Many thanks to our friends at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices / York Simpson Underwood Realty, on Morreene Road in Durham, for their kindness in hosting us for Backpack Buddies Packing !

We have enjoyed their hospitality for several seasons, since the 2018-2019 School year, and until the onset of the current Pandemic.

As in the past, this is a complex and ambitious Service Project to undertake — purchasing and packing around 2,000 items each month into 4 weekly packages for 24 food-insecure students and their families at Forest View Elementary — and doing it at 7 AM, before any of us is really awake — and this time, in an unfamiliar location !

But what a terrific location it is, and before we knew it, we were off and packing — and in fact, finished 20 minutes early, which we can only attribute to great karma and superior feng shui !

Special thanks to our fellow member, Sally Clark, and to Tracy Goetz, Managing Broker in the Durham office, for welcoming us to their fantastic location, and helping us to serve our community – we look forward to packing at BHHS / YSU again, once the pandemic abates !