Chapel Hill’s Inaugural Resident Giving Campaign Was a Big Success

Inaugural resident giving campaign a big success - leads to sweet treat

Through the hot summer months, Chapel Hill Community residents dreamed of frozen custard, but the community didn’t have a custard machine. Members of the Chapel Hill Residents Council decided this was an excellent project to tackle. Their plan was to raise the money for the custard machine and also encourage donations toward benevolent care. An anonymous donor offered to match, dollar for dollar, residents’ contributions up to $10,000. In less than two months, residents had contributed the money and more — for a total of $23,000! In a surprising turn of events, most donors chose to give to benevolent care above all else. In the end, residents funded the custard machine and benevolent care as well as pastoral care and a pair of tribute benches for all to enjoy.