Exchange Family Center Open House and Check Presentation

Exchange Club of Greater Durham Donates $15,000 to Exchange Family Center

Conference Room Dedicated in Honor of Late Club Member

DURHAM, NC, July 1, 2016

The Exchange Family Center (EFC) hosted an open house and dedication ceremony this
week where the Exchange Club of Greater Durham and the late John Black were recognized. EFC’s conference room was dedicated to Black, a long-time Club member and past EFC board president, to honor his commitment to the prevention of child abuse and to the community of Durham.

Club President Chip Roe presented EFC with a check for $15,000. The funds were raised by the Club’s annual Blues & Brews Festival at Durham Central Park, which was held in May 2016. Monies raised at the event support several local Durham charities, including EFC. Roe stated:

“Our national cause is the prevention of child abuse and the family center is at the front of that fight. We truly believe in helping one child and one family at a time. We see this as a great investment in the center as well as the Durham community.”

EFC was founded by the Exchange Club and they have remained a cornerstone in the agency’s mission. EFC’s Executive Director Rachel Galanter stated:

“We are so grateful and appreciative of the Club’s support . . . We could not do this work without their partnership.”

About Exchange Family Center

The Exchange Family Center has been strengthening area families and preventing child abuse and neglect through family support, counseling and education since 1992. The agency is home to the Family Support Program (FSP), the Early Childhood Outreach Program (EChO), and the Parenting of Adolescents program (POA). EFC partners with families and child care professionals so they can better support and guide children in each stage of development, birth-17. All of EFC’s services are available free, in English and Spanish, and in the home or classroom to make them easy to access.

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