In 2021, Capital City Clauses – a nonprofit whose board is composed of professionals who volunteer their time and efforts to help bring hope, cheer, and joy to local children – saw its signature events, Jingle in July and Jingle Ball, outperform previous years as well as welcomed new community partners.
“We went into 2021 not knowing how the pandemic would affect our ability to help children in our area compared to previous years,” said Kate Sherron, 2021 Board President of Capital City Clauses. “Our Board did a fantastic job not only planning the events and raising funds but also designing events that were COVID safe.”
Jingle in July, Capital City Clauses’ halfway to Christmas fundraiser, was held at Raleigh Beer Garden and raised more than $4,000 and sold 150 tickets, making this year’s Jingle in July one of the most attended and successful Jingle in July events these past several years.
“We couldn’t be more pleased with how Jingle in July turned out,” said Kate Sherron. “Janaki Patel, head of the Jingle in July committee, did a fantastic job executing this event. We could have sold an extra 50 to 100 tickets according to attendees and sponsors. Next year, we hope to build on this success and grow the event even more.”
Jingle Ball, Capital City Clauses’ flagship toy giving program, returned to the NC Museum of Natural Sciences on December 9 after last year’s virtual event.
With a limited number of tickets available and North Carolina safety protocols in place, including either a negative COVID test result or proof of vaccination, Jingle Ball sold out within three weeks of tickets going on sale. The event raised a total of $188,000 - making it one of the most profitable Jingle Balls to date for Capital City Clauses.
Funds raised from Jingle Ball and Jingle in July were distributed to Capital City Clauses’ 2021 partners including:
Salvation Army: Funds were used to buy toys for children who were recently adopted.
Zach’s Toy Chest: Funds were used to buy toys to stock three large toy chests and two mini toy chests at North Carolina hospitals.
Tammy Lynn Center: Funds were used by physical, occupational, and speech therapists to provide 1-on-1 therapy to children and to work with teachers on specialized adaptations for preschool students.
InterAct: Funds were used to send children to Camp Hope and provide holiday gifts to families supported by InterAct.
Read and Feed: Funds were used for six new curriculums as well as literacy games, activities, and a more diverse book selection.
NC Friends of Santa: Funds were used to procure toys to distribute to children affected by natural disasters in North Carolina.
Capital City Clauses selected its partners for 2021 based on the organization's impact on children, with a special focus on being the “Sprinkles of Joy” for children going through tough and challenging situations in the local area.
To learn how you can get involved as a volunteer, sponsor, or to apply for the 2022 Board of Directors, visit: https://www.capitalcityclauses.org/join-the-board.