizations doing amazing work to make Chapel Hill a better place for everyone. THANK YOU friends for being the awesome, generous people you are! The Chatham County party raised $5500 and the Raleigh party raised over $20,000!! That takes us to a 9 year total of $308,000. That’s giving until it feels good!
Next year’s Giving Party will be December 1st – see you there!
Eight was indeed great! The 2014 Chapel Hill Giving Party supported Miraclefeet, Be Loud! Sophie, Meals on Wheels and Fuel Up Perry Harrison. Generous guests raised a record total of $19,175 to support their amazing work in our community and beyond. We are so grateful to our big-hearted friends who come out each year to give until it feels good! You help us kick off the holiday season year after year and we love you for it. Mark your calendars now for Thursday, December 3, 2015 when we’ll celebrate Giving Party 9!
The 2013 Giving Party was a wonderful success and that’s no surprise. Each year is better than the last because every year, Giving Parties across the country introduce our friends to amazing community organizations.
We talk about the money donated because that’s easy to add up and toast. More importantly we talk about making connections. Every community organization needs more than money – they need volunteers, they need publicity & they need champions who will spread their story. Chapel Hill Magazine attends the Chapel Hill party every year which gives even more exposure to our supported community organizations.
Woo-hoo! Results are all in and our grand total for 2013 Giving Parties is $50,110! You helped 22 organizations raise funds to help our communities. We are beyond thrilled at the success of the 7 parties hosted this year.
Want to host a Giving Party next year? Just ask us and we’ll help. It’s easy and the most fun way to kick of the holidays that we can imagine.
We are tickled to announce that this year, the Giving Party is spreading across the country! Folks are picking up on how easy it is to throw a Giving Party and how great it feels. Look for the Giving Party in:
Chapel Hill (of course!)
Mill Valley, CA
Vancouver, BC (Going international!)
Want to add your city to the list? Drop us a note and we’ll tell you how.
What were you doing on the first Thursday after Thanksgiving last year? At a house in North Raleigh, a group of friends was enjoying a cozy holiday cocktail party for a cause, ushering in the season while sipping, nibbling, mixing, mingling and anointing the first annual Raleigh Giving Party! By the end of the evening, we were blown away by our friends’ generosity in raising $9,715 to benefit four local charities.
Our 2012 holiday wish is to do it again, and we hope you can join us as we throw a jolly holiday kick-off party to benefit local non-profits! What good can you do on the first Thursday after Thanksgiving? Come to the second annual Raleigh Giving Party and help us Give Until it Feels Good!
This year, hostesses Natalie Best, Melissa Colantuoni, Jennifer Venable and Christina Woelffer are excited to announce the 2012 local non-profits:
Last year’s 5th Annual Giving Party was an amazing celebration and we’re excited about this year’s Giving Party! If you’re just hearing about the Giving Party for the first time, click here to learn more about the best way to kick off your holiday season. We’re excited about this year’s lineup of organizations!
The popular You Decide bowl is returning! Drop a few bucks and your name in our Giving Bowl and we’ll draw a name at 8:30pm. The “winner” gets to give away the money collected to an organization of their choice!
Giving comes in many forms: some give money, some give time and some give by spreading the word about a great organization. We welcome all kinds of giving so please bring a friend!
Our 5th annual Giving Party raised $14,371 to support four amazing organizations. The “you decide…” bowl brought in $396 and the lucky winner donated the money to Fuel Up Perry Harrison. In exciting news, our sister party in Raleigh raised $9,715!
All of that generosity amounts to a 5-year total of $119, 086. You certainly gave until it felt good in 2011 and we love you for it. Our 2012 party will be on Thursday, November 29th. We can’t wait to see you there!
The first annual Raleigh Giving Party was held on Thursday, December 1, 2011, and was hosted by Natalie Best, Melissa Colantuoni, Ashley Techet and Christina Woelffer. We were absolutely blown away by the generosity of our friends and family, raising $9,715 in just a few hours (and gifts continue to come in!).
The 2011 Raleigh Giving Party benefited the following organizations:
We’re thrilled to announce a Raleigh Giving Party this year! Part of our mission has been spreading the word about how rewarding and fun a Giving Party can be, not only to attend but host as well. With each new party, worthy organizations find new supporters and party-goers discover new community opportunities.
Once again, Diane, Casey, Perri & Mary Beth are planning for our 2011 Giving Party. Giving comes in many forms: some give money, some give time and some give by spreading the word about a great organization. We’re amazed to realize that this will be our fifth year of Giving Until It Feels Good. In the past 4 years, all of the Giving Parties, including our sister parties in Charleston, Charlotte and Cary, have raised nearly $100,000! Even better, wonderful organizations have found new volunteers and renewed interest in their projects. This year we’re celebrating five years of giving with five amazing opportunities:
The fourth annual Giving Party was held on Thursday, December 2nd in Chapel Hill, with sister parties in Charleston & Cary that same week. Once again, Diane, Casey, Mary Beth & Perri were absolutely blown away by the generosity of their friends, raising $15,730 in just a few hours (and gifts continue to come in!). The Low-Country Giving Party in Charleston raised over $8000 and the Cary party brought in $2995…raising a total Giving Party sum of $26,725 for some truly amazing organizations!
