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Our Children's Place
P.O. Box 1086
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Phone: (919) 904-4286
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Granville Chamber of Commerce
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Past Events and Photo Album



Hats Off Thanks



Holiday Hat Markets Thanks



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Hats Off 2013!



Holiday Hat Markets



Save the date!



Whole Foods Fundraiser Thanks



We Need 90!

We’ll provide a light breakfast and give you a quick update on Our Children’s Place. Then we’d like your thoughts on a few people (maybe you?) who you think could help us with our advocacy work focused on the children of incarcerated parents. By 10:00 a.m. you’ll be finishing your last cup of coffee (or getting one to go) and on your way out the door. We hope that you can join us. And feel free to bring a friend!

Please RSVP by Friday, 10/18/13
Contact Melissa Radcliff, Executive Director, at
(919) 904-4286 or ourchildrensplace@gmail.com



Board Member Mary Stowe Honored as a WCHL Hometown Hero!
http://chapelboro.com/category/wchl/features/village-pride-awards/



Whole Foods Fundraiser



Crowdrise Fundraiser



Thank you!



A Call for Stories

Are you an adult who experienced the incarceration of your parent as a child? Are you interested in sharing your story, in your own words, with others?

Do you have an adult child who experienced your incarceration? Would your adult child be interested in sharing his/her story with others? Click here for more info.



Mothers of Bedford Screening at the North Carolina Botanical Garden

Mothers of Bedford



Thank you!







Brown Bag Series


Mothers of Bedford Screening at Meredith College

Mothers of Bedford


Dear Friends:

Leave no stone unturned. ~ Euripides

Our commitment to encouraging, maintaining, and supporting the relationship between children and their incarcerated parents, both during the period of incarceration and upon release, continues as strong as ever, bolstered by your ongoing support and interest. Read more >






WCHL Hometown Hero interview with Melissa Radcliff,
Our Children's Place Executive Director







WE NEED 90!

Knowing how jam-packed your schedule is, Our Children’s Place invites
you to join us for our first ever, 90-minute (guaranteed!) committee:

90-Minute Board Development Committee
Thursday, 10/11/12
8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Squid’s
1201 Fordham Boulevard, Chapel Hill

(919) 942-8757 • www.squidsrestaurant.com

We’ll provide a light breakfast and give you a quick update on Our Children’s Place. Then we’d like your thoughts on a few people you think could help us with the work we’re focused on. By 10:00 a.m. you’ll be finishing your last cup of coffee (or getting one to go) and on your way out the door.

We hope that you can join us! And feel free to bring a friend!

Please RSVP by Tuesday, 10/9/12
Contact Melissa Radcliff, Executive Director at
(919) 843-2670 or ourchildrensplace@gmail.com








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2010 Hats Off to the Kids!

We would like to thank everyone who helped make our annual
"Hats Off to the Kids!"
event in late November such a wonderful celebration!

Event Sponsors
Circle of Caring
Mary and Mike Andrews
Gretchen and Arthur Aylsworth
Karen Chapple and Steve Bower
Dorothy Cilenti -
in memory of Jim Griffin

Alice Dietz
Shirley Drechsel
Warren Dukes
Jen and John Hovendon
Carolyn and Lynn Ikenberry
Ellie Kinnaird
Ernest and Eunice Kraybill
Beth McAllister
Mary Norris Preyer Oglesby
and Patrick Oglesby
Meg Scott Phipps
Rich Rosen and Rebecca Slifkin
Sarah and Rob Shapard
Circle of Compassion
Jean and Philip Anoff
Anonymous
Kim and Tim Hoke
Florence Peacock
Kathleen and Todd Shapley-Quinn
Katie Wakeford
Chick and Jim White
Corporate Champions for Children
Blackman & Sloop, CPAs, PA
Carolina Inn
Yarns, etc...
Silent Auction Donors
Mary and Mike Andrews
Joyce Baird
The Ballet School
of Chapel Hill
Jenn Barr and John Birkholz
The Carolina Inn
Crook's Corner
db sutton & co.
Dina Porter
Kim Hoke
Clyde Jones
Rena McCall
Janet Place
Annamarie Faust Streilein
Swedish Women's Educational
Association-NC (SWEA-NC)
The Swell Doll Shop
Pam Swinney
Patti Thorp
Daryl Farrington Walker
Amy Ward
Gail Wood
Special Thanks To:
Rose Hoban, Master of Ceremonies
Lynn Burke, guest speaker
Olivia Griffin, OG Photography
Vicki Johnson, invitation designer
Ellie Kinnard, long-time supporter
The Carolina Inn



To the Supporters of Our Children's Place:

What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?
- Vincent van Gogh

As we look back at 2010 and its many ups and downs, we consider ourselves quite fortunate to include you as a supporter. We hope that your support will continue into 2011 as we work to make Our Children's Place a reality.

