CREO Cares

Choosing kindness every day.


The purpose of CREO Cares is to create an opportunity for CREO employees to pursue their personal passions through charitable activities and share those efforts with their colleagues, drawing everyone closer.  It is our way of being part of building a better world, wherever it’s being built.

341+

Employee
hours donated

320+

Community members
directly impacted

$29,610+

In financial
contributions

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2021 Impact Areas

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Holiday Gift Delivery

CREO is sponsoring several families over the holidays. The team plans to purchase, wrap, and deliver packages for Christmas morning.

Triangle Non-Profit & Volunteer Leadership Center: The Center coordinates multiple service programs that provide support to clients who cannot afford school supplies or to celebrate a holiday. For more information and to help visit the link provided.

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Thanksgiving Meal Delivery

CREO delivered four Thanksgiving meals to families in need for the holiday.

Triangle Non-Profit & Volunteer Leadership Center: The Center coordinates multiple service programs that provide support to clients who cannot afford school supplies or to celebrate a holiday. For more information and to help visit the link provided.

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One Warm Coat

The CREO team held a coat drive collecting both coats, and monetary donations to support the work of One Warm Coat. The initiative helped raise awareness of the vital need for warm coats.

One Warm Coat: The only national organization supporting coat drives. One Warm Coat provides free coats to children and adults in need. For every $1 donated you warm one person. For more information about the program and volunteering visit the link.

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Tweens and Technology

The CREO team donated ten new Chromebooks and was matched by the CEO and President of CREO, bringing the total donation of new Chromebooks to 20. The donation allowed participants of the Tweens and Technology Program to use the devices for learning while in the program and at home.

Tweens and Technology: Inspiring young learners beginning in third grade to develop skills in coding, game development, and entrepreneurial initiative. To learn more about the Tweens and Technology Program and how you can help visit the link.

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Dress for Success

Several CREO team members interviewed three Dress for Success participants to help empower the local job-seeking women with the interview skills needed to succeed.

Dress for Success: Dress for Success is an international support network geared towards serving employed and unemployed women through networking, professional attire, and development tools. To learn more and get involved visit the link provided.

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2020 Impact Areas

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Holiday Gift Delivery

The CREO team was able to sponsor a large family of 10 during the holiday. The team purchased, wrapped, and delivered over 60 gifts for Christmas morning.

Triangle Non-Profit & Volunteer Leadership Center: The Center coordinates multiple service programs that provide support to clients who cannot afford school supplies or to celebrate a holiday. For more information and to help visit the link provided.

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Thanksgiving Meal Delivery

CREO delivered meals to five families across the triangle who were affected by the COVID economy.

Triangle Non-Profit & Volunteer Leadership Center: The Center coordinates multiple service programs that provide support to clients who cannot afford school supplies or to celebrate a holiday. For more information and to help visit the link provided.

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Dress for sucesss

Mock Interviews were held by nineteen CREO team members, across two sessions, to help empower ten local job-seeking women with the interview skills needed to succeed.

Dress for Success: Dress for Success is an international support network geared towards serving employed and unemployed women through networking, professional attire, and development tools. To learn more and get involved visit the link provided.

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Urban Ministries of Durham

Nineteen CREO team members contributed a combined $3,200, which was matched by CREO, and matched again by a UMD grant bringing the total impact to $12,800. This total donation was able to contribute to helping put an end to homelessness for 2-3 Durham residents.

Urban Ministries of Durham: UMD works to end homelessness and fight poverty through the offering of food, and shelter. UMD offers a robust workforce development program, serves 3 free meals a day to the hungry and shelter guests, and distributes groceries through the food pantry. For more information on UMD, and how to get involved visit the link.

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2019 Impact Areas

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Holiday Gift Delivery

CREO sponsored a family of six over the holidays. The team purchased, wrapped, and delivered over 40 special packages for Christmas morning.

Triangle Non-Profit & Volunteer Leadership Center: The Center coordinates multiple service programs that provide support to clients who cannot afford school supplies or to celebrate a holiday. For more information and to help visit the link provided.

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Thanksgiving Meal Delivery

CREO delivered five Thanksgiving meals to families in need for the holiday.

Triangle Non-Profit & Volunteer Leadership Center: The Center coordinates multiple service programs that provide support to clients who cannot afford school supplies or to celebrate a holiday. For more information and to help visit the link provided.

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Caring House

Nine CREO team members and family prepared and served 35 homemade meals to patients in need during an evening at the Caring House.

Caring House: Caring House provides patients at Duke Cancer Institute affordable housing, healing, and a positive and supportive community. For more information visit the link.

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Interfaith Food Shuttle

Several CREO team members volunteered at the Interfaith Food Bank for several hours packaging eggs for meal service.

Interfaith Food Shuttle: Committed to feeding children, families, and seniors, the Interfaith Food Shuttle distributes over 8M pounds of food a year. They are dedicated to “teach, feed, and grow”. For more information on how you can get involved visit the link.

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2018 Impact Areas

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Out of the Darkness

Hosted by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), the CREO team participated in the awareness walk raising $2,310, and placing second place out of 70 teams.

Out of the Darkness: The Walks, beginning in 2004 are held in hundreds of cities across the US. Out of the Darkness Walks are a way to raise money, awareness, and show support for suicide prevention. To learn more about walking in support of suicide prevention follow the link.

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KRAMDEN VOLUNTEER NIGHT

The CREO team gathered to spend an evening helping to refurbish used computers for local children and families in need.

Kramden Institute: Kramden has been providing refurbished technology to students in need since 2003. Providing 42K computers and serving 83 NC counties, the organization also has educational programs. For more info on how to support Kramden visit them online.

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