DurhamCares announces nonprofit partners

Posted January 18, 2011 9:50 p.m. EST

— DurhamCares on Tuesday announced 29 partners for its 2011 Success Platform Program, which provides marketing and fundraising for nonprofit efforts in Durham.

This year’s partners are A Helping Hand, Achievement Academy, Big Brothers Big Sisters, BounceBack Kids, Church World Service, Citizen Schools, Inc., Communities in Schools of Durham, Crayons2Calculators, Durham Eagles, Durham Economic Resource Center, Durham Interfaith Hospitality Network, Durham Literacy Center, Durham Rescue Mission, Durham YMCA, Freedom House Recovery Center, Habitat for Humanity, Hope Reins, Housing for New Hope, Kramden Institute, Pregnancy Support Services, Ronald McDonald House of Durham, Sales and Service Training Center, Samaritan Health Center, Schoolhouse of Wonder, SeeSaw Studio, Senior PharmAssist, TROSA, Urban Ministries of Durham and World Relief of Durham.

The applicants were selected after attending a goal-setting workshop, completing a written application and participating in an interview.

Nonprofits set specific goals that directly relate to the mission of their organization. In turn, DurhamCares publishes the goals on its website to encourage individuals and companies to donate money to organizations.

Donors can choose to give to a certain organization immediately or give to the general Success Fund, which is divided among the organizations at the end of the year if they meet their goals.

Last year, DurhamCares helped raise more than $104,000 for organizations through a seven-day bike race called Race Across America.