We are grateful for your wisdom in understanding that the status quo needs to be fixed, for your courage to stand up and say, "we can do better," and for your belief that by making changes now in the lives of young children and their incarcerated mothers we can create a more hopeful future for them and our communities.

Your individual wisdom, courage, and beliefs are part of a collective effort to create Our Children's Place and all that it represents. We appreciate your being an instrumental part of that effort. Please consider a donation to Our Children's Place to continue that collective movement. You can donate online by clicking on Donations. Please contact our office at (919) 843-2670 or ourchildrensplace@gmail.com if you have questions or need additional information.

With continued gratitude,
The Board of Directors and staff of Our Children's Place



Executive Director Melissa Radcliff is named
a "Homeotwn Hero" by WCHL Radio. Click to listen.



Mother's Day 2010 Letter



2009 Hats Off to the Kids!

Hats Off to the Kids!
Click here to view more photos of the event by Rylanda Ellerbe


We would like to thank everyone who helped make our annual
"Hats Off to the Kids!" event in late November such a wonderful celebration!

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS

Circle of Caring

Mary and Mike Andrews
Gretchen Aylsworth
Dorothy Cilenti and Jim Griffin
Alice Dietz
Shirley Drechsel
Betsy Fenhagen
Jennifer and John Hovendon
Ellie Kinnaird
Ernest and Eunice Kraybill
Paul and Caroline Lindsay
Mary Norris
  Preyer Oglesby & Patrick Oglesby
Meg Scott Phipps
Rich Rosen and Rebecca Slifkin
Sarah and Rob Shapard
Chick and Jim White

Circle of Compassion

Jean Anoff
Kim and Tim Hoke
Florence Peacock
Kathleen and Todd Shapley-Quinn
Nancy Sitterson

Corporate Champions for Children

Blackman & Sloop, CPAs, PA
Carolina Inn
db sutton & co.
Yarns, etc...

SILENT AUCTION DONORS

Carol Candler
Carolina Inn
Susan Coker/Dina Porter
Crook's Corner
Kim Hoke
Valerie Ann Johnson/Bennett College for Women
Alexander Julian/Julian's
Geri Rayford
db Sutton & co
Swedish Women's Educational Association Inc. (SWEA-NC)

Special thanks to:

David Crabtree, Master of Ceremonies
Vicki Johnson, invitation designer
Ellie Kinnard, long-time supporter
Ashley Lucas, performer
Carolina Inn



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  • 2009 Mother's Day Letter



    Fall 2008 Annual Appeal


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    1/15/08, "Incarcerated Women: Challenges to the Criminal Justice System" panel, UNC Stone Center

    Part 1. Enter password: children
    Part 2. Enter password: children
    Part 3. Enter password: children



    Our Children's Place gives a heartfelt "THANK YOU!" to our generous event sponsors who helped make our "Hats Off to the Kids" celebration in early November a success!
    Circle of Caring

    Mary and Mike Andrews
    Dorothy Cilenti and Jim Griffin
    Carolyn and Lynn Ikenberry
    Ernest and Eunice Kraybill
    Beth McAllister
    Mary Norris Preyer Oglesby and Patrick Oglesby Rebecca Slifkin and Rich Rosen
    Circle of Compassion

    Alice Dietz
    Kim and Tim Hoke
    Florence Peacock
    Meg Scott Phipps
    Kathleen and Todd Shapley-Quinn
    Corporate Champions for Children

    Siena Hotel
    Yarns, etc. . .
    "Hats Off to the Kids!" Celebration
    Siena Hotel, Chapel Hill - November 2008

    Hats Off to the Kids!



    Mother's Day 2008 Letter



    "Hats Off to the Kids!" Celebration
    Siena Hotel, Chapel Hill
    November 2007





    American Association of University Women (AAUW)
    Literary Tea
    Carolina Club, Chapel Hill
    May 2007



    An Evening of Poetry and Song
    featuring Yasmine White, Janet Stolp, and Amaris Howard
    United Church of Chapel Hill
    June 2006



    Imani Winds Concert
    UNC's Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History, Chapel Hill
    April 2005



    Alternative Gift Fairs / Hat Tables:

    Altrusa International, Inc. of Chapel Hill, 2007
    Chapel Hill Christian Church, 2007
    Chapel of the Cross, Chapel Hill, 2005
    Grace United Methodist Church, Wilmington, 2007, 2008
    Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Chapel Hill, 2006, 2007, 2008
    Immaculate Conception Parish, Durham, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
    Newman Student Center Parish, Chapel Hill, 2005, 2007
    North Carolina Institute for Public Health, UNC School of Public Health at UNC-Chapel Hill, 2007
    St. Thomas More School, Chapel Hill, 2007, 2008
    United Church of Chapel Hill 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008



    Awareness Events:

    Granville Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours
    Vance-Granville Community College, Creedmoor
    April 2007



    Thanks to the wonderful children in our community (and their parents) who are modeling some of our hats. Do you have a cute picture of someone wearing one of our hats? We're always looking for great photos!




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