Giving Party – December 4, 2008

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

2007 / 2008 / Giving Party

Give until it feels good.

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