Serving our community is important to Durham Tech. In fact, our mission and strategic goals clearly commit us to engaging with our communities in ways that not only help those we serve, but also allow us as a college to learn. Service, in other words, allows us to extend the walls of our classrooms and the boundaries of our campuses, providing students, faculty, and staff with hands-on, real-world experiences while helping others.
Kroger Community Rewards
Every time you shop at Kroger with your Kroger Plus Rewards Card, Kroger will donate 1% of what you spent to the Briggs Avenue Community Garden. It doesn’t cost you anything – all you have to do is shop at Kroger! To be sure the donations are going to the garden, visit www.kroger.com. Sign into your Kroger Plus account, click on the “Community” button and select the “Community Rewards” program. Enter #94871 or search for the Durham Co. Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Association, and set this as the non-profit to benefit from your card.
Chapel Hill Carrboro Sunrise Rotary Club Rubber Duck Race
Each year, this Rotary Club’s Duck Race benefits many local and international projects, including the Briggs Avenue Community Garden. For $10, you can purchase a rubber duck to be entered into the race. Half of the proceeds of our sales will go to Briggs, and you could win some fabulous prizes like a $,000 American Express gift card or 7 nights at the Verandah Resort and Spa in Antigua! You can purchase a duck in my office or at my booth at Spring Fling on April 15. For the past three years, people who have purchased rubber ducks to benefit Briggs have won prizes, so let’s keep the winning streak going!
Summer Volunteer Workdays
Because of lower student enrollment in the summer months, we sometimes struggle for volunteers during the season when help is needed most. Most Friday mornings, 9– 11 a.m., we could use your help in the garden. Sign up for a shift this summer, if you’ve been wanting to see what we do at Briggs, and share with your students if you’re teaching a summer course! Visit http://vols.pt/jF4afN to register.
Durham Tech Community Impact Map
“Everybody can be great because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve. You don’t have to know about Plato and Aristotle to serve. You don’t have to know Einstein’s theory of relativity to serve. You don’t have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”