October Newsletter: Last Chance to Register for the 2021 Piggy Bank Bash

Piggy Bank Bash

Last chance to register for the 2021 Piggy Bank Bash!

The Piggy Bank Bash is Monday November 8 at 6PM

Can you believe November is almost here?? The 2021 Piggy Bank Bash is coming up fast! This year CEF’s annual fundraiser will be virtual, but we are encouraging house parties as a way to be social, safe, and spread the word about CEF! Tickets are free, registration is required. Parties with 10 or more people are eligible to register for free food courtesy of our food sponsors! Join us November 8 at 6pm! All donations will support CEF’s work to end the racial wealth gap and sustain transitions out of homelessness and poverty. Registration and the food form are available here.

5-Year Strategic Plan

5-Year Strategic Plan

Survey is open until October 31

CEF is engaged with A Visual Approach to conduct a 5-year Strategic Plan. As part of this process, CEF is requesting feedback from Advocates, Members, Staff, Board Members, and Community Partners. This anonymous survey will take approximately 15-25 minutes to complete and will be used to help guide the Strategic Planning process. Thank you for participating. Survey collection will be open October 1-31, 2021. Take the survey here!

The Center for Intentional Leadership Presents: The Piggy Bank Bash

Thank You to the 2021 Piggy Bank Bash Premier Sponsors!

The Center for Intentional Leadership

Intentional Leadership

This year’s presenting sponsor, The Center for Intentional Leadership, is a consulting firm committed to the development of leaders, teams, and organizational cultures. The firm’s approach is centered in the assertion that high performing organizations are the product of a compelling purpose, effective leader, engaged and committed employees, and a clear, aligned focus on results. Clients of the firm range from Fortune 500 corporations to small businesses, as well as non-profit, municipal, and civic organizations.

Premier Sponsors

Carol Woods

Situated on 120 wooded acres in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Carol Woods is an accredited not-for-profit continuing care retirement community. Carol Woods is an inclusive community that promotes an active lifestyle supported by the area’s educational, cultural and medical resources. A commitment to well-being enables residents to pursue activities that support a sense of individual fulfillment and purpose.

Strata Clean Energy

Strata’s mission is to deliver value to their customers, communities, and future generations by creating new opportunities for clean energy. The success of Strata comes completely from its people, who share a passion for bringing more solar to more communities and reducing our reliance on less sustainable energy sources.

Food Sponsors

Carrboro Pizza Oven

GRUB Durham

Mediterranean Deli Bakery and Catering

Our wonderful food sponsors are providing you with free food for house parties that register 10 or more people! Fill out the form and a CEF staff person will be in contact! Carrboro Pizza Oven, GRUB, and Mediterranean Deli are three of our local favorites and we’re excited to share them with you.

LocoPops Give Back Week 11/8-11/14

LocoPops Give Back Week!

November 8 through 14

Sundries@LocoPops is giving 10% to the Community Empowerment Fund for all online and in person purchases* 11/8 – 11/14. Here’s some great ideas for supporting CEF through this special opportunity:

  • Grab an after school treat
  • Snag a few specialty ingredients to kick your at-home dinner scene up a notch
  • Stock up on essentials from your favorite local producers
  • Get a gift for an exciting new crush or old friend
  • Pick up a 6 pack or bottle of something tasty to go with dinner
  • Bring home a new puzzle – winter is coming!
  • Be and Early Elf – get some holiday shopping done with their Shop Local gift packs

*gift certificate purchases not included in offer

For more information visit here.

Resource Alert Get Covered Carolina & Durham Child Care Services

Resources of the Month

Orange County Resource of the Month:

This month, Diiv would like to highlight Get Covered Carolina (GCC)! Get Covered Carolina works with underserved and vulnerable patients in the area in order to help them navigate the online insurance marketplace and their options for insurance coverage. GCC will be offering in person Healthcare Enrollment help at the OC Hub (as well as their other community based and virtual offerings) starting when Open Enrollment opens on November 1st! They have been a strong partner at the Hub for 5 years now! Learn more here!

Durham County Resource of the Month:

This month, CEF Durham would like to highlight the Durham County DSS Child Care Subsidy Program. Services offered include

  • Child Care Subsidies,
  • Information on choosing quality child care
  • Technical Assistance including record keeping, completion of attendance sheets, and workshops on best business practices for child care providers
  • Information and referral on other services for families and children.

Priority is given to Low income families with children between ages 0-12 who meet income guidelines, live in Durham County, and are employed or in school. Additionally, the following are considered priority groups and may be eligible:

  • The child is in Protective services or in Foster care
  • Work First recipients and need child care in order to pursue employment
  • The family resides in a homeless shelter
  • Parent/guardian is in a substance abuse treatment program

To get on the waitlist call 919-560-8300. To find out where you are on the waiting list, email dsschildcarewaitlist@dconc.gov (include your name and children’s name). Learn more here!

November Office Hours

Office Availability Updates

CEF Durham’s Office Hours:

Tuesday: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Wednesday: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm & 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Thursday: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm & 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm & 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Friday: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Friday November 19 pickup for Thanksgiving meals is 10:00 am – 12:00 pm & 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Members can sign up here to receive one.

CLOSED November 24, 25, 26


CEF Chapel Hill’s Office Hours:

Monday-Thursday: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Thurs: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Friday: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

CLOSED November 24, 25, 26

Can I still make a virtual appointment?

Yes! CEF Members with the capacity to meet through online video chat software (like Zoom, Skype, or Google Meet) or over the phone will be encouraged to continue with this option. You can specify this option when you call the office to make an appointment.

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