Giving Party

Don’t just give until it hurts…give until it feels good.

Giving Party gifts received December 29, 2007

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I totally enjoyed giving away my Giving Party gifts for the holidays, and hope you did, too! My kids teachers all loved the donations I gave to Donors Choose (to support an inner-city Charlotte classroom art teacher’s desire to start a recycling program for her kids), and my own family has enjoyed learning more about the child we’re supporting through World Vision.

We received a rose and a write-up from the Chapel Hill news thanks to our press release by Bev Buchman.

And just today I received an email from a woman in Winston-Salem who wants to host a similar party down the road. Very exciting…look for a Giving Party website this year and a party kit to help you throw you very own Giving Party (and maybe you, too, will become pen-pals with Bill Clinton).

Happy New Year!


Letter from Bill December 17, 2007

Last week I received a personal note from Bill Clinton thanking us for our efforts on the Giving Party. I have to say, it trumped all Christmas cards received that day. The letter reads:

Dear Perri:

Thank you very much for taking the time to share the success of your Giving Party–it’s a fantastic idea, and I commend you on your effort to make a difference.

As I continue to do what I can to help strenghten our nation and improve our world, I’m grateful for the input and ideas of citizens like you.

All the best to you.

(looks like a real signature to me!) Bill Clinton

Better believe I’m framing that in my office today!


A Pat on the Back… December 5, 2007

Yesterday the Giving Party hostesses (Tamara Lackey, Mary Beth Grealey, Neva Bartholomew and Perri Kersh) were honored by WCHL with their Village Pride Award. If you happened to listen yesterday you may have heard the story of our Giving Party on the radio. We’ll also be honored at a luncheon in January at the Carolina Inn. Thanks for the pat on the back, WCHL!