Did you know that only 1 in 3 children in Edgecombe County and 1 in 2 children in Nash County are reading on grade level by the end of third grade?

Our community is ranked as one of the 40 most distressed areas economically. Times are tough but our children deserve the best. What can we, as individuals, do to ensure a bright future for our children? 

At the Down East Partnership for Children, we believe that every child deserves the right to become a healthy, lifelong learner by the end of third grade. It is up to us to create the environment that makes children successful. A positive impact on the lives of children in the early years ensures academic and career success. 

Why Give to the Down East Partnership for Children? 
The Down East Partnership is one of the few organizations designed 
to serve children and families from birth  through age 8 - offering comprehensive 
services in health, family support, early care  and education and services supporting schools  through the third grade. 

The Giving Campaign
We are launching the "Give a little. HELP A LOT." giving campaign to bring awareness to the impact early education is making in our community and the challenges we face. We are asking you to consider making a contribution that will support:
  • literacy 
  • high quality education
  • healthy lifestyles
  • improved access to healthy food choices

Please consider making a contribution - however large or small - to help us build a brighter future for our young children. Thank you for your commitment.

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Henrietta Zalkind
DEPC Executive Director



Thank you!
We really can't say it enough - so we'll say it again here. Thank you. We have the best group of supporters that we could ask for, and it's because of you that we have been making a difference in our community for more than 23 years. 

How far do we have to go?
We're just $10,000 away from hitting our goal. In addition to donations, we could use your help spreading the word to your friends and family, so please feel free to share this email.

*DEPC is qualified as a charitable organization under section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to DEPC are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.*

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