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We asked some of our chefs and restaurant owners how they give back to the community during the holidays. Here’s what they had to say:

Kelly Trimyer owner, Duck Donuts

We are debating hosting a winter wear drive – we’ve had great success in other locations in the past as a collection site. We typically offer donors a free donut when they contribute as an extra incentive to participate. We also donate donuts and prizes to a bunch of diverse holiday events around the area. This will be our fourth year participating in the Duke Children’s Hospital annual holiday bake sale and basket raffle. Funds raised are used to purchase food, gifts and clothing for children and their families who have major medical bills and are struggling to purchase items for the holiday season. Personally, my husband and I have a family tradition with our three kids. Every Christmas Eve we deliver donuts to police stations, fire stations and hospitals in the area to spread cheer to folks who have to work through the holidays.

Janet Lee

owner, ZenFish Our slogan at ZenFish is, ‘Do good, eat well;’ we believe that you eat well when you enter ZenFish and do good (and spread kindness) when you exit. Every month we give back a portion of our proceeds to different charities. We are so excited to have our seasonal ‘Thankful Bowl’ that we will be offering from November to January where 100% of the proceeds from this bowl will be donated to Urban Ministries of Durham to help provide shelter and food to those in need, not just during the holiday season, but also throughout the year.

Adam Hoffman district manager, Clouds Brewing

We love to find ways to give back to the Durham community. Most recently we worked with CROP Hunger Walk and Neighbors Feeding Neighbors to donate proceeds of our sales on World Food Day. We’ve done different fundraisers and events with Habitat for Humanity of Durham in the past, and this season we’ll be working with them again, helping to build a house. This is something we did last year as a group and enjoyed so much. The work [they do] is amazing, and we’ve loved being a part of it. It’s great when we can all do something as a team outside of work, but giving back to Durham, a city we love, makes it even better.

Rick Robinson

chef/owner, DeeLuxe Chicken Scott (Howell, co-owner) and I are really committed to helping out around Durham – he’s been working with TROSA for years. We’re big admirers of the Durham Rescue Mission and the services they provide to bring aid and comfort to our fellow Durhamites when they need a hand, and especially appreciate their work this time of year. Dine-and-donates are a great way for, not just us, but also our customers, to support this worthy organization. DeeLuxe will be donating 10% of sales the first three Mondays in December (3, 10, 17) to Durham Rescue Mission.




december/January 2019

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Durham Magazine December/January 2019  

Holidays | Health & Wellness | Weddings

Durham Magazine December/January 2019  

Holidays | Health & Wellness | Weddings