Project Share, an annual Duke holiday tradition, collects monetary donations, clothes and toys for Durham families receiving help through the Durham County Department of Social Services, Ronald McDonald House of Durham, and Urban Ministries of Durham.
About 120 individuals, to include individual employees as well as Duke departments, participated in Project Share by making a donation or sponsoring a family.
382 Durham individuals will receive gifts through this year’s program, exceeding Project Share’s 2017 goal to help 300 people.
About a dozen Duke volunteers helped load Project Share gifts into trucks in the Smith Warehouse parking lot and deliver them to the Durham County Department of Social Services warehouse on Friday.
$2,500 has been collected in monetary donations, which will be used to purchase additional gifts requested by the Ronald McDonald House of Durham and Urban Ministries of Durham.
“It’s amazing to watch a Smith Warehouse classroom go from empty to full of donated holiday gifts,” said Domoniqúe Redmond, assistant director for programs in the Duke Community Service Center and annual Project Share organizer. “This program fills you with hope and shows you that people really want to help others during the holiday season.”