Happy Thanksgiving from the Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce!  

As you celebrate the joy of the holiday season with family and friends, here are just a few Durham Chamber members that are Doing Good in Durham and could use your help. Capture the holiday spirit by ginving to those in need.

American Tobacco Campus Bike Tree

ATC will have a special tree this holiday season, a bike tree. The 25-foot tall structure will be comprised of new, fully assembled children’s bikes. The bikes will be distributed to children living at the Cornwallis Road Housing Project. Bikes are still needed for the tree. Donate a new, fully assembled bike for a 4-13 year old child. Bikes can be dropped off at Habitat for Humanity ReStore between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. The last day to donate a bike is Saturday, Nov. 28. ATC will light the tree on Friday, Dec. 4.

Express Employment Professionals Holiday Hiring Drive

Express is giving the gift of holiday employment this holiday season. Their goal is to put an additional 100 job seekers to work in the Raleigh-Durham area. For every person put to work during the hiring drive, Express will make a donation to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. You can help by hiring an express associate or providing a work reference letter for an Express associate. Contact Express at 919-788-9575.

ABC11 Heart of Carolina Food Drive

ABC11 is hosting their annual food drive, now through Dec. 9. You can donate at your local Kroger  or the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina (2700 Angier Avenue).

Salvation Army Red Kettle Bell Ringers

The Salvation Army of Durham and Person counties needs bell ringers for their Red Kettle campaign. Sign-up here to volunteer.

Volunteer Center of Durham

The Volunteer Center of Durham is seeking individuals to sponsor a family. To sponsor a family call their Share Your Christmas Hotline at 919-998-8595.

Help Githens Middle School Win A Cafeteria Makeover

Amir, a student at Githens Middle School, is one of 25 finalists in the running to win a $30,000 cafeteria makeover for Githens Middle School.  Amir entered the Uncle Ben’s: Ben’s Beginners™ Cooking Contest, a national contest by creating a video cooking an Uncle Ben’s dish! Amir was chosen as one of 25 finalists and now needs your help to rally the community to help him become one of this year’s five winners! Vote Here