The Chapel Hill party supported the following groups in 2010:
Mary Beth, Diane, Casey & Perri are back at it, planning for the 2010 Giving Party. Save the date for Thursday, December 2.
We’re still ironing out details for our organizations who will be present. We know Habitat for Humanity of Orange County will be back to raise funds specifically for their women build program. Fuel Up will also return for a third year so we can help feed more children in Chatham County. Summit House is a new organization this year that we’re thrilled to help support. Our last organization should be announced within a week.
We’re also excited to announce sister parties in Charleston, SC, Cary, NC and possibly a party in LA this year (Giving Party is going bi-coastal!). Get ready to Give Until it Feels Good in 2010.
Wowzers…our friends continue to blow us away with their generosity. In just under three hours, close to 100 guests gave OVER $22,000 to our 2009 Giving Party Charities. We are all simply amazed…tearful, overjoyed, grateful…and amazed!
The beneficiaries of your generosity include: Habitat for Humanity of Orange County, Fuel Up at Perry Harrison, Donors Choose, Family Violence Prevention Center of Orange County and the Dispute Settlement Center. Because of you, countless people in our community will receive the help they need.
Thank you friends…and be on the lookout for plans for Giving Party 2010 next fall!
Every year we’re absolutely amazed by the generosity of our friends. At the first Giving Party in 2007 you gave over $12,000 to support local, national and international charitable organizations. Last year you, along with friends at our sister parties, gave over $30,000 to those in need – and we had a great time doing it!
This year, the Giving Party is Thursday, December 3rd. Representatives from five organizations will be available to tell you about the wonderful work they’re doing. Make a donation to one or all of the charities present or to your own favorite charitable group. Pick up Giving Party gift cards & envelopes to share the gift with friends and family. At the end of the evening, we’ll tally up the gifts (anonymously!) and we’ll share a toast to celebrate how good it feels to GIVE!
We’re keeping our support local this year. Our 2009 Giving Party organizations are:
Dismal economic news certainly didn’t dampen the holiday spirits of Chapel Hill women Thursday evening. The second annual Giving Party brought together more than 80 women who gave over $15,000 to support local, national and international charitable organizations.
Add to that the generous matching donation of $2000 for Habitat for Humanity of Orange County, $5000 in gift certificates to DonorsChoose.org, and the amazing success of our sister parties in Charleston, SC ($7000 raised) and Charlotte, NC ($5500 raised) and the Giving Party total for 2008 exceeds $34,000!
From the Chapel Hill Giving Party, four additional children will be added to the Fuel Up at Perry Harrison food program immediately. Multiple local and national public school projects will be funded through DonorsChoose.org.
do for families in Orange County. More research can be funded to advance women’s health at the Center for Women’s Health Research at UNC, and four more children are being supported through World Vision–not to mention the chickens and goats purchased for villages, the mosquito netting, health equipment and clean water tools that can now be made available around the world.
Perri, Mary Beth, Casey, Diane and Neva thank everyone for giving until it feels good!
The spirit of the Giving Party spread from Chapel Hill to Charlotte and Charleston this year. Please contact us if you want to host a Giving Party in your town. We’ll do our best to help you.
Thanksto our sponsors
The 2008 Giving Party would not have been successful without the generous support of our sponsors.
Trader Joe’s in Chapel Hill donated all of the wine for the Giving Party. Greg fielded multiple updates and made wonderful choices for the party. We’re still talking about the white wine!
Laser Image Corporate Printing fulfilled all of our printing needs – special thanks to Jason and Moira who always greet every request with “how can we help you?”
The Catering Company of Chapel Hill donated tasty sandwiches, cheese and a fantastic artichoke dip. Special thanks to Heather who went out of her way to make everything easy for us.
A little inspiration from an Oprah episode and a desire to help people live smaller and give bigger helped launch the idea for a Giving Party in 2007. Several do-gooder moms in Chapel Hill gathered to host a party with all of their friends and simply asked the guests to give. And give they did! During a three-hour party, we raised over $12,000 for local, national and international charitable organizations. The donations were then given as alternative gifts to friends and loved ones of the party guests.
We’re hosting our party again this year and can’t wait to see the results. 2008 certainly feels like a year when many organizations will desperately need gifts. We hope you’ll join us and give until it feels good.
Charitable Organizations 2008:
The following organizations will be represented at our 2008 Giving Party.