Donate—Give the Gift of Individual Empowerment
The Community Empowerment Fund is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, meaning that all of your donations to CEF are tax-deductible.
Now Equashia can afford a home for herself and her children, who will be moving to Chapel Hill to live with her in 2012. She is the founding co-chair of CEF’s Alumni Association, a network of support provided for CEF program graduates by program graduates.
Now Mike works for CEF and teaches classes every Saturday morning to residents of the men’s shelter. Lessons cover job readiness, credit, budgeting, and more. Mike repeats often that his entire life has prepared him for this moment. His depth of experiences firsthand and his dedication to others has made his classes both popular and incredibly successful; 90% of his class graduates have gained employment!
Audrey has since helped CEF members connect to primary medical care. She accompanied homeless and unsheltered members to doctor’s appointments to ensure that they feel supported and encouraged throughout their visit.
Donate by Mail:
Mail checks to:
133 1/2 E. Franklin Street, Suite 105, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Please make checks payable to the Community Empowerment Fund.
Where does my donation go?
As a volunteer-based organization, our operating costs are minimal. Your financial support will go directly towards matching CEF Member’s savings, building personal assets and facilitating sustained transitions out of homelessness and poverty. Donations help cover costs associated with our education programs, including printing, copying, coffee for classes, and graduation ceremonies. Your contribution will also provide stipends to program graduates to return to CEF as teachers, and pay key program staff to provide the consistent, one-on-one support our members deserve.
Host a Dinner Party
Give to CEF in the biggest way possible: by encouraging your friends to give. Host a gathering of your friends or colleagues for dinner, tea, dessert, caramels… anything, and invite them to come and learn more about CEF and to potentially make a donation to the organization. CEF members and volunteers will gladly attend, bring materials, and share personal experiences. We love this way of supporting CEF’s work because it is also such a great opportunity to spread awareness
This campaign is being coordinated by CEF’s Alumni Association — an organization led by CEF graduates, Equashia Mumeen and Thomas Owens. The Alumni Association and CEF volunteers will be here to support you all along the way as you plan your house party, designing invitations, preparing food, and anything we can do!
If you are interested, please contact Santi and Vish at email@example.com
The Box-Out is an annual, spring-semester fundraiser held on UNC’s campus to benefit CEF. This event is our largest source of funding, as hundreds of students get sponsored to sleep in cardboard boxes for a night. The Box-Out features formerly homeless speakers, local bands, and documentaries and encourages students to engage in solving local issues.
Sign up to Box-Out in 2012! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org