If you've been to downtown Durham lately, you may have noticed a plethora of Christmas trees adorning the Diamond View Park, right outside DPAC. In case you didn't know, these trees represent local non-profits, vying to win up to $5,000 to benefit their missions. Tobacco Road Sports Cafe is excited to announce our sponsorship of the United Way of the Greater Triangle's tree.
Working with the United Way we realized, not everyone will have a Merry Christmas this year. So rather than decorating our tree with glittering lights and festive ornaments, we decided to donate our tree to single mother and her 8 year old son.
This is just a small gesture when there are 206,941 individuals in our community who are living in poverty, and 68.142 of those are children. In order to help more of these people, we need you to VOTE for our tree and help the United Way win this contest, and in turn, give back to our neighbors. You can vote online, by visiting the contest's website or by texting TREE49 to 46988. Voting ends December 18th, so please get your vote in before time runs out!
In addition to the competition, we will be accepting toy donations at our Durham location. All toys will go to the United Way of the Greater Triangle for families with young children in our community.